Bakersfield Women's Business Conference

Join us at BWBC 2023 at Mechanics Bank Theater

Thursday, April 27, 2023

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BWBC 2023 Theme

This year, we’re Bringing Business Back! It’s time to reconnect, reenergize, and redefine how we do business. Join us in person at Mechanics Bank Theater on April 27, 2023. BWBC 2023 is presented by our Platinum Sponsor, Valley Strong Credit Union.


CEO & Founder of FUBU,

The People’s Shark,

and Best-selling Author

An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his business operation into its basement. John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales world-wide.

John is an award-winning entrepreneur and has received over 35 awards including the Brand Week Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award and, most recently, was named #2 on LinkedIn’s Top 20 Voices, a list of the top influencers, who are using their voice to help us analyze today’s changing world of work, navigate our industries, and find balance through an unprecedented year!

The Conference Experience

The Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference is where you can invest in yourself on a personal and professional level. Your day is filled with engaging workshops, celebrity keynote speakers, unlimited networking, business expos, and more. Every aspect of our conference is designed to educate, encourage, and empower women.


Workshop Speakers

Check out our 2023 Workshop Speaker Lineup. Attendees can attend two workshops on conference day and learn from industry professionals on a variety of topics: financial success, entrepreneurship, wellness, personal development and more.

Sponsor Opportunities

BWBC has been a staple event in our community for three decades thanks to our sponsors. This is a great opportunity for your company to build relationships with 1,000+ businesswomen in Bakersfield and continue to support our community development.

Coffee Talk Panel

Inspired by Friends Central Perk, Coffee Talk is an orange couch casual conversation by diverse women gathered to talk about everything from career success to entrepreneurship. We will open our conference with this interactive segment that will encourage authentic dialogue about the world and womanhood. Less jargon and more real talk – we will laugh, share, and empower one another one sip at a time!

Robin Mangarin Scott

Vice President, Marketing & Communications Dignity Health Southern California Division – North

Nicole Parra

Executive Director, California Renewable Energy Laboratory, Kern Community College District

DeAnna Lewis

Owner, Fatwing, Inc., Business Person of the Year, and Best-selling Author

Raji Brar

Chief Operations Officer, Countryside Markets & Co-founder, Bakersfield Sikh Women’s Association

Emily Duran

Chief Executive Officer, Kern Health Systems

Sponsored By:

Live Band at BWBC 2023!

The Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference is excited to welcome 24K Magic, the world’s #1 Bruno Mars Tribute Band to Mechanics Bank Arena on Conference Day. They will close our conference with their high-energy show that will have you singing and dancing to all the hits you know and love, like “Uptown Funk”, “Locked Out of Heaven”, and of course “24K Magic”.

The members of 24K Magic are world-class professional musicians who have worked with the music industry’s best. Together, they deliver the ultimate Bruno Mars concert experience. With flawless vocals, expert musicianship, and tight choreography, you’d think you were watching the real thing. Don’t believe me? Just watch!

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Congratulations to the BWBC Board & to Marelle for a virtual conference well done! This was such a fun experience. Love you ladies and appreciate all of the hard work that you put into the each conference.

Hillary Haenes, 2021


Congratulations, this was an amazing event. Thank you for taking your time and energy to give us an amazing event. To the board members, you guys rock. Beautiful BWBC 2021, can’t wait until next year!

Ant Lands, 2021


Amazing speakers. Thank you all for sharing your stories and being here to speak with all of us.

Shauna Whiting, 2021