Call for Speakers

Thank you for your interest in presenting a breakout session(s) at the 2020 Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference. 

Our application deadline has passed; please sign-up for our e-newsletter and social media pages to receive notice when we open up appliations for BWBC2021.


#BWBC2020 will be on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at the Rabobank Convention Center and Marriott at the Convention Center.  The theme for the 2020 conference is "Building the Best You".

We are honored to receive interest from people from all over the US to speak to the over 1,000 attendees we serve each year.  In order for the conference team to fairly evaluate all proposals, we ask that you complete the application below for review and consideration.

As a non-profit with limited financial resources, we are unable to provide honorariums to our speakers. We do, however, provide a hotel room for those travelling from outside of Kern County.  We invite all speakers to our luncheon and provide a complimentary ticket for speakers only and a discounted ticket rate for assistants.  We also provide a table for EVERY speaker to sell her/his books and products.

The BWBC is a one-day, non-profit, nonpartisan event designed to provide networking, education and motivation for women in all walks of their professional lives. BWBC is a forum primarily designed for women of all generations and backgrounds to share practical ideas about how to succeed in their careers while juggling increasingly complex and diverse life demands. Your proposed session should be appropriate for a diverse group of attendees and be 50 minutes in length.

Each year, we offer sessions that focus on our core educational areas:


Business/Finance • Career Consultation • Health & Well Being • Leadership & Management • Personal Growth • Professional Development


Proposals received prior to September 1, 2019 will receive priority consideration. If there is a potential opportunity for you to participate as a speaker, you will be contacted for further discussion, and everyone who submits will be contacted either way by the end of November, 2019.

NOTE: If you would like to be considered for two workshops, please submit an application for each.

Workshop Speaker Application Timeline

  • Online application open until September 30 with priority consideration given to those submitted prior to September 1.
  • Applications provided to committee October 1.
  • Review and requests for interviews from October 1 - November 1.
  • Notification of decision between November 1 and November 15.
  • Conference registrations open Black Friday weekend.
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