Welcome Past, Present and Potential BWBC Conference Speakers!

Thank you for your interest in presenting a breakout session(s) at the 2019 Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference.  #BWBC2019 will be on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Rabobank Convention Center and Marriott at the Convention Center.

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 appropriate application 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 providing 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 one hour 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 October 15, 2018 will receive priority consideration, and we encourage you to submit your proposal as early as possible. 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 February 2019.

NOTE: If you speak on more than one topic and would like to be considered for two topics, please submit an application for each.  BWBC committee and board will decide if we would like for you to present both topics or just one session.

Workshop Speaker Application Timeline

  • Online application open May 1 – November 15 each year. Note:  Priority consideration given to those submitted prior to October 15.
  • Applications provided to committee October 15. Review and requests for interviews from October 15 – November 15.
  • Workshop decisions made between November 15 – December 1.
  • Notification of decision between December 1 and December 15.