About The Business Women’s Forum
The Business Women’s Forum (BWF) is the largest, longest running full-day annual conference for women in Connecticut. This exciting event showcases nationally known speakers and trainers who educate and inspire attendees both personally and professionally.
In addition to providing attendees access to phenomenal speakers, networking opportunities and diverse training, the Forum has supplied in excess of $175,000 in scholarships to female college students pursuing a business degree.
Prominent keynote speakers throughout our long history include Barbara Corcoran, Suze Orman, Robin Roberts, Paula Abdul, Jane Seymour, Goldie Hawn, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Along with two keynote addresses, workshops are offered throughout the day which educate and address issues of importance to employers and employees.
Over 600 women attend the BWF conference every year, and sponsorship of the event can put you in direct contact with all of them. To learn more about the exciting sponsorship opportunities being offered at this year’s conference, visit our Supporters page, or download our Sponsorship Opportunities Form.
Forum Board Members
Heather Musante Mitchell –Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Sue Mellitt- MacDermid Performance Solutions
President and CEO
Lynn Ward-Waterbury Regional Chamber
Special Events Director
Courtney Ligi-Waterbury Regional Chamber
BWF Board Liaison
Patricia Mellitt-Waterbury Regional Chamber
Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan CPA
Women’s Business Development Center
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
O & G Industries, Inc.
The Grotto & Mrs. G
Diagnostic Radiology Associates
Small Business Development Center
Naugatuck Valley Radiology
BMW of Watertown/Hoffman Auto Group
People’s United Bank
Thomaston Savings Bank
Children’s Village, Inc
*Virginia O’Rourke Cookson
O’Rourke & Birch Florist, Inc.
Jane Doe No More, Inc.
Bank of America
Webster Financial Advisors
Spectrum Associates Market Research, Inc.
Biondi & Rosengrant, LLC
*Kristen K. Rowland
Easter Seals Rehabilitation
Robin Sills, RNBS
Saint Mary’s Hospital
Isabella M. Squicciarini
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP
Barker Specialty/Barker Animation
WATR 1320 Radio
Employers Reference Source, Inc.
Saint Mary’s Hospital
Sarracco Mechanical Services, Inc.
Sandra Wilson, Esq.
The Shoppes at Whittemore Crossing-Middlebury Consignment
* Former Chairperson