Anita Hill, Mindy Kaling to Headline PA Women’s Conference

The annual conference will also feature Abby Wambach and Adam Grant.

Mindy Kaling, by - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0; Anita Hill, courtesy Conference for Women

Mindy Kaling, by via CC BY-SA 4.0; Anita Hill, courtesy Conference for Women

The speaker lineup for this year’s Pennsylvania Conference for Women has some big names this year. Anita Hill will be headlining the event, which will also include keynote speeches from actress and author Mindy Kaling, international soccer champion Abby Wambach, and best selling author and business professor Adam Grant.

Hill, a highly successful attorney, author and professor, is best known for her testimony during the 1991 confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, where she accused him on sexually harassing her when they both worked at the U.S. Department of Education. The testimony started a national debate on workplace sexual harassment.

More recently, Hill was portrayed by actress Kerry Washington in the HBO series Confirmation, which is adapted from her 1997 autobiography Speaking Truth to Power.

“This is going to be a can’t-miss opportunity to learn from leaders who are standing up for change on behalf of women,” said Leslie Stiles, board president of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in a statement.

The conference, in its 13th year, expects to host 8,000 attendees at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. In addition to the keynote speakers and networking opportunities, the event will also feature breakout sessions led by experts in various fields, including business, finance, media, philanthropy, health, and professional development.

The event will take place on October 6, 2016. You can register for it here.