SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Many Western Massachusetts female college students attended today’s Bay Path Women’s Leadership Conference in Springfield. Thousands of people attended the day-long conference at the MassMutual Center.
The students mingled with professional women and heard from several prominent speakers, including journalist Ariana Huffington and Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin.
Alexandra Poppiti, a student at Bay Path University was one of those students who got to see Marlee Matlin. She told 22News “It just shows you can use your courage as your dreams at 60.” And Mount Holyoke College student Natasha Emoya said “I feel like seeing women in powerful positions is so inspirational it makes you feel that can be me, I can be out there.”
This was the 21st annual Bay Path women’s leadership conference in Springfield. In previous years speakers have included Gloria Estefan, Barbara Walters and Maya Angelou.