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Second Act BizCon: Experiential conference for and by women over 40

  • ART Hotel 1201 Broadway Denver, CO 80203 (map)

Women over 40 are not past their prime. In fact, they are just getting started on their second act. Championing the 40+ female age advantage, media brand BloomCo is set to launch #SecondAct BizCon, the nation’s first business + lifestyle conference designed for women over 40 by women over 40. Taking into account the professional and life experience of attendees, programming will focus on an elevated level of learning tailored to two key tracks: the corporate woman and the entrepreneur. Slated for March 21-23, 2019 at the ART, a hotel in Denver, Colo., #SecondAct BizCon will include featured speakers, breakout tracks, panel discussions, hot-seat deep dives, and social opportunities to educate, rally and activate today’s #FierceAfter40 women.

The first lineup of special speakers and panelists include: Desiree Fish, 46, Vice President of Global Communications, TripAdvisor; Amy Cosper, 52, former VP and Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur; Denise Soler Cox, 48, Award-Winning Filmmaker and Co-Founder of Project Eñye; Wende Curtis Owner, Comedy Works; and Barbara Brooks, Founder of BloomCo and #SecondAct BizCon. The final lineup of speakers will include women from all walks of life, professions, ages and career + life stages leading:

  • Business Experiences

  • 4 Keynotes | | 2 Hands-On Workshops | 13 Trending Breakouts | 4 Panels | Un-Conference

  • Round Table Session | Coaches Corners | Digital "Next Actions" Workbook

  • Social Experiences

  • Sips and Socials | Yoga + Meditation | Bottomless Mimosa Brunch | Real-Woman Style Show |

  • Surprise Guest Activities

Founder, Barbara Brooks, stated, “#SecondAct BizCon has been a conference in the making for more than five years. After going through my own mid-life struggle at 46 and renewed self-discovery, I rekindled the passion and purpose that had been living inside of me all that time and I decided to just do it and #SecondAct was born. There’s nothing more powerful than to bring like-women together as a tribe going through similar trials to listen, learn, share and encourage movement into the next stage in life with purposeful, spirited action.”


Sneak Peek: What to expect.

Purposefully designed for entrepreneurs, corporate ladder climbers, side-hustlers, and freelancers, the conference will focus on the following key topics:

  • Back to School

  • Branding 3.0

  • Career Development

  • Climbing the Ladder or Moving Laterally

  • Data. Analyzing and Understanding Digital

  • Analytics

  • Finding a New Job

  • Freelancing + Contracting + Side Hustling

  • Goal Setting + Productivity

  • Growing Your Business 2.0

  • Household 3.0

  • Marketing 3.0

  • Securing Investors

  • Self-Care + Mindfulness

  • Starting Up + Trademarking

  • State of Women in the Workplace

Ladies will walk away with real-world business strategies, actionable tactics, and self-carer egimens to move into the next stage of their professional careers, and personal lives with power, purpose and confidence. On the social front, #SecondAct BizCon adds a splash of fun into the format with a fashion style show featuring real-women sizes, a bottomless mimosa brunch and sunrise yoga + meditation.

Tickets on Sale Now

To maximize learning and networking opportunities, #SecondAct BizCon will be capped at 225 attendees. Interested attendees can choose a VIP ($490) experience or a regular admission ($440) ticket. Given the season of gifting, conference planners have set aside 30 tickets for early bird holiday purchase. Ladies that purchase their pass before Dec. 31, 2018 can save $40 on a regular admission ticket.

Can’t pay the full ticket price now? Ladies can split their conference payment in two installments, with 50 percent due at time of purchase and the balance due by March 1. Tickets can be purchased at

Conference attendees interested in staying at the ART, a hotel receive a complimentary glass of house wine or beer upon arrival and can book the preferred $169 + taxes per night room rate online or by calling 303.572.8000 and mentioning code 1903DEC.