Influential Women of the Sierra Nevada (formerly Powerful Women of the Sierra Nevada) is in its third year of successfully bringing together more than 650 women leaders from around the region for celebration of the great contributions women make to our personal and professional communities.

This year, this initiative will feature an extended nomination and voting process to identify the top Influential Women in the region. The culmination of this process will be an educational, inspirational, and fun-filled awards luncheon on October 28, where winners will be announced.

New this year will be opportunities for additional in-depth professional development. Before the Sierra Nevada Influential Women Awards luncheon, from 9-11:30 a.m., we will hold three Professional Development Workshops designed to help you advance your goals.


Influential Women is a program from Breaking Ground Institute, the national conference division of Swift Communications. Our mission is to connect, develop, and celebrate women leaders making positive impacts in their professions and in their community.