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.

While we won’t be able to bring everyone together for the luncheon and ceremony that has become a can’t-miss event on the Sierra Nevada calendar, we won’t let being kept apart dampen the spirits of our gathering of Influential Women and the people who support them. We are putting together an exciting virtual event that will include celebration, an inspiring keynote address, and plenty of great opportunities to network with others in this growing community.

New this year will be opportunities for additional in-depth professional development. We have two Professional Development Workshops scheduled so far and more to come as we work to provide content throughout the year that is designed to help you gain valuable skills and 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.