Women’s Leadership Conference FAQs

October 23 – 24 , 2021 Location: TBD

The Redondo Beach Hotel
400 N. Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Promo Code: SOC20

Join us at the perfect conference location, walking distance to everything, including restaurants, the mariana, bike trails, seaside lagoon and the Redondo Beach Pier and Boardwalk.

Age Limit:  Our workshops and conferences are tailored for both corporate professionals and small business owners.  The average age of attendees is 35 , however all ages and level of experience is required to ensure we have input from a wide variety of professionals empowering each other.

Under 25? That’s the best time to join The Bella Network

Think you have to be over 25 to reap the benefits of The Bella Network? Think again. The best time to begin learning how to maneuver in Corporate America is when you are in college or preparing for your first real-world career opportunity. If you are age 18-24, The Bella Network wants to make it simple to get around corporate politics and handle biases. Whether you’re entering college, taking on your first internship, or heading off to your new corporate role, The Bella Network makes it easy for you to follow the yellow brick road.


We encourage a wide array of career and professional business women to share, brainstorm, and learn across sectors, industries, and disciplines. It takes a village to ensure the success of the tribe, so we need women from all walks of professional life working together to encourage, empower, and uplift each other.

  • Senior executives, senior-level women managers
  • High-potential, high-achieving women employees
  • Professional business coaches and consultants
  • Diversity & Inclusion and HR professionals
  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Community and non-profit leaders
  • Professional business coaches
  • Educators, Administrators
  • Attorneys, Judges
  • Physicians, Dentist
  • Allies and Supporters

The conference dress code is business casual. Remember, this is a business event, and the way you present yourself will make an impression (good or bad). Wear comfortable clothing and bring a sweater or jacket as the room temperatures can vary.

What not to wear: tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, workout clothes, yoga pants, flip-flops, and ripped or torn denim.

Registration doesn’t include hotel accommodations. 

Conference site:
The Redondo Beach Hotel, 400 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 376-0746
www.theredondo.com   promo code: Ask for Venessa

Other Suggested Hotels:
Portofino Hotel & Marina, 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 379-8481

Crown Plaza Hotel & Marina 300 N. Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 318-8888

Best Western Redondo Beach Galleria Inn  2740 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 (310) 370-4353

Roommate: If you are interested in being partnered with a roommate to share in the room cost, please email info@thebellanetwork.com Subject: Room Share.

Yes, registration can be broken into payments with a $100 deposit, but your payments are not reimbursable due to cancellations or no-shows. The full conference amount must be paid in full by October 24, 2019.

Please email info@thebellanetwork.com Subject: Conference Payment Plan.

Registration Substitutions: Your registration may be transferred to a “non-registered” substitute, or you may use your payment towards a credit voucher for the following year’s retreat. All substitution requests must occur at least 48 hours in advance of the conference.

Local Airports:

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)  1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Long Beach Airport, (LGB)  4100 Donald Douglas Dr., Long Beach, CA 90808
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA)  18691 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Airport Shuttle Service:

Self-Parking Rate:  FREE for day use, additional charge for overnight parking at the conference site

Contact Information: Please contact The Bella Network, LLC with any questions or concerns at info@thebellanetwork.com or by calling 424/209-9571.

Registration Substitutions: Your registration may be transferred to a “non-registered” substitute, or you may use your payment towards a credit voucher for the following year’s retreat. All substitution requests must occur at least 48 hours in advance of the conference.

Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions: Our Website Privacy Policy describes the personal information we collect about you, why we collect it, and how we use it. Our Terms and Conditions are a binding contract between you and The Bella Network, LLC.

Please take time to read these agreements before you register at www.thebellanetwork.com/privacy and www.thebellanetwork.com/terms

Hotel Registration Information: By registering for one of our events you have authorized us to have access to information pertaining to hotel guest reservation for each registered “Attendee” under reserved rooms at the “Hotel” or venue as part of The Bella Network’s room block disclosure of reservations. This provides us access to the necessary planning information to perform and provide event-related services for our conferences and retreat.

Refunds/ Substitution/ Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations are accepted until June 30th, subject to a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received from July 1st through August 31st are subject to a $150 processing fee. No request for cancellations will be provided after August 31st on the price of registration. However, your registration may be transferred to a “non-registered” substitution, or you may use your payment towards a credit voucher for a future event. All substitution requests to a new attendee must occur up to 48 hours in advance of the conference.

Please email all cancellation requests to info@thebellanetwork.com.

Conference Cancellation: In the case of conference cancellation, The Bella Network’s liability is limited to the refund of the conference registration fee. The Bella Network reserves the right to alter this program without prior notice.

Force Majeure: The Bella Network shall not be responsible for circumstances beyond its control (including, but not limited to: acts of God, shortage of commodities or supplies to be furnished by the Hotel, government authority, or declared war in the United States which would make it illegal or impossible for The Bella Network to hold this event.

Registrations Substitutions: Your registration may be transferred to a “non-registered” substitution or you may use your payment towards a credit voucher for a future event. All substitution requests for a substitute attendee must occur at least 48 hours in advance of the conference.

Employer Sponsor Email Sample

Congratulations on your decision to join us on DATE in Redondo Beach, CA, for our Annual Women’s Leadership Conference. Please leverage this sample letter to share with your employer to solicit support for your attendance. We would suggest you review your company’s learning and development vision, as well as your company’s mission statement, to help with your customization of this email.

We look forward to your participation.


To:[Name], Vice President of Human Resources (or appropriate title, i.e., Supervisor)

From:[your name and title]

Subject: Women’s Leadership Conference       DATE  in Redondo Beach, CA

Date:[Email Date]


I want your support in having [company name] sponsor me as a participant in this conference tailored to high potential and executive women of color. The 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference, held DATE at the Redondo Beach Hotel in Redondo Beach, California, and attracting more than 100 women representing local and national companies from across the West Coast. Attendees include mid-to senior-level managers, directors, vice presidents, executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs from various industries.

Similar to the California Women’s Conference, they have solicited success-minded professional speakers, panelists, executive coaches, business consultants, and facilitators, including HR officers, diversity officers, and “C-level” decision-makers, to lead sessions on developing and refining the skills that are essential to effective leadership.

The Bella Network, LLC is known locally in Southern California for offering events and workshops in support of career and professional development tailored to the challenges of minority professionals. Over the past three years, this conference has catalyzed support of West Coast minority women’s career development, and this year will make the fourth year.

Like our company, The Bella Network understands that effective leadership is key to motivating and retaining a highly diverse and talented workforce but that the challenges of women of color are unique and aren’t addressed in larger professional development venues. This conference will provide opportunities for building and stretching my leadership skills for challenges faced by Black and Brown professionals while encouraging networking to create mentoring, sponsoring, and on-going development connections as we share best practices.

Session topics will cover leadership competencies within the following four categories.

  • Build Credibility and Emotional Intelligence
  • Learn to Challenge Assumptions, Identify Trends and use the Insight to make Strategic Business Decisions
  • Leverage of Best Practices and Lessons Learned to Drive Career Growth and Overcome Racial and Gender Challenges and Opportunities
  • Drive for the Execution of Business Strategies and Results

I’m convinced the insights and skillsets being offered will enhance my performance and professional development. As a [title] who is deeply dedicated to our corporate [ or company] mission, I look at this conference as more than a personal opportunity; it’s a chance for our organization to further its goals and obligations towards an effective, diverse workforce. I will follow up with you by [date] to discuss the many benefits [company name] can realize through my participation.

I appreciate your consideration of funding my participation in this year’s conference.

  • Registration Cost: $??
  • Hotel Cost: approximately $200/ night plus tax and fees (optional, not included in registration)


Thank you to our Past Conference Partners