Hundreds of attendees are expected to turn out for The International Women’s Conference for a thought-provoking day of networking, learning and showcasing products at Hofstra University this weekend.

The lineup of 11 speakers range in backgrounds from business to entertainment, including recording artist Shivali Bhammer, New York State Assemb. Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont) and Victoria Schneps-Yunis, co-publisher of the Long Island Press.

The event, hosted by the Neva Alliance, is leveraging and collaboration, according to the organizers. It is part of the Women’s Leadership Conference series that was created to enhance awareness and create a more informed understanding of the opportunities, issues, and approaches of women empowerment with resultant attention and resources directed towards supporting women, the group said.

Topics will cover a range of fields, including international business entrepreneurship, management, leadership as well as many other subjects. It will have two panel discussions—one panel on how women can move forward and succeed when they leverage and collaborate, the other panel on success tips for women in technology, science and engineering.

In addition, The International Women’s conference will celebrate women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements.

The International Women’s Conference is scheduled for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Hofstra University on Hempstead Turnpike in Hempstead. Tickets are $35 in advance, or $45 at the door. For more information, visit or email