8,000 strong at 11th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- It was an all-star lineup as thousands flocked to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the 11th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Thursday.

Topics ranged from family to career and everything in between, including discussions on gender equality.

Eight thousand women were in town for the sold out event.

The daylong conference was filled with inspiration and advice from women on the move who are making a difference.

The morning session featured broadcaster Jane Pauley with Action News' Tamala Edwards leading the way.

The afternoon featured a dialogue with Diane Keaton.

Our Monica Malpass sat down with the actress. They talked about balancing career and family life including how Keaton is raising teenagers in her late 60s.

The day closed out with Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts. She talked about how being a woman in a male dominated industry drove her to want to be the absolute best.

"As women we realize if you're in a field, you don't see many of your gender. I chose to look at that as a challenge and as my father said, 'Don't give the opposition any ammunition, just be the best you can possibly be,'" said Roberts.

It was a big day full of speakers and seminars. There were also opportunities for business networking, professional development, and personal growth.

Attendees are already buzzing about what may be in store in 2015.
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