BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - It's an annual event that empowers hundreds of women to make the most of their careers.
The 25th annual Bakersfield Women's Business Conference kicked-off Thursday morning with tickets sold out before the doors opened.
Organizer's say more than 1,300 local ladies are taking part in the conference with keynote speaker Randi Zuckerberg .
Back in 1989 organizer's say it started as a meeting between 12 bold women and one supportive man.
A quarter of a century later, hundreds of women are looking to the future with this year's theme "the next 25 years".
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