Designed for Impact is a one day conference and series events which provide carefully curated relevant content through keynotes, panels and learning experiences on topics that women care about. Topics & experiences include: personal and professional leadership, health, change, goal setting, strengths, work/life integration and more!

Designed for Impact seeks to connect women to build stronger personal and professional networks, inspire them as they share ideas and learn new skills and then motivate them to go out and impact their worlds.



Designed for Impact conference and event series began in December of 2017. The pilot conference and event series was founded by Leah Dean and organized by group of women seeking to make a difference in the lives women and girls from all walks of life in Bermuda. 

The pilot event held in December 2017 included 37 women spanning 6 decades 20’s - 70’s, with occupations across a broad array of industries.The first event covered a broad array of topics including: strengths, communication, health and values along with a fun SIP & Paint event hosted by the Painted Gate.  In its first year DFI also piloted Young Original Unstoppable a sister event for girls with the same vision as DFI.

In January 2018, Designed for Impact held its first event series and nearly doubled attendance with 61 enthusiastic attendees.  The first series event included an interactive personal goal setting exercise and fitness class.

In November of 2018 Designed for Impact presented is first Women’s Conference. With over 300 attendees across 7 industries, 14 speakers and panelists with 300+ years of expertise, 33 sponsors, 28 women owned businesses and over 180 minutes of professional development it was an amazing experience for all involved.

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Why Designed for Impact?

We believe that DFI benefits  the Bermuda Community in a number of ways:

  • Provides personal and professional development & empowerment for women

  • Encourages diversity and generational learning

  • Supports Bermuda hospitality industry

  • Supports women owned business

  • Provides funding to local charities





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