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2017 Attendees: Important Information for Conference Day

This year promises to be our biggest Conference yet, so we want you to be as prepared as we are. Read on for important logistical information…

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Is This Really as Far as We’ve Come?

According to a new poll, 60 percent of women think it’s inappropriate to have drinks alone with a man who is not their spouse, 53 percent think it’s inappropriate to have dinner alone, 44 percent to have lunch and 25 percent to have a work meeting. The men’s numbers for the same activities with a woman who isn’t their spouse were 48 percent, 45 percent, 36 percent and 22 percent, … [ more ]

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Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Can Unlock Big Savings

By PECO Smart Ideas Small and medium-sized businesses are unlocking big savings through energy efficiency upgrades. New, proven equipment can expand profit margins while offering improvements in customer retention, worker comfort, facility attractiveness and performance. Across Greater Philadelphia, businesses of all types and sizes are taking advantage of PECO’s energy efficiency solutions. Incentives are available for energy-efficient lighting; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; refrigeration and food service equipment; … [ more ]

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International Women’s Day 2017 | Thank You

On Wednesday, March 8th, we celebrate the strength and power of women everywhere—and face the work that is yet to be done. We can only do that work together. Let’s recognize our achievements, thank the people who helped us along the way, and keep on working. How to Share: 1. Right-click on the image (or use this download link) to save it. 2 Attach the image to a personal email   OR post … [ more ]

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International Women’s Day 2017 | Thank You

On Wednesday, March 8th, we celebrate the strength and power of women everywhere—and face the work that is yet to be done. We can only do that work together. Let’s recognize our achievements, thank the people who helped us along the way, and keep on working. How to Share: 1. Right-click on the image (or use this download link) to save it. 2 Attach the image to a personal email   OR post … [ more ]

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International Women’s Day 2017 | Thank You

On Wednesday, March 8th, we celebrate the strength and power of women everywhere—and face the work that is yet to be done. We can only do that work together. Let’s recognize our achievements, thank the people who helped us along the way, and keep on working. How to Share: 1. Right-click on the image (or use this download link) to save it. 2 Attach the image to a personal email   OR post … [ more ]

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International Women’s Day 2017 | Thank You

On Wednesday, March 8th, we celebrate the strength and power of women everywhere—and face the work that is yet to be done. We can only do that work together. Let’s recognize our achievements, thank the people who helped us along the way, and keep on working. How to Share: 1. Right-click on the image (or use this download link) to save it. 2 Attach the image to a personal email   OR post … [ more ]

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2016 Speaker Highlights

We went through 2016 attendee evaluations and our own web metrics to compile this list of 2016’s most-loved speakers, sessions and teleclasses (posted online as podcasts). We hope you find some downtime as 2016 rolls into 2017 to watch, listen and enjoy!

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QVC & Career Wardrobe Handbag & Accessory Drive

          Please join QVC and Career Wardrobe in promoting the success and independence of women in transition. We invite you to donate your new or gently used handbags and accessories by bringing your items to the October 6 Pennsylvania Conference for Women and depositing them in the bins near the registration area. As part of its ongoing commitment to the success and wellness of women, QVC is a proud supporter … [ more ]

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2016 Attendees: Important Information for Conference Day

October 6th is on the horizon, and in order to make your special day with us go as smoothly as possible, we have a few important reminders for you. When You Arrive If you already have your name badge, you do not need to check in at the registration desk upon arrival – you may proceed to pick up your bag with goodies and lanyard with badge holder outside Exhibit Hall C. … [ more ]

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Pitch Perfect: Tips from a CFW Attendee Who Presented Her Travel Bag to QVC Last Year—and Was Selected!

Last fall, Sherrill Mosee was scrolling through her email when an announcement from the Pennsylvania Conference for Women caught her eye: Attendees would be able to pitch their products to a panel from QVC. Mosee, who had been selling her organizational tote bags in local boutiques and on her website for about a year, was beyond excited. This opportunity could be the solution to her biggest challenge since launching MinkeeBlue—getting … [ more ]

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7 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask BEN-FM’s Marilyn Russell

What time do you have to wake up when your job is helping other people wake up as they head to work? If you’re Marilyn Russell, 4:30 am. “I take a shower the night before, so I’m out the door by 5 am, and on the air at 5:30 am,” says the host of “Marilyn in the Morning,” as well as “Woman of the Week” and “BEN Around Philly”—all on … [ more ]

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When Bad Bosses Happen to Good People

If you’ve never had a bad boss, you must have spent your career…self-employed! Unfortunately, managers who are incompetent or otherwise awful are a fact of working life. Indeed, a whopping 568 of you responded to our call for bad boss stories and the lessons you learned from the experience. Read these cringe-worthy tales—and commiserate.

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What You Need to Know about the New Federal Rules to Close the Pay Gap

Earlier this year, President Obama announced a new executive order requiring companies with more than 100 employees to report their salaries, along with their sex, race, ethnicity and job group, to the federal government. It’s understandable if the news left you underwhelmed or the significance escaped you. “Remember that politicians campaign in poetry, but govern in prose,” says Victoria Pynchon, co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training. “There’s not much … [ more ]

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Stop Saying ‘If Only’ and Start Asking ‘What’s Next’

AARP was a proud sponsor of the PA Conference for Women, where we were able to talk about Life Reimagined. During the event, there was a strong emphasis on “being your best self,” “finding your voice” and “embracing the unknown.” These work themes align with Life Reimagined, a program designed to help individuals stop saying “if only” and start asking “what if.”

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2015 Author Signings and Meet & Greets

Book signings will take place in Exhibit Hall C, inside the Beneficial Knowledge Bank Pavilion. There is an area next to the bookstore where signings will take place. 9:45am Hope Cohen Carli Lloyd (Meet & Greet Only) Rachael Ray 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Andrea Hoffman Lisa Kueng Ellen Rogin Cindy Solomon Wendy Wallbridge

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2015 Conference Day Suggestions: Best Session Picks for Different Job Paths

Help me plan my day! It’s a request we get more and more as we add new offerings to the Conference. “Of course, you can’t go wrong with any mix of sessions, but we do the programming with several different career tracks in mind,” says Director Laurie Dalton White. Here, our recommendations for a few different career tracks.

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Conquer Your Worst Work Habits

Even if you’ve been doing your writing at the 11th hour since college or you can’t stop checking your email to save your life, your bad habits are breakable. The key is not focusing on one fix and giving up when it doesn’t stick (for the proverbial 30 days). “We think there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, but different things work for different people,” says Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author … [ more ]

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12 Reasons More Women Should Be at the Wheel

Of course, we’re not exactly unbiased on the topic of female power and primacy. We’re also not trying to instigate some global insurgency or battle of the sexes. But we do believe we’ve identified a new gender gap: women are better at running things like, say, the world. To back up our theory, we turned to upcoming speakers. Here’s how they completed the sentence: “When a woman is in charge….” … [ more ]

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Paid Maternity Leave for a Year: Coming Soon to a Company Near You?

Last month, prospective parents in Silicon Valley had reason to cheer: Adobe, Microsoft and Netflix announced that new moms and dads could take off, respectively, 12 weeks, 16 weeks and one year—paid. (At Adobe, birth moms can take 10 additional weeks of medical leave, and at Microsoft, they can take 8 more weeks of paid disability.) The companies joined Google (18 weeks for birth moms) and Facebook (four months for … [ more ]

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