Breakout Session

Breaking Down Barriers between you and the Boardroom

Are you looking to take the next step to advance your professional life? Join AmeriHealth Caritas as we host a panel discussion about the value and importance of women serving in executive leadership, on corporate boards, and fostering an inclusive corporate culture that drives strong business results. Prominent panelists from varied industries will discuss the importance of mentorship, promoting your professional brand and the empowerment of women to support a diverse workforce. This session will provide the tools and strategies to help take your career to the next level. Read More

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Inclusive Leadership as a Competitive Advantage

The world of work is changing rapidly where organizations are global, hyper-connected, less hierarchical, and ideas can come from anywhere. Great leadership is critical to effectively navigate this ever-evolving landscape, and inclusive leadership has the power to drive competitive advantage. Learn how to leverage your diverse perspective along with those in your organization, to role model inclusive behaviors and enable collaboration, driving greater employee engagement, innovation, and ultimately business impact. Read More

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How to Achieve Mindfulness in your Busy Life

Speaker: Tom German, senior wellness coach, Wellness Coaches USA

This session is intended to provide you with introductory insight to mindfulness and practical application to your own busy lifestyle. Participants will be provided with strategies for how to live a more mindful life in both theory and practice, and will gain a new perspective on techniques to proactively manage stress.

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Navigating the Brave New World of Media: Strategies for getting your message out through traditional and New media

Speaker: Loraine Ballard Morrill, news and community affairs director, Clear Channel Radio

News veteran Loraine Ballard Morrill will share tips and suggestions for getting the attention of overworked and overwhelmed media professionals. Whether you are in the for-profit world trying to maximize exposure, an entrepreneur trying to secure press or spearheading a cause in the non-profit arena, this session will offer something for everyone. Attendees will learn specific dos and don’ts and explore how new mediums in the digital space (i.e., Twitter, Linked In, Facebook, email) are changing the way media is covered and how you can be heard.

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Style in the Workplace

Speaker: Kate White, former editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan magazine, and New York Times bestselling author

It is proven that when you look good and put yourself together, you not only feel good but you are more productive and successful. Former Cosmopolitan editor Kate White will provide you with practical tips (that work with any budget) for creating your own personal style in the workplace. She will also explore the true of essence of style beyond what you wear and how that can make a tremendous impact on your career.

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Flex: Strategies for Thriving in a Multicultural and Multigenerational Workplace

“Flexing” is the art of switching between leadership styles to more effectively work and engage people who are different from you. The workplace is growing increasingly multicultural, female and younger. As today’s leaders you must be able to navigate this diverse work environment. Yet, because cultural differences can be invisible or difficult to spot, we may not pick up on subtle nuances that we encounter daily. Internationally renowned executive coach and leadership strategist Jane Hyun will share practical advice for building trust and connecting with those who are different than us to create innovative solutions at work and achieve greater outcomes in life. Read More

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How Remarkable Women Lead

What drives and sustains successful women leaders? Are feminine leadership traits suited for our fast-changing, hyper-competitive and increasingly complex world? Join best-selling author Joanna Barsh and moderator Joanne Raphael as they answer these questions and share personal stories and related insights that show you the magic that happens when you put the five elements of Centered Leadership – meaning, framing, connecting, engaging and energizing – to work. Read More

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Bridging the Cross-Gender Communication Gap to Improve your Leadership and Advance Your Position

Survey results of over 100,000 in-depth interviews of men and women executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies reveal the staggering number of false assumptions and opinions men and women have of each other, and in many ways, believe in themselves. No wonder we face such a tremendous communication gap in the workplace. What cause these misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment, and frustrations at work? Relationship and communications guru John Gray will share insight to answer these questions and identify the 8 blind spots that compel men and women to think and act as they do. Learn practical advice so you can remove the blind spots enabling men and women to work and succeed together. We will explore ways to bridge the communication gap to improve your problem solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, stress management and overall leadership effectiveness. Unlock this and advance your leadership position! Read More

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Turning Your Dream into Reality

How do you take your great idea and turn it into reality? The real-life experiences of these panelists will help attendees learn how to launch your idea, the technology needed, the unavoidable mistakes, how to get help when you need it and how to establish a line of credit to finance it. Read More

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How to Become the Social Entrepreneur of Your Life: Doing Well By Doing Good

Are you passionate about changing the world? Are you looking for ways to channel your innovation and impact change? Are you eager to make a difference in your community and around the globe beyond your day job? This session will offer you the practical how-to advice and the inspiration to make your mark and have a positive social impact around the issues and causes close to your heart. Whether you are looking to volunteer or get involved, seeking ways to drive social responsibility within your organization, or start a socially entrepreneurial endeavor, this session is for you. With pioneers from the front lines, this dynamic discussion will illustrate the incredibly powerful aggregate social impact that can happen when we all do our part to make the world a better place. Read More

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