Breakout Session

2017 Session | ENCORE | Strategies to Win: Tackling the Invisible Barriers to YOUR Success

When women work to break the glass ceiling, they are more likely to rely on hard work and obtaining outside qualifications than engaging in networking, negotiation and office politics, which can often seem unnecessary and a waste of time. But, recognizing the importance of these strategies can be the first step in advancing your career and a lack of willingness to engage can negatively impact your success. Attendees will overcome this barrier to career advancement by learning the steps to developing these skills, enabling them the career success they desire and deserve. Read More

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2017 Session | Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Pushing the Boundaries for Success

Making a decision to “push the boundaries,” whether it is starting your own company, taking an innovative approach, making a job transition or joining a start-up can be overwhelming.  If you have dreamed of making a change, but not sure you are ready for the gamble, this panel of innovative women can help you navigate your fears and assess the risks involved. Learn the best practices of these seasoned entrepreneurs & executives, so that you are are prepared to push the limits and armed to achieve success. Read More

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2017 Session | Networking to Where You Want to Go: Building the Relationships YOU Need to Succeed

If you think of networking as schmoozing at cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small. In this session, networking expert J. Kelly Hoey will share her approach to mastering this timeworn skill in a world where everyone is posting, liking, and friending fast and furiously, but many are failing to leverage their connections successfully. Hoey will provide Innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, mutually beneficial, long-lasting kind—using the social tools at your disposal and show attendees how to: Read More

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2017 Session | Gender Partnership: Engaging Men as Advocates to Pioneer Gender Equity

By engaging men in advocating for more equal workplaces, we’re creating better leaders, stronger businesses, more fulfilling lives for both women and men as well as establishing a business imperative required at all levels from all managers. The stats are staggering, in terms of where women stand in the workplace even after all this time, and will need an all hands-on deck approach to make the changes necessary for equality. Yet, while progress is slow, it is critical to understand that advancements are being made and this forward movement is not being solely spearheaded by women. This session will bring together top female and male executives to share their firsthand experiences and contributions for achieving gender equity within their organizations. Read More

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2017 Session | Success on Your Terms: Empowering Your Way to THE BIG LIFE

The best thing about life on your own terms? There is no one clear-cut course of action. But, how do you create the life you want when you’re not even sure you know what that looks like or how to get it?  Welcome to the Big Life—it’s not only within your reach; you get to write the rules. Led by Ann Shoket, former editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine, this session offers insights to help you tap your ambition AND honor your dreams at the same time. This insightful session will explore what goes through your head when you fall down or hit a bump, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference in creating your Big Life. Read More

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2017 Session | Creating YOUR Meaningful Life: Avoiding Burnout & Finding Joy

Women are burned out and overwhelmed, working to balance personal and professional lives in the hopes of finding happiness.  Often this drive to do more does not lead to happiness, instead causing exhaustion, anxiety, guilt, fear, social comparison, inauthenticity and physical illness. Join Positive Psychology Professor Emily Esfahani Smith to find out why and learn ways to create a life with meaning and joy while increasing your energy and decreasing your stress. Panelists will share best practices to help you create your most meaningful life, avoid burnout and reap the benefits of increased health, happiness and satisfaction. Read More

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2017 Session | Retire with Enough Money: Strategies for Making Your Money Last

With ever-changing policies on retirement planning, it’s tempting to put off saving for retirement until there is a clear path to follow. Do you invest safely knowing that the money will be there, but might not be quite enough? Or do you invest more aggressively in the hopes that you have more money to spend later in life? Labor economist and a nationally-recognized expert in retirement security, Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci will help you cut through the confusion and misinformation with a strategy to help you achieve what you are planning for in your retirement savings. Read More

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2017 Session | Why Simple Wins: Escaping the Complexity Trap to Get to the Work That Matters

We spend our days drowning in mundane tasks like meetings, emails, and reports, which prevent us from getting to the meaningful work we want to be spending our time on.  By learning how to eliminate redundancies, communicate with clarity, and make simplification a habit, we can recognize which activities are time-sucks and which create lasting value, leaving us feeling less overwhelmed, more empowered, and able to spend each day doing things that matter.  Lisa Bodell’s simplification method will show us that by using simplicity as an operating principle, we can eliminate the busy work that puts a chokehold on us every day, and instead spend time on the work that we value. Read More

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2017 Session | Transform Your Working Life: The Science Behind How to Have a Good Day

Whether we have a good day or not depends partly on things we can’t control – perhaps we run into an unexpected crisis, or our colleagues seem unusually cranky. But behavioral science shows us that many things that seem “fixed” or “random” can be surprisingly strongly influenced by our own actions, once we understand just a little of how the brain works. Caroline Webb, economist and former partner at consulting powerhouse McKinsey, will demonstrate how tiny tweaks to our daily routines can transform our experience of what happens around us, the number of hours in the day, our level of intelligence, and even other people’s moods. She will teach us you to be at your best even under pressure, and equip you to handle common challenges such as co-worker conflicts and difficult deadlines. With this kind of powerful insight in your back pocket, you can change your “luck” and obtain more control over the quality of your days. Attendees will leave armed with the power to transform their approach to every day working life for boosted workplace performance and enjoyment. Read More

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2017 Session | Strategies to Win: Tackling the Invisible Barriers to YOUR Success

When women work to break the glass ceiling, they are more likely to rely on hard work and obtaining outside qualifications than engaging in networking, negotiation and office politics, which can often seem unnecessary and a waste of time.  But, recognizing the importance of these strategies can be the first step in advancing your career and a lack of willingness to engage can negatively impact your success.  Attendees will overcome this barrier to career advancement by learning the steps to developing these skills, enabling them the career success they desire and deserve. Read More

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