Breakout Session

Ditch Workplace Drama and Drive Results | 2018 Session

Ego-driven behaviors are the #1 source of drama in workplaces today, generating huge amounts of emotional waste. Some people thrive on the drama and toxicity. But for most of us, it is an unwanted distraction.  How do we eliminate the big egos and frenzy from our organizations? In this session, leadership expert Cy Wakeman will show you how to ditch the drama so you can be responsible for your own success and learn to love your job again, no matter your level at an organization. She will provide you the tips and tools for cultivating accountability so you can help drive results and restore sanity to the workplace.

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Corner Office Success: How to Accelerate your Career Trajectory | 2018 Session

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.  Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But the CEO Genome Project overturned these myths and shows a completely different picture.  This 10-year study, in which more than 17,000 C-suite executives were assessed to analyze who gets to the top and how, revealed more counterintuitive choices that set apart successful CEOs. This session will share the four key behaviors of these success stories and the three types of career catapults that anyone can undertake. Join Shoma Chatterjee, one of the principals of this study, and this panel of executives to learn how to:

  • Fast-track your career by deploying the career catapults used by those who get to the top quickly
  • Overcome the hidden handicaps to getting the job we want.
  • Avoid the 5 hazards that most commonly derail those promoted into a new role.

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Get Money: Understand your Finances…without Stress! | 2018 Session

Personal finance may seem dreadful, but it doesn’t have to be. By having a better understanding of how your finances work, you’ll “get” money and leave out the stress and intimidation. In this session, personal finance expert Kristin Wong will show you how to get more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life. She will share how to build a budget that actually works and how to:

  • Super-charging a debt payoff plan
  • Strategically hack your credit score
  • Side-hustle to speed up your money goals
  • Start a lazy investment portfolio

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Parenting: How to Find More Day to Day Happiness | 2018 Session

We love our kids, but do we love our role as parents? Many parents crave a greater sense of happiness in their daily lives. KJ Dell’Antonia, the former lead editor of the New York Times Motherlode blog, decided to dig deep to find out if we could change our family life so that it is full of the joy we’d always hoped for. In this session, she will share the nine common problem spots that cause parents the most grief, and offer doable steps to make them better. Whether it’s getting everyone out the door on time in the morning, or making sure chores and homework get done without another battle, this session will show that having a family isn’t just about raising great kids and churning them out at destination: success. It’s about experiencing joy–real joy, the kind you look back on, look forward to, and live for – along the way.

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The Importance of Speaking Up | 2018 Session

History has proven that nothing gets accomplished unless someone speaks up. But being the person who speaks up can be hard. In this session, Swarthmore College president Valerie Smith will provide real-world examples from her own experience of speaking up, and offer an arsenal of strategies for effective communication on topics of high importance today.  She will then be joined by the founders of “Ladies OUT LOUD” who will share the tips and tools to help you speak up. You will leave the session with the skillset to start a career of “getting loud” so that nothing stands in your way.

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In the Wake of #MeToo: What does the Workplace Look Like Now? | 2018 Session

The #MeToo movement is accomplishing what the laws created to prevent sexual harassment didn’t do. Sexual harassment is finally being taken seriously and numerous companies are working to put an end to it. While this massive movement is a welcome shift for women, it is also changing the landscape for many.  What are the consequences of this movement? How should it be discussed in the workplace? Are men less willing to mentor women out of fear? Do female entrepreneurs and potential job recruits have less opportunity because men are avoiding engaging with women? Come listen to this panel of experts discuss the ins and outs of a new workplace with a heightened awareness surrounding about harassment.

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How Women Rise: Taking the Next Step in Your Career | 2018 Session

Whether climbing the corporate ladder, or striking out on your own as an entrepreneur, the very skills and habits that made you successful early on could actually be holding you back as you advance to the next stage of your working life. Leadership guru Sally Helgesen will identify the specific behaviors that may keep women from realizing their full potential, no matter the stage of their career. A panel of senior executive will share why certain strategies worked for them in the past, or didn’t get them where they want to go in the future — and how to finally shed those behaviors so you can advance to the next level.

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Break the Cycle: Embrace Your Hormones | 2018 Session

Feeling “hormonal” is not usually seen as a positive thing, even though it is entirely natural. But Martie Haselton, the world’s leading researcher on sexuality, argues that there is great value to be had in better understanding the hidden intelligence of hormones. In this session, she will clearly explain the biological processes that profoundly influence our behavior and offer a radical new understanding of our bodies, minds, and relationships. Once we embrace hormonal cycles as adaptive solutions to genuine biological challenges, we can stop letting these changes bring us down and use this information to make better-informed choices. Plan to leave less fearful of hormonal shifts and armed with a new appreciation for how hormones can empower you to succeed. Read More

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Choose Wonder Over Worry: Moving Beyond Fear | 2018 Session

Worry. Fear. Doubt. It can stifle a dream, hinder a relationship, or bring your life and career to a halt. But while we often think fear is a challenge to overcome, what if instead it’s an ally on the path to unlocking our full potential? Author, speaker, and artist Amber Rae urges us to “choose wonder” as we embrace discomfort, and shares with us a unique approach for understanding the hidden meaning in our emotions: by dialoguing with them. Join Amber Rae as she guides you to reframe your relationship to emotions like anxiety, fear, stress, imposter syndrome, and envy so you can be the best you in life and work. Read More

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Networking: Building the Relationships YOU Need to Succeed | 2017 Session

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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