Category Archives: Breakout Session

2017 Session | Strategies to Stand Out, Step Up and Get Noticed

Gender exclusion is still prominent in today’s work environments putting women in a challenging position – for obvious reasons around the lack of equity– but also for those trying to exist in a corporate landscape as they climb the ladder and try to make a name for themselves. The competition is fierce wherever you are, and whether you like it or not, you are part of it. How do you … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Creative Change: Strategies for Fostering Innovation

CEOs, top executives, and other business leaders say they need creativity and real innovation to thrive in a competitive world. But according to former Wharton management professor Jennifer Mueller, many business leaders chronically reject creative solutions and often embrace the familiar, even as they profess commitment to innovation.  Mueller’s research reveals that it’s not just CEOs, but many others often struggle to accept new and creative ideas even when desired. … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Power, Parity & Influence: Driving Change in the Workplace

Gender exclusion is still prominent in today’s work environments putting women in a challenging position – for obvious reasons around the lack of equity– but also for those trying to exist in a corporate landscape as they climb the ladder and try to make a name for themselves as a leader in a boys’ club. This intimate discussion will bring you up close and personal with Margaret McKenna – the … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Think Differently: Feeling Confident about Taking the Lesser Known Path

“Follow your gut” is advice easy to give, but harder to follow. How do you know when following your intuition will lead you to happiness and success?  In the session, super stars in their industries will share with you the reasons why fostering your passions, seeking purpose in your chosen interest and taking the road less traveled is often the most rewarding, despite (and because of) the hiccups and failures … [ more ]

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2017 Session | The Future of Modern Love

Iconic couples’ therapist, erotic intelligence expert and best-selling author Esther Perel has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of couples on their relationships.  Her latest research touches on infidelity and why it is so poorly understood. Affairs are a time-honored taboo, universally forbidden yet universally practiced, and have a lot of teach us about our relationships and about love, lust, and commitment. Join this session for a groundbreaking and … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Achieving More by Doing Less

Even though women are 50% of the workforce, they only represent 18% of the highest-level leaders. Responsibilities at work and home often leave women without the bandwidth to succeed and wondering if their career and personal goals are unachievable.  Tiffany Dufu, one of Fast Companies’ League of Extraordinary Women and once the poster child for doing it all, will offer a new perspective on why the women’s leadership movement has … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Authentic Leadership: Leading with Vision and Truth

Mellody Hobson is a nationally recognized voice on financial leadership and investor education, and a pioneering business executive. From her humble Chicago childhood to success as an investment guru to director of major public companies like The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Starbucks Corporation – and her marriage to filmmaker George Lucas, Mellody Hobson has shattered stereotypes of every kind and always kept true to herself. Starting as an intern … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Using Setbacks to Build Resilience and Succeed

Failure and fear are a natural part of life. Although typically viewed as a negative, they can be harnessed to unleash innovation, growth and even lead
to success. Through setbacks and failure, we can learn invaluable skills like resiliency and risk taking to propel life in a positive direction. Using real-life experiences, this engaging discussion will help you discover how failure can work for you. Whether you are bouncing back from … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Branding Yourself to Achieve your Career Goals

No matter how skilled you are, how experienced, how many years you’ve been in business, or how much you love what you do, if you do not have a commanding presence on every platform and can successfully communicate your story, you will continue to be under-recognized and labor to attract recognition. For women who have taken a non-linear career path or have taken a pause and now want to re-enter, … [ more ]

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2017 Session | The Confidence Divide: Closing the Gap to Achieve Career Success

Being passed over for a promotion you knew you were ready for is nothing new. What may be unique is this little culprit: a disparity in confidence. While men are prone to overestimate their abilities, women too often sell themselves short and confidence plays a crucial role in the ability of women to succeed. Confidence expert Grace Killelea has done the research and will share how to turn your job … [ more ]

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