Conference Sessions

ENCORE | Finding and Engaging Male Allies | 2019 Session

When men use their power to advocate for women and support the creation of an equitable organization, everyone wins. But how do you inspire a male colleague or boss to be your ally in removing the barriers to your success? Join workplace gender expert David Smith and a panel of experts for an enlightening discussion about overcoming reluctance to allyship and identifying the actions allies can take to support your career.

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Inspiration to Ignite Your Inner Rebel: Real Stories from a Real Rebel Girl | 2019 Session

From Silicon Valley entrepreneur to global best-selling author, the co-creator of the “Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls” series Elena Favilli will share her rebellious journey. Hear how her battle against Silicon Valley sexism led to writing stories of real women.

Learn why the fight for gender equality begins with the stories we tell our children and how their book series sparked a movement of rebel girls across the globe. Walk away inspired to unleash your inner rebel and make a difference for yourself and the next generation of pioneers to come.

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Happier Now: Embracing the Everyday | 2019 Session

Many of us are so busy chasing perfectionism, we forget to enjoy the everyday moments—imagining that happiness will come at some elusive time in the future. In this session, happiness expert Nataly Kogan and a panel of experts will share simple strategies for how to experience more joy, recognize when a change is needed, find contentment and have greater resilience when times get tough. You will learn how to escape the perfectionism trap and boost your emotional immune system so that you can reconnect to a sense of purpose and be happier today.

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Harness Resilience to Catapult Yourself Forward | 2019 Session

Women today face more stresses and strains, both professionally and personally, than ever before. But what if you could embrace life’s challenges in ways that enabled you to catapult yourself forward? Join resilience expert Anne Grady as she presents with a comedic spin her story of being forced to build resilience and how her life was transformed as a result. She will share the important tools to enable you to cultivate your ability to adapt, continually learn and establish a healthy relationship with key stressors.  Attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify triggers and self-defeating habits to proactively manage them;
  • Utilize brain-based strategies to improve emotional regulation and attention;
  • Identify personal and professional high pay-off activities and priorities; and
  • Take advantage of risk, change, and adversity to get back up faster and stronger

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Finding and Engaging Male Allies | 2019 Session

When men use their power to advocate for women and support the creation of an equitable organization, everyone wins. But how do you inspire a male colleague or boss to be your ally in removing the barriers to your success? Join workplace gender expert David Smith and a panel of experts for an enlightening discussion about overcoming reluctance to allyship and identifying the actions allies can take to support your career.

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Networking and Mentoring: Build Relationships, Not Just Contacts | 2019 Session

Developing a strong network of mentors and advocates is critical to career success. These meaningful relationships will serve you throughout your career and can help you be a valuable connection for others. A lot of hard work, networking and mentors helped FOX’s NFL reporter Laura Okmin break through the barriers in a male-dominated field and ultimately cover the biggest names on the biggest stages. Now, she’s paying it forward by helping to train, mentor and prepare the next generation of women with her new GALvanize program. Laura will help you understand who you need to meet, how to meet them and how to form lasting relationships (even if you’re an introvert!) Whether you are looking for success in a mentor-mentee program or growing your career by building meaningful relationships, she will share the best practices for creating the most successful two-sided relationship to ensure it is a win-win.

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Live Richer with the One-Week Budget | 2019 Session

When “The Budgetnista” started writing her book at age 25, she was a teacher earning $35,000 a year and, within two years, managed to save $40,000. She has since dedicated her life to financial literacy and helping others live a richer lives. In this session, you will learn her invaluable money management system: twelve steps that that can be completed over seven days. You will also learn the practical and easy tools to complete the One-Week Budget challenge and ultimately find a richer life. UPDATED AFTER PRINT: In addition to the One-Week Budget, Tiffany will also be presenting her Ten Steps to Financial Wholeness.

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You’re Not Lost: Create the Career YOU Want, Not What is Being Determined for You | 2019 Session

Making some career decisions can be enough to bring any adult to her knees. The anxiety, second-guessing and often unsolicited opinions we face are abundant. This “Where am I going with my life?”self-doubt affects us all at some point. It can also prevent you from making the small decisions that will help you get where you want to go. Join this panel for helpful insights into how to think about your choices, trust your instincts and decide whether to stay the course or pivot in a new direction.

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Personal Branding for Your Career Lifecycle | 2019 Session

Your personal brand is how you are known, and the value others assign you. At any stage of your career, it has an impact on your opportunities, resources, referrals, and promotions. Whether you are a professional just starting out, a leader looking to advance to the executive level, or have your sights set on joining a corporate board, building a strong personal brand has a big impact on your career lifecycle. Award-winning international reputation expert Lida Citroën shows audiences how to manage their personal brand in the way they communicate, behave and position themselves around others. She will share her secrets for taking ownership of your personal brand and driving your career lifecycle. She will show you how to assess your relevancy and reputation, design your legacy, layer your personal brand over your long-term career goals, and leverage a wide range of self-promotion strategies, from strategic networking to your signature style.

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The Encore Career – Purpose, Passion and a Paycheck in the Second Half of Life | 2019 Session

No matter how successful you are, pivoting to a new career in the second half of life can present some uphill battles. With the reality of ageism and bias in the workplace, trying to rebrand yourself in a new field may feel overwhelming. Whether you want to change careers, find new purpose, have hit a mid-career stopping point or have opted out and now want to opt back in, you can find a new career that offers joy and impact. This panel of experts will share the skills you need to showcase, how to position yourself for success in your transition, and ways to connect with younger colleagues to find happiness in your encore career.

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