Conference Sessions

ENCORE | 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 offer the tips and tools for cultivating accountability so you can help drive results and restore sanity to the workplace.

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Get Paid What You’re Worth | 2018 Session

Women are the majority of today’s college graduates, but less than a quarter make it past middle management. And we are being paid 80% of what men make. Now is the time to change this staggering reality. Whether you’re interviewing for a new job or want a raise in a current one, this panel of experts will discuss how to prepare, best ways to present yourself, and what to say when you’re getting pushback during a negotiation. Leave this session with the courage to get paid what you deserve.

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Be More with Less: Making Room for What Matters Most | 2018 Session

Are you overwhelmed by busyness? The quest to earn more, produce more, and be more can complicate the simpler, more intentional lives we desire. Author Courtney Carver knows first-hand about the consequences of a busy life, which compromised her relationships and eventually threatened her health. In this workshop, the author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More will share how to stop getting caught up in the rush and to discover the power of simplicity. She shares how conscious minimalism can improve health, build more meaningful relationships, and relieve stress in our lives. You will learn how to get rid of excess and create more with less—more space, more time, and even more love.

Speaker: Courtney Carver, blogger, creator of Project 333, & author, Soulful Simplicity

Emcee:  Jennifer Duff, Managing director, life sciences, operations, Accenture

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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.

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Overcoming Bias in School & Beyond | 2018 Session

We all have blind spots or biases about people from other cultures, religions, and genders. These hidden biases influence the friends we choose, the organizations we join—and can influence our careers. Recognizing and braving our own blind-spots is challenging enough, but how do we ensure others are assessing us in a fair and accurate way? Whether negative or positive, these stereotypes influence others’ behavior towards us.  Join this panel of leaders to learn how they overcame broad generalizations about who they were to accomplish their lofty goals.

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Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless | 2018 Session

Talent and luck play a big part on your road to success, but what role does grit and perseverance play? When Dr. Jen Welter joined the Arizona Cardinals in 2015, she was the first woman to ever break the glass sideline of the NFL and became a trailblazer in the ultimate boys’ club. In this session, Dr. Welter will provide specifics as to how she succeeded despite the odds, through force of will and determination, and reveal the wisdom she gained over countless setbacks and challenges.  With vivid wit and candor, she will share her hard-earned advice for cultivating true perseverance and toughness so that you can get big things done.

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Time Saving Tips for Women at all Stages in Life | 2018 Session

For most of us, a life with more time to do what you want and less stress would be optimal. But, making intentional, purposeful choices to create a life with more clarity and ease when you feel so harried is challenging. Whether you are on a quest to earn and produce more and feel overwhelmed by busyness, a new parent returning to work and trying to manage the balance, or just looking for more time-saving tips, this session will help you un-complicate to try and achieve the simpler, more intentional lives we desire. Join this panel of experts to learn:

  • How to boycott busy, get rid of excess, and create more with less—more space, more time, and less stress
  • How to establish sanity back into your life with practical tips for managing the mental, emotional, and physical challenges of returning to work as a new parent
  • Practical tips for finding more time in your day

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Women & Work: The Changing Meaning of Ambition | 2018 Session

Faced with pivotal and thought- provoking moments in their careers, college friends Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace came back together decades post-graduation to embark on a project about women, ambition, transition, crisis and achievement. This workshop will share their rich insights, findings and first-hand experiences about the changing meaning of ambition. Drawing on their project,The Ambition Interviews,  they will offer insights into the variables that push women to make big decisions, and offer tools to help emerging professionals make those decisions easier.  For a new generation of working women or anyone at a crossroads, this session will explore the impact of modern parenting, a 24/7 work culture, and sexism in the workplace so that those big decisions become a little easier to make.

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The Myth of the Nice Girl: Leading with Strength and Kindness | 2018 Session

Even in 2018, we continue to grapple with the negative perception of women’s “niceness” in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective. But if they are tough, they are labeled some other things. This is the perfect session for those trying to navigate the complexity of relationships at work while staying kind and respectful of others. Explore how women can reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like.  Sharing her time-tested strategies, Fran Hauser will prove that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Join her to explore how to:

  • Balance being empathetic and decisive
  • Ask for what you want without feeling badly
  • Become a boss who is respected, not feared
  • Lead with kindness, empathy, and strength

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How to Get Buy-in to Pioneer Equity and Diversity in Your Organization | 2018 Session

Are you tired of waiting for C-level directives to address the equity and diversity gaps in your organization? Don’t sit around and wait! Be a pioneer and create the change you want. Using best practices and lessons learned from first-hand experiences, this panel of experts will share expert advice on gender partnership and diversity initiatives. Get ready to leave this session armed with knowledge, actionable tips, and the motivation to make change in your organization.

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