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theSkimm Co-founders: Progress Comes When Hearing “No” Starts to Lose its Meaning

Amanda Weisberg and Carly Zakin

Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg quit their jobs at the age of 25 to try to start a business together, despite having no business or fundraising experience.

What they had was a perception: that millennials like them were not reading or watching the news because they were too busy, and it was not being delivered in a way that effectively appealed to them. They also had a plan: that they would deliver the news in a newsletter format, written in a voice that sounded like millennials. Plus, they had the two qualities they say are most important in starting a business: confidence and networking skills.

But what they did not have—and were not able to attract, despite trying—were investors interested in supporting them. Read More

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Looking for your headshot?

Did you have a headshot done at the 2019 PA Conference for Women?

For headshots done at the Villanova School of Business booth:

Morning session (7am-12pm)
Afternoon session (12pm-5pm) 

You may contact [email protected] with any questions about Villanova headshots.

For headshots done at the AARP booth, you should have received an email. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

 

 

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2019 Attendees: Important Logistical Information


It's time to plan.

We’re getting ready to knock your socks off at the 2019 Pennsylvania Conference for Women!

To help your day go as smoothly as possible, please prepare yourself by reading the important information below.

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July 2019 Newsletter

This edition of the PA Conference for Women newsletter was published July 9, 2019. Subscribe to our email list to hear from inspiring speakers and get tips on improving your life & career every month!

Three Rewarding Ways to Unleash Your Career Now

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We have three offerings this month about how to unleash your career: Play to your human strengths. (AI can’t replace those!) Don’t let fear of failure hold you back. (More people than you imagine survived a massive failure before making it to the C-Suite.) And think about networking like going to the gym. (We’ll explain.) Read More

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June 2019 Newsletter

This newsletter was published June 4, 2019. Subscribe to our email list to hear from inspiring speakers and get tips on improving your life & career every month!

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Woo-hoo! It’s almost summer: time for a well-earned vacation and, for the parents among us, work-life balance going into overdrive. But there’s something else worth celebrating this month: We’re thinking of it as the season of women’s potential—unleashed. Read More

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May 2019 Newsletter

This newsletter was published May 7, 2019. Subscribe to our email list to hear from inspiring speakers and get tips on improving your life & career every month!

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On Being Your Own Boss

It’s Small Business Week—which is no time for women to think small. Read More

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April 2019 Newsletter

This newsletter was published April 4, 2019. Subscribe to our email list to hear from inspiring speakers and get tips on improving your life & career every month!

De-Stress Your Way to Success

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We’re thrilled to introduce a first for the Pennsylvania Conference for Women Community: Livestream access to the October 2nd Conference!

Regular tickets are sold out, but you can still participate from the comfort of your computer. Learn more and get your tickets here.


On Ditching Stress & Growing Your Resilience

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2018 Attendees: Plan Your Day at the Conference!

We’d like to thank…

Our amazing sponsors! We could not put on this event without their support, and we encourage you to get to know the companies demonstrating their real commitment to women in the workplace.


The Best Way to Plan Your Day

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The U.S. Maternal Health Crisis

IT’S TIME TO REVERSE THE TREND

The United States is one of few high-income countries where deaths related to pregnancy or childbirth are on the rise, and nearly 60% of these deaths are preventable. Leading causes of maternal death include excessive bleeding, high blood pressure, and blood clots. The rise in chronic health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity is also contributing to pregnancy and childbirth complications. In addition, there are persistent and stark racial disparities in maternal mortality; a Black woman in the U.S. is three to four times more likely to die than a White woman. Given that most maternal deaths are preventable, we need to understand why women are dying to help save lives. Let’s work together to turn awareness into action, and help moms everywhere.


Five Steps You Can Take to Reverse the Rise in U.S. Maternal Deaths:

1. Find Out Why Maternal Deaths and Complications Occur: More than half of maternal deaths happen after childbirth during the postpartum period. Educate yourself, new parents and others in your community about the signs of a potential complication and how to advocate for yourself.

2. Learn About What Your State Is Doing: Not all states review maternal deaths but all should. Find out if your state has a maternal mortality review committee.

3. Raise Awareness: Whether in-person or on social media, start conversations about the U.S. maternal mortality crisis and ask others to take action. Click here to learn more and watch a short film “Reverse,” an emotional, generational passage based on real experiences of women across the U.S. on their journey to motherhood. Be sure to use #EndMaternalMortality.

4. Share Your Story and Time: If you’re a survivor or impacted family-member, get involved with advocacy groups, including the Preeclampsia Foundation, who are forming a national coalition of patient organizations and individuals to improve maternal health outcomes for all women. In Pennsylvania, volunteer at organizations like the Maternity Care Coalition.

5. Encourage Your Local Communities to Take Action:  The Merck for Mothers “Safer Childbirth Cities” initiative is supporting cities across the country to help women have a healthy pregnancy and safe childbirth. Encourage your local maternal health organizations to join efforts.

The PA Conference for Women would like to thank Merck for Mothers for their organization’s leadership on this important topic, and for educating our conference community about the ways each of us can help solve the problem.

To learn more, stop by the Merck booth (#1313) in the Exhibit Hall.

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2018 Attendees: Important Information for Conference Day

It’s an interesting time to be a woman in America, and next week’s Pennsylvania Conference for Women promises to be a powerful one.

We’ve got leaders, thinkers, and innovators galore coming together for one day next Friday. Prepare to be inspired!

Read on for important logistical information, and stay tuned for one more email from us to help you plan your day at the Conference. Read More

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