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2013 Conference Is Sold Out

The Nov. 1, 2013 Pennsylvania Conference for Women is officially sold out! Please join our email list or follow our social media channels for highlights from the day, free monthly online events and resources, and announcements about the 11th Annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women, which will be held on October 16, 2014.

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QVC & Dress for Success® Handbag & Accessory Drive

QVC Partners_logo with TM_lime backgroundPlease join QVC and Dress for Success in promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women. We invite you to donate your new or gently used handbags and accessories by bringing your items to the Nov. 1 Pennsylvania Conference for Women and depositing them in the bins adjacent to the registration booth. As part of its ongoing commitment to the success and wellness of women, QVC is a proud supporter of Dress for Success Worldwide and its Philadelphia affiliate, which has assisted more than 10,000 women in the Greater Philadelphia area since 2008 by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to thrive in work and in life.

Items to be collected:

  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes
  • Scarves
  • Briefcases
  • Unused hosiery
  • Unopened cosmetics

Your participation is greatly appreciated!

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Press Release: Hillary Rodham Clinton to Deliver Keynote at 2013 Conference for Women

August 19, 2013—The 2013 Pennsylvania Conference for Women announced today that Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State, will deliver a keynote address at the event on November 1, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Also appearing will be Madeleine Albright, America’s first woman Secretary of State and bestselling author, and Judge Glenda Hatchett, host and star of the Emmy-nominated television show Judge Hatchett.  Albright and Hatchett are returning to help celebrate the Conference’s 10th anniversary. The Conference also announced that Sallie Krawcheck, one of the most respected voices on Wall Street and business leader, 85 Broads, will join Clinton, Albright and Hatchett as a keynote speaker. Read More

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Who Is Driving Your Career? May “Office Hours” Recap

What is it that you love about your current job, what are you really good at, and what sparks your passion? In the first episode of our new  online radio show “Office Hours,” host Samantha Ettus and featured guest Darlene Templeton discussed how women can become their own best advocates and leverage their skills and experience to meet specific career goals. Read More

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Leading Innovation and Increasing Creativity: Marla Capozzi

Marla CapozziInnovation remains an important priority for enterprises small and large as well as a major driver of our economic prosperity, if not even more important than ever. As a result, individuals and leaders continuously seek to increase creative output and improve innovation results. Yet we find ourselves, especially as women, mired in the never-ending search for continuous improvement – those elusive productivity gains allowing us to maximize our time and how we allocate this precious resource. Efficiency and effectiveness are top of mind for many of us daily, and on some days may feel like hourly. Read More

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25 Ways to Win as a Working Mom: Samantha Ettus

Samantha EttusAll great trips require preparation. Your adventure as a working mom is no different. You can be the best parent in fewer hours per week; it isn’t about how many hours you spend at home, it is about how you use them. Here goes:

  1. Be unapologetic about your lifestyle. Making excuses for working is like wearing a short skirt and constantly pulling on it. Read More
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How Was Your Mom a Role Model for Your Career?

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked our conference community:

How was/is your mother a role model for your career?

Following are some of our favorite responses. Add yours in the comments!

She taught me “Never say can’t. Tell me you don’t want to. Tell me you don’t know how and I’ll show you. But never say ‘can’t’.” Read More

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How the Conference Helps Me Succeed

Tory-and-Tori-120x160by Tori Molnar

One day out of every year, professional women all across the state come together in one special place to network, brainstorm, learn and discover new opportunities. Last year was my third year attending the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, and I will always be thankful to this event for some of my greatest successes. Read More

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What Is She Reading? Alexis Sclamberg

I recently had the good fortune of reading Tama Kieves’s upcoming book Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding In Your Life’s Work! before it even hit the shelves. For those of us pursuing work we love—the kind that calls us, moves us, energizes and excites us—it’s a must-read. I’ve already recommended it to all of my close friends and I’ll tell you, too: you have to get your hands on this book. Read More

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Speaker Handouts and Event Recaps

Several of the speakers at the Oct. 2 Conference offered downloadable handouts or wrote articles about their experience at the Conference. Please check back for more soon.

Handouts

Session: The Sandwich Generation: Strategies for Caregiving (and Surviving This Mid-Life Tug of War)
Speaker: Jody Gastfriend, vice president, Care Management, Care.com
Download: Caring Preparing: Paving the Way for an Unknown Journey

Session: Shattering the Glass Ceiling
Speaker: Gloria Feldt
Download: The 9 Ways to Redefine Your Power  and  Strategies to Redefine Power and Lead with Intention

Articles/Recap Posts

Post by speaker Victoria Pynchon
Should We Celebrate 9% Of The Power Or Double It Up? by Victoria Pynchon, ForbesWoman, Oct. 3, 2012

Post by speaker Stanford Thompson
Play on Philly! at the 2012 Pennsylvania Conference for Women

Post by speaker YingYing Shang
A Recipe for Success: The Pennsylvania Conference for Women, The Huffington Post, Oct. 4, 2012

Post by speaker Emily Bennington
Cathie Black Talks Career Success (video of conference session)

The PR Lawyer: Advice from Arianna Huffington and Other Lady Leaders – PA Conference for Women 2012

Marafiki Arts: #Pennwomen: Pennsylvania Conference for Women

Rocky Road Running: Penn Conference for Women Recap

Beezuskiddo: Pennsylvania Conference for Women

Women’s Success Coaching: Evict Your Obnoxious Roomate: The Negative Self-Talk That Holds You Back

Lucky IJ: Women Power

CreativeBizHub.com, Powerful Women Need Their Sleep, So Says Arianna Huffington

BellyButtonBoutique.com, 2012 Pennsylvania Conference for Women

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