Embrace the Unknown

Mantras to Live, Work and Succeed By

"Faery Mandala" by Daniel LightfootWhether you’re taking on a new challenge, rebounding from a disappointment or just powering through your day, repeating a mantra can help. We asked Conference for Women speakers and staff for their favorite sayings. Read them and repeat! Read More

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Career Moves: Ask These Two Questions Before You Leap

Sara-DiVelloUnfortunately, you don’t have to love your job to be good at it. Sara DiVello had gone into public relations thinking she could make a living and write, her true passion. “At first, I got caught up in the cool factor of working at a big company, in the fancy skyscraper—I felt like I was Melanie Griffith in Working Girl! But as I advanced up the ranks, I got lost in the busy-ness and daily pressures of the job,” says the former PR executive at a Fortune 500 company. Read More

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Risky Business: The Safe Choice Isn’t Always the Right One

Stephanie RaymondBy Stephanie Raymond, Vice President, Transmission and Substations, PPL Electric Utilities

Take risks.

That was the career advice my dad gave me, time and again. And throughout my professional life, I’ve taken his advice, leaving my comfort zone for a new job, usually in a new place, with new things to learn and new challenges. In fact, taking risks is the key to who I am—and where I am—today. Read More

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Courage Training for Civilians

MJ-Hegar-220x300On her third tour of duty in Afghanistan, rescue helicopter pilot MJ Hegar and her crew were Medevacing three American soldiers who urgently needed surgery when they took fire from a large belt-fed machine gun. Still, they lifted off, determined to save the wounded soldiers’ lives. But with their fuel lines hit, they had to crash land. Hegar, who sustained shrapnel in her arm and thigh, fought the enemy off while the patients were being transferred to the escort chopper, then jumped onto its skids as it took off, holding on with one hand while firing her rifle with the other. Read More

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Bring on the Brave! 15 Women Share Their Most Daring Career Moves

15-daringTurns out you don’t have to search long or hard for women’s stories of courage at work—especially when you have our contact list! We asked and were swamped with responses. Here’s the first installment of fear-defying deeds and what our speakers and friends have learned from them. Be prepared to be inspired. Read More

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Podcast: Some Nerve with Patty Chang Anker

Patty Chang AnkerCould you become a braver person in 30 minutes? Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Diana Nyad’s Xtreme Life Lessons

Nyad-Diana-200x235There’s persistence—say, trying to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark-proof cage. And then there’s Diana Nyad persistence—trying four more times, despite rough seas and stormy weather, hours-long asthma attacks and paralyzing jellyfish stings, until she succeeded—all after turning 60 years old. Nyad could also brand leadership, resilience and success. Here’s her take on them and more. Read More

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Podcast: Women Who Dare

Sheehy, GailIn this recording of our 30-minute teleclass with best-selling Passages author Gail Sheehy, you’ll hear about women—Sheehy included—who have mastered their fear in order to achieve their potential.

Sheehy, who recently launched the “Daring Project,” encouraging women to be different so they can start dreaming dangerously, talks about what it takes to be daring and the pivotal times in her life when she was afraid to do something but overcame her fear. She’ll inspire you and give you the confidence to leave your comfort zone—and go all out for your dreams.

Listen to the complete 30-minute recording or read the transcript below. Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Lupita Nyong’o on Strength, Success and Feeding Her Soul

Nyong'o, Lupita 200x235Long before Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her first major movie role (Patsey in 12 Years a Slave) and graced the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire and People, she was a 16-year-old from Kenya moving halfway around the world by herself to study in Mexico, where her parents lived when she was born. She says she was “excited but mainly terrified.” But she set off with courage, which is not to be mistaken for fearlessness. “Courage is acknowledging fear and taking action in spite of it,” Nyong’o says. Read More

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Be a Woman Who Dares: Free Teleclass with Gail Sheehy—October 28

Sheehy, GailREGISTER HERE
Women Who Dare
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
1:00 to 1:30 PM (EDT)

You’ve got the brains, the talent, the resourcefulness, the passion. You’re just a little short on the courage it takes to put your great idea into action or otherwise pursue your dream. Gail Sheehy, author of Passages and Daring: My Passages, can help you make that leap of faith, whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, artist or CEO. Read More

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