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

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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2018 Session | Choose Wonder Over Worry: Moving Beyond Fear

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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2018 Session | Overcoming Bias in School & Beyond

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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2018 Session | Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless

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

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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