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2018 Session | Get Money: Understand your Finances…without Stress!

Personal finance may seem dreadful, but it doesn’t have to be. By having a better understanding of how your finances work, you’ll “get” money and leave out the stress and intimidation. In this session, personal finance expert Kristin Wong will show you how to get more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life. She will share how to build a budget that actually works and how to:

  • Super-charging a debt payoff plan
  • Strategically hack your credit score
  • Side-hustle to speed up your money goals
  • Start a lazy investment portfolio

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2018 Session | Parenting: How to Find More Day to Day Happiness

We love our kids, but do we love our role as parents? Many parents crave a greater sense of happiness in their daily lives. KJ Dell’Antonia, the former lead editor of the New York Times Motherlode blog, decided to dig deep to find out if we could change our family life so that it is full of the joy we’d always hoped for. In this session, she will share the nine common problem spots that cause parents the most grief, and offer doable steps to make them better. Whether it’s getting everyone out the door on time in the morning, or making sure chores and homework get done without another battle, this session will show that having a family isn’t just about raising great kids and churning them out at destination: success. It’s about experiencing joy–real joy, the kind you look back on, look forward to, and live for – along the way.

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2018 Session | The Importance of Speaking Up

History has proven that nothing gets accomplished unless someone speaks up. But being the person who speaks up can be hard. In this session, Swarthmore College president Valerie Smith will provide real-world examples from her own experience of speaking up, and offer an arsenal of strategies for effective communication on topics of high importance today.  She will then be joined by the founders of “Ladies OUT LOUD” who will share the tips and tools to help you speak up. You will leave the session with the skillset to start a career of “getting loud” so that nothing stands in your way.

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2018 Session | In the Wake of #MeToo: What does the Workplace Look Like Now?

The #MeToo movement is accomplishing what the laws created to prevent sexual harassment didn’t do. Sexual harassment is finally being taken seriously and numerous companies are working to put an end to it. While this massive movement is a welcome shift for women, it is also changing the landscape for many.  What are the consequences of this movement? How should it be discussed in the workplace? Are men less willing to mentor women out of fear? Do female entrepreneurs and potential job recruits have less opportunity because men are avoiding engaging with women? Come listen to this panel of experts discuss the ins and outs of a new workplace with a heightened awareness surrounding about harassment.

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2018 Session | How Women Rise: Taking the Next Step in Your Career

Whether climbing the corporate ladder, or striking out on your own as an entrepreneur, the very skills and habits that made you successful early on could actually be holding you back as you advance to the next stage of your working life. Leadership guru Sally Helgesen will identify the specific behaviors that may keep women from realizing their full potential, no matter the stage of their career. A panel of senior executive will share why certain strategies worked for them in the past, or didn’t get them where they want to go in the future — and how to finally shed those behaviors so you can advance to the next level.

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