Attendees: What to Expect from the Virtual Pennsylvania Conference for Women

virtual PA CFW keynote slider featuring Viola Davis, Tara Westover, and Iyanla VanzantWe’re two weeks out from the first-ever Virtual Pennsylvania Conference for Women on November 11th, and we’re busy putting finishing touches on a program that will help you feel inspired, empowered, and connected!Keep an eye out for our emails over the next two weeks—they’ll contain important information about how to participate in this year’s conference, including your unique login.For now, here is an overview of what’s in store this year: (more…)

Gloria Steinem’s 100 Words of Inspiration

Steinem, GloriaDon’t tell Gloria Steinem that part of the reason for the pay gap is that women don’t negotiate. “That’s utter bulls***,” says the activist and author most recently of My Life on the Road. “It’s true that we should insist more than we do. But the reason we don’t insist is because inequality has been normalized.” Rather than blaming ourselves, we should be blaming the system—and sharing salary information and strategizing together, she adds.

Feeling stirred to create change? Here, Steinem’s words of encouragement to help you take on the pay gap, another cause important to you or an enduring dream: Read More

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How to Be Happy at Work

Angela RouseBy Angela Foreshaw Rouse, Manager of State Operations and Outreach, AARP Pennsylvania

Imagine this: It’s Monday morning and you’re already dreading the workweek. You are unhappy with your 9-to-5 and are desperate for something—anything—to change so you’re not so miserable at the office. Or perhaps it’s not quite that dramatic and you’ve just become complacent. You hear those people who say they love their jobs, that it’s a life’s mission—and you wonder, “Why don’t I feel that way?” Read More

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Ignite Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

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By Albany Irvin, QVC Program Host

What does it take to create a compelling product, run a successful business and keep your passion ignited? Take your cues from Josie Maran, IT Cosmetics’ Jamie Kern Lima and Philosophy’s Suzanne Pengelly—just three of the many successful entrepreneurs I’ve worked with as a program host at QVC, the ideal proving ground for inventors. (As a special treat, this year’s Conference attendees will enjoy a QVC gift from Josie Maran Cosmetics, IT Cosmetics and Philosophy.) 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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Facing the Gender Gap Today—for Success Tomorrow

stock-women-men-meetingBy Pat Milligan, Senior Partner and Regional President-North America, and Brian Levine, Partner, Mercer

Tomorrow’s workforce is taking shape today. But business leaders should ask themselves if they have adequately addressed the issue of gender equality and are on a path to building greater workforce diversity. Read More

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