Keynote Access Extended Through Friday, Nov. 20

Breakout Session Access Extended Through Friday, Nov. 27

Access Extended!This week and next, we invite you to watch every single 2020 breakout session in the Virtual Conference environment—through Friday, November 27th.Keynote speeches, normally only available on Conference Day, will remain available to you through this Friday, November 20th.Don't miss Viola Davis, Tara Westover, Iyanla Vanzant, or any of our brilliant breakout session speakers!Watch Now

More to Explore this Week:

  • Read our message to attendees about last week's technical difficulties & choose your donation or bookstore voucher. Vouchers delivered via email 11/23.
  • The Exhibit Hall remains open 24/7 and features activities, contests, discounts, and more. Some offerings you might want to check out:
    • Education & Innovation Pavilion: Enter to win a free ticket to the Dec. 10 Massachusetts Conference for Women at the Hyundai booth; and enter to win a free home energy assessment at the PECO booth!
    • Women-Owned Business Marketplace: Just in time for the holidays, find unique gifts for friends and family or something special for yourself—all while supporting local women-owned businesses!
    • Community Connection Pavilion sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal: Visit the WSFS booth to post your message of inspiration!
    • Career Pavilion sponsored by Villanova School of Business: Consider a career with one of these companies showing their committment to women's success:
      • Upload your resume at the Bristol Myers Squibb booth
      • Access the GSK job finder and swipe your badge for more info
      • Swipe your badge if you're interested in working at Cisco
      • Learn more about careers at State Street—and their commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    • Health & Wellness Pavilion sponsored by Independence Blue Cross: Visit Target's booth to learn more about their Good & Gather brand and explore career opportunities
  • While you're exploring the Exhibit Hall, take in some Learning Bursts within the Career, Community Connection, and Health & Wellness Stages.
  • Chat with fellow attendees in the Cisco Networking Lounge.
  • Get an instant mood boost from our 2020 Conference playlist!
  • Learn how to make a tasty fall salad with The Honeysuckle Cookbook author Dzung Lewis.

Handling Emotions at the Office

Kreamer, Anne Crying or otherwise showing your disappointment, frustration, anger or stress at work can seem incredibly embarrassing. “You feel like a loser for losing control, but there’s nothing to be ashamed about the occasional display of feeling,” says Anne Kreamer, serial entrepreneur and author of It’s Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace. “Emotions are not criminal elements.” Still, knowing how to comport yourself will help in the moment and minimize your regret. Prepare for any future floods with this 5-step guide. 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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What You Really Need to Do to Move Up

Banks,-Gloria-Mayfield-220x300Do you undermine yourself when you talk? If you say “just” a lot (as in, just checking in or this will just take a minute), former Google executive Ellen Petry Leanse says yes. In her LinkedIn blog post, which got a lot of people talking this summer, she claims that women say the word a lot more than men, and that the tendency can undercut one’s clarity and credibility. “Using the word is a way to soften your comments or tone down your strength—no woman uses it when telling her child to take out the trash,” says Gloria Mayfield Banks, a motivational success strategist and trainer and founding partner of Charisma Factor. Read More

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Best Reads for Staying on Top of Every Industry

woman-juggling-laptop-phoneBeing in the know about news and trends is key to success in almost every field. In our first annual reading survey, 51% of respondents said that they read to stay up-to-date daily, while 33% said they read weekly, 11% said monthly and 5% said quarterly or infrequently. Here, in the spirit of collegial sharing, are the apps, blogs, newsfeeds, newsletters, periodicals, websites and writers recommended by survey respondents, and organized by industry:

Accommodation and Food Services,,,,,, Harvard Business Review, Josh Bersin’s blog/Deloitte, LinkedIn, New York Times,, and

Accounting,,, CGMA magazine,,, International Fiscal Association publications, Journal of Accountancy and Wall Street Journal

Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
AdAge, Adweek,, Borrell Associates reports and webinars, Buzzfeed,,,,,,,, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Facebook (follow trendsetters),, Forbes, Google alerts, Harvard Business Review,,,, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post,,, Inc. Magazine, LinkedIn,,, New York Times, blog, People, Pinterest,,, PRNewser blog, PR Week, PRSA .org,, Re/, Seth Godin, Sidekick blog,,, TechCrunch,, The Futurist Magazine,, Twitter (follow trendsetters), Us Weekly,, YouTube, Wall Street Journal and Wired

Art/Graphics/UI Design
ART News,,,,,,, New York Times,,, YouTube (Adobe Creative Suite and other design channels)

Automotive, newsletters and The Kiplinger Letter

Business & Leadership Coaching/Training/Management
Anthony Robbins,,,,, Forbes,, Google alerts, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post,, John Maxwell blog, [email protected] newsletter, LinkedIn, New York Times,, Seth Godin,,, Time Magazine and Wall Street Journal

Business Process Outsourcing
Bill Kutik, and LinkedIn

Computer Hardware/Software/IT, Businessweek, Consumer Reports, Consumption Economics (book),, blog, The Economist, daily emails, blogs, Facebook, Fast Company, Forbes,, Google alerts,’s newsletters and Public CIO Magazine, Harvard Business Review,, Inc. Magazine,, Kaihan Krippendorff, LinkedIn, McKinsey Quarterly, New York Times, Reddit,,, blog,,, Twitter, Wall Street Journal, and

Construction magazines,, New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Consumer Electronics,,, Harvard Business Review,, LinkedIn, and Wall Street Journal

eCommerce, and blog

Education news,,,, Brene Brown, BusinessWeek, Buzzfeed,, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Philanthropy,,,, Educational Procurement Journal,,,,,, Facebook, Fast Company, Gabrielle Bernstein, reports, Quick Clips, Harvard Business Review,, blog, newsletter, journals,, Inside Supply Management Magazine,, Libby Nelson, LinkedIn, newsletter, McKinsey Quarterly, blog, newsletter, NACADA Journal, newsletter, newsletter,, Pinterest,,, New York Times,, Politico,, The (education section),, Time Magazine, Twitter, YouTube and Wall Street Journal

Energy/Power & Utilities,,,,,,,,, LinkedIn groups, POWERGRID International, and

Finance/Financial Services,, Banc Investment Daily,,, Barron’s, news,,,,, CNN Money, The Economist,, Fast Company,, Financial Advisor Magazine, Financial Times,, Forbes, Fortune, Fortune’s Broadsheet,, Google alerts, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post,,, Inc. Magazine,,, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Financial Planning, Kiplinger,, LinkedIn, Liz Ryan,, McKinsey Quarterly, Money Magazine, Ignites news,, New York Times, blog,, Newsdash, alerts,, Reuters,,,,, Team of Teams (book),,, Twitter, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Yahoo news

Brene Brown,,,, Center for Creative Leadership publications,, Facebook, news, announcements,, announcements, MIT Technology Review, news, publications,,, blog and Twitter

Health Care daily updates,,, Health & Welfare Plans newsletter, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed,,,, Diagnostic Testing & Emerging Technologies, Facebook, Fast Company, updates, Forbes, Fortune, Google alerts, Harvard Business Review,,, blog,, Jen Hatmaker, Journal of Hospital Medicine, LinkedIn, Mayo Clinic newsletter, Medscape,, New York Times,,,, blog,, Robert Wachter,, newsletter,, and USA Today

Human Resources blog,,, Meghan Biro, magazine and newsletter,, and

Insurance,, CNN Money, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Harvard Business Review,,,, Kaiser Family Foundation publications,, LinkedIn,,, insurance publications,,, alerts, Wall Street Journal and

Legal, American Bar Association Journal, magazine,,, Google alerts,, and Wall Street Journal

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation newsletter,, Chronicle for Philanthropy,,, Fast Company,, Forbes,, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post,, LinkedIn, Lucy Bernholz, McKinsey Quarterly,,, Stanford Social Innovation Review,, Wall Street Journal

Pharmaceutical, Compliance & Ethics Professional Magazine, DIA Daily, Facebook,,,, LinkedIn, Nature,,, Pink Sheet Daily,, Science, newsletter,, Twitter, Wall Street Journal and WSJ’s Pharmalot blog

Professional Services
ACMPGlobal,org,, Annie McKee, Businessweek, CFO Magzine,,, magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Financial Times,, Fortune, Google alerts, Harvard Business Review,, Inc. Magazine, John Kotter, Ken Blanchard,, LinkedIn, Malcolm Gladwell,, Michael Hyatt, McKinsey Quarterly,, New York Times,,,,,,,, Stephen Covey, Stitcher (app),, blogs, Time Magazine,,,, Twitter, Wall Street Journal, Wired, and YouTube

Real Estate tax alerts, Forbes, NAREIT blogs,, tax alerts,,, Wall Street Journal and Yahoo

Retail blog,,, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes,, magazine,, Harvard Business Review,,, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine,, LinkedIn, McKinsey Quarterly,, blog,,,,, and Wall Street Journal

Adweek’s SocialTimes feed,,,,,,,, Entrepreneur Magazine,, The Facebook Blog, Fast Company,,, Forbes, Forrester Research articles,,, Google alerts,’s newsletters and Public CIO Magazine, Harvard Business Review, marketing blog, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, LinkedIn,,, blog, blog,
McKinsey Quarterly,, MIT Technology Review, New York Times,,, Official Google Blog, OpenView Labs, news,,,, Quartz Daily Brief,, Re/,,,,,,,, Time Magazine,, Twitter, The Twitter Blog,, VentureFizz weekly email, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Yahoo News and Yahoo Tech

Transportation/Travel, blog,,, blog, Transportation Research Board newsletter, and


Negotiation Tips That Work for Women
Small Attitude Changes, Big Money Impact
About Face: Taking Your Career in a New Direction
Career Advice You Can Bank on

Posted in blog, Speaker Articles, Success & Leadership

Career Advice You Can Bank on

PA_BeneficialOther women can be our best resources for career advice and mentorship, but we often find ourselves so caught up in the day-to-day to-do’s that we don’t always take the time to ask questions and learn from each other. So here, from some of Beneficial Bank’s leaders, with decades of experience in the corporate trenches, is the best advice they’ve ever received or given:

Always Speak Up

“It really helps to know what you want and to be able to articulate it. When I decided that I really wanted to get into the field of training and development, I was able to make good career decisions. I took an entry level job in a company known for its training department, told all of my managers that I wanted to be a trainer, and volunteered for any project that would help me get the skills and experience I needed.” — Julie Christoph, Director of Education & Development

Seek Out Challenges

“Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. Volunteer to take on additional responsibility, and use the opportunity for personal and professional growth.” — Adria Brewer, Commercial Real Estate Credit Officer

Trust Your Gut

“Make a decision. There is no such thing as perfect information.” — Lynn Nolan, Director of Special Assets Management

Take Chances

“Seeing the way children interact and how they make decisions allows you to realize how many mistakes you can and will make in life. You can almost always bounce back quicker than you expect and you shouldn’t be afraid to take chances.” — Melissa Dick, Director of Credit Policy and Mortgage Underwriting

Be True To You

“Work hard, respect everyone and never compromise your values.” – Amy Hannigan, SVP & Chief Accounting Officer


Negotiation Tips That Work for Women
Small Attitude Changes, Big Money Impact
About Face: Taking Your Career in a New Direction
Best Reads for Staying on Top of Every Industry

Posted in blog, Speaker Articles, Job Advancement

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