2012 Session

Life at a Crossroads: Finding the Courage to Choose a Different Path (workshop)

Speaker: Delia Ephron, best-selling author, playwright and screenwriter Bestselling author, playwright and screenwriter for movies including You’ve Got Mail, Hanging Up and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and books that include her most recent, The Lion is In, Delia Ephron explores the crossroads of life and offers her insight as to how to find the courage and imagination to take a different path. With humor and grace, she teaches what … [ more ]

How Executive Presence Can Help You Achieve EPIC Career Breakthroughs: A Conversation with Cathie Black

Moderator: Emily Bennington, author, Who Says It’s a Man’s World: The Girls’ Guide to Corporate Domination Speaker: Cathie Black, president and chairman, Hearst Magazines, best-selling author and Forbes “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” The view is different at the top – and a lot of talented women still miss it! But Cathie Black didn’t. Black, who began her career selling ads for Ms Magazine under Gloria Steinem, rose to … [ more ]

How Great Women Lead (panel)

Moderator: Bonnie St. John, Olympic skier, amputee, and bestselling author Panelist 1: Judith von Seldeneck, CEO, Diversified Search Panelist 2: Cindy Gallop, founder, Ifwerantheworld.com Panelist 3: Alba Martinez, principal, Retail Investor Group, Vanguard Referred to by NBC Nightly News as, “One of the five most inspiring women in America,” Bonnie St. John shares groundbreaking research from her newest book, How Great Women Lead, which chronicles the professional and personal lives … [ more ]

Smart Girls at the Party: How to Change the World By Being Yourself (workshop)

Speaker: Meredith Walker, former producer, Saturday Night Live and co-founder, Smart Girls at the Party In a society heavily focused on image, being the “smart girl” comes with all sorts of assumptions (and unfortunately not all are positive). This inspirational and interactive session explores how to move beyond hair, make-up, nails and clothes and find the child hiding within you –the one that played make believe or ran carefree through … [ more ]

Knowing Your Value and Negotiating Your Worth

Speaker: Victoria Pynchon, co-founder, She Negotiates, and best-selling author of The Grownups’ ABCs of Conflict and Success as a Mediator for Dummies When women are empowered to lead and given the tools and support to do so, they make choices that change history. Why is it then, that women are not compensated to reflect their power? Victoria Pynchon arms you with the tools to help you close your personal income … [ more ]

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Strategies to Redefine Power and Lead with Intention (workshop)

Speaker: Gloria Feldt, leadership expert and best-selling author Do you place limits on yourself or your ambitions because you try to adhere to existing social structures? In this interactive workshop, learn the secret to unlocking your potential.  Many women feel the pressure to conform to society’s standards, resulting in a mere 18% of women filling leadership roles — a statistic that has barely changed in the last 20 years.  Using her first-hand experiences … [ more ]

Smart Women Finish Rich: How to Live Rich and Finish Rich (workshop)

Speaker: David Bach, 9-time New York Times bestselling author and personal finance expert Did you know that women own over 10 million businesses; 40% of American moms are the primary breadwinners; and women have consistently outperformed male investors over the last 20 years? America’s leading financial expert David Bach empowers you to overcome your fears and take control of your financial health. This interactive workshop provides seven concrete steps to … [ more ]

The Sandwich Generation: Strategies for Caregiving (and Surviving This Mid-Life Tug of War) (panel)


Moderator: LuAnn Cahn, eight-time Emmy award-winning journalist and co-host, “The 10! Show”, NBC 10 Panelist 1: Dawn Jones, breast cancer survivor, former patient, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and founder, LIVE, LOVE, WALK SEXY…Breast Cancer Foundation Panelist 2: Amanda Bennett, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Panelist 3: Jody Gastfriend, vice president, Care Management, Care.com Caring for children is a constant juggling act between homework, packing lunches, scheduling classes and … [ more ]

The Disruptive Innovation of You (workshop)

Speaker:Whitney Johnson, co-founder, Rose Park Advisors and author, Dare, Dream, Do The idea is simple, but powerful: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different – they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market may not yet exist. As co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, Whitney Johnson will demonstrate how the frameworks of disruptive innovation … [ more ]

Using Your Professional Skills to Make a Difference (panel)

Moderator and Panelist: Rachael Chong, founder & CEO, Catchafire Panelist 1: Barbara Greenspan Shaiman, social entrepreneur, author, Live Your Legacy and founder, Champions of Caring Panelist 2: Charley Johnson, president, Pay it Forward Foundation Panelist 3: Natalia Allen, Conscientious Fashionista, founder, Design Futurist and creator of clothing line, Essentialist We all have valuable professional skills and expertise to share. Do you want to help make a difference in the world … [ more ]

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