How to Negotiate a Killer Job Offer

Do you want access to the secrets top executives know about negotiating job offers? Employment attorney Robin Bond will share insider tips on how to level the playing field in job offer negotiations. Attendees will learn Bond’s strategies for negotiating success including: how to strategically analyze a job offer; get more money in a deal; tackle the tough issues of securing stock options, long-term incentives and severance pay promises; and … [ more ]

Using Fear to Create and Innovate

We often forget the meaning and lessons in our own stories as we seek out inspiration and how to be creative. We discount our fears, our insecurities, the experiences we’re afraid to talk about and instead focus on finding innovation and feeling like the creativity should come from elsewhere. Ishita Gupta will show you that the opposite is true. True innovation and inspiration comes from exploring your deepest needs and … [ more ]

Act Three: Finding Your Next Career

Are you STUCK?? Are you ready to go back to work or change jobs, but unsure of what you want to do, or just as important, what you are good at today? Or maybe you have lots of ideas, but are unable to focus on one and so you haven’t moved forward in your job quest. Julie Shifman, founder of Act Three, which helps women create a fulfilling next act … [ more ]

Your Pitch: How to Get Your Story Heard

Loraine Ballard Morrill, veteran news and community affairs director for Clear Channel Radio, will share tips and suggestions for getting the attention of overworked and overwhelmed media professionals. Whether you are in the for-profit world trying to maximize exposure, an entrepreneur trying to secure press or spearheading a cause in the non-profit arena, this session will offer something for everyone. Attendees will learn specific do’s and don’ts and explore how … [ more ]

Connecting vs. Networking

Networking isn’t about the number of connections you have – it’s about meeting and fostering relationships with the people you want in your life. Are you ready to quit filling up your calendar with random networking events and coffee dates and start building and leveraging relationships that are reciprocal and actually mean something to you? This session will provide practical tools and strategies to help you spend less time randomly … [ more ]

Claiming Happiness

If you’ve been struggling to find the happiness you deserve, then this is the session for you. Kathy Kinney (best known as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show ) and Cindy Ratzlaff (market – ing genius behind the launch of The South Beach Diet ) have been best friends for more than thirty years, and have helped each other navigate the ups and downs of their lives with humor and … [ more ]

The Shift: The Moment and Method for Reinvention

Best-selling author, Good Morning America contributor and entrepreneur Tory Johnson is no stranger to major life changes— after shifting from employee to entrepreneur after a painful firing. With a lifetime of struggling with her weight, Tory felt ashamed of how she looked but could never find the will to change. When a network executive warned her that if she didn’t lose weight her television career could be in jeopardy, Tory … [ more ]

Driving Social Good and Change Through the Power of the Workplace

Through access to networks, employees and customers, the workplace – regardless of size, sector or purpose – has the unique power to act as force multipliers to impact social change and make a difference. This session will explore the various ways that employees and entrepreneurs can use a work or corporate infrastructure to give back, volunteer and make an impact locally, domestically or globally. This session will use experiences from … [ more ]

Health and Wellness: Improving Your Productivity by Managing Your Stress and Sleep

How many times have you wished for more hours in a day or said, “If only I didn’t need to sleep”? We all want to maximize our time and energy. While our needs and stresses are different, there are some consistencies that can be leveraged by all women to maximize our efficiency. This ses – sion will feature medical and wellness experts to explore options to make you as productive … [ more ]

Achieving Work/Life Integration: How to Have it All…At the Right Time

Decades ago, before the invention of laptops and smart phones, boundaries were clear and work stayed at the office after 5pm. Thanks to the blessing (or curse) of technology, separation of work and play seems to be non-existent. While workplace productivity has increased as a result, balance continues to be out of whack as women especially, struggle to juggle the mayhem and pressures of life and career. Rather than find … [ more ]