Category Archives: Speaker Articles
By Pam LeBlanc, Feature Writer, Austin American-Statesman Oh the horror. Here it is January, when everyone suddenly becomes an exercise junkie. A month ago you had the gym to yourself. You never had to wait for a machine or circle the lot to park your car.
If you think 95 percent of running a meeting is showing up, you probably don’t accomplish much in them. Like most things in life, a well-run meeting takes forethought and planning, says Amanda Bruno, an attorney and director of special projects at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Take these tips from women executives—and never let your meetings waste time or reflect poorly on your leadership skills again.
A promotion? Going into business for yourself? No New Year’s resolution is too out there if you’re serious about it. “The key is making it actionable and measurable,” says Dan Schawbel, founder and managing partner of Millenial Branding and author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success. Turn your resolution into reality this year with this simple 5-step plan!
Courtesy of ExxonMobil Innovation is defined as the act of introducing new acts or methods to lead to better solutions and/or products. Indeed, innovation sits at the heart of the engineering profession. As engineering and technology continue to be ever more important to our lives, we need to ensure more of our students, especially our academically prepared young women, pursue careers in engineering. Not only will this support greater diversity … [ more ]
As 2014 winds down and we all marvel at how quickly the year passed, thoughts about our contributions to the world and humanity inevitably come up. For some of us, these thoughts are passing wishes, but for some they’re deep career regrets. Whether you are just daydreaming about greener pastures or seriously contemplating a leap over the proverbial fence, here’s what you need to know about the nonprofit sector, from … [ more ]
Long before Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her first major movie role (Patsey in 12 Years a Slave) and graced the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire and People, she was a 16-year-old from Kenya moving halfway around the world by herself to study in Mexico, where her parents lived when she was born. She says she was “excited but mainly terrified.” But she set off with courage, which is … [ more ]
Backrubs are a nice way to relax if you have the money or a kind partner. Same goes for practicing yoga on top of a mountain or cruising around the Greek Islands. For the rest of us who aren’t reality TV stars, here’s what 25 women who have spoken at the Conference for Women do in their daily life to decompress, recharge and stay positive:
You’re about to be in a convention hall full of people, some of whom could help your business, catapult your career or otherwise open doors for you. Logging onto LinkedIn is probably not on your pre-Texas Conference for Women to-do list. But the giant online networking site is incredibly useful for face-to-face encounters, too, says Susan Tabor-Kleiman, J.D., a LinkedIn profile strategist and owner of Your Professional Writer. Here’s what … [ more ]
By Wealth Management Systems, Inc., Courtesy of Erika Kelly, Assistant Vice President and Regional Diversity Officer, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management The potential for change is one of the few constants in life. Whether your circumstances evolve unexpectedly or as the result of careful planning, you may have to alter your investment strategy. The following are transitional events that may present opportunities or savings obstacles:
There’s persistence—say, trying to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark-proof cage. And then there’s Diana Nyad persistence—trying four more times, despite rough seas and stormy weather, hours-long asthma attacks and paralyzing jellyfish stings, until she succeeded—all after turning 60 years old. Nyad could also brand leadership, resilience and success. Here’s her take on them and more.
By Sujata Neidig, Americas Business Development Manager, Freescale Microcontrollers Product Group As a working woman, I know that it’s easy to let taking care of yourself fall to the bottom of your to-do list. It’s especially hard to keep up with any type of fitness routine when you’re traveling for work. So after having two kids and starting a job that required travel—my background is in engineering—I became a runner, … [ more ]
Featuring Katherine Anderson, N.D., F.A.B.N.O., National Director of Naturopathic Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Corliss Ivy, L.P.C., Mind Body Therapist, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Career, family, finances, pets, housework, cooking, community involvement— it’s no wonder the modern woman is stressed out! Stress can be caused by physical, mental and emotional triggers and is a normal process essential to life. But chronic stress can weaken the immune system, … [ more ]
Featuring Claudia Pillow, Chief Nutrition Officer, Hail Merry Describing her diet as “healthy foodie leaning paleo,” Hail Merry’s Chief Nutrition Officer Claudia Pillow, Ph.D., has been happily living gluten-free for more than 11 years. Her diet consists of lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, sustainable seafood, organic poultry, grass-fed meat, lentils and good fats like virgin coconut oil and olive oil. A typical breakfast may be an organic egg, … [ more ]
For many of us, the end of the business day just means the beginning of home office hours. So we end up living for the weekend, which is hardly a healthy way of life. “You need to have balance every day in order to rejuvenate your mind and body,” says Lawana Gladney, Ph.D., aka Dr. G, an emotional wellness expert and author of If You’re in the Driver’s Seat, Why … [ more ]
You’re busy, you’re late, you’re tired, you’re stressed. Whatever your reason for eating badly, it often comes down to the fact that you are pressed for time. But food that’s good for you can be quick and convenient—and truly satisfying, says Ellie Krieger, TV host and author of Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less. Check out your best bets for one-handed breakfasts (salty or sweet), desktop … [ more ]
In the past five years, Jumoke Dada has collected more than 3,000 names for her database. The young entrepreneur in Philadelphia has used that database to launch and grow Signature RED, her marketing and communications company, help people by connecting them to resources and other contacts and raise awareness for her causes, including Project A.L.O.E. Steal her networking secrets.
Meet a highly successful person and chances are she has a mentor—or two or four! We asked scheduled speakers at the 2014 Texas Conference for Women for the most useful piece of advice a mentor has given them. Each answer is conveniently short and easy to remember—like a mantra. Repeat these proven words of wisdom to yourself and to others!
Unhappy about something at work? Stop grumbling about it and speak up! Here’s the right way to do it, from Jane Hyun, a global leadership strategist and the co-author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences.
“Delivering negative feedback is hard in any sphere, but it’s especially awkward at work, where you may not know the person well and you anticipate he or she may get defensive, become sullen or even tear up,” says Kate White, former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan and author of I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for Money, Snag the Promotion and Create the Career You Deserve. “But the … [ more ]
If you always try to put your best foot forward, yet you’re not gaining the ground you deserve, it could be your communication style. Career strategist and author Sara Canaday helps you identify the blind spots that are holding you back. by Sara Canaday You can do everything right for your career—network, take on extra projects, work overtime, etc.—yet still find yourself veering off track because of professional blind spots: … [ more ]