The Texas Conference for Women is committed to your health and well being.
Open all day from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, the Pavilion will feature:
- Comfortable and peaceful relaxation in our luxurious lounge
- Healthy food and cooking demonstrations
- Complimentary chair massages
Featuring Health & Wellness Pavilion Emcee:
Shay McBurney, co-founder, MedRebels Foundation
Don’t Miss the Exciting Sessions Scheduled on the Pavilion Stage:
11:10 – 11:25 AM: Women’s Health Wellness Matters
Women take care of everyone else except themselves. This session will encourage midlife women to be actively engaged in their health. We will explore concerns with health care providers and leveraging health education resources, like TheHemline.com.
Speaker: Dr. Patricia Sulak, MD, Dudley P. Baker Endowed Professor of Research and Education in OB/GYN, Texas A&M College of Medicine/Scott & White Healthcare
12:40 – 12:55 PM: Fitting in Fitness So Your Body Can Last a Lifetime
150 minutes a week is what the guidelines tell us we need to get committed to our health. This session will offer practical tips to help you find time in your busy schedules for fitness. We will also explore what a fitness regime looks like and what you can expect to gain.
Speaker: Suzanne Parker, corporate wellness coach, H-E-B
2:40 –2:55 PM: Pattern Recognition: Your Body…Use It or Lose It!
This session will explore the patterns of health decline over the last 30 years – the staggering truths and the links to why they are happening. The reality is, if we decide not to use it…we will all inevitably lose it. Join us and learn some thought provoking simple truths to the architecture of the human body and how it is authentically designed to move.
Speaker: Todd Wright, strength and conditioning coach, men’s basketball program, The University of Texas
2:55 – 3:10 PM Take Charge of Your Money: Savings Fundamentals
Meeting your financial goals — you can make it happen. Explore simple, straightforward guidelines for prioritizing your financial activities, such as saving for retirement, saving for a down payment on a house, funding a child’s education, and paying down debt.
Speaker: Gloria Brown Oliver, V.P., financial consultant, Charles Schwab
3:10 – 3:25 PM: Top Supplements for Women
Katherine Anderson will provide an overview of top supplements for women, including fish oil, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, black cohosh and probiotics. Each of these have strong indications for women’s health in both managing common symptoms and thinking ahead with preventative maintenance.
Speaker: Katherine Anderson, ND, FABNO, national director of Naturopathic Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
3:40 – 3:55 PM: Blind Ambition: From Pediatric Brain Tumor to Paralympic Hopeful
Patricia Walsh delivers a message of overcoming obstacles, living beyond excuses, and achieving to an individual’s full potential. Diagnosed with a severe pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at age five due to complications of surgery. As a teenager she struggled with depression and hopelessness. Today, she is a world champion triathlete (having raced in over 12 marathons and ultra-marathons) and an award-winning engineer (becoming one of the first blind engineers at Microsoft). Patricia is the national champion for the Olympic distance and recently secured Bronze for the United States in the Short Course World Championship in Beijing, China 2011. Her inspirational story will teach you how to dream big and watch your dreams come true!
Speaker: Patricia Walsh, brain tumor survivor, world champion triathlete and award-winning engineer
3:40 –3:55 PM On the Right Track with Heart Health: Pro Motorsports Racing Meets Public Service
Mica Mosbacher, Honorary Consul General to Iceland, philanthropist and award-winning writer recently joined the world of professional auto racing as director of off-track events for Godstone Ranch Motorsports (GMS), a family-owned non-profit corporation created to raise awareness and funds for select causes through the allure of professional motorsports racing. Recently, GMS officially teamed up with the American Heart Association (AHA) to spread the life-saving message of its new Hands-Only CPR campaign. This session will offer an overview of GMS’s commitment to giving back and its unique fundraising vehicle; why the issue of cardiovascular health is so important; and the life-saving simplicity of AHA’s Hands-Only CPR program.
Speakers: Mica Mosbacher, Honorary Consul General to Iceland and AHA Executive To Be Announced
Join us at 4:00 PM for a chance to win amazing prizes at our raffle!
11:00 – 11:30 AM; 12:30 – 1:00 PM; 2:45 – 4:30 PM
Dress Well and Feel Well: Building a Career Wardrobe that Showcases the Inner and Outer You!
Presenter: Sheri Falk, designer, image consultant, fashion coach and founder, Basiques
Are you a busy female executive or emerging leader who feels intimidated or overwhelmed by today’s wardrobe choices? Do you feel stressed or uncomfortable when it is time to get dressed? Sheri Falk, founder of Basiques, can do wonders for your wardrobe, confidence and self-esteem! Because we all know that how you dress is directly tied to both your success and how you feel.
Join Sheri for interactive demos and practical advice throughout the day to teach you how to pull together a fashionable, yet practical, work wardrobe that makes you feel great about yourself and your work. Stop by to learn how to:
- Dress to fit and flatter your frame;
- Be professional, yet feminine;
- Transition a wardrobe from day to night;
- Lessen the stress in the morning with our 60-20-20 formula; and
- How to pack just a few pieces in for both work & play (for any road warriors).