Innovation remains an important priority for enterprises small and large as well as a major driver of our economic prosperity, if not even more important than ever. As a result, individuals and leaders continuously seek to increase creative output and improve innovation results. Yet we find ourselves, especially as women, mired in the never-ending search for continuous improvement – those elusive productivity gains allowing us to maximize our time and how we allocate this precious resource. Efficiency and effectiveness are top of mind for many of us daily, and on some days may feel like hourly. Read More
A lot of times, our work is … fine. Things are going well enough that we don’t look too deeply or ask too many questions of ourselves, and shamefully leave the TV channel set to The Real Housewives. Read More
In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked our conference community
How was/is your mother a role model for your career?
Following are some of our favorite responses. Add yours in the comments!
She taught me “Never say can’t. Tell me you don’t want to. Tell me you don’t know how and I’ll show you. But never say ‘can’t’.” Read More
Speaker: Gina Carroll, blogger and author, 24 Things You Can Do with Social Media to Help Get into College
Colleges have now embraced social media as an important tool in the admissions process. They are also using sites like Facebook to uncover unsavory information about candidates. This session illustrates ways that you can use social media to explore, attract and connect with colleges in a positive way. Learn how to create an online presence that allows schools to see your strengths and attributes. We also explore tools how to turn a potentially negative outcome (like getting turned down by your college of choice because of your social media content) into an optimal one by creating a positive social media presence. Even if you are not college bound, this session offers practical tools for building a social media presence that is invaluable to your job search and life.
Host: Dahna L. Hull, President & General Manager, Retail Sales & Service, AT&T Mobility South Texas
Everyone has good ideas, but making the leap from corporate America to small business ownership can be overwhelming. If you want to succeed as your own boss, there are some questions that need answers!
Small business expert Melinda Emerson presented an information-packed, 30-minute teleclass exclusively for the Conference for Women on Tuesday, January 22. Scroll down to listen to the recording and to find out:
Is your business idea solid?
Do you have the right skill set?
Who is going to buy from you and why?
How much money do you need to start?
Are you fit to work from home? Read More