Yes, you can excel in your career AND have a decent quality of life. Here’s Harvard Law lecturer Erica Ariel Fox on the importance of saying “no” and why the Texas Conference for Women thrills her:
“Women have a lot of the answers that the world needs.”
— Shirley Franklin, former mayor of Atlanta
Why aren’t there more women stepping up into executive leadership roles? Hear what Ms. Franklin had to say about the situation in the halls of the 2013 Conference:
Sera Bonds, executive director of Circle of Health International, was one of 2013’s most popular speakers. Hear her muse about mentoring and multitasking in this bite-sized interview:
“We all have power in us to change the tide.” Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate
Texas Conference for Women keynote Leymah Gbowee received a standing ovation for her powerful speech, in which she shared her own story as a Liberian peace activist, and how it’s possible for anyone to make a difference.
“The power of possibility. It’s only possible if you decide I’m going to step out and do something…It is possible for us to make a change. It is possible for us to turn our upside down world upright…You have the power. Let’s make it possible for some girl, some woman, to dream.”
“If it comes down to your ethics vs. a job, choose ethics. You can always find another job.” 2013 Texas Conference for Women keynote Sallie Krawcheck, one of the most respected voices on Wall Street, speaks about lessons she learned in her own career in senior leadership roles and the importance of women in business.