The 2014 Conference Center


Debbie Sterling at the Morning Keynote Session

Shiza Shahid at the Morning Keynote Session

Diana Nyad at the Keynote Luncheon


Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Leadership in a Multigenerational Workplace: How to Leverage Your Employees for Maximum Impactwith Ritu Sharma, Jane Hyun, Mandy Ginsberg, Gayle Morris, and Johnita Jones

It’s All About a Brand New Brand YOU! Tips to Market and Promote Yourself – with Cindy Ratzlaff, Sara Canaday, Amy Heirman, Carla Piñyero Sublett, Michele Ruiz, and Vandana Singh

The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently – with Sunni Brown and Lori Knowlton

Transitions and Risk Taking: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave – with Patty Chang Anker, Debbie Jones, Cathy Kangas, Leticia Watts, Stacy Zoern, and Cindy Goldsberry

Minimizing Stress, Anxiety and Depression for Maximum Happiness  with Cynthia Ackrill, M.D., Katherine Anderson, Dr. Lawana Gladney, and Pam LeBlanc

Quieting Your Inner Critic So You Can Play Big  – with Tara Sophia Mohr and Michelle Breyer

Goals With Soul: The Most Effective Approach to Life Planning and Creating Success on Your Terms – with Danielle LaPorte and Heather White

Turning Your Dream Into Reality – with Jessica Bacal, Kimberly Bryant, Megan Grassell, Alison Brushaber, and Cynthia Rubio 

Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Bridging the Cross-Gender Communication Gap to Improve Your Leadership and Advance Your Position – with John Gray and Sheila Scarborough

Inside High-Tech Culture: How to Belong Without Giving Up Your Values – with Kathy Brabson, Kimberly Bryant, Debbie Sterling, Renee Mitchell, and Karen Rapp

Secrets for Winning at Work: The Handbook for Emerging Professionals and Career Success – with Jessica Bacal, Kate White, and Brenda Dennis

Quieting Your Inner Critic So You Can Play Big – with Tara Sophia Mohr and Norine Yukon

Aging Boldly: Making the Most of Your Time – with Abigail Trafford and Virginia Woodruff

Survival Strategies in a “Lean In” World: Real People, Real Stories, Real Solutions – with Joan Williams, Katrina Alcorn, Gail Sheehy, Kerri Zane, and Jane Gasdaska

How to Become the Social Entrepreneur of Your Life: Doing Well By Doing Good – with Lila Igram, Ritu Sharma, Shiza Shahid, and Fayruz Benyousef

I AM THAT GIRL: Empowering Your Everyday Life – with Alexis Jones and Kelly Ballard

Session III: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bridging the Cross-Gender Communication Gap to Improve Your Leadership and Advance Your Position – with John Gray and Kerri Zane

Flex: Strategies for Thriving in a Multicultural and Multigenerational Workplace – with Jane Hyun and Leslie Rhode

Expert Exchange Sessions: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Style in the Workplace – with Kate White

Claiming Happiness – with Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff

From 0 to Tech in 30 Days – with Deborah Carter, Kay Jones, Lisa McLin, and Kim Tryce

How to Have a Better Day at Work: Sound Sleep, Reduced Stress, Stronger Immunity – with Katherine Anderson

Inclusive Leadership as a Competitive Advantage – with Heather Lawley, Brenda Dennis, Hope Galley, Gayle Morris, and Steve Yager



All photos by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Texas Conference for Women


See complete media coverage on our Media Resources page.

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