The 2015 Conference Center

2015 Abridged Program (PDF)


Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Courage to Innovate: Unlocking the Skills for Fresh Thinkingwith Cindy Solomon, Chandini Portteus, Ingrid Vandervelt, Jamie Warder and Trynka Shineman

No Risk, No Reward: Taking the Risk to Do What You Want With Your Career – with Mary Spio, Major MJ Hegar, Rochelle Rae, Amie Sikes, Jolie Sikes and Colette Pierce Burnette

Working Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style – with Carson Tate and Pam McKay

Branding & Perception: How to Maximize How You Are Perceived by Others – with Stephanie Carls, Tamara Fields, Aliza Licht, Elizabeth Matthews, Amanda Slavin and Stephanie Douglass

What’s Next? Strategies for Maximizing the Second Half of Life  with Kerry Hannon and Johnita Jones

Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family: A Conversation With Anne-Marie Slaughter – with Anne-Marie Slaughter and Emily Ramshaw

What It Takes: The 10 Steps to Success – with Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks and Aimee Hoyt

Brave Girls: Strategies for Strength – with Dr. Stacey Radin, Sarah Schimmer, Maya Payne Smart, Trisa Thompson, Yasmine Winkler and Kirsten Gappelberg

Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Pioneering Pay Equity: Strategies to Bridge the Gap, Own Your Value and Negotiate Your Worth – with Gloria Feldt, Patty McCord, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Elizabeth Thornton and Kathie Tovo

Working Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style (ENCORE) – with Carson Tate and Jane Gasdaska

The Skills You Need to Build Your Career – with Aliza Licht, Tara Trower Doolittle, Lori Knowlton, Cindy Seffair, Kelly Showalter and Lani Rosales

Reviving Your Career: Actionable Steps to Achieve a Professional Renaissance – with Kerry Hannon, Sheryl Adkins-Green, Gayle Morris, Laura Simms, Wendy Wallbridge and Jen Ostrich

Optimize Your Stress and Improve Your Overall Well-Being – with Renée Trudeau, Dawn Bazarko, Jan Bruce, Christine Durbin and Dr. Kristin Neff

Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision Into Reality – with Ellen Rogin, Lisa Kueng and Mercedes Garcia

I AM THAT GIRL: Empowering Your Everyday Life – with Amanda Slavin and Diana Griffin

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

The Objective Leader: How to Leverage the Power of Seeing Things As They Are – with Elizabeth Thornton

Millennials: How to Mentor and Communicate With Your Newest Employees – with Anna Carroll

Maximizing Your Career in a Virtual Environment – with Dianne Hirsch, Mike Flannagan, Faisal Hanafi, Chris Hurst, Gayle Morris and Max Tremp

Navigating the Brave New World of Media: Strategies for Getting Your Message Out Through Traditional and New Media – with Leslie Rhode and Judy Maggio

Building Your Personal Brand – with Camille Styles

Spiraling Upward: The 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise – with Wendy Wallbridge

Gender Awareness is Not Just Women’s Work: It Takes All of Us – with Josh Levs, Dawn Frazier-Bohnert and Greg Gale

Women & Wealth: Establishing a Game Plan That Aligns with What You Value Most – with Stephanie Roberts and Lee K. Meeks


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Attendees Pitch Their Products to Tory Johnson on the Vistaprint Stage

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at our first-ever live pitch session, made by the good people at KVUE:


A Day in the Life of a TX Conference for Women Exhibitor

The amazing people behind Headshots, Y’all put together this fun video of their day exhibiting at the 2015 Texas Conference for Women:


See complete media coverage on our Media Resources page.

Thousands attend Texas Conference for Women downtown
October 15, 2015, by Quita Culpepper, KVUE

Is it time to revive the ERA?
October 16, 2015, by Tara Trower Doolittle, Austin-American Statesman