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2017 Session | Stand Out, Step Up and Get Noticed

Gender exclusion is still prominent in today’s work environments putting women in a challenging position – for obvious reasons around the lack of equity– but also for those trying to exist in a corporate landscape as they climb the ladder and try to make a name for themselves. The competition is fierce wherever you are, and whether you like it or not, you are part of it. How do you stand out without alienating others? How do you get taken seriously in a male-dominated room? Join this team of leaders to uncover key lessons learned and new insights on how to make strides towards equity and partnership. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Handle manterrupting, bropriating and talkblocking;
  • Understand when to lead, when to follow and when to move on;
  • Assert your presence using strong verbal skills and body language;
  • Overcome bias and internal fears that prevent you from stepping up; and
  • Ways you can pay it forward.

Thought Leader: Janet Crawford, founder & CEO, Cascadance

⚬ Julie Lythcott-Haims, author, How to Raise an Adult and Real American
⚬ Carol Rohl, executive director, scientific information management,
⚬ Lisa Stone, co-founder & former CEO, BlogHer Inc. & CMO, Ellevest

Emcee: Colette Pierce Burnette, EdD, president & CEO, Huston-Tillotson University