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Roundtable 1 | Maximizing Social Media in the Job Search

Speaker: Kimberly O’Connor, technology evangelist and director, human capital management applications, Oracle Studies have shown that approximately 80% of job seekers turn to social media to search for a new job, but if LinkedIn is not your choice of platform, how do you use utilize social in this process? Whether you are looking for top talent or searching for a job, you’ll want to leverage social media. Join this roundtable with job … [ more ]

4:00 – 4:30 pm Author Appearances

Mallika Chopra Samantha Ettus Nely Galán Angie Morgan 4:40 – 5:00 pm Author Appearances Carla Birnberg Rebecca Geier

2:30 pm Author Appearances

Diane von Furstenberg

12:30 pm Author Appearances

Jenny Blake Christine Carter Nely Galán Grace Killelea Jay Newton-Small Lisa Nichols Amie Sikes Jolie Sikes

11:00 am Author Appearances

Trudy Bourgeois Mallika Chopra Teresa Ghilarducci Therese Huston Stephanie Kaplan Lewis Angie Morgan Nina Tassler

ENCORE: How to Lead…When You’re Not in Charge (W)

LEADERSHIP: Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Ballroom A Are leaders born or made? Leadership has nothing to do with positional authority and everything to do with how well you influence outcomes and inspire others. This session shares action-oriented practices that allow you to lead and impact change even if you are not “in … [ more ]

ENCORE: Transform Your Norm…Success Lies Outside Your Comfort Zone (LP)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Ballroom D Lisa Nichols is no stranger to transformation. Her own story is extraordinary – she transformed her life from a single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur. Her own struggles have been the inspiration behind her bold mission to teach others … [ more ]

ENCORE: Living with Intent: Your Guide for Moving From Action to Outcome (W)

HEALTH & WELLNESS: Offering strategies for managing and improving your physical, mental and emotional well being Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Ballroom B/C Mallika Chopra, the daughter of spirituality guru Deepak Chopra, has been steeped in questions of purpose, fulfillment, and enlightenment for her entire life. As she looked to answer these questions, she struggled with the challenges of guilt and finding balance and serenity as her to-list multiplied by … [ more ]

Expert Exchange | Are You Ready to be Self-Made?

Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm MR 18 Do you have what it takes to be a self-made entrepreneur? It’s not just about the potential for financial independence, but financial empowerment is where it begins. It means getting out of survival mode, where you are one problem away from catastrophe. It means changing your mindset from instant gratification to goal orientation. It means being able to sleep at night without … [ more ]

Roundtable 1 | Creative Marketing for Small Business

Speaker: Shanteka Sigers, SVP and executive creative director, Sanders\Wingo and Business Insider’s Top Creative Women in Advertising Small business owners are consumed by the business of their business, with little time, money or expertise to devote to marketing. Just because you build a better mousetrap doesn’t mean the world will beat a path to your door. So, how do you get started? Attend this roundtable and learn if the biggest … [ more ]

Roundtable 2 | Top Tweet Tips

Speaker: Carla Birnberg, author, What You Can When You Can: Healthy Living on Your Terms Growing your career or business requires that you elevate your profile and expand your network. Twitter can help you achieve both. It lets others know your expertise and enables you to connect to the industry influencers who can help you grow. Carla Birnberg will guide you through best practices to keep up with the latest … [ more ]

Expert Exchange | The Pie Life: How to Slice it to Find Life Balance

Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm MR 19 There are many slices in the pie of life, but what are your priorities and how do you meet those goals? Samantha Ettus has worked with thousands of women on their work/life challenges and will share her one-of-a-kind strategies and tactics in this session designed for women looking to thrive professionally and personally. Her easy-to-apply practical and down to earth advice will … [ more ]

Roundtable 2 | Raising Capital

Speakers: Kelly Gasink & Jill Burns, co-founders, Austin Cocktails Launching a business offers many challenges, but raising capital can often be the most daunting and intimidating challenge of all. It can make the difference between your idea taking off, or never going anywhere. Learn how entrepreneurs can identify different sources of funding to find the one that is most compatible with their business’ needs, and then go out and make it … [ more ]

Roundtable 3 | Your Crowdfunding Strategy

Speaker: Carlotta Stankiewicz, advertising creative director and author, Haiku Austin We have all heard about that Kickstarter campaign that reached its goal within the hour. Or that GoFundMe campaign whose idea seemed brilliant, but failed to meet its goal. What are the strategies that will make your crowdfunding campaign viable for success? Before you start, meet Carlotta Stankiewz, who just finished a campaign and will share how to maximize this … [ more ]

Roundtable 4 | Creating a Business Plan for your Small Business

Speaker: Nicole Patel, founder and chocolatier, Delysia Chocolatier Businesses don’t plan to fail; they just fail to plan. For an aspiring entrepreneur, the business plan helps you determine if you have a viable business idea. For an existing business, it provides you, your staff and key stakeholders with your roadmap for success. This roundtable will help you to define your business, identify your customers, understand your financing needs and decide … [ more ]

Roundtable 5 | B2B Marketing

Speaker: Rebecca Geier, CEO and co-founder, TREW Marketing With the growing inundation of smart content, buyers are becoming increasingly selective about where they will click and what websites they will view. How do you compete and generate the demand in your B2B marketing strategy. Rebecca Grier, named by Wall Street Journal editors among the Ten Most Innovative Entrepreneurs in America, will share best practices and the latest trends, such as … [ more ]

Roundtable 6 | Master Your Growth with MasterCard

Speaker: Mercedes Garcia, VP and senior business leader, global community relations, Mastercard Getting your business up and running is a big hurdle. Making smart financial decisions to take your business to the next level can be even harder. This roundtable will provide practical advice and pitfalls to avoid for scaling your business, regardless of industry.  You will learn what you need to consider when evaluating your business’ opportunities for growth, … [ more ]

Roundtable 3 | How to Maximize your Blog’s Reach

Speaker: Brenda Ray Coffee, founder, 1010ParkPlace Blogging gives you a platform to present your voice to the world — attend this roundtable and learn how to find your voice! Attendees will learn the basic tools you need to get started and learn how to build traffic and attract readers. Together you will explore tips for maximizing your blog’s reach to help you build your business or charity and spread the … [ more ]

Roundtable 4 | Video vs. Print: How Online Video is Catching the Audience’s Attention

Speaker: Kelly Wonderlin, digital lifestyle enthusiast and co-owner, Horns Illustrated When you use video on your website, you have a powerful tool that can increase the popularity of your web pages. Whether you want to sell your product, share your knowledge or increase page views, digital expert Kelly Wonderlin will share how you can incorporate video to create a dynamic web site that attracts and keeps visitors.  

Roundtable 5 | Using Instagram to Communicate Your Brand

Speaker: Elayna Fernandez, author, mentor & founder, The Positive MOM Instagram has become the app of choice for many looking to promote their business, blog or passion. Find out how to use this image based social network to connect and engage personally and professionally. Whether you are corporate, small business or a non-profit, you will leave inspired with ideas on how to propel your work forward. Be sure to bring … [ more ]

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