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Personal Brand Overhaul: Redefine the Way You’re Perceived at Work (POE)

TRANSITIONS: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Everyone has a certain reputation (or “brand”) that they’re known for in the workplace, but for most people, that brand has been created by default, rather than by intentional design. The people you work with have built up their own perceptions, opinions, and judgments about who you are, what you’re good at—and possibly even what you’re … [ more ]

Live Richer with the One Week Budget (W)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: Offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am When “The Budgetnista” started writing her book at 25, she was a teacher earning $35,000 a year and saved $40,000 within two years. She now dedicates herself to financial literacy and helping others live a richer life. In this session, you will learn … [ more ]

Overcoming Bias in School & Beyond (POE)

YOUNG WOMEN’S PROGRAM: Designed for high school junior and senior girls Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am We all have blind spots or biases about people from other cultures, religions, and genders. These hidden biases influence the friends we choose, the organizations we join—and can influence our careers. Recognizing and braving our own blind spots is challenging enough, but how do we ensure others are assessing us in a fair … [ more ]

Get Paid What You’re Worth (POE)

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS: Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Texas women who work full-time have seen little headway when it comes to closing the gender gap in pay. Women are the majority of today’s college graduates, but less than a quarter make it past middle management. And we are being paid 80% of what men make. Now is the time … [ more ]

The Happiness Advantage (W)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Shawn Achor, best-selling author and one of the most popular TED speakers of all time, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the vital connection between success and happiness. In this session, Shawn will show that success and happiness are not competitive sports … [ more ]

In the Wake of #MeToo: What the Workplace Looks Like Now (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am The #MeToo movement is accomplishing what the laws created to prevent sexual harassment didn’t do. Sexual harassment is finally being taken seriously and numerous companies are working to put an end to it. While this massive movement is a welcome shift for women, it … [ more ]

Get UnStuck: Navigating a Career Transition (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Whether you are at a mid-career inflection point, wanting to advance professionally, or returning from a child-rearing hiatus, uncertainty about your path may cause you to feel stuck. Career planning isn’t easy, and this session can give you the nudge you need to approach a … [ more ]

Corner Office Success: How to Accelerate your Career Trajectory (POE)

LEADERSHIP: Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Why do some careers take off while others stall? Common wisdom says that successful people attended elite an MBA program, landed high-powered jobs right out of school, and climbed the ladder straight to the top. But the CEO Genome Project shattered these myths. This 10-year study of … [ more ]

Draw Your Big Idea: The Ultimate Creativity Tool for Turning Thoughts into Action (W)

TRANSITIONS: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions. Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Ballroom D In this increasingly visual age, images speak louder than words. Studies show that images also help people think. Visual note-taking such as doodling increases memory retention rates by nearly 30 percent, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus, and inspires self-expression. Driven by these groundbreaking findings, entrepreneurs Nora Herting and Heather Willems founded ImageThink, … [ more ]

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