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Harness Resilience to Catapult Yourself Forward (LP)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Whether personally or professionally, women face more stresses and strains than ever before. What if you could embrace life’s challenges, using them to catapult yourself forward instead of feeling weighed down by them? Join resilience expert Anne Grady as she presents a comedic spin … [ more ]

ENCORE | Live Richer with the One Week Budget

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 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 her … [ more ]

Time Saving Tips for Women at all Stages in Life (POE)

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 For most of us, a life with more time to do what you want and less stress would be optimal. But, making intentional, purposeful choices to create a life with more clarity and ease when you feel so harried is challenging. Whether you are … [ more ]

ENCORE | Why Simple Wins: Escaping the Complexity Trap to Get to the Work That Matters (W)

TRANSITIONS: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Many people feel like they spend their days drowning in mundane tasks—attending meetings, responding to emails, and completing reports—that prevent them from getting to the meaningful work they truly want to be doing. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Join this session to learn how to eliminate redundancies, communicate with clarity, and make … [ more ]

Reading Others: It’s All About the Body (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 Whether in a meeting with your colleagues, selling a client on an idea or mingling at a networking event, understanding what others are trying to say is imperative to your success. Led by Alice Rutkowski, nicknamed the “People Whisperer,” this session will boost your nonverbal intelligence so … [ more ]

Break the Cycle: Embrace Your Hormones (W)

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 Feeling “hormonal” is not usually seen as a positive thing, even though it is entirely natural. But Martie Haselton, the world’s leading researcher on sexuality, argues that there is great value to be had in better understanding the hidden intelligence of hormones. In this … [ more ]

Women & Work: The Changing Meaning of Ambition (LP)

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS: Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Faced with pivotal and thought-provoking moments in their careers, college friends Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace came back together decades post-graduation to embark on a project about women, ambition, transition, crisis and achievement. This workshop will share their rich insights, findings and first-hand experiences about the changing meaning of ambition. Drawing on … [ more ]

Innovation Quotient: Making Your Mighty Idea a Reality (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Your innovative idea could solve problems, create new paradigms, lead to breakthroughs, and possibly even change the world. What’s holding you back?  This panel of experts, led by serial entrepreneur Nathalie Molina Nino, will explore how you can unlock your boundless potential to create … [ more ]

Working with Difficult People: Navigating Different Personalities for Career Success (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Ballroom F/G Your work day is filled with them—people who frustrate, impede, maneuver, undermine, plot, connive, and whine. This session will detail specific techniques for handling all of them, with easy-to-follow scenarios for every situation. Taking into account the modern issues that play into … [ more ]

Expert Exchange | Strategies to Stand Out, Step Up and Get Noticed in a Male Dominated Environment (POE)

Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm MR 17 Austin is a magnet for the best and brightest and you are part of it. In this competitive environment, it is important to stand out, step up and get noticed – not only to climb the ladder, but to have impact. But how do you stand out without alienating others? How do you get taken seriously in a male-dominated room? And how … [ more ]

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