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Networking to Where You Want to Go: Building the Relationships YOU Need to Succeed

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 If you think of networking as schmoozing at cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any … [ 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 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 our work, … [ more ]

Gender Partnership: Engaging Men as Advocates to Pioneer Gender Equity (POE)

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 By engaging men in advocating for more equal workplaces, we’re creating better leaders, stronger businesses, more fulfilling lives for both women and men as well as establishing a business imperative required at all levels from all managers. The stats are staggering, in terms of where women stand in … [ more ]

Expert Exchange | Diversity, Equity and Race: Broadening Perspectives in the Workplace

Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Ballroom F/G As the conversation around race and diversity in our society today continues to evolve, so does the need to understand how this impacts our roles in the workplace. The focus of this panel is to discuss the challenges, address difficult issues, and how to make room for constructive dialogue when bridging cultural and ethnic perspectives. Join this panel of experts for an honest … [ more ]

Expert Exchange | Making the Tech Industry a Fit for YOUR Skillset

Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Ballroom E We’re fortunate to live in a fast-growing market with a rich tech environment, but what if your professional background and skillset doesn’t seem to be perfectly suited for tech? How do you take advantage of the positives associated with tech – the fun, energizing, innovative and forward thinking culture – and make the industry work FOR YOU using your individual expertise and … [ 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 ]

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 | 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 ]

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 ]

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