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ENCORE | Sex, Intimacy and Deception: The State of Affairs (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 Iconic couples’ therapist, erotic intelligence expert and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of couples on their relationships.  Her latest research touches on infidelity and why it is so poorly understood. Affairs are a … [ more ]

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 ]

Sex, Intimacy and Deception: The State of Affairs (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 Iconic couples’ therapist, erotic intelligence expert and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of couples on their relationships.  Her latest research touches on infidelity and why it is so poorly understood. Affairs are a … [ 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 ]

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

TRANSITIONS: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm 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 the second. Her tipping point led her to … [ 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 ]

Making the Transition on Social Media from Personal to Professional (W)

YOUNG WOMEN’S PROGRAM: Designed for high school junior and senior girls Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Session description coming soon! Speaker: Alex Wolf, founder and chairman, Bossbabe Inc. and Fast Company “Most Creative People in Business 2016”

Think Differently: Feeling Confident About Taking the Lesser Known Path (POE)

YOUNG WOMEN’S PROGRAM: Designed for high school junior and senior girls Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm “Follow your gut” is advice easy to give, but harder to follow. How do you know when following your intuition will lead you to happiness and success? In the session, super stars in their industries will share with you the reasons why fostering your passions, seeking purpose in your chosen interest and taking … [ more ]

Achieving More by Doing Less (LP)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Even though women are 50% of the workforce, they only represent 18% of the highest-level leaders. Responsibilities at work and home often leave women without the bandwidth to succeed and wondering if their career and personal goals are unachievable. Tiffany Dufu, one of … [ more ]

How to Get Taken Seriously as a Woman in Tech (POE)

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS: Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Whether you are just getting your foot in the door, negotiating your next promotion and raise or trying to get backing for your big entrepreneurial idea, the tech field is a tough place to be a woman. From a lack of visible mentors and role models to underrepresentation in startup communities … [ more ]

Creating YOUR Meaningful Life: Avoiding Burnout & Finding Joy (POE)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Women are burned out and overwhelmed, working to balance personal and professional lives in the hopes of finding happiness.  Often this drive to do more does not lead to happiness, instead causing exhaustion, anxiety, guilt, fear, social comparison, inauthenticity and physical illness. Join … [ more ]

Your Own Sweet Time: Building a Life That Works for You (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 “Having it all” has become the subject of countless books, articles, debates, and social media commentary, with passions running high in all directions. Many now believe this to be gospel truth: Any woman who wants to advance in a challenging career has to make … [ more ]

Extreme You: Embracing Your Talents to Find Success

TRANSITIONS: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm In every challenging situation, personal or professional, individuals face the pressure to play it safe and conform to the accepted norms. But doing so comes with heavy costs: passions stifled, talents ignored, and opportunities squelched. The bolder choice is to embrace what expert Sarah Robb O’Hagan calls Extreme You: to confidently bring all that … [ more ]

Branding Yourself to Achieve your Career Goals (POE)

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS: Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm No matter how skilled you are, how experienced, how many years you’ve been in business, or how much you love what you do, if you do not have a commanding presence on every platform and can successfully communicate your story, you will continue to be under-recognized and labor to attract … [ more ]

Strategies to Stand Out, Step Up and Get Noticed (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 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 … [ more ]

Using Setbacks to Build Resilience and Succeed (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 Failure and fear are a natural part of life. Although typically viewed as a negative, they can be harnessed to unleash innovation, growth and even lead
to success. rough setbacks and failure, we can learn invaluable skills like resiliency and risk taking to propel life … [ more ]

Creative Change: Strategies for Fostering Innovation (W)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm CEOs, top executives, and other business leaders say they need creativity and real innovation to thrive in a competitive world. But according to former Wharton management professor Jennifer Mueller, many business leaders chronically reject creative solutions and often embrace the familiar, even as they … [ more ]

Strategies to Win: Tackling the Invisible Barriers to YOUR Success (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 When women work to break the glass ceiling, they are more likely to rely on hard work and obtaining outside qualifications than engaging in networking, negotiation and office politics, which can often seem unnecessary and a waste of time.  But, recognizing the importance of these … [ more ]

Power, Parity & Influence: Driving Change in the Workplace (W)

LEADERSHIP: Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 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 … [ more ]

Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace (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 Is there room for civility in today’s high-paced, heads-down, sound-bite, cut-to-the-chase world? The answer is a resounding yes. Civility brings financial, emotional and physical benefits. Join researcher and rudeness expert Dr. Christine Porath as she leads a discussion with a panel of senior executives on the costs … [ more ]

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