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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

I AM THAT GIRL: Empowering Your Everyday Life (W)

YOUNG WOMEN’S PROGRAM: Designed for high school junior and senior girls Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm MR 19 Every day, we are bombarded with messages that lead us to question who we are. Meet Emily Greener, founder of I AM THAT GIRL, which advises young women to be the best version of each of us. In this inspirational and interactive session, attendees will learn how to collaborate instead of … [ more ]

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

YOUNG WOMEN’S PROGRAM: Designed for high school junior and senior girls Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am MR 19 “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 … [ more ]

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 II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 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 that … [ more ]

Creating a Life Balance Groove (W)

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 MR 17 & Simulcast in MR 16 Creating a less stressful and more balanced life is something many women are working to achieve. But, the concept of “balance” means something different to everyone and there is no right answer. Enter Christine Carter, a … [ more ]

Addicted to Busy: Managing Stress & Burnout (W)

HEALTH & WELLNESS: Offering strategies for managing and improving your physical, mental and emotional well being Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ballroom A Women are maxed out, addicted to being busy, and overwhelmed. Keeping busy at all costs is the cultural status quo, but the drive to do more is impacting our families, our work, and our health. Women process burnout differently than men and the result of our … [ more ]

Transform Your Life: The Science Behind How to Have a Good Day (W)

TRANSITIONS: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Whether we have a good day or not depends partly on things we can’t control – perhaps we run into an unexpected crisis, or our colleagues seem unusually cranky. But behavioral science shows us that many things that seem “fixed” or “random” can be surprisingly strongly influenced by our own actions, once we understand just … [ more ]

Career Transitions: Pivoting into Career 2.0

TRANSITIONS: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ballroom B/C This session is for anyone facing the daunting question of what comes next – whether your perfect-on-paper job has hit a plateau, you are considering taking on a new role, are moving into a new company or industry, or even starting or folding your own business. By taking your priorities into account and … [ more ]

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