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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 ]

The Culture of Tech: How Women are Changing the Rules (POE)

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 Ballroom E As the tech workforce continues its expansive surge, offering its employees numerous opportunities for both personal and professional growth, women still face barriers in their upward trajectory. From limits in leadership positions and an absence of female role models, to pay equity … [ 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 ]

Retire with Enough Money: Strategies for Making Your Money Last

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 Ballroom F/G With ever changing policies on retirement planning, it’s tempting to put off saving for retirement until there is a clear path to follow. Do you invest safely knowing that the money will be there, but might not be quite enough? Or do … [ 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 ]

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 I: 10:00 – 11:00 am 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 ]

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 ]

How We Decide: Strategies to Improve Our Decision Making Skills (POE)

TRANSITIONS: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am MR 18 & Simulcast in MR 12 Every day, in every part of our lives, we face an increasing number of choices. Our futures depend not just on the results, but on how well we handle making these hard choices and the serious scrutiny that comes with them. But is a woman’s experience issuing a tough … [ more ]

Innovative Women Pushing the Boundaries: Sharing Strategies for Risk Taking and Success

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS: Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ballroom E Making a decision to “push the boundaries,” whether it is switching to a new division of your current employer, starting your own company or joining a start-up can be overwhelming. If you have dreamed of being an entrepreneur, but not sure you are ready for the gamble, this panel … [ more ]

The Art of Branding: Positioning Yourself for YOUR Future (POE)

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS: Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am MR 16 & Simulcast in MR 17 Whether you are trying to ace a job interview, sign a new client or promote your business, it is critical to sell yourself. Often times, professionals fall into the trap of regurgitating bullets about their past jobs instead of sharing the value you they can … [ more ]

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