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The Statesman Cap10K: Give Yourself a Round of Applause in 2018

By Jeff Simecek, Director, Statesman Cap10K Race

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2017 Author Signing Schedule

Book signings will take place in the Exhibit Hall, next to the on-site bookstore. 9:45 – 10:15 am Mallika Chopra (signing in HomeAway booth #729, Tech Pavilion) Adam Grant Anita Hill J Kelly Hoey

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Is This Really as Far as We’ve Come?

According to a new poll, 60 percent of women think it’s inappropriate to have drinks alone with a man who is not their spouse, 53 percent think it’s inappropriate to have dinner alone, 44 percent to have lunch and 25 percent to have a work meeting. The men’s numbers for the same activities with a woman who isn’t their spouse were 48 percent, 45 percent, 36 percent and 22 percent, … [ more ]

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Additional Ticket Notification List

The 2017 TX Conference for Women is sold out and we do not anticipate releasing any more tickets. However, if you would like to be notified if any tickets do become available, please fill out the form below. By filling out this form you will also be added to our regular mailing list. If you cannot view the form on this page, try this direct link.  Loading…

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Additional Ticket Notification List

The 2017 TX Conference for Women is sold out and we do not anticipate releasing any more tickets. However, if you would like to be notified if any tickets do become available, please fill out the form below. By filling out this form you will also be added to our regular mailing list. Loading…

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2016 Speaker Highlights

We went through 2016 attendee evaluations and our own web metrics to compile this list of 2016’s most-loved speakers, sessions and teleclasses (posted online as podcasts). We hope you find some downtime as 2016 rolls into 2017 to watch, listen and enjoy!

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The Statesman Cap10K: Inspiration from Start to Finish

By Jeff Simecek, Statesman Cap10K Race Director On March 12, 1978, Jimmy Carter was president, “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees was dancing at No. 1 and the Statesman Capitol 10,000 was warming up for its first race in Austin. On April 23, 2017, the largest 10K in Texas, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, will be off to the races for the 40th time. Past and Present: Keeping … [ more ]

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2017 Technovation World Challenge

Technovation offers girls, age 10 – 18, the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year we invite girls to identify a problem in their community, and then challenge them to solve it. Girls work in teams to build both a mobile app and a business plan to launch that app, supported by mentors and guided by our curriculum. Technovation takes students … [ more ]

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Download the 2017 Conference App

Download the official Texas Conference for Women app to access the day’s schedule, full exhibitor listings, maps, speaker bios and local attractions. WHY DOWNLOAD? First look at our FULL AGENDA SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENTS & info MY SCHEDULE feature to help you plan your day CONNECT & NETWORK with other attendees before conference & on the big day MAPS to help you get around the convention center Stay up-to-date with ALERTS about teleclasses, contests and … [ more ]

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Looking for Your Photo?

Did someone snap a photo of you at the 2016 Conference? Photo booth images can be found here, on our “Who’s In” wall. Headshots taken by Liberty Mutual can be viewed and downloaded on their website: DifferentMakesTheDifference.com

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Abby Wambach Offstage

After her keynote speech at this year’s conference, soccer legend and equal pay advocate Abby Wambach stuck around to visit with the athletes from the Special Olympics Texas. They were, as you can imagine, totally stoked.  

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2016 Conference Day Logistics

November 15th is on the horizon, and in order to make your conference day go as smoothly as possible, we have a few important reminders for you. (Stay tuned for one more email that will help you plan your day around all the great programming we’ve set up this year!) When You Arrive… If you already have your name badge, you do NOT need to check in at the registration desk upon arrival – you … [ more ]

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2016 Author Signing Schedule

Book signings will take place in the Exhibit Hall, next to the on-site bookstore. 9:45 – 10:15 am Annie Clark Abby Wambach

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The 2016 TX Conference for Women is Sold Out

Tickets for the 2016 Conference are completely sold out! We do not anticipate releasing additional tickets. However, if you would like to be notified should additional tickets become available, please click here.

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When Bad Bosses Happen to Good People

If you’ve never had a bad boss, you must have spent your career…self-employed! Unfortunately, managers who are incompetent or otherwise awful are a fact of working life. Indeed, a whopping 568 of you responded to our call for bad boss stories and the lessons you learned from the experience. Read these cringe-worthy tales—and commiserate.

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Have the Best Summer of Your Career

Do less and achieve more. It may sound like a dream rather than a plan for summer, but it’s actually the MO of many highly accomplished people year-round. “Successful people don’t bother with work that isn’t high value or growth oriented,” says Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of I Know How She Does It and 168 Hours. “They prioritize, so that what matters most gets done, and … [ more ]

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A New Era of Healthcare For Young Texans with Disabilities

Good news for Texans under the age of 21 with disabilities—and for their parents! Beginning November 1, 2016, UnitedHealthcare will offer healthcare services tailored to the needs of young, low-income Texans who are living with disabilities. “UnitedHealthcare is committed to ensuring our health plan participants have access to not only the necessary health care services they need, but also an approach that puts the patient at the center of the … [ more ]

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What You Need to Know about the New Federal Rules to Close the Pay Gap

Earlier this year, President Obama announced a new executive order requiring companies with more than 100 employees to report their salaries, along with their sex, race, ethnicity and job group, to the federal government. It’s understandable if the news left you underwhelmed or the significance escaped you. “Remember that politicians campaign in poetry, but govern in prose,” says Victoria Pynchon, co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training. “There’s not much … [ more ]

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Filling in Some ‘Blanks’ after Candy Chang’s Talk

Republished by permission of Susanne Kerns Today is my birthday. I had planned on spoiling myself with a spa day, but instead I decided to spoil myself with time to write, which these days is truly a rare treat.  I typically try to stick to humor, but I hope you won’t be too scared off by a more serious post today. You may or may not have noticed that I’ve … [ more ]

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Want to Know More about Huston-Tillotson University?

Huston-Tillotson University (HT), the oldest institution of higher education in Austin, has roots dating to 1875. HT is an independent, church-related, historically black, four-year liberal arts institution located on a 23-acre tree-lined campus near downtown. HT’s mission embodies a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in 19 areas of study, including business administration, communication, … [ more ]

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