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, respectively. As this NYT article points out, these findings show how much gender still figures in our work relationships—and hurts our opportunities.

Tell us in the comments: What do you think about the state of male and female interactions in the workplace?


tx-newsletter-icon  Read more from the August 2017 newsletter

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Additional Ticket Notification List

The 2018 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.

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2016 Speaker Highlights

best-of-200We 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! Read More

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The Statesman Cap10K: Inspiration from Start to Finish

Arianna Bradley-Roth finished the Statesman Cap10K in 39:36 earlier this year, making her the 2016 Women’s Masters Champion.

Arianna Bradley-Roth finished the Statesman Cap10K in 39:36 last year, making her the 2016 Women’s Masters Champion.

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 It Austin

Like its hometown, the Statesman Cap10K has always been an original. For decades, it has drawn a range of participants: from the elite and fitness-focused to families and those who just wanna have fun—that’s all they really want! Each year, the race is known for its array of clever costumes. The race is also known for its beloved mascot, Dash the ‘Dillo. Read 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 through four stages of launching a mobile app startup, inspired by the principles of design thinking:

  •  Ideation—identify a problem in the community. 
  • Technology—develop a mobile app solution.
  • Entrepreneurship—build a business plan to launch the app.
  • Pitch—take the business to market.

Register here!


Sponsored by
Technovation

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TexasWomen App Now Available!

* If you have already downloaded the app and are having problems, please go to your app store, and initiate an update from there by searching for TexasWomen. 


Download the official Texas Conference for Women app. You requested better features, and we listened! You’re going to love it…

DID YOU KNOW? 

The TexasWomen app delivers new, inspiring content year-round! Access the latest recordings of conference sessions, articles, and announcements about our next event. 

WHY DOWNLOAD? 

  • Full AGENDA, SPEAKER & EXHIBITOR listings
  • MAPS to help you get around
  • ALERTS to keep you in the loop on last minute changes
  • Full speaker BIOS & PRESENTATIONS
  • Access to past and present session podcasts, teleclasses
  • Social wall to keep you posted on all of the amazing things happening – and share your own!

BENEFITS OF CREATING A LOGIN

  • Ability to build a custom schedule
  • Save session, speaker, sponsor, and exhibitor favorites for quick access
  • Take & save notes on individual sessions – and export post conference
  • Search attendees and send private and group messages

NOTE: Your App login is NOT at all related to your conference registration login. They are completely separate systems that require two separate logins. If you have not used the app previously, choose the option to “Sign Up.”


If you have last year’s app, please delete and download the new one, or update.  

TO UPDATE FROM LAST YEAR’s APP:

APPLE 

  1. Go to Settings & make sure automatic updates are turned on. -OR-
  2. Go to the App Store, Search “TexasWomen,” click on the cloud to the right to update.

ANDROID

  1. Delete your current TexasWomen app.
  2. Go to the Google Play Store, Search “TexasWomen,” and re-download.


CLICK HERE for more APP FAQ’s.

Special thanks to Cisco for underwriting this year’s conference app!
Cisco

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Looking for Your Photo?

Texas Conference For WomenDid someone snap a photo of you at the 2016 Conference?

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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.

Abby Wambach meets a fan at the 2016 TX Conference for Women img_7384

 

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2016 Conference Day Logistics

Texas Conference For Women

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 may proceed to pick up your lanyard with badge holder outside the Exhibit Hall (Halls 1 & 2) and tote bag with goodies just inside the Hall.

Seating Assignments: Your badge includes your seating assignment for lunch. We ask that you sit only at your assigned seat during that time. However, all other sessions, including the morning keynote session, are open seating.


Tip: Download the App

With so much to do in just one day, it pays to be prepared. Get a head start on planning your day—and getting to know fellow attendees, if you like—by downloading our all-new 2016 app, sponsored by Cisco and now available on all major platforms by searching “TexasWomen” (or find download links here).

Browse the full program and save your own custom agenda for the day. Share your information (optional) to make networking a breeze. Get maps, session descriptions and speaker information with a tap of the finger, and receive realtime alerts wherever you are!


Getting to the Conference

On November 15th, approximately 7,500 women will converge on the Austin Convention Center at the same time.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to plan ahead for traffic, parking and crowded public transit. We suggest you take public transportation or carpool if at all possible, and allow extra time for travel so you don’t miss anything.

Capital Metro’s MetroRail stops directly outside the Austin Convention Center (“Downtown Station”) – it couldn’t be more convenient! Visit CapMetro’s website to plan your trip by bus or rail and download the CapMetro app to pay for your fare with a credit or debit card. Please note the ticket machines at the stations now only accept cash.

For those driving, the Conference has arranged for free shuttles from Palmer Event Center Garage. Parking at Palmer is $8.

You’ll find directions, parking options, maps, discounts and help navigating public transportation on our Travel page.


Bring Your Resume

In addition to free one-on-one career coaching and professional resume review opportunities, you will find talent acquisition teams from some of our sponsors in the Career Pavilion.


A Note for Moms

The Austin Convention Center is equipped with private “nursing pods” located on the first floor outside Ballroom A. We will also provide dedicated nursing rooms in the Trinity Box Office (1st floor) and Meeting Room 13 (4th floor) with power outlets and privacy screens. You’ll find a refrigerator in MR 13 for storage. Please plan for the possibility of a crowd during peak break times and bring a battery-operated pump if you have one.

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2016 Author Signing Schedule

bookpeople booksBook 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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