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

A bad boss.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

Laura VanderkamDo 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 they have more free time.”

To help you enjoy the summer without putting your career on hold, Vanderkam shares five more ways to make the most of the season: Read More

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A New Era of Healthcare For Young Texans with Disabilities

stock-little-girl-tennisGood 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 care,” says Don Langer, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas. Read More

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

executive-order-2016Earlier 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 poetry in an executive order that only requires reporting, but it acknowledges the existence of the pay gap, something many people do not believe exists. It’s an important first step.” Read More

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

Susanne KernsRepublished 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 been off the blogging and writing radar since this summer. Every day, I promise myself that “today will be the day I sit down and write.” I have an idea-list two pages long, which is coincidentally as long as my list of excuses for why I haven’t been writing, but really, it comes down to two main things. Read 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, computer science, criminal justice, and education. The university also offers the associate’s degree and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification. Read More

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Conquer Your Worst Work Habits

Rubin, GretchenEven if you’ve been doing your writing at the 11th hour since college or you can’t stop checking your email to save your life, your bad habits are breakable. The key is not focusing on one fix and giving up when it doesn’t stick (for the proverbial 30 days). “We think there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, but different things work for different people,” says Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project. In researching her latest book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Rubin found 21 strategies that are effective—or not, depending on your personality type. Here, her suggestions for shaking five seemingly ingrained habits. Read More

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2015 Conference Day Suggestions: Best Session Picks for Different Job Paths

Help me plan my day! It’s a request we get more and more as we add new offerings to the Conference every year. “Of course, you can’t go wrong with any mix of sessions, but we create the programming for people at different stages of their career,” says Director Laurie Dalton White. Here, our recommendations for a few different career tracks. Read More

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Do You Need A Special Meal?

Special meal requests must be submitted via online registration by October 6, 2015.

If you have not made a special request by that time, you will receive the standard meal.

The lunch menu for this year’s Conference has been selected and we are pleased to be offering a Chimayo Chile Roasted Chicken Salad with smoked kernel corn, tomato, manchego cheese, broccoli & carrot shred on garden greens and romaine. Creamy avocado serrano dressing and spiced pecans will be served on the side. The salad is accompanied by a seasonal fruit and feta salad with mint and honey, bread and dessert treats on the table.

If you or any of your guests require a gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian meal, please make that selection by logging into your online registration and indicating the appropriate meal next to the attendee’s name. You can find this under the “Edit Namebadge” button—be sure to click “Save” after you make your changes.

For instructions on how to log into your account, please see your email confirmation. If you are the main registrant for a group of people, you are responsible for obtaining this information from your guests and entering it into the system.

The optional meal satisfies vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free requirements. We will serve a Chimayo Chile Roasted Tofu Salad with smoked kernel corn, tomato, broccoli & carrot shred on garden greens and romaine. Creamy avocado serrano dressing and spiced pecans will be served on the side. The salad is accompanied by a seasonal fruit with mint and honey, bread and dessert treats. Please note that the bread and desserts are not gluten-free, but will be served separately on each table. 

Selections must be in our system by Friday, October 2nd at 5:00 PM. These will be the only two selections available. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate late requests, day-of requests or other options. If you have dietary restrictions that are not accommodated by these options, you are welcomed to bring your own meal.

Badges are now available to print online.

Log into your registration account HERE.

Your username and password can be found on your email confirmation.

You will have the option to download and print your badge(s) or email them to yourself or your guests.  We ask that you log in and print your badge no later than October 12 to avoid any potential last minute technical issues.

  • Only badges with names can be printed or emailed
  • The Conference recommends that you print on white card stock on a color printer.  However, plain white paper and black printing are acceptable.
  • If you are emailing a badge to a guest, please alert them that they will be receiving an email from registration @ and that they should open the PDF attachment.

You must bring your badge with you on Conference day to be admitted. You will pick up your lanyard and badge holder when you arrive at the convention center.

We look forward to seeing you on October 15th!

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