How to Be Heard: Effective Communication for Career Advancement | 2019 Session

Effective communication is about more than just words and phrases. It’s a projection of your competence and even your potential as a leader. Great communicators can voice their vision confidently, move plans and projects forward,  and present their ideas across all levels of an organization. Join this workshop for actionable steps to develop your own communication style. Learn about speaking with clarity and confidence so that your ideas are heard, your value is clear, and your opinions are remembered.

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A Conversation on How to Skimm Your Life | 2019 Session

Navigating life isn’t easy, but theSkimm founders, Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin make it a lot more fun. This fireside chat will deliver the Skimm’s trademark mix of real talk, humor, and inspirational messaging to take all of the daunting, cumbersome and frankly unsexy parts of being an adult, and break them down in the same way they break down a complicated news story every morning in our inbox. 

Join this session to learn how to navigate the noteworthy moments in your lives, not just your days. Attendees will leave armed with advice, information and hacks to help you make the most informed life and career decisions. 

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ENCORE | Finding and Engaging Male Allies | 2019 Session

When men use their power to advocate for women and support the creation of an equitable organization, everyone wins. But how do you inspire a male colleague or boss to be your ally in removing the barriers to your success? Join workplace gender expert Brad Johnson and a panel of men and women who are working on the forefront of this issue for an enlightening discussion about overcoming reluctance to allyship and identifying the actions allies can take to support your career.

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ENCORE | Your Money: A Pathway to a Richer Life | 2019 Session

What do we want from our money? Some of us look for independence and security, while others desire more choices and a better way of life. But all of us want to experience less stress around money. So, now that women have more money—and power—than ever before, how can we start making our money work for us? In this session, Today Show financial editor and bestselling author Jean Chatzky will share what she’s learned about living a financially robust life. She will also present her three-part plan for understanding your life in relationship to your finances. Expect to walk away armed with tactical solutions for getting paid what you deserve, making your money last, leaving a legacy—and, most importantly, feeling joyful while doing it.

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ENCORE | How is Bias Affecting Your Organization | 2019 Session

We all have blind spots: hidden unconscious biases that can influence the culture of our organizations and the career trajectories of all its employees. But when we learn how to identify these blind spots, we have the power to make change. Sharing best practices and lessons learned from their first-hand experiences, diversity consultant Tiffany Jana and this panel of experts will examine what helps break down these biases, and what all of us can do right now to create systems in which all people can thrive. You will walk away with concrete strategies to tackle structural bias—both individually and organizationally.

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ENCORE | Ditch Workplace Drama and Drive Results | 2019 Session

Ego-driven behaviors are the #1 source of drama in workplaces today, generating huge amounts of emotional waste. Some people thrive on the drama and toxicity; but for most of us, this is an unwanted distraction. How do we eliminate the big egos and frenzy from our organizations? Leadership expert Cy Wakeman will show you how to ditch the drama so you can be responsible for your own success and learn to love your job again.She will provide you with the tips and tools for cultivating accountability so you can help drive results and restore sanity to the workplace.

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How to Be Heard: Effective Communication for Career Advancement | 2019 Session

Effective communication is about more than just words and phrases. It’s a projection of your competence and even your potential as a leader. Great communicators can voice their vision confidently, move plans and projects forward,  and present their ideas across all levels of an organization. Join this workshop for actionable steps to develop your own communication style. Learn about speaking with clarity and confidence so that your ideas are heard, your value is clear, and your opinions are remembered.

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ENCORE | The Myth of the Nice Girl: Leading with Strength and Kindness | 2019 Session

Even in 2019, we continue to grapple with the negative perception of women’s “niceness” in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective. But if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch. This is the perfect session for women trying to navigate the complexity of relationships at work while staying kind and respectful. This session will explore how women can reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like.  Sharing her time-tested strategies, Fran Hauser will prove that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Together, we will explore how to:

  • Balance being empathetic and decisive
  • Ask for what you want without feeling badly
  • Become a boss who is not feared but respected
  • Lead with kindness, empathy, humanity and STRENGTH.

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Navigating Conflict & Difficult Conversations | 2019 Session

We all want to work with people who are polite, considerate and kind. But it’s possible to be too nice: failing to disagree when it’s important to do so, or holding back from surfacing new ideas and innovations. Healthy, constructive conflicts are an essential part of producing good work; yet many people don’t have the skills to disagree in a professional, productive way. In this session, Amy Gallo combines management research and practical insights to provide straightforward advice on how to navigate difficult conversations so you can develop collaborative resolutions and be more effective at work.  Attendees will learn how to:

  • Recognize whether you and others tend to seek or avoid conflict
  • Assess your options for addressing a disagreement and knowing when to walk away
  • Manage your emotions
  • Prepare for and engage in difficult conversations.

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The Happy Perfectionist: Managing the Trap | 2019 Session

Are you thorough, efficient and conscientious about every detail of life both at home and work? Do you set high goals and work hard to achieve them? Welcome to the Type A Club! You have many positive traits that are great for impressing the boss. But, as you probably know, they can also impede your personal happiness and sense of self-worth. The good news is there are many tricks and tips that can help us perfectionists find more contentment, even amid imperfection. Join this session to learn strategies for building resilience when times get tough so you can be happier without having to do everything right.

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