Category Archives: Breakout Session

2017 Session | How to Raise an Adult: Resisting the Over-Parenting Trap

Julie Lythcott-Haims’ provocative manifesto, How to Raise an Adult, drew worldwide acclaim for outlining the harms of helicopter parenting and offering her strategy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood.  Come hear Julie in person talk about her philosophy as to why over-parenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to over-helping, Lythcott-Haims will share practical … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Financial Security: Why You Need to Own It

Establishing financial security and maintaining your lifestyle through retirement is something we know is important, but may not always prioritize in our day-to-day decision making. However you choose to spend your money, behavioral inhibitors further exacerbate any financial gaps in our retirement plans. Join this panel of experts to bring these challenges and behaviors to light and learn how to get back on track to reaching your long-term financial goals. … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Pushing the Boundaries for Success

Making a decision to “push the boundaries”, whether it is starting your own company, taking an innovative approach, making a job transition or joining a startup can be overwhelming.  If you have dreamed of making a change, but not sure you are ready for the gamble, this panel of innovative women can help you navigate your fears and assess the risks involved. Learn the best practices of these seasoned entrepreneurs … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Living with Intent: Your Guide for Moving From Action to Outcome

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 the second. Her tipping point led her to authoring Living with Intent, which is a chronicle of her search to find more meaning, … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Networking to Where You Want to Go: Building the Relationships YOU Need to Succeed

If you think of networking as schmoozing at cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small. In this session, networking expert J. Kelly Hoey will share her approach to mastering this timeworn skill … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Working with Difficult People: Navigating Different Personalities for Career Success

Your work day is filled with them—people who frustrate, impede, maneuver, undermine, plot, connive, and whine. This session will detail specific techniques for handling all of them, with easy-to-follow scenarios for every situation. Taking into account the modern issues that play into our work, including technology, generation gaps, and language barriers, researcher Amy Cooper Hakim and a panel of executives who have expertly handled many of these situations, will guide … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Gender Partnership: Engaging Men as Advocates to Pioneer Gender Equity

By engaging men in advocating for more equal workplaces, we’re creating better leaders, stronger businesses, more fulfilling lives for both women and men as well as establishing a business imperative required at all levels from all managers. The stats are staggering, in terms of where women stand in the workplace even after all this time, and will need an all hands-on deck approach to make the changes necessary for equality. Yet, while progress is … [ more ]

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2017 Session | ENCORE: The Future of Modern Love

The quality of our lives depends on the quality of our relationships. Yet, when it comes to modern love, the expectations and social norms are quickly shifting beneath our feet. Over the past three decades, iconic couples’ therapist, erotic intelligence expert and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs, Esther Perel has been a penetrating observer of cultural patterns. In this session, she will explore desire, … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Think Differently: Feeling Confident About Taking the Lesser Known Path

“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 taking the road less traveled is often the most rewarding, despite (and because of) the hiccups and failures … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Creating YOUR Meaningful Life: Avoiding Burnout & Finding Joy

Women are burned out and overwhelmed, working to balance personal and professional lives in the hopes of finding happiness.  Often this drive to do more does not lead to happiness, instead causing exhaustion, anxiety, guilt, fear, social comparison, inauthenticity and physical illness. Join positive psychology professor Emily Esfahani Smith to find out why and learn ways to create a life with meaning and joy while increasing your energy and decreasing … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Extreme You: Embracing Your Talents to Find Success

In every challenging situation, personal or professional, individuals face the pressure to play it safe and conform to the accepted norms. But doing so comes with heavy costs: passions stifled, talents ignored, and opportunities squelched. The bolder choice is to embrace what expert Sarah Robb O’Hagan calls “Extreme You”—to confidently bring all that is distinctive and relevant about yourself to everything you do. Through dramatic successes and epic fails, O’Hagan … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Stand Out, Step Up and Get Noticed

Gender exclusion is still prominent in today’s work environments putting women in a challenging position – for obvious reasons around the lack of equity– but also for those trying to exist in a corporate landscape as they climb the ladder and try to make a name for themselves. The competition is fierce wherever you are, and whether you like it or not, you are part of it. How do you … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Branding Yourself to Achieve your Career Goals

No matter how skilled you are, how experienced, how many years you’ve been in business, or how much you love what you do, if you do not have a commanding presence on every platform and can successfully communicate your story, you will continue to be under-recognized and labor to attract recognition. For women who have taken a non-linear career path or have taken a pause and now want to re-enter, … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Creative Change: Strategies for Fostering Innovation

CEOs, top executives, and other business leaders say they need creativity and real innovation to thrive in a competitive world. But according to former Wharton management professor Jennifer Mueller, many business leaders chronically reject creative solutions and often embrace the familiar, even as they profess commitment to innovation. Mueller’s research reveals that it’s not just CEOs, but many others often struggle to accept new and creative ideas even when desired. … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Power, Parity & Influence: Driving Change in the Workplace

Becoming a leader in a boys’ club is a tough one. The structural issues around gender exclusion are real, but they don’t have to affect your ability to rise every day and act with clarity when you see the impediments. Women CAN influence the distribution of power to drive positive change. This intimate discussion will bring you up close and personal with Margaret McKenna—the first woman deputy White House counsel, … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Making the Transition on Social Media from Personal to Professional

Your social media is important and plays a big role in your personal life. But, how will future employers view your social media activity? More than 50% of employers use social media to screen hires and unfortunately, a single post can throw off your career track.  Millennial branding strategist Alex Wolf will walk you through how to separate your personal and professional social media and set boundaries to avoid conflicts, … [ more ]

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2017 Session | The Future of Modern Love

The quality of our lives depends on the quality of our relationships. Yet, when it comes to modern love, the expectations and social norms are quickly shifting beneath our feet. Over the past three decades, iconic couples’ therapist, erotic intelligence expert and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs, Esther Perel has been a penetrating observer of cultural patterns. In this session, she will explore desire, … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Achieving More by Doing Less

Even though women are 50% of the workforce, they only represent 18% of the highest-level leaders. Responsibilities at work and home often leave women without the bandwidth to succeed and wondering if their career and personal goals are unachievable. Tiffany Dufu, one of Fast Company’s “League of Extraordinary Women” and once the poster child for doing it all, will offer a new perspective on why the women’s leadership movement has stalled and … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Your Own Sweet Time: Building a Life That Works for You

“Having it all” has become the subject of countless books, articles, debates, and social media commentary, with passions running high in all directions. Many now believe this to be gospel truth: Any woman who wants to advance in a challenging career has to make sacrifices. And with such a wide spectrum of priorities, workloads and resources for women, it is impossible to define “life balance” for all. But, what if … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Draw Your Big Idea: The Ultimate Creativity Tool for Turning Thoughts into Action

In this increasingly visual age, images speak louder than words. Studies show that images also help people think. Visual note-taking such as doodling increases memory retention rates by nearly 30 percent, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus, and inspires self-expression. Driven by these groundbreaking findings, entrepreneurs Nora Herting and Heather Willems founded ImageThink, and can help you visualize your ideas and transform your creative processes using simple drawing techniques that … [ more ]

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