Quieting Your Inner Critic So You Can Play Big (Session I)

What sabotages most women from realizing their true potential? Fear mixed with self-doubt. Don’t let doubt or a lack of confidence stand in your way of making a change or diving into a new journey. With so many external factors out of your control, it is important to control the things you can. Emotions play an integral role in your ability to transition. This session will teach you how to manage your inner critic to access and convey greater confidence. Read More

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Minimizing Stress, Anxiety and Depression for Maximum Happiness

Stress, depression and anxiety may not sound as scary as other life-threatening diseases, but they can be as detrimental and dangerous to your health. The effects take a toll on one’s mental and physical well-being — not to mention impact our ability to succeed personally and professionally. In a world that is fast-paced, constantly changing and always connected (overly connected), it is unrealistic to eliminate them altogether. This session will help you identify symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety. Featuring health, wellness and workplace experts, we will explore ways to minimize stress and better manage your energy, thoughts and time in a more positive way. Together we will learn how psychology, mindfulness, sleep, nutrition and exercise all contribute to creating a happier and more successful life. Read More

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Transitions and Risk Taking: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave

Are you looking to start a second career, but nervous about what to do? Have you been in finance for a decade and scared to change industries, but desperately need a change? Do you want to retire, but fear the uncertainty of the extra hours in a day? Are you scared to leave the stability of corporate America to fulfill your inner entrepreneur? Have you taken years off to care for your family and worry about re-entering and managing the demands of a fast-paced workplace? Are you scared of heights, but desperately want to rock climb? Read More

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The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently

The act of generating something new, useful and even disruptive is a fundamental capacity in all of us. Organizations today are experiencing creative tension — having to balance information overload with increasing pressure to do more, faster, with less. Innovation and thinking differently don’t need to be intimidating, foreign, misunderstood or overly complex. This session will explore how you can use visual and game thinking to unlock your power to think differently, innovate, and ultimately be empowered to make quicker and smarter decisions in the workplace. Read More

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Secrets for Winning at Work: The Handbook for Emerging Professionals and Career Success

It’s not easy to enter the workforce today. For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace — and sometimes it feels like they are living in four different worlds. How can young professionals navigate through the traditional traditionalists, the still-booming boomers, the extra-independent Gen-X-ers and your own generation, the tech-or-die Gen-Ys? Millennial expert Jessica Bacal — and seasoned veteran Kate White will use real-world examples to teach you how to navigate the workforce in a language that is friendly, current and actionable. Designed for millennial generation professionals, this session will help you create a personal action plan for career success. Read More

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Leadership in a Multigenerational Workplace: How to Leverage Your Employees for Maximum Impact

For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace — and sometimes it feels like they are living in four different worlds. Being able to successfully lead the traditional traditionalists, the still-booming boomers, the extra-independent Gen-X-ers and the tech-or-die Gen-Ys is complicated, but it is critical to the success of your team and your organization. This interactive discussion will bring together a diverse mix of leaders and professionals to share best practices and lessons learned around leading a multigenerational workplace. Read More

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The Moment and Method for Reinvention

Best-selling author, “Good Morning America” contributor and entrepreneur Tory Johnson is no stranger to major life changes— having shifted from employee to entrepreneur after a painful firing. With a lifetime of struggling with her weight, Tory felt ashamed of how she looked but could never find the will to change. When a network executive warned her that if she didn’t lose weight her television career could be in jeopardy, Tory experienced something profound: A Shift. She knew she didn’t just want to change, she needed to change. Now, after a second major shift–losing more than 60 pounds in a year– Tory is on a mission to help others change their thinking and achieve a better life. This session isn’t about weight loss – it is designed for anyone struggling to make a big life change, be it professional or personal. Together, these exceptional women will share their personal stories of shifting, and offer valuable lessons and inspiration for taking charge and changing your mindset once and for all. Attendees will:

  • Identify “their defining moment” for reinvention
  • Create a plan to make the shift
  • Understand and make a list of things to sacrifice along the road to shift
  • Learn strategies for self-discipline
  • Create a healthier and happier life

Panelist: Sallie Krawcheck, one of the most respected voices on Wall Street and business leader, 85 Broads @SALLIEKRAWCHECK


Speaker: 
Tory Johnson, New York Times best-selling author, The Shift, and workplace contributor, “Good Morning America” @TORYJOHNSON

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YOUNG WOMEN’S PROGRAM (designed for high school junior and senior girls)… Viewing and Discussion of Girl Rising

The 2013 movie, Girl Rising, took us by storm and opened our eyes to the plight of girls around the world. In this session, Girl Rising producer Holly Gordon will share poignant moments from the film and lead a discussion about how access to an education can change lives.

Speaker: Holly Gordon, executive director and executive producer, Girl Rising @HOLLYGORDON

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REINVENTION… Stop Networking, Start Connecting: The Power of Who

When was the last time you were able to think about your dreams and aspirations? Bob Beaudine, the legendary networking coach, will help you realize that achieving those dreams is not as far away as you think. This session will provide practical tools and strategies to help you spend less time randomly networking and more time using the tools and knowledge you already have to achieve your dreams.

Speaker: Bob Beaudine, CEO, Eastman & Beaudine and author, The Power of Who @YOUGOTWHO

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CAREER ADVANCEMENT 201… Strategies to Build a Compelling Brand and Attract More Business

Experts from some of the world’s top companies will share their strategies for branding success. How do you communicate your brand’s value in an ever-changing market? What strategies are best to help you develop your own personal brand? How can you use social media to propel your brand? Whether you are launching a new business or branding products and services for a large company, this session will help you build a compelling brand and attract more business.

Panelists: Porter Gale, author, Your Network Is Your Net Worth and former director of marketing, Virgin America @PORTERGALE 
Tracy Yelencsics, director of global brand, Xerox @TYELENCICS 
Randi Zuckerberg, former director of marketing, Facebook; founder, Zuckerberg Media and author, Dot.Complicated @RANDIZUCKERBERG

Moderator: Becky Arreaga, president and partner, Mercury Mambo @BECKYARREAGA

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