2017 Session | Using Setbacks to Build Resilience and Succeed

Failure and fear are a natural part of life. Although typically viewed as a negative, they can be harnessed to unleash innovation, growth and even lead
to success. rough setbacks and failure, we can learn invaluable skills like resiliency and risk taking to propel life in a positive direction. Using real-life experiences, this engaging discussion will help you discover how failure can work for you. Whether you are bouncing back from a job setback, trying to reinvigorate innovation in your company, struggling with a relationship, or facing the everyday obstacles that arise at work or home, attend this session to learn how to break free of the stigma and catapult growth for yourself both professionally and personally. Read More

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2017 Session | Strategies to Win: Tackling the Invisible Barriers to YOUR Success

When women work to break the glass ceiling, they are more likely to rely on hard work and obtaining outside qualifications than engaging in networking, negotiation and office politics, which can often seem unnecessary and a waste of time.  But, recognizing the importance of these strategies can be the first step in advancing your career and a lack of willingness to engage can negatively impact your success.  Attendees will overcome this barrier to career advancement by learning the steps to developing these skills, enabling them the career success they desire and deserve. Read More

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2017 Session | Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace

Is there room for civility in today’s high-paced, heads-down, sound-bite, cut-to-the-chase world? The answer is a resounding yes. Civility brings financial, emotional and physical benefits. Join researcher and rudeness expert Dr. Christine Porath as she leads a discussion with a panel of senior executives on the costs and remedies for incivility. This panel will share how you can foster a more positive environment at work, tactical strategies to limit digital interruption in conversations and meetings and finally, when there is no other recourse, how to confront effectively, maintaining civility for yourself and those around you. Leave this session with an arsenal of tools to help you stay on the high road for work and life. Read More

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The Culture of Tech: How Women are Changing the Rules

As the tech workforce continues its expansive surge, offering its employees numerous opportunities for both personal and professional growth, women still face barriers in their upward trajectory. From limits in leadership positions and an absence of female role models, to pay equity and a lack of venture capital funding, women continue to face numerous challenges. While progress is slow, advancements are being made and women are changing the rules so that there are greater chances of success in male-dominated workplaces. Panelists will share their firsthand experiences and lessons learned while trying to help create a more equitable tech environment. Read More

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Retire with Enough Money: Strategies for Making Your Money Last

With ever changing policies on retirement planning, it’s tempting to put off saving for retirement until there is a clear path to follow. Do you invest safely knowing that the money will be there, but might not be quite enough? Or do you invest more aggressively in the hopes that you have more money to spend later in life? Labor economist and a nationally recognized expert in retirement security, Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci will help you cut through the confusion and misinformation with a strategy to help you achieve what you are planning for in your retirement savings. Read More

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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 you may encounter on the way. Read More

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How We Decide: Strategies to Improve Our Decision Making Skills

Every day, in every part of our lives, we face an increasing number of choices. Our futures depend not just on the results, but on how well we handle making these hard choices and the serious scrutiny that comes with them. But is a woman’s experience issuing a tough call any different from a man’s? Men and women approach decisions differently, though not necessarily in the ways we have been led to believe. And despite popular misconceptions, women are just as decisive as men — though they may pay a price for it. Cognitive psychologist Therese Huston will to break open the myths as to how we decide and then lead a discussion with a panel of decision makers about how to improve decision-making skills, create options, make optimal choices and ensure that others will take your decisions seriously. Read More

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The Art of Branding: Positioning Yourself for YOUR Future

Whether you are trying to ace a job interview, sign a new client or promote your business, it is critical to sell yourself. Often times, professionals fall into the trap of regurgitating bullets about their past jobs instead of sharing the value you they can offer as a result of their experiences. Bringing together a diverse group of powerhouse women, this interactive session will share best practices and lessons learned from experts around branding and selling yourself professionally. From portraying a physical presence to speaking the language, attendees will walk away armed with the ability to position your value…not just your resume. Read More

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Creating a Life Balance Groovehttps://www.txconferenceforwomen.org/creating-life-balance-groove/

Creating a less stressful and more balanced life is something many women are working to achieve. But, the concept of “balance” means something different to everyone and there is no right answer. Enter Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley, who will offer advice on how to stop multitasking, prioritize and gain efficiency in your day. Read More

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The Confidence Divide: Closing the Gap to Achieve Career Success

Being passed over for a promotion you knew you were ready for is nothing new. What may be unique is this little culprit: a disparity in confidence. While men are prone to overestimate their abilities, women too often sell themselves short and confidence plays a crucial role in the ability of women to succeed. Confidence expert Grace Killelea has done the research and will share how to turn your job competency into the kind of authentic confidence that gets noticed. Read More

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