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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How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace | 2019 Session

Diversity in the workplace has been proven to benefit people and organizations. But managing and communicating effectively across diverse teams can present some challenges. So, how do you harness the unique strengths of diverse team members who—especially due to generational differences—bring different styles and values to the workplace? In this session, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin, a leading researcher on generations in the workforce, and a panel of experts will share their insights into these different generations. Attend to learn clear strategies for communicating and team-building that will help you turn generational diversity into business success.

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We Need to Talk | 2019 Session

“We need to talk.” These may be some of the most dreaded words ever spoken in an office or over the dinner table. But in our personal and professional lives, civil discourse can be a potent tool to diffuse conflict, find understanding, and feel connected. As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has interviewed thousands of people on all sides of every equation. These years of experience give her a unique perspective on how to have a conversation with people who disagree with you. In this workshop–inspired by her book We Need to Talk and her wildly popular TED Talk–she offers simple tools that anyone can adopt to turn a difficult conversation into a productive one.

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The Encore Career: Purpose, Passion and a Paycheck in the Second Half of Life | 2019 Session

No matter how successful you are, pivoting to a new career in the second half of life can present some uphill battles. With the reality of ageism and bias in the workplace, trying to rebrand yourself in a new field may feel overwhelming. Whether you want to change careers, find new purpose, have hit a mid-career stopping point or have opted out and now want to opt back in, you can find a new career that offers joy and impact. This panel of experts will share the skills you need to showcase, how to position yourself for success in your transition, and ways to connect with younger colleagues to find happiness in your encore career.

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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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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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Networking and Mentoring: Build Relationships, Not Just Contacts | 2019 Session

Developing a strong network of mentors and advocates is critical to career success. These meaningful relationships will serve you throughout your career and can help you be a  valuable connection for others. A lot of hard work, networking and mentors helped FOX’s NFL reporter Laura Okmin break through the barriers in a male-dominated field and ultimately cover the biggest names on the biggest stages. Now, she’s paying it forward by helping to train, mentor and prepare the next generation of women with her new GALvanize program. Laura will help you understand who you need to meet, how to meet them and how to form lasting relationships (even if you’re an introvert!) Whether you are looking for success in a mentor-mentee program or growing your career by building meaningful relationships, she will share the best practices for creating the most successful two-sided relationship to ensure it is a win-win.

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Your Brand: How to Define and Market Yourself | 2019 Session

People tend to come up with their own perceptions about who you are, what you’re good at—and, quite likely, what you’re not good at. They “brand” you in their own minds, which means your brand is created by default, rather than by intentional design. Why let others define your reputation? Join this session to explore how to brand or rebrand yourself. Experts will share their personal experiences to help you reassess your brand –in person and online— so that your brand reflects who you are, not who others want you to be.

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Mind the Gap: Negotiating Your Salary | 2019 Session

Are you negotiating to the best of your ability? No matter what industry you are in, knowing how to negotiate is an essential skill for communicating your value and advancing your career. Whether you are negotiating on behalf of yourself or others, this session will cover how to prepare for a negotiation, present yourself effectively, and respond to pushback. A panel of experts will provide you with important talking points and insights to consider before your next business negotiation.

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Foster Your Inner Entrepreneur and Innovator | 2019 Session

Being an entrepreneur isn’t just about starting a business. It’s about being a pioneer and thought leader. And, your next innovative idea could lead to breakthroughs—maybe even change the world. So, what’s holding you back? Whether you are in startup mode or looking to generate that next big idea within your current organization, this session will help you explore the essential skills, characteristics and habits to help foster your inner entrepreneur. From corporate professionals to business owners, this interactive panel will share their firsthand experiences to help you with idea generation and scalability. They will also offer strategies to help you navigate the obstacles that have kept that audacious idea of yours from becoming a reality.

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