Personal Finance: Seven Savvy Ways to Plan a Better Budget

How financially savvy are you? Wealth management expert Manisha Thakor will share her personal budget philosophies for achieving financial security. Attendees will learn how to incorporate those strategies into a budget that works for them and keeps spending on track.

Speaker: Manisha Thakor, founder and CEO, MoneyZen Wealth Management and author, On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance @MANISHATHAKOR

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Dot Complicated

Technology has changed virtually every part of our lives: how we interact with friends and family, how we raise our children, how we announce major life news, how we find love, and how we manage our careers. Social norms and etiquette are changing constantly as we get used to life with smartphones, 24/7 access to one another, and more emails than one person could ever humanly respond to. Things have definitely gotten more fun and efficient, but also much more complicated. Randi Zuckerberg will help you sort through the noise to help find the “new normal”.

Speaker: Randi Zuckerberg, former director of marketing, Facebook; founder, Zuckerberg Media and author, Dot. Complicated @RANDIZUCKERBERG

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Which Moments in Life Define Us?

Which moments in life define who we are? Jenny Lawson will help you discover that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. And we are better because of them.

Speaker: Jenny Lawson, award-winning blogger and author, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened @THEBLOGGESS

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Innovation Uncensored: Ignite your Project, Career and Workplace

Creativity can’t be forced and everyone hits a wall at times – even seasoned leaders and entrepreneurs. Is your CEO breathing down your neck? Is your top client hovering and waiting for that next big idea? Are your teammates and employees uninspired? While innovation can be elusive at times, there are practical and easy ways to cultivate an innovative and creative workplace that drives bottom line results. This session will explore how you can create a constant exchange of ideas and implement techniques to ignite your project, company and career. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from successful innovators and entrepreneurs to learn how they generated ideas, fostered a creative environment and ultimately executed.

Panelists: Deborah Buresh Jackson, founder, Plum Alley @DBDJ1007
Mauria Finley, founder, Citrus Lane @MAURIAFINLEY
Emma Johnson, founder, Wealthysinglemommy.com @EMMAJOHNSON

Moderator: Natalie Madeira Cofield, president & CEO, Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce and author, The Pursuit of Entrepreneurship @NCOFIELD

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Your Next and Best Career Move: How to make a Working Identity and Life Plan that Reflects You

In our quest for excellence, shattering the glass ceiling and following a traditional executive career trajectory, women are often sidetracked from a path that may be better suited for their individual strengths or unique passions. Women should and can rise beyond their potential, but not at the expense of their specific skills, talents and expertise. Whether you are looking for a career change, re-entering the workforce after time away, or trying to find the right path for you, this session will help you create and execute your life plan and create the working identity that best reflects you.

Panelists: Allison Dew, vice president, global corporate and consumer marketing, Dell @ALLISONDEWSAYS
Shirley Franklin, former mayor, Atlanta and visiting professor, LBJ School @ATLSHIRLEY
Trenesa Stanford-Danuser, vice president, global communications and strategic alliances, Estee Lauder @TREHUG

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

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Health and Wellness: 5 Seconds to a Healthier and Happier You

Radio host, TV personality and Common Sense Activist Mel Robbins will introduce you to the “5 Second Rule.” She will offer tools and tips for how you can make easy changes to improve your daily routine – including sleep, diet, exercise, sex and managing your to-do lists and inboxes. Using a great blend of humor and practical advice, you will walk away ready to change your life, take control and be healthier and happier – in 5 SECONDS FLAT.

Speaker: Mel Robbins, relationship expert, best-selling author and host, A&E’s “Monster In-Laws” @MELROBBINS

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Leadership in a Multigenerational Workforce: Bridging the Gap to Drive Bottom Line Impact

Using the skills of different generations of workers is critical to increasing business results and bottom line impact. The most effective and successful organizations right now are the ones that foster and leverage a multigenerational workplace to better innovate and gain competitive advantage. This interactive panel will bring together a mix of Gen X and Gen Y leaders to share tools and strategies to help attendees:

  • Understand the value of and better accept different generational perspectives in the workplace (especially as it relates to women);
  • Attract and retain top talent outside of our own pyramid;
  • Engage and mentor the next generation of women leaders;
  • More effectively lead a multigenerational workforce; and
  • Utilize the skills of different generations to leverage individual strengths and achieve organizational strength.

Panelists: Colleen Brewer, vice president, sales and marketing, Austin American-Statesman @STATESMAN
Debbie Dunnam, senior vice president, Americas services sales, Cisco @CISCO
Karen Korellis Reuther, design leader and former creative director, Nike @KKREUTHER

Moderator: Miki Agrawal, serial social entrepreneur and Forbes 2013 “Top 20 Millennials” @TWINMIKI

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Negotiating Happiness and Financial Security: Office Hours Recap

Dawn QuesnelBelieve it or not, everything truly is negotiable! Each new job offer or performance review is an opportunity to negotiate base salary, bonuses, benefits, stock options and various other incentives that add to job satisfaction and ultimately, provide more financial security. Are you prepared to negotiate?

In our December “Office Hours” online radio show, host Samantha Ettus and featured guest Dawn Quesnel discussed:

—The first step in negotiating

—The best way to approach your boss about asking for more money

—The reasons most people are afraid to negotiate

—The best time to negotiate

—How to prepare for an annual review or salary negotiation

Listen to the full 30-minute broadcast by clicking on the link below!

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4 Key Factors in a Win-Win Negotiation: Teleclass Recap

Negotiation teleclass cup imageDo you know how to negotiate and not just make demands in business and life?

In our free teleclass, hosts Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaffdiscussed what they consider to be the four key factors in a win-win negotiation:

—Self worth – don’t take things personally
—Keeping the end goal in mind, be clear about your boundaries of what is acceptable and what is not
—How to be flexible about everything else – using the “Yes, And” strategy
—Bookending for support Read More

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What does it mean to “have it all?”

Catherine_Jewell“Having it all” is the ethereal goal of many women today. In this session of “Office Hours,” host Samantha Ettus and guest Catherine Jewell, The Career Passion® Coach, discussed how to truly thrive and fell like you “have it all.” Scroll down to read a recap, and click the link below to listen to the full 30-minute broadcast. Read More

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