2018 Session | Time Saving Tips for Women at all Stages in Life

or most of us, a life with more time to do what you want and less stress would be optimal. But, making intentional, purposeful choices to create a life with more clarity and ease when you feel so harried is challenging. Whether you are a seasoned parent who has lost your love of parenting, a new parent returning to work and trying to manage the balance or are in a quest to earn and produce more and feel overwhelmed by busyness, this session will help you un-complicate to try and achieve the simpler, more intentional lives we desire. Join this panel of experts to learn: Read More

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2018 Session | ENCORE | Live Richer with the One Week Budget

When “The Budgetnista” started writing her book at 25, she was a teacher earning $35,000 a year and saved $40,000 within two years. She now dedicates herself to financial literacy and helping others live a richer life. In this session, you will learn her invaluable money management system with 12 steps that that can be completed in one week. Discover the practical and easy tools to complete the One Week Budget challenge and enjoy a richer life. Read More

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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 alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. This session is relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings—and of special value to parents of teens—or anyone interested in ensuring that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence. Read 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. The panelists will address:

•  What financial challenges are unique to women?
•  How can these challenges and behaviors hinder your ability to meet your long-term financial goals?
•  What decisions and actions can you take to start addressing these unique challenges in an appropriate and savvy way? Read 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 & executives, so that you are prepared to push the limits and armed to achieve success.  Sharing their personal stories, attendees will learn how to:

  • Establish a climate that embraces smart risk and invites sustainable growth;
  • Identify and eliminate barriers to progressive thinking; and
  • Gain confidence to push the limits.

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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, joy and balance in life. In this session, Mallika Chopra will share her personal journey – successes and failures) and provide a practical road map for how we can all move from thought to action to overcome. Attendees will leave both inspired and armed with solid tools to make positive changes for living a life of intent. Read 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 in a world where everyone is posting, liking, and friending fast and furiously, but many are failing to leverage their connections successfully. Hoey will provide Innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, mutually beneficial, long-lasting kind—using the social tools at your disposal and show attendees how to:

  • Determine the most effective ways to connect with others so you don’t clutter your calendar with dead-end coffee dates and informational interviews
  • Synchronize face-to-face networking efforts with your digital outreach
  • Turn “closed door” conversations into strong personal relationships and business opportunities
  • Harness the power of your network to accomplish any ambition, from landing your dream job or a coveted account or client to successfully crowdfunding a new business venture.

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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 you through the 10 kinds of culprits, from tyrants and bullies (regular and cyber) to the pushy and presumptuous to connivers and camouflagers; and offers helpful strategies and phrases for diffusing workplace tensions and effectively resolving conflicts. Read 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 slow, it is critical to understand that advancements are being made and this forward movement is not being solely spearheaded by women. This session will bring together top female and male executives to share their firsthand experiences and contributions for achieving gender equity within their organizations. Together we will:

  • Identify methods in which women can form closer ties and partner with male counterparts to work together more effectively;
  • Illustrate tangible strategies in the workplace for the handling of personnel management, hiring and promotions so all employees are on an equal playing field; and
  • Demonstrate practical steps in which you can build a business case internally to engage men as advocates to impact positive change and equity within your organization.

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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, trust, honesty, accountability and the complicated (and contradictory) needs that are shaping relationships today. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the intricacies of love and desire and what it takes to build thriving and resilient relationships. Read More

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