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BIG NEWS: The Power of Us, Quantified in HBR

We’re proud to have made it into the Harvard Business Review today, in an article by happiness researcher and Conference for Women veteran Shawn Achor. You can read the full article here, but here are our main takeaways: People can be cynical about the utility of women’s professional conferences. Achor’s [male] seatmate on a recent flight said “I’m all for equality, but I’m not sure what good it will do.” … [ more ]

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An Attendee’s Cheat Sheet for November 2nd

Did you miss our email about Conference Day Logistics? Catch up on everything you need to know to make your day a success here! First, we just have to acknowledge… Our amazing sponsors! Their contributions subsidize the cost of the Conference and allow us to keep ticket prices uniquely affordable. We could not put on this event without their support, and we encourage you to get to know the companies … [ more ]

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Keep Texas Reading: Texas Conference for Women Book Drives

The Texas Conference for Women is proud to partner with the Rebuild Texas Fund and the Writers’ League of Texas to help schools and families affected by Hurricane Harvey rebuild their libraries. There are two ways you can help: Donate to the Virtual Book Drive The folks at DonorsChoose.org have kindly pulled together a list of projects you can help fund right now. All projects support schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Choose a … [ more ]

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2017 Attendees: Important Information for Conference Day

This year promises to be a big one, so we want you to be as prepared as we are. Read on for important logistical information…

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Do you or your attendees require a special meal at lunch?

The lunch menu has been chosen for the 2017 conference and we are pleased to offer the following: Standard Meal: ❦  Bourbon fig chicken kabob with smoked corn salad ❦  Roasted butternut squash with kale, farro and pecans ❦  Fall citrus and pomegranate salad with Thai basil and honey ❦  Pumpkin maple bar with brown butter whip Alternate Meal: (The alternate meal is gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.) ❦  Field pea and corn salad … [ more ]

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New Security Procedures for 2017

While attending the TX Conference for Women at the Austin Convention Center, please note that magnetometers will be in use and weapons of all kinds will be forbidden from the event.  Please refrain from bringing large bags containing unnecessary items to expedite your entry through security. Backpacks will be allowed, but are discouraged due to the amount of time it takes to search all of the compartments. Please consider bringing … [ more ]

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2017 Author Signing Schedule

Book signings will take place in the Exhibit Hall, next to the on-site bookstore. 9:45 – 10:15 am Mallika Chopra (signing in HomeAway booth #729, Tech Pavilion) Adam Grant Anita Hill J Kelly Hoey

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2017 Speaker Sara Brand of True Wealth Ventures Talks TXCFW on KVUE

Sara Brand, Founding General Partner of True Wealth Ventures, discusses how her firm helps support women entrepreneurs and her panel at the upcoming Texas Conference for Women. Click to watch on KVUE.com. Brand will be a panelist in the session, “How to Get Taken Seriously as a Woman in Tech” at the 2017 Conference.

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2017 Speaker Bobbi Dangerfield of Dell Talks TXCFW on KVUE

Bobbi Dangerfield, senior vice president of global business services at Dell, talks about her involvement with the sold-out Texas Conference for Women in November. Click to watch on KVUE.com. Dangerfield will be a panelist in the session, “Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Pushing the Boundaries for Success” at the 2017 Conference.

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2017 Speaker Ruth Hughs of the TX Workforce Commission Talks TXCFW on KVUE

Ruth Hughs, Commissioner Representing Employers of the Texas Workforce Commission, talks about her involvement with the sold-out Texas Conference for Women in November. Click to watch on KVUE.com. Hughs will emcee the session “Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Pushing the Boundaries for Success” at the 2017 Conference.

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