The 2016 TX Conference for Women is Sold Out

Tickets for the 2016 Conference are completely sold out!

We do not anticipate releasing additional tickets. However, if you would like to be notified should additional tickets become available, please click here.

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What You Need to Know about the New Federal Rules to Close the Pay Gap

executive-order-2016Earlier this year, President Obama announced a new executive order requiring companies with more than 100 employees to report their salaries, along with their sex, race, ethnicity and job group, to the federal government. It’s understandable if the news left you underwhelmed or the significance escaped you. “Remember that politicians campaign in poetry, but govern in prose,” says Victoria Pynchon, co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training. “There’s not much poetry in an executive order that only requires reporting, but it acknowledges the existence of the pay gap, something many people do not believe exists. It’s an important first step.” Read More

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The Changing Image of HIV

TX_Walgreen-Vanessa-220x300When you think of a person with HIV, do you imagine a grandparent? A person in a nursing home? Or someone counting the months to retirement? If not, think again. According to the CDC, of the 1.2 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, half of them will be 50 years of age or older this year. Thirty years ago, that statistic would have been thought unimaginable. Today, however, it’s cause for grateful celebration, renewed hope and a traveling exhibit designed to inspire dialogue, eradicate stigmas and share the faces and stories of individuals who are living well beyond their HIV diagnosis.

“When HIV first appeared in the U.S. in the 80s, there basically wasn’t an answer for the epidemic,” says Glen Pietrandoni, senior director of virology in Specialty Pharmacy at Walgreens. “Mostly all any medical professional could do was hold a patient’s hand, offer nutritional supplements and antibiotics.”

Over the past 30 years, medical research, education and advanced medications have offered those living with the virus longer and healthier lives. “There haven’t been too many life-threatening health conditions like this that a society has been able to turn around so quickly,” Pietrandoni says. “That’s why we felt it was important to celebrate that fact and call attention to another reality—older adults living with HIV who may lack the support needed to help manage HIV and other health conditions that can accompany aging such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, osteoporosis, or cancer. By making their challenges known, more of us will be able to offer support.”

A New Portrait of HIV

In collaboration with The Graying of AIDS, an independent documentary project and educational campaign, Walgreens developed an art exhibition and awareness campaign featuring ten portraits of people over 50 living with HIV. Each individual was professionally photographed and allowed to share glimpses into their HIV journey. The stories and portraits were printed on canvasses that were stretched over 8 ft. by 8 ft. metal rectangular structures.

“Currently, I am one of many people across the country sharing my challenges and successes as we continue treatment for HIV while managing all the other factors that come with aging,” says Vanessa, 59, living with HIV since 1991, pictured above. “For me, living life to the fullest and sharing my story is extremely important and HIV is just a part of my life. It is important for people to know that you can live a normal life with HIV. Most importantly, I’m preparing for living beyond 59 and discovering all life has to offer.”

As the population of older Americans living with HIV grows, their daily realities and health concerns are changing. Walgreens pharmacists offer confidential, face-to-face counseling and can provide tailored medication therapy programs. Working with a patient’s doctor, our pharmacists can provide information to help manage medication side effects and review a patient’s medications to identify any potential drug interactions. This is especially important for older patients living with HIV who might be starting to take medications for conditions that may be associated with aging.

For more information about the “Well Beyond HIV” campaign and to learn where the art exhibit will stop next, please visit

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2015 Earlybird Registration Now Open!

Register today!

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Circle of Health International – Supply Drive for Women and Children in Crisis

Please join the Conference and Circle of Health International (COHI) in our emergency supply drive for women and children in crisis settings.

We invite you to donate any of the following:
— sanitary items
— diapers
— baby formula
— back packs
— toothbrushes and toothpaste
…to be distributed to women and children in need. Circle of Health International works with women and their communities in times of crisis and disaster to ensure access to quality maternal and newborn care.

Supply donation bins will be located inside the Community Connection Pavilion. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

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Mentoring Millennials—Free Teleclass with Lindsey Pollak September 16

Lindsey PollakMentoring Millennials
Tuesday, September 16th
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm CDT


How much do you know about your Millennial employees (those born approximately between 1982 and 2000, also known as Generation Y)? What motivates them? Why do they spend so many hours texting? What are ways you can mentor them towards success?

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Shift into Fall with Tory Johnson—Free Teleclass September 9

Tory Johnson headshotShift into Fall
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM (CDT)


Tory Johnson’s The Shift chronicles a very personal journey sparked by a candid conversation with one of her TV bosses that led her to make the biggest shift of her career—and ultimately led her to a better life both professionally and personally. While this may have been her biggest one yet, Tory is no stranger to shifts—she is the ideal model to illustrate the success one can achieve when willing to be flexible, adapt and reinvent with the times.

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Soledad O’Brien, Diana Nyad, Others to Speak at Texas Conference for Women

Austin to Host Thousands for State’s Largest Gathering for Women


2014 TXCFW keynote speakers

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Early Registration Now Open for Nov. 13 Texas Conference for Women

attendee breakout session #txconfwomenRegistration is now open for the Nov. 13 Texas Conference for Women in Austin. The 15th annual Conference hosts thousands of women from across the state for a full day of networking, inspiration, professional development and personal growth. The one-day Conference features keynote addresses and breakout sessions led by more than one hundred experts in the fields of business, philanthropy, health, finance, media and professional development. The nonprofit, nonpartisan event draws women of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in building communication skills, leadership strategies and work-life balance tools.

Early bird registration discounts on individual tickets and tables of 10 are now available. Register here

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Share Your Story!

Do you have a story about how the Texas Conference for Women inspired you, helped you find a job, gave you the tools you needed to start a business, fostered a relationship with a new mentor or client, or provided confidence through a transition? We’d love to hear and share your story. Please email it to us at [email protected].

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