Office Hours: How to Own Up to a Mistake at Work

Admitting to a work screw-up is like knowing CPR. You want to be good at it, but not because you’ve had a lot of real-life practice. It’s also like CPR in the sense that the slower you are to act, the worse the outcome is likely to be.

To help you know what to do on the spot, we asked two senior executives—both have seen and heard it all—for their advice on the best way to own up to a mistake. Read More

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Office Hours: Help for When a Colleague Makes More Than You

You just found out that a coworker is paid more than you. But the two of you have the same job. What should you do?

You could call your network (and you should). You could also read our new column, “Office Hours,” where we’ll be posing your burning career questions to our board members and other Conference for Women friends.

Here’s what four business leaders from our boards would recommend doing if you’re underpaid—advice you can take to the bank, literally! Read More

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Free Teleclass | What No One Tells You About Negotiating

Amy TraskWhat No One Tells You About Negotiating
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
12:00-12:30 pm

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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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2017 Session | Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace

Is there room for civility in today’s high-paced, heads-down, sound-bite, cut-to-the-chase world? The answer is a resounding yes. Civility brings financial, emotional and physical benefits. Join researcher and rudeness expert Dr. Christine Porath as she leads a discussion with a panel of senior executives on the costs and remedies for incivility. This panel will share how you can foster a more positive environment at work, tactical strategies to limit digital interruption in conversations and meetings and finally, when there is no other recourse, how to confront effectively, maintaining civility for yourself and those around you. Leave this session with an arsenal of tools to help you stay on the high road for work and life. Read More

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The New Networking Roadmap: Building the Relationships You Need to Succeed | Podcast

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In this hyper-connected world, where everyone is posting, liking and friending fast and furiously, are you actually leveraging your connections successfully? In this 30-minute teleclass, networking expert J. Kelly Hoey will provide some of her innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, long-lasting kind that is mutually beneficial. Master the social tools at your disposal, and never clutter your calendar with dead-end coffee dates and endless informational interviews again! Read More

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Free Teleclass | The New Networking Roadmap: Building the Relationships You Need to Succeed

J. Kelly HoeyThe New Networking Roadmap: Building the Relationships You Need to Succeed
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12:00-12:30 pm

Eventbrite - The New Networking Roadmap: Building the Relationships You Need to Succeed (Free Teleclass w/ Kelly Hoey)

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Sheryl Sandberg on Handling Disappointment at Work

Sheryl SandbergIf you’ve read only one book about professional development, chances are it’s Sheryl Sandberg’s New York Times bestseller Lean In. It got a lot of working women talking, and it turned Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, into one of America’s favorite executive role models—male or female. Last year, with the sudden death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, and her Facebook post about her grief, Sandberg grabbed our attention again and started a new national conversation about adversity.

Now she has a new book out about the topic, which she co-authored with Wharton professor Adam Grant, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. She says it started with her asking Grant, a friend, what, if anything, she could do to help her children and herself get through their loss. The research findings he shared with her “were incredibly valuable insights for me at the hardest time in my life,” she says. “Whether you’re facing adversity or someone you love is—or if you just want to build resilience in your everyday life—there are things you can do right now that can help.” Read More

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