Category Archives: Embrace the Unknown

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, … [ more ]

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Marion Jones Wants You to Learn from Her Mistakes

Most of us will never know the heights—or depths—Marion Jones has traveled. At the peak of her career, the sprinter was going after five Olympic gold medals, making millions from endorsement deals and charming everyone with her irresistible smile. At rock bottom, she was an admitted liar, stripped of her medals and serving six months in prison. Not to understate things, but she has packed a lot of living in … [ more ]

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

Planoly is Brandy Pham’s first tech startup, but not her first venture. That’s probably why the app for Instagram users already has almost half a million accounts since launching last year. “I’m still on a learning curve, but I definitely applied what I had figured out the hard way when starting a jewelry line,” says Pham, whose rings and necklaces were available at stores such as Henri Bendel and Anthropologie. … [ more ]

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Podcast | Extreme You

Click Play below to listen. ⇓ Download the companion presentation (PDF) (Use this to follow along during the presentation.) Led by Flywheel Sports CEO Sarah Robb O’Hagan, this session will inspire and educate you on ways to tap your full potential. In 30 minutes, Robb O’Hagan, author of Extreme You, will walk you through how to • push yourself to be more open to new experiences so you can discover … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Extreme You

Extreme You: Break Out of Your Comfort Zone to Be Your Best You Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:00-12:30pm ⇓ Download the companion presentation (PDF) (Save this to follow along during the call!)

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In Praise of First Jobs

Even mindless first jobs can prove to be invaluable experiences. How else would some of us know how to carry six plates at a time or fold sweaters so neatly? On a more serious note, starter stints can teach useful lessons about people and the nature of work as well as our chosen fields. Check out what initiated some of our 2016 speakers into the world of gainful employment—and what … [ more ]

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Must-Have Career Advice from Nina Tassler, the Woman Who Helped CBS Become #1

Thirty years in the entertainment business, starting as a receptionist at a talent agency and ending last year as the chairman of the entertainment division at CBS, Nina Tassler is known for having great instincts and making spot-on decisions. After all, it was on her watch that CBS returned to being America’s most-watched network (for 12 out of the 13 years she was in charge). Tassler is also the TV executive … [ more ]

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Junk Gypsy Jolie Sikes’ Advice for Entrepreneurial Free Spirits

What do you do when you realize that the corporate life just isn’t your jam? When you’re Jolie Sikes or her big sister Amie, co-founders with their mom of Junk Gypsy, you hit the road, hightailing it out of Houston and Austin, respectively—and keep driving for 15 years. Of course, they weren’t aimlessly roaming Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. They were scouring flea markets and roadsides for discarded treasures that they … [ more ]

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Mantras to Live, Work and Succeed By

Whether you’re taking on a new challenge, rebounding from a disappointment or just powering through your day, repeating a mantra can help. We asked Conference for Women speakers and staff for their favorite sayings. Read them and repeat!

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Career Moves: Ask These Two Questions Before You Leap

Unfortunately, you don’t have to love your job to be good at it. Sara DiVello had gone into public relations thinking she could make a living and write, her true passion. “At first, I got caught up in the cool factor of working at a big company, in the fancy skyscraper—I felt like I was Melanie Griffith in Working Girl! But as I advanced up the ranks, I got lost … [ more ]

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Mallika Chopra on the Power of Asking Yourself Questions

When life feels out of balance or lacking in meaning, Mallika Chopra advises asking yourself the two questions her father taught her to ask: Who am I? And what do I want? “It’s the first step toward reconnecting with your authentic self and trusting your intuition,” says Chopra, author of Living with Intent.  “This is what I call the incubation phase.”

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Courage Training for Civilians

On her third tour of duty in Afghanistan, rescue helicopter pilot MJ Hegar and her crew were Medevacing three American soldiers who urgently needed surgery when they took fire from a large belt-fed machine gun. Still, they lifted off, determined to save the wounded soldiers’ lives. But with their fuel lines hit, they had to crash land. Hegar, who sustained shrapnel in her arm and thigh, fought the enemy off … [ more ]

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Bring on the Brave! 15 Women Share Their Most Daring Career Moves

Turns out you don’t have to search long or hard for women’s stories of courage at work—especially when you have our contact list! We asked and were swamped with responses. Here’s the first installment of fear-defying deeds and what our speakers and friends have learned from them. Be prepared to be inspired.

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Podcast: Some Nerve with Patty Chang Anker

Could you become a braver person in 30 minutes? Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Exclusive Interview: Lupita Nyong’o on Strength, Success and Feeding Her Soul

Long before Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her first major movie role (Patsey in 12 Years a Slave) and graced the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire and People, she was a 16-year-old from Kenya moving halfway around the world by herself to study in Mexico, where her parents lived when she was born. She says she was “excited but mainly terrified.” But she set off with courage, which is … [ more ]

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Exclusive Interview: Diana Nyad’s Xtreme Life Lessons

There’s persistence—say, trying to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark-proof cage. And then there’s Diana Nyad persistence—trying four more times, despite rough seas and stormy weather, hours-long asthma attacks and paralyzing jellyfish stings, until she succeeded—all after turning 60 years old. Nyad could also brand leadership, resilience and success. Here’s her take on them and more.

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Inspired By: Jessica Baker

“Every day I do at least one thing, many times it is several things, that renew my spirit and fill me up.” 2013 Conference speaker Jessica Baker leads development of The Respect Institute’s programming and trainings for youth influencers and fundraising initiatives. This is how she got there:

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Shirley C. Franklin at the 2013 Texas Conference for Women

“Women have a lot of the answers that the world needs.” — Shirley Franklin, former mayor of Atlanta Why aren’t there more women stepping up into executive leadership roles? Hear what Ms. Franklin had to say about the situation in the halls of the 2013 Conference:

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Swing for the Fences — Podcast with Tara Sophia Mohr

In this recording of our July teleclass, “Swing for the Fences,” author Tara Sophia Mohr illuminates the psychology of “playing small” and provides some great ideas for learning how to play big instead. Listen to the fascinating 30-minute session below, and then visit taramohr.com to download her free “Ten Rules for Brilliant Women” workbook. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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“Being Happy and How to Get There” Podcast

“Happiness is not a destination, but a series of small but pivotal choices that we make every day.” -Cindy Ratzlaff In this podcast, “Being Happy and How to Get There,” Cindy Ratzlaff and Kathy Kinney will teach you how to: Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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