Category Archives: Life Balance

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 … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Creating YOUR Meaningful Life: Avoiding Burnout & Finding Joy

Women are burned out and overwhelmed, working to balance personal and professional lives in the hopes of finding happiness.  Often this drive to do more does not lead to happiness, instead causing exhaustion, anxiety, guilt, fear, social comparison, inauthenticity and physical illness. Join positive psychology professor Emily Esfahani Smith to find out why and learn ways to create a life with meaning and joy while increasing your energy and decreasing … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Achieving More by Doing Less

Even though women are 50% of the workforce, they only represent 18% of the highest-level leaders. Responsibilities at work and home often leave women without the bandwidth to succeed and wondering if their career and personal goals are unachievable. Tiffany Dufu, one of Fast Company’s “League of Extraordinary Women” and once the poster child for doing it all, will offer a new perspective on why the women’s leadership movement has stalled and … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Your Own Sweet Time: Building a Life That Works for You

“Having it all” has become the subject of countless books, articles, debates, and social media commentary, with passions running high in all directions. Many now believe this to be gospel truth: Any woman who wants to advance in a challenging career has to make sacrifices. And with such a wide spectrum of priorities, workloads and resources for women, it is impossible to define “life balance” for all. But, what if … [ more ]

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How to Create a Richer, More Satisfying Life | Podcast

Click Play below to listen Calling all seekers, dreamers and people in search of a different path! If you feel that you have yet to be all that you could be or were meant to be, this session is for you. In 30 minutes, Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters, shares her strategies for leading a fulfilling life, according to her research … [ more ]

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Finding the Connection: Meaningful Interaction at Home & Work | Podcast

Click Play below to listen. Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever before. Electronic devices are partly to blame, but the erosion of our conversational skills lies with each of us. The only way forward is to start talking to each other, says Celeste Headlee, TV and radio show host and author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter (out in September). In 30 minutes, Headlee … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | How to Create a Richer, More Satisfying Life

How to Create a Richer, More Satisfying Life Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:00-12:30 pm

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Free Teleclass | Finding the Connection: Meaningful Interaction at Home & Work

Finding the Connection: Meaningful Interaction at Home & Work Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:00-12:30 pm

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Make Every Workday a Good Workday | Podcast

Click Play below to listen. The team goes with your idea. Your boss praises you. And all your meetings end early. Having things go your way is more within your power than you think, says former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb. In 30 minutes, she will translate cutting-edge science and teach you the tiny tweaks to your daily routine that will improve your “luck.” Step by step, Webb will share • how to set better … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Make Every Workday a Good Workday

Make Every Workday a Good Workday Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:00-12:30pm

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Podcast | How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

Click Play below to listen. Advancing in your career has tradeoffs: more work and responsibility mean less time and energy for you and your family. But are all your personal sacrifices truly necessary? Probably not, says Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It and 168 Hours. In this 30 minute teleclass, Vanderkam will share: how successful women make the most of their time; the underlying strategies that … [ more ]

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Three Beliefs That Are Ruining Your Work-Life Balance

The first eight years of her marriage, Tiffany Dufu had a beautiful home to go along with her brilliant career raising money to advance women and girls. She did most of the work around the house, but being Type A, she was okay with that. “It was my dirty secret,” says Dufu, now chief leadership officer at Levo, a professional network for Millennials, and a launch team member of Leanin.org. … [ 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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Podcast | Find More Meaning, Joy and Life Balance with Mallika Chopra

Stop feeling guilty about all you haven’t done, and start feeling glad for what you have yet to experience and achieve. In this 30-minute talk, Mallika Chopra, author of Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy, shares her six-step process for living with intent: incubate, notice, trust, express, nurture and take action. With this practical road map, you will move from thought to action to outcome. Finally, a … [ more ]

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Have the Best Summer of Your Career

Do less and achieve more. It may sound like a dream rather than a plan for summer, but it’s actually the MO of many highly accomplished people year-round. “Successful people don’t bother with work that isn’t high value or growth oriented,” says Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of I Know How She Does It and 168 Hours. “They prioritize, so that what matters most gets done, and … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How to Become More Successful

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How to Become More Successful Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

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Design the Time of Your Life

By Sheryl Adkins-Green, Chief Marketing Officer, Mary Kay Inc. Friendly warning: This article is not about planning a dream vacation or the ultimate party. If however, you want to create more time to invest in your professional and personal goals, please keep reading. Time is truly priceless. Money can’t buy it, and once it’s spent, you can never get it back. You already know the wide variety of career, family … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass: Find More Meaning, Joy and Life Balance with Mallika Chopra

The Keys to Finding More Meaning, Joy and Life Balance Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Download “6 Steps to Living with Intent”

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How to Know When You’ve Outgrown Your Job and Other Lessons Learned on the Way to the C-Suite

Senior advisors to Cabinet members aren’t usually known for causing big stirs, but that’s exactly what happened when, in 2011, Anne-Marie Slaughter left her dream job as director of policy planning at the State Department and returned to an academic career that gave her more time for her family. Slaughter wrote about her decision in an essay that got people talking, “Why Women Can’t Have It All,” and now president … [ more ]

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Paid Maternity Leave for a Year: Coming Soon to a Company Near You?

Last month, prospective parents in Silicon Valley had reason to cheer: Adobe, Microsoft and Netflix announced that new moms and dads could take off, respectively, 12 weeks, 16 weeks and one year—paid. (At Adobe, birth moms can take 10 additional weeks of medical leave, and at Microsoft, they can take 8 more weeks of paid disability.) The companies joined Google (18 weeks for birth moms) and Facebook (four months for … [ more ]

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