Conference Sessions

2017 Session | Financial Security: Why You Need to Own It

Establishing financial security and maintaining your lifestyle through retirement is something we know is important, but may not always prioritize in our day-to-day decision making. However you choose to spend your money, behavioral inhibitors further exacerbate any financial gaps in our retirement plans. Join this panel of experts to bring these challenges and behaviors to light and learn how to get back on track to reaching your long-term financial goals. The panelists will address:

•  What financial challenges are unique to women?
•  How can these challenges and behaviors hinder your ability to meet your long-term financial goals?
•  What decisions and actions can you take to start addressing these unique challenges in an appropriate and savvy way? Read More

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2017 Session | Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Pushing the Boundaries for Success

Making a decision to “push the boundaries”, whether it is starting your own company, taking an innovative approach, making a job transition or joining a startup can be overwhelming.  If you have dreamed of making a change, but not sure you are ready for the gamble, this panel of innovative women can help you navigate your fears and assess the risks involved. Learn the best practices of these seasoned entrepreneurs & executives, so that you are prepared to push the limits and armed to achieve success.  Sharing their personal stories, attendees will learn how to:

  • Establish a climate that embraces smart risk and invites sustainable growth;
  • Identify and eliminate barriers to progressive thinking; and
  • Gain confidence to push the limits.

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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, joy and balance in life. In this session, Mallika Chopra will share her personal journey – successes and failures) and provide a practical road map for how we can all move from thought to action to overcome. Attendees will leave both inspired and armed with solid tools to make positive changes for living a life of intent. Read More

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2017 Session | Networking to Where You Want to Go: Building the Relationships YOU Need to Succeed

If you think of networking as schmoozing at cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small. In this session, networking expert J. Kelly Hoey will share her approach to mastering this timeworn skill in a world where everyone is posting, liking, and friending fast and furiously, but many are failing to leverage their connections successfully. Hoey will provide Innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, mutually beneficial, long-lasting kind—using the social tools at your disposal and show attendees how to:

  • Determine the most effective ways to connect with others so you don’t clutter your calendar with dead-end coffee dates and informational interviews
  • Synchronize face-to-face networking efforts with your digital outreach
  • Turn “closed door” conversations into strong personal relationships and business opportunities
  • Harness the power of your network to accomplish any ambition, from landing your dream job or a coveted account or client to successfully crowdfunding a new business venture.

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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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