Career Pavilion

Exhibit Hall | Open All Day

The Texas Conference for Women is thrilled to join forces with Visa to bring you this year’s Career Pavilion. Featuring local and national career experts, coaches, and professionals, come to address your most pressing questions and challenges. Join us for multiple intimate and unique opportunities to best position yourself on the job, enhance your career skills, and network with peers. 

Don’t miss out on these offerings:

Mini Workshops

12:40 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m.

The Art of Negotiation: Strategies to Help You Navigate Your Next Career Move

Studies continue to show that women still negotiate less than men and are less successful in their negotiations overall. Whether you’re pursuing a pay raise, promotion, or navigating a career transi- tion, learning the art of negotiation will ensure you’re empowered to negotiate your financial and pro- fessional worth with confidence. Come to this session to hear three experienced negotiators share their tactics and strategies.

2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Returning to Work: Conquering Fear and Overcoming Setbacks to Restart your Career

Family needs and obligations can take priority over a career, creating unique challenges when you are ready to resume your career path after an absence. For many, it can steer us way off of our intended course. In this session, Anu Rao speaks candidly about challenges she faced returning to work and how she overcame them to become successful.

3:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Interview your Best

How to achieve a work -appropriate look so the interviewer notices YOU – not your makeup!

3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Makeup & Go

How to achieve a work-appropriate makeup look in 10 minutes so you can get out the door quickly.

4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Impact and Influence from the Middle: A Mid-career Panel Discussion on Leadership, Career Progression, and Making a Difference

In between a first job and an executive title, mid-career women are often left to forge their own path. Making a big impact isn’t always easy without an executive title to back you up, and getting to the next level takes grit, patience, and often luck. But mid-career women are uniquely positioned to both empower the next generation and influence company leadership. This panel discussion will highlight four mid-career women who have influenced their companies in various ways with perspectives gathered from their experiences.

Coaches Corner (7:30 am – 5:00 pm*)

The Coaches Corner program is designed to give Conference attendees an opportunity for one-on-one “speed coaching” sessions with a coach from International Coach Federation (ICF) Austin chapter or Texas Women in Business. This is a great private opportunity to take what you learned at the Conference and turn it into action!

*Coaches will not be available during the opening and lunch keynote sessions

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2018 Career Coaches

Teresa Bittner, Bold Fulfilled Life Coach
Susanna F. Clavello, Equilibrium Coaching
Cheryl Close, Close Coaching & Consulting, LLC
Susan D. Corbin, Corbin Dissertation Coaching
Laura Di Tomasso
Carissa Gay, Courageous Leaders
Auora Geis, A Go Strategy
Michelle Hefner, Zen Horse Life Coaching
Lindsey Honari, Lindsey Honari Coaching LLC
Wendy Irwin, Wendy Irwin Coaching & Perspicacity
Kathleen Klaviter, Klaviter Consulting
Judy Lester, Connecting Point Business Coaching
Dawn Mayer, Dawn Mayer Coaching
Denise McCutchen, Grace Coaching for Results
Anna McKay, Navigations Coaching, LLC
Nina Mioen, International Coaching
Marybeth Mogillo, Factor5 Consulting
Cathy Morris, The EQ Development Group
Shelly Pernot, True North Coaching and Development
Stacy Phillippe, True Direction
Meg Rentschler, A Focus on Results
Marcia Rhode, Marcia Rhode Coaching & Consulting
Krizel Rodriguez, KR Coaching
Amy Rojas, AGRojas & Co. Consulting, LLC
Kelley Russell-DuVarney, Vantage Coaching
Marisa Santangelo, Santangelo Coaching
Kim Sawyer, Enterprise Coaching Group
Lisa Seay, element c
Jessica Smith-Perry, JSP Coaching
Barbara Stewart, Accelus Partners LLC
Glenn Taylor, Skybound Coaching & Consulting
Susie Vaughan, Susie Vaughan and Company, LLC
Sandra Voyadzis, Blue Sky Leadership Coaching LLC
Tenice Wehmeyer, Wehmeyer & Associates
Beverly Wright, Wright Choice Group, LLC


Résumé Review (7:30 am – 5:00 pm*)

HR and career service experts from local colleges and universities will be providing free résumé critiques. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a seasoned pro give your résumé a “checkup” and help you market yourself better in the ever-changing job market!

*Reviewers will not be available during the opening and lunch keynote sessions

2018 Résumé Reviewers

Ramona Arora, Dell Technologies
Sharon Barrett, The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
Marie-Louise Bridgeman, The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
Lynn Chang, Ph.D., Career Zen
Jo Chauvin, The University of Texas at Austin
Melanie Coulson, Trinity University
Alison Devlin, The University of Texas at Austin
Megan Ehrisman, The University of Texas at Austin
Hong Escobar, The University of Texas at Austin
Greta Fenley, The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
Genevieve Giambalvo, The University of Texas at Austin
Veronica Heiskell, Vick Center
Twyla Hough, Trinity University
Tatem Oldham, The University of Texas at Austin
Michael Powell, The University of Texas at Austin
Karen Scully-Clemmons, The University of Texas at Austin
Nicole Simmons, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Amira Sounny-Slitine, The University of Texas at Austin
Sasha Spear, The University of Texas at Austin
Emily Swanson, The University of Texas at Austin
Eva Thomsen, Austin Community College
Melissa Totah, The University of Texas at Austin – Liberal Arts Career Services
Caitlin von Liski, The University of Texas at Austin
Mariah Waggoner, The University of Texas at Austin
Erin Wike, The University of Texas at Austin

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