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How We Decide: Strategies to Improve Our Decision Making Skills

Every day, in every part of our lives, we face an increasing number of choices. Our futures depend not just on the results, but on how well we handle making these hard choices and the serious scrutiny that comes with them. But is a woman’s experience issuing a tough call any different from a man’s? Men and women approach decisions differently, though not necessarily in the ways we have been led to believe. And despite popular misconceptions, women are just as decisive as men — though they may pay a price for it. Cognitive psychologist Therese Huston will to break open the myths as to how we decide and then lead a discussion with a panel of decision makers about how to improve decision-making skills, create options, make optimal choices and ensure that others will take your decisions seriously.

Thought Leader:

Dr. Therese Huston, author, How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices


Anne Arvia, SVP, primary banking, USAA Federal Savings Bank
Trudy Bourgeois
, CEO, The Center for Workforce Excellence and author, Her Corner Office and The Hybrid Leader: Blending the Best of the Male & Female Leadership Styles
Sonya Reed, SVP, human resources, Phillips 66


Jane Gasdaska, GM, U.S. Product Supply & Distribution, Phillips 66