Tracee Ellis Ross Shares How She Found Her Confidence—and Keeps Growing

Is This Really as Far as We’ve Come?

According to a new poll, 60 percent of women think it’s inappropriate to have drinks alone with a man who is not their spouse, 53 percent think it’s inappropriate to have dinner alone, 44 percent to have lunch and 25 percent to have a work meeting. The men’s numbers for the same activities with a woman who isn’t their spouse were 48 percent, 45 percent, 36 percent and 22 percent, respectively. As this NYT article points out, these findings show how much gender still figures in our work relationships—and hurts our opportunities.

Tell us in the comments: What do you think about the state of male and female interactions in the workplace?


tx-newsletter-icon  Read more from the August 2017 newsletter

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2016 Speaker Highlights

best-of-200We went through 2016 attendee evaluations and our own web metrics to compile this list of 2016’s most-loved speakers, sessions and teleclasses (posted online as podcasts).

We hope you find some downtime as 2016 rolls into 2017 to watch, listen and enjoy! Read More

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The Statesman Cap10K: Inspiration from Start to Finish

Arianna Bradley-Roth finished the Statesman Cap10K in 39:36 earlier this year, making her the 2016 Women’s Masters Champion.

Arianna Bradley-Roth finished the Statesman Cap10K in 39:36 last year, making her the 2016 Women’s Masters Champion.

By Jeff Simecek, Statesman Cap10K Race Director

On March 12, 1978, Jimmy Carter was president, “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees was dancing at No. 1 and the Statesman Capitol 10,000 was warming up for its first race in Austin. On April 23, 2017, the largest 10K in Texas, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, will be off to the races for the 40th time.

Past and Present: Keeping It Austin

Like its hometown, the Statesman Cap10K has always been an original. For decades, it has drawn a range of participants: from the elite and fitness-focused to families and those who just wanna have fun—that’s all they really want! Each year, the race is known for its array of clever costumes. The race is also known for its beloved mascot, Dash the ‘Dillo. Read More

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2017 Technovation World Challenge

Technovation offers girls, age 10 – 18, the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year we invite girls to identify a problem in their community, and then challenge them to solve it. Girls work in teams to build both a mobile app and a business plan to launch that app, supported by mentors and guided by our curriculum.

Technovation takes students through four stages of launching a mobile app startup, inspired by the principles of design thinking:

  •  Ideation—identify a problem in the community. 
  • Technology—develop a mobile app solution.
  • Entrepreneurship—build a business plan to launch the app.
  • Pitch—take the business to market.

Register here!


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TexasWomen App Now Available!

* If you have already downloaded the app and are having problems, please go to your app store, and initiate an update from there by searching for TexasWomen. 


Download the official Texas Conference for Women app. You requested better features, and we listened! You’re going to love it…

DID YOU KNOW? 

The TexasWomen app delivers new, inspiring content year-round! Access the latest recordings of conference sessions, articles, and announcements about our next event. 

WHY DOWNLOAD? 

  • Full AGENDA, SPEAKER & EXHIBITOR listings
  • NETWORKING capabilities with the new matchmaking feature 
  • ALERTS to keep you in the loop on last minute changes
  • Full speaker BIOS & PRESENTATIONS
  • Access to past and present session audio, keynote recaps & Women Amplified podcast episodes – right in your app 
  • Social wall to keep you posted on all of the amazing things happening – and share your own!

NEW! NETWORKING & MATCHMAKING FEATURE

  • Create your profile based on your preferences to be matched with other attendees, as well as sessions and exhibitors
  • Forge more meaningful connections with other attendees, and even set up appointments and private messages

BENEFITS OF CREATING A LOGIN & PROFILE

  • NEW! matchmaking feature provides customized networking opportunities
  • Ability to build a custom schedule
  • Save session, speaker, sponsor, and exhibitor favorites for quick access
  • Take & save notes on individual sessions – and export post conference
  • Search attendees, send private & group messages and schedule appointments

NOTE: Your App login is NOT at all related to your conference registration login. They are completely separate systems that require two separate logins. If you have not used the app previously, choose the option to “Sign Up.”


IF YOU HAVE LAST YEAR’S APP, PLEASE DELETE IT AND DOWNLOAD THE NEW 2020 VERSION FROM YOUR APP STORE.


CLICK HERE for more APP FAQ’s.

Special thanks to Cisco for underwriting this year’s conference app!
Cisco

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