2012 Session

24 Things You can Do with Social Media to Get into College (or put your best foot forward)!

Speaker: Gina Carroll, blogger and author, 24 Things You Can Do with Social Media to Help Get into College Colleges have now embraced social media as an important tool in the admissions process. They are also using sites like Facebook to uncover unsavory information about candidates. This session illustrates ways that you can use social media to explore, attract and connect with colleges in a positive way. Learn how to … [ more ]

Creating Your Happiness Project: A Conversation with Gretchen Rubin

Speaker: Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author, The Happiness Project Moderator: Carrie Contey, founder, Early Parenting.com Gretchen Rubin is the author of the #1 New York Times and international bestseller The Happiness Project—an account of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. On her popular blog, The Happiness Project, she reports on her daily … [ more ]

Defining Success on Your Own Terms (panel)

Moderator: Alexis Sclamberg, author, blogger, The Huffington Post, and former lawyer Panelist 1: Alyce C. Alston, Chairman and CEO, CultureMap Austin and launch publisher, O! The Oprah Magazine Panelist 2: Lauren Berger, “Intern Queen,” best-selling author and BusinessWeek’s Young Entrepreneurs 25 under 25 Panelist 3: Danielle LaPorte, Amazon #1 author, The Fire Starter Sessions and creator, Your Big Beautiful Book Plan Panelist 4: Wilka Toppins, attorney and founder, The Corporate … [ more ]

Embracing Our Ever-Changing Body (panel)

Moderator: Lynya Floyd, health director, Family Circle Magazine Panelist 1: Katherine Anderson, ND, FABNO, national director of Naturopathic Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Panelist 2: Susan Tolles, founder, Flourish Over 50 Panelist 3: Vonda Wright, author, Fitness After 40: How to stay strong at any age Panelist 4: Nikki Drummond, certified clinical nutritionist (CCN) and founder, NeuroFit Nutrition Panelist 4: Katherine Anderson, director of Naturopathic Medicine, CTCA The physical … [ more ]

Finding Your Passion

Speaker: Tina Hambly, founder and designer, Valentina Shoes Speaker: Cory Cotton, founder, Dude Perfect and author, Go Big Finding your passion can be a lifelong mission – and one that evolves as you grow and change. This interactive session offers two different perspectives around how to find what you love and create that into meaningful work and everyday life. Tina Hambly went from a 17-year career in high tech event … [ more ]

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love and Lead (workshop)

Speaker: Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, research professor, University of Houston Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive, uncomfortable – even a little dangerous at times. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural … [ more ]

Influence Expansion:How to Leverage and Grow Your Influence to Drive Real Business Growth (workshop)

Speaker: Lena L. West, founder and CEO, XynoMedia and top 30 entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter For many, influence is seen in a negative light. People associate it with manipulation and “smoke and mirrors” techniques, but in reality, influence is one of the top traits we have to offer. Your clients compensate you with the expectation that you’ll be able to influence them and their business for growth. The media … [ more ]

Knowing Your Value and Negotiating Your Worth (workshop)

Speaker: Victoria Pynchon, co-founder, She Negotiates and best-selling author of The Grownups’ ABCs of Conflict and Success as a Mediator for Dummies When women are empowered to lead and given the tools and support to do so, they make choices that change history. Why is it that then that women are not compensated to reflect our power? Victoria Pynchon will arm you with the tools to help you close your … [ more ]

Smart Girls at the Party: How to Change the World By Being Yourself

Speaker: Meredith Walker, former producer, Saturday Night Live and co-founder, Smart Girls at the Party In a society heavily focused on image, being the “smart girl” comes with all sorts of assumptions (and unfortunately not all are positive). This inspirational and interactive session explores how to move beyond hair, make-up, nails and clothes and find the child hiding within you –the one that played make believe or ran carefree through … [ more ]

Smart Women Finish Rich: How to Live Rich and Finish Rich (workshop)

Speaker: David Bach, 9-time New York Times bestselling author and personal finance expert Did you know that: women own over 10 million businesses; 40% of American moms are the primary breadwinners; and women have consistently outperformed male investors over the last 20 years? America’s leading financial expert David Bach will empower you to overcome your fears and take control of your financial health. This interactive workshop will provide you with … [ more ]