2012 Session

Health & Wellness: Taking a Mind Body Approach to Satisfaction

Dr. Jennifer BermansmSpeaker: Dr. Jennifer Berman, urologist, renowned expert and pioneer in female sexual medicine

Covering both physiological and psychological issues, this workshop will provide you with easy-to-understand information on the medical breakthroughs and treatments that can help women of all ages enjoy more fulfilling sex lives. Attending this session will change the way you think about sex, yourself and your partner. As one of the few women urologists in the country, Dr. Berman offers practical advice to help you:

  • Reach your ultimate passionate connection;
  • Inform and empower you to take control of your sexuality and overcome hurdles;
  • Feel comfortable advocating for your sexual needs; and
  • Dispel some of the common myths.

Host: Deborah Hamilton-Lynne, editor, Austin Woman and Austin Man Magazines


The Creative and Innovative Leader: Moving from Idea Generation to Action (panel)

Moderator: Patti Johnson, CEO, PeopleResults

Panelist 1: Siobhan Fallon, author, You Know When the Men are Gone
Panelist 2: Sue Chen, founder and CEO, Nova Medical Products
Panelist 3: Bryony Gomez-Palacio, founder, Under Consideration
Panelist 4: Carla Thompson, CEO and founder, Sharpskirts

Creativity and innovation are often interchanged as the same – but innovation is not creativity. Creativity is about coming up with an original idea and innovation is about executing that idea into a reality. The greatest leaders need to exhibit and foster creativity and innovation in the workplace to succeed in today’s competitive, unstable and volatile climate. This dynamic panel discussion will bring you face-to-face with top innovators to share their experiences. Generating ideas and executing on those ideas is key to success whether you are in a corporate setting, in a small business or an entrepreneur waiting to break out. Attend this session and learn:

  • The difference between creativity and innovation
  • How to enable an environment that supports and encourages creativity and innovation
  • How to leverage a multi-generational workplace to increase innovation and bottom line results
  • Strategies to generate ideas and turn them into action

Host: Mary Ellen Dugan, executive director, Global Brand & Advertising, Dell


The Disruptive Innovation of You

Whitney-JohnsonsmSpeaker: Whitney Johnson, co-founder, Rose Park Advisors, author and contributing writer, Harvard Business Review

The idea is simple, but powerful: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different – they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market may not yet exist. As co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, Whitney Johnson will demonstrate how the frameworks of disruptive innovation can apply to you: if you want to be successful in unexpected ways, follow your own disruptive path. In this session, Whitney Johnson shares her personal disruptive innovation and teaches the fundamentals of disruptive innovation to show you how powerful it can be in your evolving reinvention, both personally and professionally.

Host: Norine Yukon, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas


Using Your Professional Skills to Make a Difference (panel)

Panelist 1: Charley Johnson, president, Pay it Forward Foundation
Panelist 2: Patsy Woods Martin, founder, I Live Here, I Give Here
Panelist 3: Sylvia Acevedo, CEO, Communicard

We all have valuable professional skills and expertise to share. Do you want to help make a difference in the world beyond your day job and traditional volunteerism efforts but aren’t sure how or where to start? Getting into action with the skills you already have in place is easier than you think. In this session, we offer first hand perspectives of people who have applied their skills to give back beyond the for-profit world. By sharing practical advice and inspiration, they will help you explore your possibilities for changing lives, including your own.

Host: Gigi Bryant, founder, GMSA Management Services and community advocate

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