2013 Session

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT… Driving Social Good and Change Through the Power of the Workplace

Through access to networks, employees and customers, the workplace – regardless of size, sector or purpose – has the unique power to act as force multipliers to impact social change and make a difference. This session will explore the various ways that employees and entrepreneurs can use a work or corporate infrastructure to give back, volunteer and make an impact locally, domestically or globally. This session will use experiences from … [ more ]

CAREER ADVANCEMENT 201… Communicating Effectively for Inclusion: How to Go from Well-Meaning to Well-Doing

We have all had those moments when we feel like we have communicated something carefully, only to be met with blank stares or even worse, ruffled feathers. In this session, Vernà Myers, a nationally recognized expert and author of Moving Diversity Forward, will teach us how to go from well-meaning to well-doing in our efforts to communicate inclusively. From race to gender and generation, Myers brings a wealth of knowledge … [ more ]

Your Guide to Getting Respect and Handling Tough Relationships

No matter what you’ve been through, the good news is that true respect starts on the inside. In this interactive session, learn the secrets featured by CNN, USA Today, Glamour, and Teen Vogue to getting the life, relationships, work and health you want. The Respect Basics will show you how to finally make self-respect the foundation of your decisions, self-care, relationships and leadership path. Speaker: Jessica Baker, founder, Respect RX @THERESPECTINST … [ more ]

Success Codes for Professional and Personal Leadership

What strategies will help propel you toward professional successes and personal satisfactions? Leaders from Cisco will share what rules they’ve personally lived by to guide them through the rough waters of the technology market and sustained success. Learn what changes you can make to your daily work life to master the demands of large organiza- tions, deliver impact to the business and leadership of others. You will be sure to … [ more ]

Personal Finance: Seven Savvy Ways to Plan a Better Budget

How financially savvy are you? Wealth management expert Manisha Thakor will share her personal budget philosophies for achieving financial security. Attendees will learn how to incorporate those strategies into a budget that works for them and keeps spending on track. Speaker: Manisha Thakor, founder and CEO, MoneyZen Wealth Management and author, On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance @MANISHATHAKOR Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Dot Complicated

Technology has changed virtually every part of our lives: how we interact with friends and family, how we raise our children, how we announce major life news, how we find love, and how we manage our careers. Social norms and etiquette are changing constantly as we get used to life with smartphones, 24/7 access to one another, and more emails than one person could ever humanly respond to. Things have … [ more ]

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Which Moments in Life Define Us?

Which moments in life define who we are? Jenny Lawson will help you discover that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. And we are better because of them. Speaker: Jenny Lawson, award-winning blogger and author, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened @THEBLOGGESS Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Innovation Uncensored: Ignite your Project, Career and Workplace

Creativity can’t be forced and everyone hits a wall at times – even seasoned leaders and entrepreneurs. Is your CEO breathing down your neck? Is your top client hovering and waiting for that next big idea? Are your teammates and employees uninspired? While innovation can be elusive at times, there are practical and easy ways to cultivate an innovative and creative workplace that drives bottom line results. This session will … [ more ]

Your Next and Best Career Move: How to make a Working Identity and Life Plan that Reflects You

In our quest for excellence, shattering the glass ceiling and following a traditional executive career trajectory, women are often sidetracked from a path that may be better suited for their individual strengths or unique passions. Women should and can rise beyond their potential, but not at the expense of their specific skills, talents and expertise. Whether you are looking for a career change, re-entering the workforce after time away, or … [ more ]

Health and Wellness: 5 Seconds to a Healthier and Happier You

Radio host, TV personality and Common Sense Activist Mel Robbins will introduce you to the “5 Second Rule.” She will offer tools and tips for how you can make easy changes to improve your daily routine – including sleep, diet, exercise, sex and managing your to-do lists and inboxes. Using a great blend of humor and practical advice, you will walk away ready to change your life, take control and … [ more ]