2014 Session

Inclusive Leadership as a Competitive Advantage

The world of work is changing rapidly, where organizations are global, hyper-connected, less hierarchical, and ideas can come from anywhere. Great leadership is critical to effectively navigate this ever-evolving landscape, and inclusive leadership has the power to drive competitive advantage. Learn how to leverage your diverse perspective along with those in your organization, to role-model inclusive behaviors and enable collaboration, driving greater employee engagement, innovation and ultimately business impact. Read More

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It’s All About a Brand New Brand YOU! Tips to Market and Promote Yourself

Perception is reality more often than not — whether we like it or not. The most successful authors, entertainers, entrepreneurs and corporations have marketing and PR strategies to help them shine and to create the perception they want others to see. You can and should do the same. How do others perceive you? Are you happy with how others perceive you? Now is your chance to create a brand new brand for YOU! Read More

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Bridging the Cross-Gender Communication Gap to Improve Your Leadership and Advance Your Position (Session III)

Survey results of over 100,000 in-depth interviews of men and women executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies reveal the staggering number of false assumptions and opinions men and women have of each other, and in many ways, believe in themselves. No wonder we face such a tremendous communication gap in the workplace. What causes these misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment and frustrations at work? Relationship and communications guru John Gray will share insight to answer these questions and identify the eight blind spots that compel men and women to think and act as they do. Learn practical advice so you can remove the blind spots, enabling men and women to work and succeed together. We will explore ways to bridge the communication gap to improve your problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, stress management and overall leadership effectiveness. Unlock this and advance your leadership position! Read More

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Flex: Strategies for Thriving in a Multicultural and Multigenerational Workplace

“Flexing” is the art of switching between leadership styles to more effectively work with and engage people who are different from you. The workplace is growing increasingly multicultural, female and younger. As today’s leaders, you must be able to navigate this diverse work environment. Yet because cultural differences can be invisible or difficult to spot, we may not pick up on subtle nuances that we encounter daily. Internationally renowned executive coach and leadership strategist Jane Hyun will share practical advice for building trust and connecting with those who are different than us to create innovative solutions at work and achieve greater outcomes in life. Read More

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Style in the Workplace

It is proven that when you look good and put yourself together, you not only feel good but you are more productive and successful. Former Cosmopolitan Editor Kate White will provide you with practical tips (that work with any budget) for creating your own personal style in the workplace. She will also explore the true essence of style beyond what you wear and how that can make a tremendous impact on your career. Read More

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Claiming Happiness

If you’ve been struggling to find the happiness you deserve, then this is the session for you. Kathy Kinney (best known as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show) and Cindy Ratzlaff (marketing genius behind the launch of The South Beach Diet) have been best friends for more than 30 years, and have helped each other navigate the ups and downs of their lives with humor and grace. In this entertaining and inspiring session, they will offer easy step-by-step actions to blast away at the societal preconceived notions of happiness and share the tried-and-true techniques they call “the seven best gifts a woman can give herself.” Read More

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From 0 to Tech in 30 Days

Think you can’t make the switch into the technology industry? Think again. In this session, four women will share their experiences using e-learning programs, hands-on training and mentorship to break into the tech industry. This session is geared towards nontechnical people looking to make a job switch, re-enter the workforce or step into the working world for the first time. Session includes key takeaways that you can use immediately to jump-start your tech career progression. Read More

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How to Have a Better Day at Work: Sound Sleep, Reduced Stress, Stronger Immunity

We’ve all had those days at work where we feel very unproductive because we haven’t slept well, have an excessive amount of stress or are not feeling 100 percent. Katherine Anderson will tell us her tips on how to avoid having those days and head off to work feeling strong and better able to handle the challenges that come our way, which will lead us to increased productivity. No matter the number of balls you need to keep in the air at work and home, this session will help ensure you’re always bringing your “A” game. Read More

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I AM THAT GIRL: Empowering Your Everyday Life

Every day, we are bombarded with messages that lead us to question who we are. Meet Alexis Jones, founder of I AM THAT GIRL, which advises young women to be the best version of each of us. In this inspirational and interactive session, attendees will learn how to collaborate instead of compete and contribute as much as they consume, so they can better navigate the world. Read More

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How to Become the Social Entrepreneur of Your Life: Doing Well By Doing Good

Are you passionate about changing the world? Are you looking for ways to channel your innovation and impact change? Are you eager to make a difference in your community and around the globe beyond your day job? This session will offer you practical how-to advice and inspiration to make your mark and have a positive social impact around the issues and causes close to your heart. Whether you are looking to volunteer or get involved, seeking ways to drive social responsibility within your organization, or wanting to start a socially entrepreneurial endeavor, this session is for you. With pioneers from the front lines, this dynamic discussion will illustrate the incredibly powerful aggregate social impact that can happen when we all do our part to make the world a better place. Read More

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