2014 Session

Survival Strategies in a “Lean In” World: Real People, Real Stories, Real Solutions

In a world that has become increasingly fast-paced, over-connected and with no boundaries, the notion of balance is insane and impossible to achieve. Rather than attempt the impossible, this session will offer a blend of practical advice and inspiration to attain a new equilibrium, redefine your goals and priorities, and try to attain some sanity. Whether you are grappling with motherhood, caring for elderly parents, managing the abyss of a home, or all of the above, this session led by Joan Williams, a leading expert on this issue, will offer you some levity, humor, real stories and great tips from real women for managing the day-to-day chaos of life! Read More

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Aging Boldly: Making the Most of Your Time

What can you expect as you hit midlife? A personal revolution in work, play, love and health! In this session, best-selling author and longevity scholar Abigail Trafford will explore this unprecedented stage in the life cycle, thanks to better health and greater life expectancy. Read More

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Quieting Your Inner Critic So You Can Play Big (Session II)

What sabotages most women from realizing their true potential? Fear mixed with self-doubt. Don’t let doubt or a lack of confidence stand in your way of making a change or diving into a new journey. With so many external factors out of your control, it is important to control the things you can. Emotions play an integral role in your ability to transition. This session will teach you how to manage your inner critic to access and convey greater confidence. Read More

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Inside High-Tech Culture: How to Belong Without Giving Up Your Values

Technology and innovation play pivotal roles in our economy, yet men continue to dominate this profession. Why does the tech industry fail to attract and retain women? And for the women who do find a place in this world, what are the barriers they face when trying to fit in? In this inspirational session, industry leaders will answer these questions and share their strategies for success around how they maintain their values in a workplace where they may not see eye-to-eye with their colleagues. Read More

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Bridging the Cross-Gender Communication Gap to Improve Your Leadership and Advance Your Position

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 that prevent men and women from working and succeeding 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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Turning Your Dream Into Reality

How do you take your great idea and turn it into reality? The real-life experiences of these panelists will help attendees learn how to launch your idea, the technology needed, the unavoidable mistakes, how to get help when you need it and how to establish a line of credit to finance it. Read More

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Goals With Soul: The Most Effective Approach to Life Planning and Creating Success on Your Terms

Your bucket list. Quarterly objectives. Strategic plans. Big dreams. Goals. Lots of goals and plans to achieve those goals — no matter what. Does this sound like you? What we don’t realize is that oftentimes we are not chasing the goal itself, we are actually chasing the feeling that we hope to get when we achieve that goal. We are living in an upside-down world with the procedures of the achievement upside down — and as a result we are burning out! We go after what we want to have, get or accomplish, and we hope that we’ll be fulfilled when we get there. It’s backward. And it’s burning us out. This session will help you get clear on how you actually want to feel in your life and then provide you with tools to create some “Goals With Soul.” Read More

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Quieting Your Inner Critic So You Can Play Big (Session I)

What sabotages most women from realizing their true potential? Fear mixed with self-doubt. Don’t let doubt or a lack of confidence stand in your way of making a change or diving into a new journey. With so many external factors out of your control, it is important to control the things you can. Emotions play an integral role in your ability to transition. This session will teach you how to manage your inner critic to access and convey greater confidence. Read More

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Minimizing Stress, Anxiety and Depression for Maximum Happiness

Stress, depression and anxiety may not sound as scary as other life-threatening diseases, but they can be as detrimental and dangerous to your health. The effects take a toll on one’s mental and physical well-being — not to mention impact our ability to succeed personally and professionally. In a world that is fast-paced, constantly changing and always connected (overly connected), it is unrealistic to eliminate them altogether. This session will help you identify symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety. Featuring health, wellness and workplace experts, we will explore ways to minimize stress and better manage your energy, thoughts and time in a more positive way. Together we will learn how psychology, mindfulness, sleep, nutrition and exercise all contribute to creating a happier and more successful life. Read More

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Transitions and Risk Taking: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave

Are you looking to start a second career, but nervous about what to do? Have you been in finance for a decade and scared to change industries, but desperately need a change? Do you want to retire, but fear the uncertainty of the extra hours in a day? Are you scared to leave the stability of corporate America to fulfill your inner entrepreneur? Have you taken years off to care for your family and worry about re-entering and managing the demands of a fast-paced workplace? Are you scared of heights, but desperately want to rock climb? Read More

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