2015 Session

I AM THAT GIRL: Empowering Your Everyday Life

Every day, we are bombarded with messages that lead us to question who we are. Meet Amanda Slavin from I AM THAT GIRL, an organization that advises young women to be the best version of themselves. 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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Millennials: How to Mentor and Communicate With Your Newest Employees

As digital natives, Millennials have grown up with instant feedback and access to information. As employees, they are ambitious and hungry for success, and open communication is key to this success. Whether you are a Millennial looking to succeed in the workforce or a manager determined to hold onto these exceptional employees, this session will help you learn the expectations of each other, communication styles and how regular feedback plays a role in the success of these working relationships. Read More

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Optimize Your Stress and Improve Your Overall Well-Being

There’s no getting around it — in our 24/7 world, stress is something that all of us live with daily. But how we perceive and respond to stress varies, and it’s this reaction that affects our physical and emotional health. Experts will share their tools and insights for how to manage stress, enhance resiliency and access innate well-being through nutrition, self-compassion, mindfulness and preventive self-care. Prepare to leave with renewed clarity and fresh resources to help you live a better and more balanced life. Read More

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Spiraling Upward: The 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise

The linear, heads-down, forward-at-all-cost approach to success that has been forged by men doesn’t work for many women. But until now there hasn’t been another choice. Wendy Wallbridge’s approach to success offers a cogent, step-by-step roadmap for professional women to unlock their power and achieve success on their own terms. The “Spiral Up” method teaches women to cultivate the five co-creative powers of energy, thoughts, feelings, speech and action — the fundamentals of self-creation — in order to redefine success and re-author their lives. Get ready to rise up and express your creativity, authenticity, voice and power to effect the changes you want! Read More

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Navigating the Brave New World of Media: Strategies for Getting Your Message Out Through Traditional and New Media

News veterans Leslie Rhode and Judy Maggio will share tips and suggestions for getting the attention of overworked and overwhelmed media professionals. Whether you are in the for-profit world trying to maximize exposure, an entrepreneur trying to secure press or spearheading a cause in the nonprofit arena, this session will offer something for everyone. Attendees will learn specific do’s and don’ts and explore how new mediums in the digital space (i.e., Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) are changing the way media is covered and how you can be heard. Read More

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The Courage to Innovate: Unlocking the Skills for Fresh Thinking

We are being asked every day to become more “entrepreneurial” in how we shape our organizations, businesses, teams and products. Whether you are from a small organization seeking that competitive edge, a large and cumbersome organization looking for a better way to do business or an entrepreneur embarking on a new venture … it takes courage … courage to lead … courage to risk … and most importantly, courage to innovate. Your survival depends on your ability to make fresh thinking happen on a daily basis in every nook and cranny of your workplace. Read More

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The Skills You Need to Build Your Career

What are the skills you won’t see on a job description, but that are essential to your success? Most of these skills are not going to be learned in a classroom, but are integral to career growth. A panel of executives from different industries will help you identify the skills you might be missing, where you can apply your current skills and supplement your education to prepare for future opportunities. Read More

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Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family: A Conversation With Anne-Marie Slaughter

When Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All,” first appeared, it immediately went viral, sparking a firestorm of debate across countries and continents. Within four days, it had become the most-read article in the history of the magazine. In the following months, Slaughter became a leading voice in the discussion on work-life balance and on women’s changing role in the workplace. In this conversation with The Texas Tribune editor, Emily Ramshaw, Slaughter will burst the bubble on all the “half-truths” we tell women about “having it all,” and teach us what is really necessary to get true gender equality, both in the workplace and at home. Read More

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What It Takes: The 10 Steps to Success

Whether you have a personal or a professional goal you’d like to attain, Gloria Mayfield Banks can help you get there. She has consistently beaten the odds to achieve phenomenal success in both her personal and professional life, despite considerable challenges. Using her firsthand experiences, Gloria will share the 10 specific steps for making a quantum leap at life and at work. With a mix of inspiration and practical advice, this session will help you shift your thinking to finally get the results you have been working toward. Read More

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What’s Next? Strategies for Maximizing the Second Half of Life

As Americans live longer and healthier lives, the desire to work longer and foster better relationships — for the income, the mental engagement or the chance to give back — has grown. New York Times columnist and job/retirement expert Kerry Hannon will share her insights into some of the tough questions and choices that come with age. Using inspiring real-life profiles, she will not only offer practical advice for starting your next act, but will help you explore: Read More

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