2018 Keynote

Shawn Achor Shares the Single Greatest Predictor of Success, Happiness and Longevity

Shawn Achor speaks during OPENING KEYNOTE SESSION during the 2018 Texas Conference For Women at Austin Convention Center on November 9, 2018

Shawn Achor, one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between success and happiness, told 7,500 women at this month’s 2018 Texas Conference for Women that his latest research “validates the entire reason you’re here today.”

“Social connection, which is created by being here, is the greatest predictor of long-term happiness and the greatest long-term predictor of success,” Achor said. “What we have just found out is that it is also as predictive of how long you will live as obesity, high blood pressure, or smoking.”

Achor’s new findings build on his prior research that revealed: Read More

Brené Brown Inspires 7,500 Texas Women with Talk About Courageous Leadership

In her most recent research project, Brené Brown asked 150 leaders one big question:

What does the future of leadership look like? Or, as she put it before an audience of 7,500 at the Texas Conference for Women this November: Who will still be standing, and who will be gone, in five years from now? Read More

Shawn Achor Talks Connection at the 2018 Texas Conference for Women

Author and happiness researcher Shawn Achor took the stage to illuminate the power of connection for a sold-out audience of 7,500 attendees of the 2018 Texas Conference for Women.

“Women Supporting Women in Business” at the 2018 TX Conference for Women

On November 9, 2018, a panel of experts talked business in front of a sold-out audience of 7,500 attendees of the Texas Conference for Women.

Speakers, seated left to right:
Marjorie Clifton, principal, Clifton Consulting, LLC
Tyler Haney, founder & CEO, Outdoor Voices
Renata Quintini, venture capitalist and partner, Lux Capital
Nina Shaw, entertainment attorney & co-founder, Time’s Up

Storytellers Contest Winners Announced at the 2018 TX Conference for Women

Laysha Ward, EVP & chief external engagement officer at Target, introduces the winners of our Storytellers contest in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,500 attendees during the Texas Conference for Women November 9, 2018.

The Ann Richards School Band at the 2018 TX Conference for Women

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (ARS) is a public, all-girls college preparatory school of choice founded to educate young women from diverse backgrounds, and serves grades 6 – 12 within the Austin Independent School District (AISD).

On November 9, 2018, the school band played on the main stage of the keynote luncheon in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,500 attendees. 

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