Jolie Sikes

Career Transitions: Pivoting into Career 2.0

This session is for anyone facing the daunting question of what comes next – whether your perfect-on-paper job has hit a plateau, you are considering taking on a new role, are moving into a new company or industry, or even starting or folding your own business. By taking your priorities into account and leveraging what is already working, you can cut through confusion and move more quickly in a new direction with greater growth, meaning and purpose. This session will feature women from the front lines who can share real-life stories of success and help you avoid the common mistakes so you can position yourself for a successful transition into Career 2.0. Read More

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Junk Gypsy Jolie Sikes’ Advice for Entrepreneurial Free Spirits

Jolie SikesWhat do you do when you realize that the corporate life just isn’t your jam? When you’re Jolie Sikes or her big sister Amie, co-founders with their mom of Junk Gypsy, you hit the road, hightailing it out of Houston and Austin, respectively—and keep driving for 15 years.

Of course, they weren’t aimlessly roaming Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. They were scouring flea markets and roadsides for discarded treasures that they could fix up and resell. “It was Mom’s idea and her $2,000 stash for the slot machines that we used at first,” says Sikes. “She said, ‘Let’s just go to Canton [where there’s a giant four-day flea market every month] with open minds and figure out what we can do.’” Read More

Mantras to Live, Work and Succeed By

"Faery Mandala" by Daniel LightfootWhether you’re taking on a new challenge, rebounding from a disappointment or just powering through your day, repeating a mantra can help. We asked Conference for Women speakers and staff for their favorite sayings. Read them and repeat! Read More

No Risk, No Reward: Taking the Risk to Do What You Want With Your Career

Ever wanted to take that big chance? The huge jump between what you feel you should do and what you deep-down really want to do can be overwhelming. This panel will help you navigate your fears and learn to take chances in your career that may or may not work out, but will always help you grow. Read More

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