July 2020 Newsletter

Elizabeth Gilbert: On Fear and Creativity

Elizabeth Gilbert talks about creativity, fear, and more in the latest episode of Women Amplified. While this conversation was recorded at the end of 2019, what she says about fear, in particular, is a welcome balm in this moment. Here are highlights: “I think we live in a society that really fetishizes the idea of being fearless and that you’re constantly being told that in various, really violent, almost aggressive … [ more ]

How to Unleash Your Creative Genius – with Elizabeth Gilbert

This episode will make you feel GOOD—and we’ve got some exciting Conference news, too! Tune in. Take an exciting and inspirational journey with Eat, Pray Love phenomenon Elizabeth Gilbert in this episode of Women Amplified. This intimate conversation will explore challenges facing women today, and offer insights to better navigate decision-making, productivity, communication, relationships, career paths and so much more. Don’t think about fear as something you have to—or can—beat, … [ more ]

Resilience Expert Valorie Burton: On the Power of Self-Talk

“At the core of resilience is how you think,” says author and life strategist Valorie Burton. “That’s the thing we can control the most. You want to know: Is what you’re saying to yourself helping you or hurting you? A huge piece of resilience is what you say to yourself, and changing it if what you’re saying isn’t helping.” Burton, author of 13 books, including Successful Women Think Differently, and … [ more ]

Navigating Transitions in Unpredictable Times with Erica Williams Simon

Making a career pivot can be scary and paralyzing, especially when events transpire that force an unexpected transition. Covid-19 has left many with lost jobs and time to reflect and reevaluate life and priorities. Others are struggling to succeed at remote work with a disrupted structure and, in many cases, no available childcare. In this episode, Erica Williams Simon will draw on her personal experiences to share practical strategies to … [ more ]

Why You May Be Better Equipped to Navigate Today’s Changes Than You Think

If you’re like many people these days, you’ve been dealing with change as you never did before—changes that you didn’t seek out as the next positive step in your career or personal life but had thrust on you by outside circumstances. But here’s a little good news: The skills you need to deal with today’s unexpected changes are the same as the skills you likely have already tapped to create … [ more ]

A Futurist’s Predictions about the Coming World of Work

In times as uncertain as these, there’s something calming about speaking with a futurist—someone who, as Lisa Bodell describes it, knows how to marry strategic planning with scenario planning about possible, probable and preferable futures. So, here are three things Bodell, award-winning author and CEO of futurethink, are possible outcomes we will see in the post-COVID-19 world of work that the popular Conference for Women speaker shared in a recent … [ more ]

What Challenging Times Have Taught This Young Gender and Disability Advocate

In her young lifetime, Aria Mia Loberti has faced more challenges than many of us. In the third grade, she was taken out of school because her teachers were unable to accommodate that she was blind—or, more to the point, they forbid her from using a cane, saying she might trip other students; locked her in a room during recess; and permitted discrimination and bullying. In middle school, she had … [ more ]