Courage: Taking the Risk to Think Differently—April 22 “Office Hours”

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April 22, 2014, 1:00 to 1:30 pm EST

The Conference for Women presents a fireside chat with Renata Mutis Black, chairwoman of Seven Bar Foundation, a social enterprise that fuels microfinance institutions. Join us for this high-energy, engaging conversation between host Samantha Ettus and Renata Black.



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The Zen of Being Digital: Your Guide to a Healthy Tech Diet Podcast

aliza sherman“We have surrendered to our technology,” said Aliza Sherman in the Conference for Women’s free teleclass, “The Zen of Being Digital: Your Guide to a Healthy Tech Diet.”

While smart phones and tablets are infiltrating every corner of our lives, it’s important to “unplug” from our devices. To do so, understand how you interact with technology, set achievable goals and follow some simple steps to set limits and create tech-free spaces, says Sherman. The result? Healthier relationships with those around you. (more…)

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Leadership Lessons Learned: My Greatest Mistakes

MA - Houghton mifflin Mary Cullinane_jpgby Mary Cullinane

What is effective leadership?  I hate to break the news to you, but I just don’t think there’s a checklist or an easy answer to that question.  We spend a lot of time discussing key traits, management styles and necessary leadership skills in an attempt to come up with a foolproof formula for success. We wonder if leadership qualities are innate or learned or gendered, and we debate how to measure capability or how best to mentor others. (more…)

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Dr. Christine Carter on Mindfully Balancing Work & Life: Podcast

Christine Carter“Practicing daily gratitude shifts your lens on the world.”

In our recent online radio show, Christine Carter, Ph.D.,the author of RAISING HAPPINESS: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents and Samantha Ettus discussed how making small, mindful changes can lead to big shifts in happiness.

One of the biggest keys to happiness, says Dr. Carter, is acknowledging all emotions—whether yours, your partner’s, your child’s or your coworker’s, because when you numb the difficult emotions, you set yourself to numb all your emotions, including profound joy, gratitude or compassion. (more…)

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Seven Little-Known Tips to Easily Build Thought Leadership in 140 Characters or Less

New Vision Lena WestOne of the biggest complaints I get about Twitter is the 140-character limitation. Many entrepreneurs feel they don’t have enough space to really share what they want to say. However, others have welcomed the on-board requirement of editing their missives down to the essential thoughts.

This type of self-editing does not come naturally to most, so below are tactics you can use to make leveraging Twitter easier while still getting your point across and underscoring your brand. (more…)

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