2015 Author Signings Announced

Author book signings will be held near the bookstore, in the Education Pavilion inside Exhibit Hall A.

9:30 a.m.
Sophia Amoruso
Candy Chang
Adam Grant

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Juliette Holland
Shermin Kruse
Stephanie Kaplan Lewis
Aliza Licht
Kelly McGonigal
Oneeka Williams

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sophia Amoruso
Gloria Mayfield Banks
Jeanne Demers
Sara DiVello
Adam Grant
Nicole Lapin
Loretta Laroche
Betsy Myers
Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez
Carson Tate

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jessica Jackley
Todd Kashdan
Josh Levs
Oneeka Williams

4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kate Beeders
Nicole Blades
Jeanne Demers
Randy Kamen, Ed.D.
Juliette Mayers

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Budget Buddies: Empowerment through Financial Literacy

A volunteer coach and participant work together at recent program for teen mothers in Lowell.

A volunteer coach and participant work together at a recent program for teen mothers in Lowell.

By Denise Boyd, Senior Marketing Program Manager, Tyco Security Products

Recently, I committed to becoming a coach for Budget Buddies, a non-profit based in Chelmsford that offers financial help for low-income women. I’m no financial genius, but I was fortunate to have good role models many women just don’t have. And I hope to pay that forward. Read More

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Conquer Your Worst Work Habits

Rubin, Gretchen Even if you’ve been doing your writing at the 11th hour since college or you can’t stop checking your email to save your life, your bad habits are breakable. The key is not focusing on one fix and giving up when it doesn’t stick (for the proverbial 30 days). “We think there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, but different things work for different people,” says Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project. In researching her latest book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Rubin found 21 strategies that are effective—or not, depending on your personality type. Here, her suggestions for shaking five seemingly ingrained habits. Read More

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12 Reasons More Women Should Be at the Wheel

Of course, we’re not exactly unbiased on the topic of female power and primacy. We’re also not trying to instigate some global insurgency or battle of the sexes. But we do believe we’ve identified a new gender gap: women are better at running things like, say, the world. To back up our theory, we turned to upcoming speakers. Here’s how they completed the sentence: “When a woman is in charge….” Read More

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Paid Maternity Leave for a Year: Coming Soon to a Company Near You?

Last month, prospective parents in Silicon Valley had reason to cheer: Adobe, Microsoft and Netflix announced that new moms and dads could take off, respectively, 12 weeks, 16 weeks and one year—paid. (At Adobe, birth moms can take 10 additional weeks of medical leave, and at Microsoft, they can take 8 more weeks of paid disability.) The companies joined Google (18 weeks for birth moms) and Facebook (four months for moms and dads) in their generous parental leave policies. Can it be long before the rest of corporate America gets with the progressive program? Patty McCord, principal at Patty McCord Consulting and former chief talent officer at Netflix who introduced unlimited vacation days, weighs in on the change happening in Silicon Valley—and hopefully beyond. Read More

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9 Ways the U.S. Women’s World Cup Win Makes the World a Better Place

Fans cheer on the U.S. women's soccer team at the first ticker-tape parade in New York City for an all-female sports team. Photo credit: Anthony Quintano

Fans cheer on the U.S. women’s soccer team at the first ticker-tape parade in New York City for an all-female sports team. Photo credit: Anthony Quintano

You don’t have to be a soccer fanatic to understand how truly awesome the U.S. women’s World Cup win is. So you can have a full and fine appreciation, here, with help from our Facebook followers, are 9 ways the triumph raised the bar, shifted the paradigm, shattered the ceiling—and otherwise rocked: Read More

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