Blog

2016 Author Signings Announced

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

9:30 a.m.
Annie Clark
Anita Hill

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Luvvie Ajayi
Jessica Bennett
Jenny Blake
Carla Harris
Sue Hodgkinson
Courtney Lynch
Glennon Doyle Melton
Jamila Payne
Egypt Sherrod
Nina Tassler
Laura Vanderkam

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mallika Chopra
Annie Clark
Marsha Haygood
Nora Herting
Deborah Kolb
Jess Lively
Jo Malone
Helaine Olen
Paula Rizzo
Elizabeth Robillard
Caroline Webb
Heather Willems

2:30 p.m.
Sara Blakely  (appearing in Spanx booth #916)
Kevin O’Leary

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jenny Blake
Jo Malone
Jamila Payne
Caroline Webb

4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Karen Bentley
Monica Cost

BOOKSTORE BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
BookPeople Logo

Posted in Blog, Latest News

Anne Finucane Named One of the “Most Powerful Women Executives in America”

Finucane, AnnesmWe’d like to congratulate MA Conference for Women Board Member Anne Finucane on making both Fortune‘s 2016 “Most Powerful Women” list and Inc.‘s short list of the “12 Most Powerful Women Executives in America.” Read More

Posted in Blog, Latest News Tagged |

How She Got There: Marian Heard’s Path to Becoming the CEO and President of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and the CEO of United Ways of New England

Marian HeardIf you know Marian Heard or ever meet her, please ask her to write her autobiography. Future readers inspired by the community leader who has worked with the last six presidents will be thankful, of course. But even more grateful will be future historians and biographers. Retracing her steps is tough work!

It’d be one thing if Heard had taken on one endeavor after another. She would probably need to work until she’s 150 to accomplish everything she has accomplished, but at least the rest of us would be able to wrap our brains around her career path. Instead, she is a true multi-tasker—that is, if running several businesses simultaneously or leading a couple of organizations while attending school are considered tasks. Read More

Posted in Blog, Speaker Articles, Embrace the Unknown, Career Choices, Job Advancement Tagged , , |

When Bad Bosses Happen to Good People

A bad boss.If you’ve never had a bad boss, you must have spent your career…self-employed! Unfortunately, managers who are incompetent or otherwise awful are a fact of working life. Indeed, a whopping 568 of you responded to our call for bad boss stories and the lessons you learned from the experience. Read these cringe-worthy tales—and commiserate.
Read More

Posted in Blog, Career, Speaker Articles, Life on Your Terms, Communication Skills, Transitions Tagged |

How She Got There: Gloria Cordes Larson’s Path to Becoming the President of Bentley University

Gloria Cordes LarsonWhen Gloria Cordes Larson talks about her career, the word “serendipity” comes up a lot. A self-described “half-glass-full Southern cheerleader type,” she means being in the right place at the right time, and the opportunities she seized lend an unpredictable, if not unplanned, quality to her trajectory—each job doesn’t typically lead to the next.  “Someone looking at my resume could easily think I either can’t hold down a permanent job or that I have a huge amount of curiosity,” says Larson, laughing. Read More

Posted in Blog, Life on Your Terms, inspired Tagged , , |

What You Need to Know about the New Federal Rules to Close the Pay Gap

executive-order-2016Earlier this year, President Obama announced a new executive order requiring companies with more than 100 employees to report their salaries, along with their sex, race, ethnicity and job group, to the federal government. It’s understandable if the news left you underwhelmed or the significance escaped you. “Remember that politicians campaign in poetry, but govern in prose,” says Victoria Pynchon, co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training. “There’s not much poetry in an executive order that only requires reporting, but it acknowledges the existence of the pay gap, something many people do not believe exists. It’s an important first step.” Read More

Posted in Blog, Latest News, Speaker Articles Tagged , , , |