Embracing Middle Age | 2019 Session

As a new wave of women step into their mid-centuries, it’s time to reimagine and embrace female midlife – not hide from or fear it! It is a unique time to take risks, seek new purpose, find a new mentor or become one – it’s a great time to chart a course for the encore stage of life.  Together we will explore everything from career reinvention to the benefits of working across generations, from the emotional aspects associated with aging, to the physical changes that occur, including menopause and much, much more! Attendees will leave armed with the tools to adapt and embrace all that this new life stage has to offer. Read More

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Make Your Meetings Matter | 2019 Session

Everyone attends them, most people hate them, and few are done well. In fact, studies show that poorly run meetings are a multi-billion-dollar problem in U.S. organizations. It’s time to stop throwing away time and money and learn how to manage meetings that matter. The ability to lead effective meetings from wherever you sit is an indispensable skill in every industry and function. In this high energy, interactive session you will learn essential tools and techniques you can immediately put into practice that will help you manage meetings that get results and are positive, engaging and efficient. Your next meeting participants will thank you! Read More

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Intrapreneurship: Pioneer Passion, Innovation and Vision | 2019 Session

Do you ever daydream about becoming an entrepreneur although you don’t want to leave the company you’re working for? The good news is: You don’t have to start your own business to have an entrepreneurial career! You can be an intrapreneur and act like an entrepreneur within your organization. Starting with a brief presentation and followed by an interactive panel discussion featuring some of today’s most successful entrepreneurs and corporate visionaries, you will learn how to take the fiery passion and creativity of entrepreneurs -and unleash them in your current position. Read More

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Handling Conflict at Work | 2019 Session

Every day, we navigate a workplace full of competing interests, clashing personalities, limited time and resources, and fragile egos. We work differently. We rub each other the wrong way. We jockey for position. Attend this session and learn how you can deal with conflict at work in a way that is both professional and productive—improving both your work and your relationships. HBRs leading expert on conflict Amy Gallo will present the latest research and then lead a conversation with a panel of professionals to explore strategies to manage emotions, engage in difficult conversations, achieve resolution and much more! Read More

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Unstereotype: Tools to Un-Bias the Office | 2019 Session

The unconscious assumptions we all harbor about people who differ from us get in the way of good intentions; , can bias our assessments of employees, candidates and clients; and ultimately influence decisions to hire, fire and promote. Diversity expert Dr. Tiffany Jana will open the session with a brief presentation that challenges your assumptions, takes you outside of your comfort zone and addresses the systemic and institutional biases to which we are all vulnerable. Sharing their personal experiences and advice, a panel of experts will discuss systemic bias, how it’s perpetuated, and how you, as an individual can disrupt its mechanisms to “unstereotype” and un-bias your office! Read More

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Resilience Reset: Break Barriers and Thrive | 2019 Session

Success in today’s complex workplace requires the ability to  navigate change, rise above adversity, and triumph – all of which requires resilience and positivity. Kristen Balboni will open this session with a brief presentation on resiliency. A panel of experts will then take the stage and offer personal experiences, invaluable nuggets and tools that will empower you to embrace rather than avoid challenge, face adversity head-on and inspire greatness in yourself and others. Attend this session for a resilience reset and discover how to break through barriers to survive and thrive, especially in difficult times. Read More

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Communication: Speak Up. Stand Out. | 2019 Session

Effective communication is more than just words and phrases. It’s a projection of your competence and even your potential as a leader. Great communicators can voice their vision confidently, move plans and projects forward, and present their ideas across all levels of an organization. Join this workshop for actionable steps to develop your own communication style. Learn to: go from invisible to visible; communicate both up and down the ladder; and speak with clarity and confidence so that your ideas are heard, your value is clear, and your opinions are remembered. Read More

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Who Amanda Southworth Thinks Needs to Create the Future We Want

Amanda Southworth at the 2019 MA Conference for Women

Amanda Southworth used to be suicidal, unsure if she wanted to live or let it all go because it was too painful. She chose life—more specifically, a life of helping others. Read More

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The Q&A—Navigating Change in Your Career

Tiffany DotsonWith Liberty Mutual’s Dr. Tiffany Dotson

“Focus on improving instead of proving.”

Q: You talk about people finding their “true north” — or confidence in their ability to successfully lead and inspire change in themselves and others. How did you go about finding your true north?”

Given my multiple interests, I have tried many different things. It was important for me to get clear on what I do well with minimal preparation versus what gives me trouble (even if I am drawn to it.) Finally, I became OK with not being great at everything and instead I worked more towards amplifying my natural strengths and talents. Read More

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How Simon Sinek Views the Rules of the Infinite Games We All Play

Simon Sinek at the 2019 MA Conference for Women

There are two kinds of games in life, leadership expert Simon Sinek said: Finite games, like football. And infinite games, like most things—from business to personal relationships. Read More

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