Category Archives: Blog

New MassWomen App Now Available!

Download the NEW official Massachusetts Conference for Women app. You requested better features, and we listened! You’re going to love it—just search “MassWomen” in your app store! WHY DOWNLOAD?  Full AGENDA, SPEAKER & EXHIBITOR listings MAPS to help you get around ALERTS to keep you in the loop on last minute changes Access to past and current session podcasts, teleclasses Social wall to keep you posted on all of the … [ more ]

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BIG NEWS: The Power of Us, Quantified in HBR

We’re proud to have made it into the Harvard Business Review today, in an article by happiness researcher and Conference for Women veteran Shawn Achor. You can read the full article here, but here are our main takeaways: People can be cynical about the utility of women’s professional conferences. Achor’s [male] seatmate on a recent flight said “I’m all for equality, but I’m not sure what good it will do.” … [ more ]

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Barbara Lynch’s Recipe for Shellfish and Saffron Stew

(Photo courtesy of Chris Court) Ingredients for stew (serves 4 – 6): 2 1.5 pound lobsters, meat removed 12ea U20 scallops, muscle removed 12 U15 shrimp 24 countneck clams, cleaned 24 mussels, cleaned, beards removed 1 Spanish onion, diced 3 ribs of celery, diced 3 carrots, peeled and diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 T saffron 2 t red chili flake 1 cup dry white wine 1 16 oz can … [ more ]

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2016 Speaker Highlights

We went through 2016 attendee evaluations and our own web metrics to compile this list of 2016’s most-loved speakers, sessions and teleclasses (posted online as podcasts). We hope you find some downtime as 2016 rolls into 2017 to watch, listen and enjoy!

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Looking for Your Headshot?

Free headshots were a big hit at the 2016 Conference! If you need to locate yours, please use the links below. If you were photographed in the… State Street Social Hub, you can find and download your headshot here. Liberty Mutual booth, go here. Luna booth, go here and enter password LunaLove to download. Thermo Fisher booth on Dec. 7 (Opening Night), go here. on Dec. 8 (Conference Day), go here. … [ more ]

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2017 Conference Logistics

This year promises to be a big one, so we want you to be as prepared as we are. Read on for important logistical information, and stay tuned for one more email from us to help you plan your day at the Conference. We’re Starting Earlier This Year Please begin to arrive as early as 6:30 am to pass through security and begin enjoying all the Exhibit Hall has to … [ more ]

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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 … [ more ]

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

We’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.”

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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

If 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 … [ more ]

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When Bad Bosses Happen to Good People

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.

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