Looking for Your Headshot?

Thank you for attending the 2019 MA Conference for Women

If you have questions regarding a headshot you had taken at the event, please see below.

You must know which booth you were in when you had the photo taken. Each exhibitor has different protocols for distributing the photos.

Merck & Company

Merck & Company was in a small booth in the career section.
Photos will be available after December 20 and you can download your photo directly from their photo website: https://bit.ly/2X2n0lj

MFS

MFS was in a medium sized booth on the main aisle in the career section
Photos were emailed directly to attendees the day of the show. If you have problems receiving your email, be sure to check your spam/junk folder of the email account that you gave to MFS onsite. If you still do not see your image please use the contacts below:

For Opening Night: [email protected]
For Conference Day: [email protected]

Thermo Fisher

Thermo Fisher was in a larger booth in the career section. The photos will be available after December 20th.

If you had your photo taken on Opening Night you can access it here: https://dawnkingstonphoto.pixieset.com/thermoday12019/ Password: thermo439

If you had your photo taken on Conference Day you can access it here: https://dawnkingstonphoto.pixieset.com/thermoday22019/ Password: thermo439

If you have problems with your headshot taken at the Thermo Fisher booth you can email [email protected] AFTER December 20th.

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2019 Bookstore & Author Signings

Exhibit Hall A | Open All Day

Sponsored by:

Author Signing Schedule:

9:45 a.m.
Celeste Headlee
Simon Sinek

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Marci Alboher
Annie Duke
Amy Gallo
Anne Grady
Dr. Tiffany Jana
Mary Laura Philpott
Karen Rinaldi
Darcey Steinke
Tiffany Shlain

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mary Abbajay
Chris Bailey
Lee Carter
M. Tamra Chandler
Jackie Glenn
Minda Harts
Erica Keswin
Sara Laschever
Maxie McCoy
Alicia Menendez
Amy Morin
Alechia Reese
Veronica Rueckert
Reshma Saujani
Virgie Tovar
Karen Wickre

2:45 p.m.
Tara Westover

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
M. Tamra Chandler
Jodi Glickman
Maxie McCoy
Mindy McKnight
Veronica Rueckert
Tiffany Shlain
Shannon Watts

4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Minda Harts
Michelle Wax

 

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Updated MassWomen App Now Available!

Download the 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 listings
  • Full SPEAKER BIOS & access to PRESENTATIONS
  • MAPS to help you get around
  • ALERTS to keep you in the loop on last minute changes
  • Access to past and present session podcasts
  • Social wall to keep you posted on all of the amazing things happening – and share your own!

BENEFITS of CREATING a LOGIN:

  • Ability to build a custom schedule
  • Save session, speaker, sponsor, and exhibitor favorites for quick access
  • Take & save notes on individual sessions – and export post conference
  • Search attendees and send private and group messages

NOTE: Your App login is NOT at all related to your conference registration login. They are completely separate systems that require 2 separate logins. If you have not used the app previously, choose the option to “Sign Up.”
 


TO UPDATE FROM LAST YEAR’S APP:

iOS (Apple)

1. Go to Settings & make sure automatic updates are turned on. -OR-

2. Go to the App Store, Search “MassWomen,” click on the cloud to the right to update.

Android

1. Delete your current MassWomen app.

2. Go to the Google Play Store, Search “MassWomen,” and re-download.


 

Download now on the App Store

Get it now on Google Play


Special thanks to Cisco for underwriting this year’s conference app!
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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.”
  • What good CAN it do? Achor spoke with fellow happiness researcher Michelle Gielan, and the two decided to survey attendees in advance of the 2017 Conferences for Women in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Texas.
  • They wanted to know what, if any, financial or intellectual impacts could be measured among attendees.
  • They surveyed 2,600 women, using prior attendees to study outcomes and first-time attendees as a control group.
  • Among attendees who had never attended the Conference, 18% had received a promotion over the past year. During the same economic period, 42% of women who had attended the Conference received a promotion.  
  • The likelihood of receiving a promotion doubled after attending the Conference for Women.

  • 5% of women in the control group received a pay increase of more than 10% compared to 15% of women who had attended the Conference.  
  • Attendees of the Conference for Women had triple the likelihood of a 10%+ pay increase.
  • 71% of prior attendees reported that they “feel more connected to others.” Achor’s book Big Happiness argues that social connection is the greatest predictor of success and happiness, and tangentially leads to longer, healthier lives.
  • 29% of prior attendees reported that they “agree a lot” with the statement “I feel happier.” 78% of prior attendees reported feeling “more optimistic about the future” than before the Conference. 25% of prior attendees reported that they “agree a lot” with the statement “I feel more capable of handling stress in a positive way.”

“Laurie Dalton White, founder of the Conferences for Women, adds ‘Something special happens when you see that you are not alone. Making connections and building relationships with other attendees and speakers helps women form an understanding of their worth, and then they learn strategies to ask for promotions, seek fair pay, and even become a mentor to others. 

Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan

Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan

‘We invite women like Michelle Obama and Sheryl Sandberg to speak at our conferences not just because of their own personal success stories, but because they are role models who inspire women in both big and small ways.'”

Achor and Gielan’s findings suggest that business leaders ought to encourage employees to find social connections in a professional context.

The result may be a happier and healthier workforce.

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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 lavall cherry tomatoes, including liquid
2 16 oz cans white beans such as cannellini, drained and rinsed
1 T extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 bunch chives, cut into batons as garnish

Ingredients for black olive croutons:

1 baguette or day old bread, small dice
2 T black olive paste or tapenade

To build the stew:

In a large rondo, sauté onion, celery, carrots and garlic until softened, about 7 minutes. Add saffron, chili flakes and toast, about 2 minutes. Add clams, cook till they are about to open. Add mussels, wine and tomatoes. Stir to incorporate. Bring to a simmer and cook until mussels are opened, covering if necessary. Add shrimp and scallops, gently mix, being sure not to break them, poach until just through. Add lobster meat and white beans, gently warm. Season with salt and pepper.

To make black olive croutons:

In a large mixing bowl toss diced bread and black olive paste, till croutons are well coated. Toast on a sheet tray in a 375 oven until toasted and crunchy.

To serve the stew:

Ladle into soup bowls. Garnish with black olive croutons and chive batons. Serve with an empty bowl on the side to place shells in.

 

Barbara Lynch will be speaking at Opening Night and on a panel at the 2017 MA Conference for Women.


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2016 Speaker Highlights

best-of-200We 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! Read 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 offer starting at 7:00 am. Arriving early will also guarantee you a great seat at the 8:15 am Opening Keynote! (Unlike the luncheon, the morning keynote session is open seating—early birds will get the best seats.)

Some tips to get you through security faster.


Don’t Forget Your Badge!


PRINT & CUT OUT your badge before you arrive. This is your ticket in to the event, and you’ll find instructions for printing and emailing badges in your confirmation letter. Only the main registrant can log in to the registration and email badges. For questions about your registration please contact [email protected]

Seating Assignments. You’ll find your table assignment for the keynote luncheon on your printed badge. Seat assignments are strictly enforced.


Special Meal Requests


Although the date has passed to guarantee a gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan meal, we can accommodate a few more requests, while quantities last. Please have the main registrant for your group log in and select the appropriate meal choice for you no later than Friday, December 1.  Click here for a description of the meals.


Parking Particulars


We encourage you to think about your travel plan—and back-up plan—in advance. The best way to get to the Boston Convention Center on December 7th is to take public transit, a taxi, or to carpool.

If you must drive (or have organized a carpool, you go-getter!), please carefully study the parking options and advice on our Travel page. You’ll find maps, prices and even an option to reserve discounted parking in advance. Remember, there will be many more attendees than available parking spaces at the Convention Center, so pay attention to the free shuttles from nearby Channel Center Garage and consider other off-site lots (shuttle service only available from Channel Center).

Feel free to use the Conference Community feature of the MassWomen app to coordinate travel with fellow attendees!


A Note for Newcomers


We’ll be seeing a lot of new faces this year, so we asked our staff and conference veterans for their advice on making the most of a day at the Massachusetts Conference for Women. We think Conference pros will find it helpful, too.

Check out our Newcomer’s Guide here.


Update Your Résumé


And bring a printed copy (or have one handy on your phone). You’ll definitely want to take advantage of free career coaching and résumé review sessions in the Liberty Mutual Career Pavilion throughout the day. Plus, many of our sponsors (including Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany & others) will have talent acquisition teams on site. Don’t be caught empty-handed!


Download the App


This year’s app, sponsored by Cisco, is better than ever. Not only can you build your own custom agenda and find maps, speaker bios and exhibitor information, but now you can easily connect with fellow attendees before, during and after the conference!

Search “MassWomen” to download the latest version of the app, create your profile and tap “Conference Community” to hook in. Set up ride shares, ask for help, discuss the speakers and even post job openings! Visit our app page for more information.


Warm Hands Drive


We’re proud to once again partner with local charity Cradles to Crayons to collect new hats and gloves for children in need this winter.

You can drop your donations off during the Conference at booth #233 in the Exhibit Hall. Thank you for your constant generosity!


A Note for New Moms


Nursing mother’s rooms can be found on levels 1 & 2 of the Convention Center—MR 158 & MR 208. You’ll find privacy screens, outlets and a refrigerator for your pumping convenience.

Please plan ahead for the possibility of a crowd at popular break times and bring a battery-operated or manual pump if you have one.

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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

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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

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

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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.
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