4 Reasons Why Twitter Can Boost Your Happiness

by Gretchen Rubin, author, “The Happiness Project”

1. Twitter helps you maintain loose relationships and strengthen strong relationships. Technology allows you to keep a better handle on friends, acquaintances, and virtual acquaintances. Far more than ever before, I’m vaguely aware of a huge number of people, some of whom I “know” and some I don’t “know,” and although that sounds overwhelming, it makes my life warmer and richer. Read More

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Making Connections

by Bobbie Weiner, aka “Bloody Mary”

Making connections is one of the most important aspects of owning and running a business today! Whether it’s a hot dog stand or a makeup company, it is all the same. You must get out there and make as many connections as possible. You never know who you are meeting and what value they can offer to enhance your business, whether you are flying next to someone on an airplane or sitting down for lunch at a cafeteria. Read More

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Insight from a State Legislator

Insight from a State Legislator on Women in the Public Sector and Community Engagement

by Linda Dorcena Forry, State Representative of the 12th Suffolk District in Massachusetts

I was thrilled to see women of all ages and cultures come together under one roof for the 7th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women (MCW) this year. The MCW is the pinnacle event for women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs to learn from each other about best practices and advance their professional careers. One of the highlights this year was the new concept, only in its second year, of a Local Leaders Meet Up Corner. Read More

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Early Detection is the Best Protection

Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. If detected early, the five year survival rate is 97 percent. The American Cancer Society, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Radiology, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® continue to agree that breast cancer screening should begin at age 40 – even earlier if a woman is at greater risk for developing breast cancer. Read More

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Magic in the Air

by Joan Louise Hill

This was it – the maiden voyage of an expert exchange on Strategies for Successful Transitions and Second Acts – we knew it was interactive – but would participants do it? After all, it was the last session of an incredibly full day. Would people have any energy left or would they stare at us vacantly, causing us to wonder whether this was really such a good idea? Read More

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Cautious Friending

by Lena West, Chief of Social Media Strategy at Influence Expansion

A while back I joined an organization that I believed in whole-heartedly. I liked their ideals, mission and leadership. When I met people whom I thought were a fit, I would let them know about the organization and gave them my personal guarantee that they would enjoy themselves and learn a lot in the process. Read More

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Technology Is

by Gina Otto

The Dalai Lama has said, “The future of the world lies in the hands of the Western woman.” It is my sincere hope and belief that someday people will look back and say, “It got bad… it got really bad. And then, right after the turn of the century, something extraordinary happened – the girls and women of the United States of America woke up and everything changed.” Being at the Massachusetts Conference for Women was a great testimony as to how that vision is going to come true. Read More

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Tips for Networking at the Conference, Juliette Mayers

Juliette Mayers, executive director, multicultural marketing at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, shared tips on how to best network at the Massachusetts Conference for Women with author, consultant and conference networking expert Mike Bruny of “The New Art of Conference Networking: #Hashtags to Handshakes.”

Listen to the interview:
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Juliette, the author of “A Black Woman’s Guide to Networking, Advance Your Career, Grow Your Business!”, noted that while social media offers great ways to connect and network, it’s still very important to build your personal brand and make offline connections through face-to-face networking events like women’s conferences.

Her three tips to make the most of the Massachusetts Conference for Women:

1. Define what you want to accomplish and be strategic about your networking efforts, choosing sessions and resources that will further your objective.

2. Ask yourself what can you offer to others, what value can you bring?

3. Network with the people directly aligned with your long-term goals.

She also shared networking tips specific to black women. Listen now!

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Don’t Miss the Career Pavilion!

Don’t miss out on these Career Pavilion offerings in the Exhibit Hall at the December 8 Massachusetts Conference for Women!

Mentor Match (3:00 to 5:00 pm)

The Mentor Match program is designed to give you an opportunity for private one-on-one coaching sessions with a local professional/executive/life coach. Similar to “speed dating,” you will have 20 minutes of face time to talk about anything in your professional life. Space is limited, so register for a session when you arrive at the Conference. Read More

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8 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress, by Gretchen Rubin

by Gretchen Rubin

‘Tis the season to be jolly — and also stressed out. If you’re feeling irritable, rushed, resentful, lonely, or overwhelmed, keep these strategies in mind to help boost your happiness:

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