Swing for the Fences — Podcast with Tara Sophia Mohr

Tara Sophia Mohr headshotIn this recording of our July teleclass, “Swing for the Fences,” author Tara Sophia Mohr illuminates the psychology of “playing small” and provides some great ideas for learning how to play big instead.

Listen to the fascinating 30-minute session below, and then visit taramohr.com to download her free “Ten Rules for Brilliant Women” workbook.
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Heather Bruce: Daring Greatly in Real Life

Heather Bruce portraitby Heather Bruce, AVP, Audit Manager, State Street Corporation

The following is a featured entry in our Share Your Story contest, which celebrates our 10-year anniversary with stories from past attendees.

The Massachusetts Conference for Women inspired me to create the Audit Women’s Network at my company. In her 2012 speech, Dr. Brené Brown challenged me to get in the arena and “dare greatly.” If I failed, I would fail while trying.

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Ace Your Next Negotiation — Free Teleclass with Sheila Heen August 26

Sheila Heen headshotAce Your Next Negotiation
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
1:00 PM to 1:30PM (EDT)

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Women are incredibly good negotiators when speaking on behalf of others—for their clients, team or organization. Why then aren’t women having the same success when trying to negotiate for themselves?

Whether you are trying to advance your position or your paycheck, this free 30-minute teleclass will offer you practical advice and inspiration to more effectively negotiate. Sheila Heen, faculty member at Harvard Law School and co-author of Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, will help you learn how to avoid common mistakes and identify easy strategies for asking for what you want—so you’ll walk away with the confidence to get what you are worth.

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Maria Crawford: Nurturing Office Culture

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The following is a featured entry in our Share Your Story contest, which celebrates our 10-year anniversary with stories from past attendees.

The Mass Conference for Women inspired women in our office and had us asking, “How we can make our office a better place?”

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Past Attendees: Share Your Story to Win $1,000, 2014 Tickets, and More!

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What a Difference a Decade Makes! Join Us In a Unique Storytelling Celebration of the MA Conference for Women

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Massachusetts Conference for Women, we want to hear your story. After all, we couldn’t have done all this without you (and maybe you feel the same way)!

Tell us how the Conference stirred your soul; inspired you to take a chance; led you to a new career; helped you find courage within—or opened your eyes to new truths and greater possibilities. Submit Your Story to enter the Contest using guidelines below, and earn a chance to win some amazing prizes. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 1, 2014. There will be 10 finalists!

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Crack the Confidence Code — Podcast with Katty Kay

Katty KayWhy do so many women—even women who have achieved unprecedented success in the public and private sectors—lack the self-assurance that drives many of their male colleagues? “Psychologists uniformly agree that a little bit of overconfidence is better than a little bit of under-confidence, which is what most women suffer from,” says BBC World News America anchor Katty Kay. In this podcast, Kay explains the research behind confidence, plus why—and how—women should work on boosting the confidence they’ve got. Read More

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Build Your Persuasive Power — Podcast with Amy Richards

Richards, AmysmLearning to lead means building consensus. In this episode of Conference for Women’s radio show, “Office Hours,” author Amy Richards explains how you can strategically bring people around to your way of thinking. 

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So You Need $50,000 to Start Your Business…

Jackson, Deborahsmby Deborah Jackson, CEO and founder of Plum Alley, a crowdfunding platform and resource for women

If you’ve gotten a Kickstarter email from a friend or colleague—and many of us have— you know something about crowdfunding. Yet this social mode of raising money for a business or project is often misunderstood. Read More

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How to Solve the Work-Life Imbalance

Alcorn, KatrinasmMaxed Out book coverDitch the guilt and self-blame—and change the conversation about work and life, says the author of MAXED OUT. A new dialogue starts here…

Q: Most working moms feel maxed out. Yet we rarely say more than, “I’m tired” or “What a week!” What are we NOT saying to our friends, family, each other?

A: I hear from a lot of women who say they have the life they always wanted (kids, career) . . . and it’s killing them. They feel like they’re always letting people down, like it’s somehow their fault that they can’t be all things to all people. Read More

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Share Your Story: A Powerful Partnership

Anne Jollesby Anne Barry Jolles
Life Coach, Author and Speaker

The following is a featured entry in our Share Your Story contest, which celebrates our 10-year anniversary with stories from past attendees.

It was 2011, the day before the Massachusetts Conference for Women and my phone rang. It was a client and she said, “Hey, I’ve got an extra ticket for a conference tomorrow. Do you want to go?”

I’d never heard of the conference but it sounded interesting. So, I joined her. And what a day!  As a coach that’s certified through the International Coaching Federation of New England (ICFNE), I was deeply moved by seeing so many women striving to stretch themselves. I was awed by the speakers, their messages and the other women I met. All this amazing stuff in one place on one day that just seemed to end so fast.  I thought, “Now what?” Read More

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