Thinking in Bets: Lessons in Unemotional RiskTaking and Decision-Making | 2019 Session

Do you know when to cut your losses? In poker and throughout our lives, we are more successful when we maximize the time spent in favorable situations and minimize time in unfavorable ones. But many of us are too quick to quit when we are winning, or refuse to walk away from a losing game. Former World Series of Poker champion-n turned-business consultant Annie Duke lives with uncertainty, and has found that the key to long-term success is to think in bets. In this workshop, she examines how the interaction of many cognitive biases can cause us to miss good opportunities and continue on when the odds are against us. She shares strategies to avoid these decision-making pitfalls and learn to take a longer term view. By shifting perspective and embracing uncertainty, you will start accurately assessing what you know and what you don’t, improving your decision-making abilities in your career, and at home. Read More

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A Conversation on How to Skimm Your Life | 2019 Session

Navigating life isn’t easy, but theSkimm founders, Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin make it a lot more fun. This fireside chat will deliver theSkimm’s trademark mix of real talk, humor, and inspirational messaging to take all of the daunting, cumbersome and frankly unsexy parts of being an adult, and break them down in the same way they break down a complicated news story every morning in our inbox. They’ll also take you on a journey through their experiences with entrepreneurship and reveal how they’re evolving the brand to meet the demands of the future. Join this session to learn how to navigate the noteworthy moments in your lives, not just your days. Attendees will leave armed with advice, information and even a few hacks to help you make the most informed life and career decisions. Read More

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Unplugged: Reclaiming Balance in a Connected World | 2019 Session

Living in a world where we are connected 24/7 certainly offers pros but definitely doesn’t help the life-long life balance conundrum we face. What if we unplug and we shift from 24/7 to 24/6? Would withdrawal cripple us or would it allow us to reclaim balance in a life of go-go? Tiffany Shlain will open the session to explore how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul—and why this regular practice of looking up gives you a better chance of seeing the big picture. Following her presentation, a panel of women will share their successes and lessons learned around the role of technology in helping or inhibiting balance and sanity. Attendees will walk away with a mix of easy hacks and scientifically-grounded doable strategies for implementing a 24/6 week while living in a 24/7 world. Read More

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Fab Finance: Creating Your Best Financial Life | 2019 Session

87 percent of Americans lack financial confidence when it comes to managing their money, and approximately 73 percent live paycheck to paycheck. Concerns over money transcend all differences; and despite working hard to get ahead, most families are one check away from a financial crisis. This interactive finance workshop will offer tools to help you create a new narrative and new habits that support financial success. Attendees will leave with:

    • A better understanding of your money story and how your experiences shape your relationship with money;
    • Ways to counteract the tactics marketing companies use to encourage consumers to spend beyond their means;
    • The ability to create new habits that allow you to save more and increase your financial health; and
    • Ways to create a budget that aligns with your life goals.

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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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