Category Archives: Breakout Session

2018 Session | Break the Cycle: Embrace Your Hormones

Feeling “hormonal” is not usually seen as a positive thing, even though it is entirely natural. But Martie Haselton, the world’s leading researcher on sexuality and ovulation, argues that there is great value to be had in better understanding the hidden intelligence of hormones. In this session, she will clearly explain the biological processes that profoundly influence our behavior and offer a radical new understanding of our bodies, minds, and … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Tackle Life’s Curveballs with a Financial Plan…and Sanity!

Are you thinking about a career change, single, married, going through a divorce, having your first or third child, caring for elderly parents, managing medical care for family? It’s during these transitional life events – big and small – that our emotional and financial health can take a beating. Yes, transition can be exhausting, stressful and unpredictable, yet it can also be empowering, filled with opportunity and new beginnings. Featuring … [ more ]

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2018 Session | It Takes a Village: Create Your Tribe of Mentors

Mentors and sponsors can put you on a path for pay raises, promotions, and high profile assignments. To make the most of your career, one mentor is not enough. You need multiple mentors with separate areas of expertise to support you throughout your multifaceted career journey. In this discussion, a panel of mentors and protégées will talk about assembling a personal board of advisors. Whether you are looking for a … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Super-Connectors: Build a Network of Relationships, Not Just Contacts

The ability to make meaningful connections with people is critical to success in life and in your career. For over two decades, FOX’s NFL coverage reporter Laura Okmin has covered the biggest names on the biggest stages including over ten Super Bowls, two Olympics, multiple NBA Finals, World Series and All-Star games. But what Laura is most known for, and most proud of, is the connections she has cultivated by … [ more ]

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2018 Session | We Persist: Building Resilience for Success

An unexpected stumble or fall can throw off our careful planning and feel like a defeat. But, a setback can also unleash creativity, provide new opportunities, and strengthen resolve: key ingredients for success. Using real-life experiences, this discussion will help you discover how facing challenges can help you build grit, grow professionally and reach your goals. Whether you are bouncing back from a personal or work-related disappointment, attend this session … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo Era…Now What?

The #MeToo movement has led us to a watershed moment. Cultural norms and workplace policies are evolving. And new questions and realities are starting to surface. Anecdotes of men avoiding women have also started to proliferate. Some men wonder: Is it safe to take a closed-door meeting with, or mentor a woman? Some find themselves immobilized by fear. But we can do better. Join a panel of leading experts on … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Women Breaking Barriers: Lessons from the Frontlines

Leading in the front lines of today’s workplace is complicated and filled with an abundance of obstacles and opposition. How leaders navigate through pitfalls is a critical and defining moment in ones success. In this powerful session, we will explore real experiences of leaders in the trenches to discuss courage, influence and risk-taking. Learn how you can stand up, speak up, positively gain traction with others, including superiors, and ultimately break barriers … [ more ]

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2018 Session | How Women Rise: Taking the Next Step in Your Career

Whether climbing the corporate ladder, or taking the leap on your own as an entrepreneur, the very skills and habits that made you successful early on could actually be holding you back as you advance to the next stage of your working life. In this session, we will identify the specific behaviors that may keep women from realizing their full potential, no matter the stage of their career. Learn why … [ more ]

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2017 Session | WORK IT: The Secret for Success for Women in Business Today

We’re told to “lean in” or be a “#girlboss.” We devour articles, books, and fortune cookies looking for answers, desperate for a tool that will unlock our potential and help us “have it all.” But the truth is that there’s no single tool, and “having it all” doesn’t mean the same thing to every woman. There’s no one right way to achieve success. There’s only your way. In this hands-on workshop, attendees … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Strategies for Closing the Diversity Gap

We’ve all seen the research – companies with diverse boards and management teams outperform those that lag in diversity. But closing a diversity gap requires a commitment from the top and buy-in from the middle of organizations. Join a panel of State Street’s “Leading Women” as they discuss strategies to drive cultural change, mentor and empower courageous women, and engage men to foster more diverse and inclusive organizations. Podcast: Play … [ more ]

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