2014 Author Signings Announced

Book signings will take place in Exhibit Hall A, inside the Education Pavilion.

There is an area next to the bookstore where signings will take place.

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Tory Burch
John Jacobs

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Jessica Bacal
John Gray
Sheila Heen
Ellie Krieger
Lindsey Pollak
Jane Bryant Quinn
Elizabeth Thornton
Kate White

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Katrina Alcorn
Patty Chang Anker
Lisa Belkin
Sunni Brown
Jane Hyun
Kathy Kinney
Loretta LaRoche
Betsy Myers
Dan Schawbel
Cindy Ratzlaff
Ritu Sharma
Gayle Sheehy
Judy Smith

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

John Gray
Sheila Heen
Kathy Kinney
Loretta LaRoche
Yvette Modestin
Cindy Ratzlaff
Kate White

4:40 pm – 5:00 pm

Ritu Sharma
Elizabeth Thornton
Lauren Maillian Bias
Kerry McManama

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Career Resources at On-Site Career Pavilion

Attendees of the Dec. 5 Massachusetts Conference for Women can receive a number of free career resources during the conference, including resume reviews from Bentley University, coaching sessions from the International Coaching Federation of New England, local leader meetups and social media advice from experts. Learn more

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Who Is Driving Your Career? May “Office Hours” Recap

What is it that you love about your current job, what are you really good at, and what sparks your passion? In the first episode of our new online radio show “Office Hours,” host Samantha Ettus and featured guest Darlene Templeton discussed how women can become their own best advocates and leverage their skills and experience to meet specific career goals. Read More

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Leading Innovation and Increasing Creativity: Marla Capozzi

marla capozziInnovation remains an important priority for enterprises small and large as well as a major driver of our economic prosperity, if not even more important than ever.  As a result, individuals and leaders continuously seek to increase creative output and improve innovation results.  Yet we find ourselves, especially as women, mired in the never-ending search for continuous improvement – those elusive productivity gains allowing us to maximize our time and how we allocate this precious resource.  Efficiency and effectiveness are top of mind for many of us daily, and on some days may feel like hourly. Read More

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Share Your Story!

The Massachusetts Conference for Women is proud to host our 9th annual event on December 5, 2013. Do you have a story about how the conference inspired you, helped you find a job, gave you the tools you needed to start a business, fostered a relationship with a new mentor or client, or provided confidence through a transition? We’d love to hear and share your story. Please email it to us at [email protected]

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Teleclass Recap—Building Your Business with Melinda Emerson

Everyone has good ideas, but making the leap from corporate America to small business ownership can be overwhelming. If you want to succeed as your own boss, there are some questions that need answers!

Small business expert Melinda Emerson presented an information-packed, 30-minute teleclass exclusively for the Conference for Women on Tuesday, January 22. Scroll down to listen now and find out:

Is your business idea solid?
Do you have the right skill set?
Who is going to buy from you and why?
How much money do you need to start?
Are you fit to work from home? Read More

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Reflect, decide, focus

Lynn Tinneyby Lynn D. Tinney, Cisco Systems

2013. It’s here. Another turn of the page. A new calendar on the wall. The frenzy of the holidays is past, and fingers-crossed, the trappings and decorations of these festive days are stored safely back in the attic. It’s a rare time to catch our breath and let out that collective sigh. Come on, do it with me… One, two, three, exhale. A big belly breath. Now, drop your shoulders and unwind that neck. There. Read More

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#masswomen: A Visual Story

How do you capture the power, inspiration and connections in more than 7,000 tweets? Thank you to everyone who shared highlights and helped #masswomen become a #2 trending topic on Twitter in the US. Check out the images tagged on Instagram, and we’ve captured some of our favorite tweets and images on Storify here:

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Giving Back: Sorting through the Options

by Alison Quirk, executive vice president and Chief Human Resources and Citizenship Officer, State Street Corporation

More and more, “giving back” is becoming the focus of our conversations — both at work and at home. But with increasing options to choose from and limited time to devote to these efforts, how do you determine the best way to dedicate your resources? Today it is easier than ever to give back to your community. The first step is to ask yourself a few questions that will help you to narrow down your choices and ensure that your contributions have the maximum impact: Read More

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Speaker Handouts

Strategies to Redefine Power and Lead with Intention
Speaker: Gloria Feldt

Finding the UP in the Downturn
Speaker: Fawn Germer

Staying Current: The Technical Tools You Need and the Ones You Don’t
Speaker: Morra Aarons-Mele

So You Write Cool Stuff, Now What? The 4 C’s of Promoting Your Blog
Speaker: Allison Knaupe

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