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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Raytheon: Inspiring Enthusiasm for Math and Science

We, as a nation, are facing an education crisis. Year after year, the United States slips further behind our international competitors in science, technology and innovation. Globally, U.S. students rank only 25th in math and 17th in science[i]. It’s clear that the future of this country as a leader in technology and innovation is at risk. Waltham-based Raytheon is among a group of Massachusetts companies who believe tomorrow’s engineers and technologists need to be excited by and interested in math today. With science and technology a vital driver of our local and global economies, Raytheon focuses the majority of its community involvement on bringing math and science education to life — both to encourage and support students, and to protect our nation’s position as an economic leader. Read More

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Giveaways Galore at #masswomen

Be on the lookout for great giveaways from sponsors and exhibitors at the Dec. 6 Conference! Following is a list of prizes, including where and how they’ll be awarded. Read More

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Mentor Match Partners with ICF New England

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
Albert Einstein


Picture yourself walking out of the Massachusetts Conference for Women at the end of the day feeling uplifted, energized and inspired from all you have heard and seen. You may ask yourself, “Wow! Now what? How do I take this feeling home with me?”

We are pleased to partner with the International Coach Federation of New England to help you find the answer to those questions. They have put together an opportunity to help you to capture the energy of the day in our popular Mentor Match! Read More

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What the MA Conference for Women Means to Me

As a long time supporter and admirer of the outstanding work that the Massachusetts Conference for Woman brings to empower woman, I would like to share with you why this year’s theme ‘IMAGINE’ encourages my involvement with the conference to be different this year. Read More

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What Is She Reading? Alexis Sclamberg

2012 Massachusetts Conference for Women speaker Alexis Sclamberg offers her thoughts on Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding In Your Life’s Work in the first edition of “What is She Reading?”

I recently had the good fortune of reading Tama Kieves’s upcoming book Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding In Your Life’s Work! before it even hit the shelves. For those of us pursuing work we love—the kind that calls us, moves us, energizes and excites us—it’s a must-read. I’ve already recommended it to all of my close friends and I’ll tell you, too: you have to get your hands on this book. Read More

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