Category Archives: Breakout Session

2016 Session | “Scents” and Sensibility: A Story of Grit, Perseverance and Reinvention with Jo Malone

Jo Malone is the inspirational British businesswoman responsible for creating her globally renowned beauty business and, more recently, her new brand ‘Jo Loves.’ From modest beginnings as a teenager having struggled with dyslexia, to her diagnosis with breast cancer at the age of 37, Jo faced many obstacles along the way – yet they didn’t define her or stop her from becoming an international brand name and one of the … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Strategic Networking Within the Workplace: Building Your Own Coalition of Professional Allies

Building a network of people who can help you, advocate for you, and promote you within the workplace is critical to your advancement and is as important as building your external networks. How do you care for this network in a strategic and thoughtful manner? Do we apply a framework into growing this network? Wherever you are coming from, whether it is a small organization or a large one, this … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Work Life Integration: Lessons Learned from the Trenches

Life doesn’t stop just because you enter an office every day. Recent benchmarking and employee surveys show there is a true need for organizations to provide support for employees navigating career and juggling the demands of life outside of work. Doing so will not only improve employee morale but will contribute to the overall success of the business. This interactive session will offer real-life perspectives from successful women and executive … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Telling Your Story … With the Emphasis on “You”

The key to good storytelling? Being yourself! Join two featured TED speakers from State Street — self-described as a graphic designer by day and a musician by night, and a proud defender of extroverts — for an interactive interview. Charged with practical tips and advice about how to tell your story with confidence and connect with your audience, learn how you can stay true to who you really are — … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Create Your Daily Success Routine and Double What Gets Done in a Day

Do you want to finally break the never-ending cycle of feeling like you didn’t accomplish enough in a day and spend more time on self-care, family, travel and the social interactions that you’ve been longing for? Attend this interactive session/ fireside chat to learn how to create your personalized routine for daily success. Using practical advice from productivity expert Jamila Payne, along with real-life best practices and lessons learned from … [ more ]

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2016 Session | How to Drive Innovation Through Diverse Collaboration and Teamwork

Join this session for a dynamic discussion to learn how diverse collaboration leads to innovation in times of uncertainty. Economist and best-selling author Caroline Webb will help us get to know Jennifer Davis, who leads internal and external communications for Dell’s Client Solutions (PC) business and also founded the company’s marquee entrepreneur initiative, the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network. Diving deep into Jennifer’s real-world experiences, we will explore best practices and … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Five Simple Steps to Take Control and Own Your Health

Whether you are a young woman who just landed your first job, a stay-at-home mom who is known as your son/daughter’s chauffer or an executive who is jet-setting around the globe, you may struggle to find time to focus on your health. Taking care of your health can actually make facing life’s challenges a lot easier. What’s more, taking steps to take control of your health can be empowering. Eating … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Pivot: The Only Move that Matters Is Your Next One

No matter your age, life stage, bank account balance, or career level, you can learn how to pivot strategically into your next opportunity. Career change doesn’t have to be a crisis, and plateaus don’t have to be a problem. In fact, if change is the only constant, now more than ever as it relates to our economy, it behooves us all to get better at it. Your best chance of … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Why Simple Wins

Complexity is killing companies’ ability to innovate and adapt, and simplicity is fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time. “Why Simple Wins” enables leaders and teams to move beyond the frustration and futility of unproductive work to create a corporate culture when valuable, essential work is the norm. By learning how to eliminate redundancies, communicate with clarity, and make simplification a habit, companies can begin to recognize which activities … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Using Setbacks to Build Resilience and Succeed

Failure and fear are a natural part of life. Although typically viewed as a negative, they can be harnessed to unleash innovation, growth and even lead to success. Through setbacks and failure, we can learn invaluable skills like resiliency and risk taking to propel life in a positive direction. Using real-life experiences from folks just like you, this engaging discussion will help you discover how failure can work for you. … [ more ]

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2016 Session | The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

TV analysts and money managers would have you believe your finances are enormously complicated, and if you don’t follow their guidance, you’ll end up in the poorhouse. Guess what…they’re wrong. In this session, finance expert Helaine Olen will show you that everything you need to know about managing your money could fit on an index card. She will explain why the ten simple rules of the index card outperform more … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Listful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Successful and Less Stressed

What do Madonna, Martha Stewart, John Lennon, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and Johnny Cash have in common? Each is (or was) a list maker. These successful people, along with CEOs and successful entrepreneurs, all use lists to keep track of their ideas, thoughts, and tasks. Finding enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished and allow for some downtime can be a … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Negotiating at Work: Turn Small Wins Into Big Gains

Young women professionals are opting out of their jobs in significant numbers and the usual explanations do not apply. They don’t leave to have families, although some do. Rather they leave because they are burned out by the burdens of extra work. They don’t see the promise of career opportunities and future advancement. And they get paid less. Negotiation is an overlooked alternative to opting out—it empowers you to stay … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Draw Your Big Idea: The Ultimate Creativity Tool for Turning Thoughts Into Action

In this increasingly visual age, images speak louder than words. Studies show that images also help people think. Visual note-taking such as doodling increases memory retention rates by nearly 30 percent, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus and inspires self-expression. Driven by these groundbreaking findings, entrepreneurs Nora Herting and Heather Willems founded ImageThink and can help you visualize your ideas and transform your creative processes using simple drawing techniques that … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Gender Partnership: Engaging Men As Advocates to Pioneer Pay Equity

By engaging men in creating more equal workplaces, we’re creating better leaders, stronger businesses, more fulfilling lives for both women and men and showing that this is a business imperative required at all levels from all managers. This session will identify ways in which women can form closer ties and partner with male counterparts to work together more effectively. Using a real-life case study example, we will illustrate tangible ways … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Innovative Women Pushing Boundaries: Strategies for Risk Taking and Long Lasting Success

Process and procedure is leaving folks with zero time for innovative thinking or valuable work within organizations. Stuck in the land of status quo, we’ve forgotten how to think and are trapped between complexity and complacency. This session will feature innovative women who are pushing the boundaries today and having success. Sharing their personal stories, attendees will learn how to: Establish a climate that embraces smart risk and invites sustainable … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Everyday Activism: How You Can Amplify Your Voice to End Sexual Violence

Annie Clark, co-founder and executive director of End Rape on Campus and one of the main subjects of award-winning documentary The Hunting Ground is a survivor who has dedicated her life to supporting other survivors and fighting the battle against sexual assault on campuses across the nation. Beyond creating invaluable legislation, this session will feature Annie Clark as well as managing director Anna Voremberg, who together inspire young girls to … [ more ]

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2016 Session | I AM THAT GIRL: Empowering our Everyday Life

Every day, we are bombarded with messages that lead us to question who we are. Meet the head of I AM THAT GIRL, which advises young women to be the best version of each of us. In this inspirational and interactive session, attendees will learn how to collaborate instead of compete and contribute as much as they consume, so they can better navigate the world. Podcast: Play in new window … [ more ]

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2016 Session | Emotional Correctness: Real-Life Ways to Turn Lemons into Lemonade!

Based on her hit TED talk, Sally Kohn explores the practical application of finding compassion for others—including, or even especially your enemies and haters and trolls — when they barely seem to deserve it. How do you not just talk the talk of “emotional correctness” but try to walk it every day — treating others with the compassion you want them to have for you and others? It’s not easy. … [ more ]

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2016 Session | How to Impact Positive Change One Idea at a Time

Are you eager to make a difference in your organization, community and around the globe? It only takes one small idea to generate massive awareness and create positive momentum around the issues and causes closest to your heart. Designed for folks who have the passion and drive to change the world, this session will not only inspire you to take action but will offer strategies to channel your innovation and … [ more ]

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