Category Archives: Breakout Session

2018 Session | Inspiration to Ignite Your Inner Rebel: Real Stories from Real Rebel Girls

From Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to global best-selling authors, creators of the “Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls” series Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli share their rebellious journey. Hear how their battle against Silicon Valley sexism led to writing stories of real women. Learn why the fight for gender equality begins with the stories we tell our children and how their book series sparked a movement of rebel girls across the … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Conscious Minimalism: Be More with Less

Are you overwhelmed by busyness? The quest to earn more, produce more, and be more can complicate the simpler, more intentional lives we desire. Author Courtney Carver knows first-hand about the consequences of a busy life, which compromised her relationships and eventually threatened her health. In this workshop, the author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More will share how to stop getting caught up in … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Mental Health Crisis: Managing the Anxiety & Depression Epidemic Today

Rates of anxiety, depression and suicide have skyrocketed in the last few decades and continue to rise at a staggering rate. Unlike other diseases, mental health doesn’t discriminate. It hits hard and it hits everyone regardless of background as we have seen with the recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain—people who looked on paper like they had it all. The stats are alarming: 1 in 5 American children … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Leverage the Gig Economy to Accelerate Your Career Trajectory

Blogging, graphic design, coaching, copywriting—the list is endless. Discover how you can leverage your knowledge, hidden talents and network (beyond your desk job) to create your own career trajectory. Whether you are looking to supplement your current salary or find a flexible alternative to the traditional world of work, this session will offer valuable insights to consider by diving into the Gig Economy. Hear from experts and peers who have … [ more ]

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2018 Session | ENCORE: Ditch Workplace Drama and Drive Results

Ego-driven behaviors are the #1 source of drama in workplaces today, generating huge amounts of drama, politics and emotional waste. Some people thrive on the toxicity. But for most of us, it is an unwanted distraction. How do we eliminate the big egos and frenzy from our organizations? In this session, leadership expert Cy Wakeman will show you how to ditch the drama so you can be responsible for your … [ more ]

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2018 Session | ENCORE: Self-Advocate, Stand Up and Negotiate for What You Want

Compromise is the worst thing you can do – never split the difference! Does this seem contrary to everything you’ve learned about negotiations? Former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator Chris Voss, will share all kinds of surprising tactics that radically diverge from conventional negotiating strategy so that always negotiate as if your life depended on it, and you never have to split the difference. Whether you are an introvert or … [ more ]

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2018 Session | ENCORE: Be a Great Boss and Colleague AND Stay Human

Even in 2018, we continue to grapple with the negative perception of women’s “niceness” in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective. But if they are tough, they are labeled some other things This is the perfect session for those trying to navigate the complexity of relationships at work while staying kind and respectful of others. Explore how women can reclaim “nice” and … [ more ]

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Leading Through Controversy: Lessons on Courage and Risk-Taking

Whether or not you agree with her mission, Cecile Richards is an influential and progressive leader who has succeeded in driving change in the midst of controversy. When it could have been much easier to give up, Richards always stayed the course. Leading in the frontlines of today’s workplace is complicated and filled with an abundance of obstacles and opposition. How leaders navigate through these pitfalls is critical to their … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Tips For A Successful Mentor-Mentee Relationship

A lot of hard work and mix of mentors helped FOX’s NFL reporter Laura Okmin break the barriers of a male dominated field and ultimately assume the position to cover the biggest names on the biggest stages including over ten Super Bowls, two Olympics, multiple NBA Finals, World Series and All-Star games. Now she’s paying it forward by helping to train, mentor, and prepare the next generation of women in … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Authentic Activism: Creating Change from 9-to-5…and Beyond

Whether you work at a startup, a large corporation, or for a small non-profit, turning your personal mission into your purpose at work can lead to great change in your life and in the world. Purpose can be found in any position because it’s not about your job title, it’s about your approach to your work. Anyone can spark change by integrating your mission, authenticity, passion, and giving back into … [ more ]

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