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Women and power. The words, when linked, elicit some of the most complicated – and emotionally loaded reactions – in the English language.

Perhaps no one understands the complexities of the relationship between women and power better than 2012 Massachusetts Conference for Women speaker Gloria Feldt. The author, activist and inspirational speaker started her journey from a place with little power–as a teen mom and high school dropout in rural Texas. Yet through a confluence of luck, pluck, and plain old persistence, she spent the second half of her life at the top of the leadership game – and watching many other women struggle to reach their potential for success. Read More

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Breaking the Habit of Cheating Your Health

by Lynya Floyd

A roller coaster ride and a 4×5 slip of paper. What do these two things have in common? The power of positive transformation. Each of these seemingly unimportant items represents a powerful turning point in one woman’s journey to better health. The moment she went from surviving to thriving. A moment that may inspire you. Read More

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Happier at Home: Gretchen Rubin Teleclass Recap


“When your everyday life reflects your interests, your nature and your values, you’re much more likely to be happy,” said 2011 Massachusetts Conference for Women keynote Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home.”

In our free teleclass Oct. 15, Rubin shared insider advice, gleaned from a nine-month quest for contentment within her home, on how you too can become a “healthier and happier” you. Touching on such topics as possessions, significant others, time and family, Rubin’s insights will lead you on your own path to joy, ensuring that you never feel “home-sick” again.


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Quick: Define Your Brand!

by Tory Johnson

Before you worry that this is oh-so-complicated—a task that only high-priced pros are equipped to tackle—relax. Branding isn’t brain surgery and you can master yours in no time, which is a must if you want to build a truly successful business.

Consider how often you pick up a box on a store shelf because the packaging catches your eye. Or how often you click on a link because you find the associated image inviting. Think of the times you listen carefully to a commercial because of a funny or intriguing tagline. Read More

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How to Network at Conferences Like a Pro

by Liz Lynch

Attending conferences that attract large numbers of people is a great way to make the connections you need to grow your business. Gatherings like the Massachusetts Conference for Women are unique opportunities to meet and learn from others who are passionate about the same goals that fascinate you. Read More

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Make a Down Payment on Your Dream

Whitney-Johnsonsmby Whitney Johnson

Perhaps you’ve heard Charles Dickens’ aphorism, “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.”

Spend less than we earn – I couldn’t agree more.  But once we’ve achieved this basic principle of money management, then what?  How do we spend our money?  Do we spend in a way that reflects the lives we want to create for ourselves? Read More

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When to Jump from Career to Entrepreneur

by Tory Johnson, host of the Massachusetts Conference for Women Spark & Hustle Small Business Boot Camp

You’re working full-time at the job you’ve always wanted, but can’t seem to shake the dream of starting your own business. How do you know when it’s time to make the leap? Start by finding your “why.”

In my sixth book, SPARK & HUSTLE: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now, I share the post-traumatic-pink-slip syndrome I went through after being fired from the position I loved. Read More

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The Ten Commandments of Negotiation for Women

Victoria-Pynchonsm1by Victoria Pynchon

Thou Shalt Recognize the Opportunity to Negotiate Something for Thine Own.  

Whenever you have a decision to make with another person – going golfing or the movies, setting a fee, or buying a piece of bruised fruit at a farmers’ market – that’s an opportunity to ask for something more or different. That’s an opportunity to negotiate. Read More

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Do Women Really Need More Tough Love?

Victoria-Pynchonsm1by Victoria Pynchon

There’s a lot of good advice over at Women 2.0′s Stop Sabotaging Your Own Success – a Manifesto.

So why does this preface to the Manifesto irritate me?

Friends, and strangers reading this, listen to me:

Stop being your own worst enemy.

Stop being the force that keeps you immobile.

Stop being the cause of failure before you start trying. Read More

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Calling All Dreamers

by Katie Mahon

May is a month when the natural world around us has completed its annual metamorphosis from the dead of winter to the rebirth of spring. Yet, in our high-tech, post-modern lives, we can ignore what historically was a strong pull to this annual rejuvenation that nature bestows upon us. Read More

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