Podcast | Make Your Next Move with Confidence

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Learn how to pivot strategically, and you’ll see change as an opportunity rather than as a crisis. In 30 minutes, Jenny Blake, author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, will share her four-stage method for moving forward, which you can cycle through every time you hit a plateau or want to shift direction. You’ll come away knowing how to • identify new opportunities without falling prey to analysis-paralysis or compare-and-despair • reduce risk by running small experiments • and launch with confidence.
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Engaging Men Is Critical to Creating an Inclusive Culture

dawn-frazier-bohnertFeaturing Dawn Frazier-Bohnert, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Diversity is about all of us. That was the message of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dawn Frazier-Bohnert when she launched the diversity and inclusion (D&I) office at Liberty Mutual Insurance in 2013.

This statement may sound a bit unusual, since the work of diversity and inclusion has historically been geared toward promoting opportunities for women and minorities to enter the corporate world. But through ongoing discussions with her peers in other Fortune 100 D&I departments, and listening sessions with over 150 men at Liberty, Frazier-Bohnert found that typically what would happen in the push for diversity is that some men, and particularly white men, often felt excluded from the work and like an obstacle to its progress, intentionally or not. Read More

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7 Uplifting Stories of Women Working Together

Alex and Ani #carrylightAt ALEX AND ANI, most of the employees are women: strong, supportive of each other and inspired by Founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer Carolyn Rafaelian. Her belief that every individual has the power to spark change in the world sets the office abuzz with energy, and her emphasis on helping and uplifting one another creates a virtuous cycle of excitement, collaboration and empowerment.

Encouraging each other. Achieving together. Celebrating everyone’s journey. Carrying the light. Every day, team members live what ALEX AND ANI promotes: connecting humanity in a positive and inspiring way. Here’s how they #CARRYLIGHT in the workplace: Read More

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Free Teleclass | Make Your Next Move with Confidence

Jenny BlakeMake Your Next Move with Confidence
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
1:00-1:30pm Eastern

Eventbrite - Make Your Next Move with Confidence (Free Teleclass with Jenny Blake)
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Mantras to Live, Work and Succeed By

"Faery Mandala" by Daniel LightfootWhether you’re taking on a new challenge, rebounding from a disappointment or just powering through your day, repeating a mantra can help. We asked Conference for Women speakers and staff for their favorite sayings. Read them and repeat! Read More

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Three Ways Women Hold Themselves Back

Trudy BourgeoisFifteen years ago, Trudy Bourgeois resigned from her vice president job managing a $3 billion business unit—and walked away from a healthy six-figure salary, country club memberships, first class plane tickets to everywhere for her husband and herself and much, much more. “When I told my mom about my decision, she started to cry,” Bourgeois recalls. “She asked if she needed to get the sisters together to pray. I was living the dream for a lot of people.” Read More

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Have the Best Summer of Your Career

Laura VanderkamDo less and achieve more. It may sound like a dream rather than a plan for summer, but it’s actually the MO of many highly accomplished people year-round. “Successful people don’t bother with work that isn’t high value or growth oriented,” says Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of I Know How She Does It and 168 Hours. “They prioritize, so that what matters most gets done, and they have more free time.”

To help you enjoy the summer without putting your career on hold, Vanderkam shares five more ways to make the most of the season: Read More

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Cut Your To-Do List—and Get More Done

Christine CarterAah. The gratification of crossing things off your to-do list. It makes it tempting to do a brain-dump onto paper or screen of every single thing you need to do in the foreseeable future. But you should keep your list short. “A long to-do list is actually counterproductive,” says Christine Carter, Ph.D., author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home. “It causes a time scarcity mentality—you’ll never be able to finish everything—that can freeze out the part of your brain that you need most to work efficiently.” Read More

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You Can Say That Again! Mantras That Make You Stronger

April 2016 collage sqSound like a broken record player much? You can never repeat yourself too often when chanting personally significant sayings or phrases to summon your courage, grit or hope. We asked speakers at the Conference in California this month to share their favorite mantras. Feel free to adopt them for yourself! Read More

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How to Conquer Your Anxiety about Retirement

Hassara,TeresaBy Teresa Hassara, Executive Vice President and President, Institutional Retirement, TIAA-CREF

Imagination is a wonderful thing. It inspires our dreams, but it can also create anxiety that can make those dreams seem out of reach. When it comes to our visions of retirement, how can we feel more certain about our financial futures?     Read More

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