Conference Sessions

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 world’s most successful entrepreneurs. This fireside chat will offer an up close and personal look into her incredible journey. Together, we will explore Jo’s unique talent for pioneering innovation and originality and learn how these lessons can help you revolutionalize your business or team the way Jo did with fragrance industry. Sharing best practices and lessons learned from decades of experience, participants will leave inspired and armed with practical advice for applying Jo’s commitment and down-to-earth approach to life, work and family, along with honesty, hard work and grit to achieve all of your dreams at work and life. Read 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 session will answer these questions and offer strategies to help you form and leverage relationships allowing you thrive in challenging situations like reorganizations, mergers or acquisitions. Learn how to maneuver various teams and levels within the organization which is necessary to continued growth professionally. An accomplished group of Shire women will share their own stories of building their coalitions of allies in order to support and move their careers forward. Through sharing real life stories, participants will leave armed with top tips to create strategic networks, pay it forward for others and get you where you want to be today and long-term. Read 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 leaders at Boston Scientific to illustrate how the organization supported their life integration. By sharing their personal journeys – both on what has worked and not worked throughout various stages of their careers, attendees will learn strategies to: Read 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 — in any situation. Read 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 trenches with senior executive Renee Connolly, participants will leave inspired to increase goal achievement, get consistent results and learn how to: Read More

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