Conference Sessions

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

Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, an executive or a manager, shy or a social butterfly, this session will provide new tools for you to have powerful conversations and better listeners in the workplace. Learn skills that will have a direct impact on your ability to negotiate, advocate, and build relationships. Attendees will be exposed to new perspectives on negotiation and offer renewed confidence in your ability to self-advocate, hold your own and push back to secure what is rightfully yours – promotion opportunities, plum assignments and higher pay. Read More

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2018 Session | Personal Brand Overhaul: Redefine the Way You’re Perceived at Work

People tend to come up with their own perceptions about who you are, what you’re good at—and, quite likely, what you’re not good at. They “brand” you in their own minds, which means your brand is created by default, rather than by intentional design. Why let others define your reputation? Join this session to explore how to brand or rebrand yourself. Experts will share their personal experiences to help you reassess your brand –in person and online—and adjust your communication to attract high-profile projects and clients solidifying your reputation as a leader. Read More

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

Acting with empathy and humanity is critical in today’s complex workplace. Do you want to learn a framework that shows how to be a better boss and a better colleague and still get your job done and achieve success? This session will explore the basic fundamentals of human communication between each of us as neighbors, communities, and collaborators. We will offer advice to help you balance being empathetic with being decisive; challenge directly and still show you care; and say what you think while also giving a damn about the person you’re saying it to. This is the perfect session for those trying to navigate the complexity of relationships at work while staying human. Read More

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2018 Session | Your Personal Best: Winning the Marathon… of Life!

Sometimes the worst thing in your life can inspire you to action, and sometimes that action can change the world. Let’s get up close and personal with iconic Olympian athlete Des Linden. She’s the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years, with an unofficial time of 2:39.54—more than 10 minutes off her personal record despite Boston’s harsh cold, wet and windy weather conditions. Don’t be fooled, this session is not about running—it is about overcoming the impossible and changing lives. We will explore breaking gender barriers, perseverance, teamwork, and many other valuable insights that will leave you feeling empowered and ready to re-examine your own life to develop a sense of vision to go the distance. Read More

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2018 Session | Time Saving Hacks to Boss Up & Beat Burnout

For most of us, a life with more time to do what you want and less stress would be optimal. But, making intentional, purposeful choices to create a life with more clarity and ease when you feel so harried is challenging. Whether you feel overwhelmed by busyness, trying to balance work and home, or just looking for more time-saving tips, this session will explore how to “un-complicate” and achieve the simpler, more intentional lives we desire- with less clutter mentally and physically. Featuring a panel of professional women grappling with the same life integration conundrum as us all, will offer validation and some simple hacks to help you: Read More

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