Conference Sessions

2018 Session | Break the Cycle: Embrace Your Hormones

Feeling “hormonal” is not usually seen as a positive thing, even though it is entirely natural. But Martie Haselton, the world’s leading researcher on sexuality and ovulation, argues that there is great value to be had in better understanding the hidden intelligence of hormones. In this session, she will clearly explain the biological processes that profoundly influence our behavior and offer a radical new understanding of our bodies, minds, and relationships. Once we embrace hormonal cycles as adaptive solutions to genuine biological challenges, we can stop letting these changes bring us down and use this information to make better-informed choices. Plan to leave less fearful of hormonal shifts and armed with a new appreciation for how hormones can empower you to succeed. Read More

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2018 Session | Tackle Life’s Curveballs with a Financial Plan…and Sanity!

Are you thinking about a career change, single, married, going through a divorce, having your first or third child, caring for elderly parents, managing medical care for family? It’s during these transitional life events – big and small – that our emotional and financial health can take a beating. Yes, transition can be exhausting, stressful and unpredictable, yet it can also be empowering, filled with opportunity and new beginnings. Featuring two of the nation’s leading financial experts, this intimate conversation will explore how to set financial priorities, determine goals, and build a financial plan that helps you maneuver life’s transitions and take control of your money so that it works as hard as you do. Attendees will walk away with a mix of tactical tips and inspiration to tackle curveballs and change and build the future you envision with a financial plan to make it a reality. Read More

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2018 Session | It Takes a Village: Create Your Tribe of Mentors

Mentors and sponsors can put you on a path for pay raises, promotions, and high profile assignments. To make the most of your career, one mentor is not enough. You need multiple mentors with separate areas of expertise to support you throughout your multifaceted career journey. In this discussion, a panel of mentors and protégées will talk about assembling a personal board of advisors. Whether you are looking for a mentor, already have one, or are open to the benefits of multiple advisors, join this conversation for practical tips on connecting professionally, maintaining relationships, and getting the most out of your network of mentors. Read More

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2018 Session | Super-Connectors: Build a Network of Relationships, Not Just Contacts

The ability to make meaningful connections with people is critical to success in life and in your career. For over two decades, FOX’s NFL coverage reporter Laura Okmin has covered the biggest names on the biggest stages including over ten Super Bowls, two Olympics, multiple NBA Finals, World Series and All-Star games. But what Laura is most known for, and most proud of, is the connections she has cultivated by building relationships. Laura and a panel of leaders will talk about ways to build a valuable network and leverage those connections to make them work for you – and for them, so it’s a win-win! Understand who you need to meet, how to meet them and how to form lasting relationships (even if you’re an introvert!). Don’t wait for social osmosis. Attend this session and gain advice for how you can take control and guide yourself where you want to go. Read More

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2018 Session | We Persist: Building Resilience for Success

An unexpected stumble or fall can throw off our careful planning and feel like a defeat. But, a setback can also unleash creativity, provide new opportunities, and strengthen resolve: key ingredients for success. Using real-life experiences, this discussion will help you discover how facing challenges can help you build grit, grow professionally and reach your goals. Whether you are bouncing back from a personal or work-related disappointment, attend this session to explore ways you can become more resilient and ultimately, successful. Read More

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