Career Pavilion

Exhibit Hall A | Open All Day

MFS and the Massachusetts Conference for Women are thrilled to offer this year’s Career Pavilion. Join us for intimate and unique opportunities to best position yourself on the job, enhance your career skills, and network with peers. Don’t miss out on these offerings!

Learning Bursts

12:30 – 1:00 pm: Best Practices for Rising Women Leaders in STEM

Presented by MIT Lincoln Laboratory
As women in STEM, we are accustomed to working harder to make our contributions known, making sure we are always presenting our best efforts. One of the most difficult transitions we face when we become managers is that the work we are representing is no longer our own. This drives a great deal of anxiety about the performance of our teams, all while we continue to try to distinguish ourselves amongst our leadership peers.These forces create a cycle that often engenders the same toxic environments we sought to correct. In this learning burst, Dr. Bonita Burke discusses the core discipline of self-reflection, why this trait is particularly crucial for female managers in STEM, and provides tips for creating a working environment where we can all thrive.
BONITA BURKE, PhD,assistant leader, counter-weapons of mass destruction group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory @mitll

3:00 – 4:00 pm: The Relationship Game: Cultivating Authentic Relationships to Climb the Ladder

This 20-minute Learning Burst will be repeated 3x between 3 and 4pm
Led by international speaker and chief brand strategist Alechia Reese, the Relationship Game focuses on the practical tips, tools, and resources required to build relationships that lead to career growth and acceleration. Every opportunity begins with connection. This session empowers leaders at all levels with the confidence to build relationships, the mindset to grow them, and the creative strategy to leverage personal value for professional growth.
ALECHIA REESE,creative brand strategist & chief brand architect, 360 Gateway Brands and author, Eating Elephants @alechiareese


Coaches Corner (7:30 am – 5:00 pm*)


The Coaches Corner is the place where Conference attendees receive one-on-one “laser coaching” with a professional certified coach from the International Coach Federation (ICF) – New England Charter Chapter. This is a valuable opportunity to take what you learn at the Conference and translate it into action to take your career to the next level. ICF credentialed coaches will support your goals to advance your career and help you plan your next step by exploring topics relevant to your situation, which may include:

  • Clarifying your professional goals;
  • Prioritizing and balancing your life;
  • Navigating career transitions;
  • Negotiating a raise;
  • Asking for that promotion;
  • Launching a new career or job search;
  • Seeking and attaining board positions
  • And, much more!

It’s helpful to have a topic in mind to discuss with your coach, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed or not sure where to start, your coach can help with clarity.

*Coaches will not be available during the opening and lunch keynote sessions

2019 Coaches

Dorothy Aubut, Mountain Willow Strategic Solutions, LLC
Sibel Babacan, Sibel Babacan Coaching and Mentoring
Kathy, Ball-Toncic, The 262 Group, Inc.
Amy Berenson, Compass Coaching / Navigate Ahead
Karen Bishop
Barti Bourgault, Beyond the Edge, LLC
Lynn Boyd, LBoyd Coaching
Andrea Brand, ARB Coaching
Alex Carleton, Acumentri Leadership
Karen Carmody, Chrysalis Coaching
Christine Chasse, Management Research Group
Elaine Davis, Elaine Totten Davis Coaching
Jeanine Delay
Susan DeMarco
Joan Devine
Denise Ebacher King
Laurie Fitzpatrick, Gestalt International Study Center
Debra Godfrey, New Logic Strategies, LLC
Christina Granahan, Granahan Coaching and Consulting
Penny Harris, Renewable Philanthropy LLC
Catherine Hayes, Catherine Hayes Coaching & Consulting, LLC
Debroah Hodges-Pabon, Radiance, LLC
Allison Iantosca, Boston Executive Coaches
Margaret Jablonski, Jablonski Consulting Group
Etta Jacobs, Power in the Middle
Caren Kenney, Human Performance Institute
Sarah Kipp, Kipp Communications, Inc.
Lisa Kleitz, Inner Assets Leadership Development
Trishia Lichauco, LichauCoach
Gina Lincoln, Gina Lincoln Coaching & Consulting
Deborah Linett, Sentient Leadership, LLC
Tracey Lukes, The Hollister Institute
Mary MacIntosh, MacIntosh Advisory Services
Elaine Maclellan, Performance Development Inc.
Sarah Mann, Spark HR Solutions
Tony Martignetti, Inspired Purpose Coach
Beth Masterman, Masterman Executive Coaching Inc.
Jan McCafferty, Tandem Solutions
Melissa Merres, Merres Coaching
Wynne Miller, The Miller Group
Jamie Morin, Synchrony Point Coaching & Consulting
Karen O’Donnell, Generating Autonomy, LLC
Mary O’Sullivan, Encore Executive Coaching
Martha Parker, Turning Points Coaching
Elizabeth Phillips
Jayme Purinton, Blue Sky OD Consulting
Marianne Reiff, Marianne Reiff
Merryn Rutledge, ReVisions LLC
Lisa Sasso, Medical Development Partners, LLC
Sarah Scala, Sarah Scala Consulting
Melissa Scheid Frantz, Melissa Scheid Frantz, LLC
Kristina Scrutchfield, McCrea Coaching
Diane Shannon, Shannon Coaching for Life
Karen Stacey, Kreative Learning Solutions
Cindy Stack, Cindy Stack Coaching and Leadership Services
Vicki Staebler, Tardino Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness
Leslie Strachan, Leslie Strachan Coaching and Consulting
Dawn Sully Pile, Dawn Sully Pile, MA, CPCC
Colleen Taintor, Colleen Taintor Coaching and Consulting
Lauren Teller, Positive Change for Life
Elisa van Dam, Elisa van Dam Executive Coach
Anne Weiskopf, Make Your Now WOW!
Amanda Wright, Coaching Through Life’s Transitions
Patrice Young, INYOUDEV, Inc.

Résumé Review (7:30 am – 5:00 pm*)

HR experts will be providing free resume critiques. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a seasoned pro give your resume a checkup and help you market yourself better in the ever-changing job market!

*Reviewers will not be available during the opening and lunch keynote sessions

2019 Résumé Reviewers

Laura Adrien, Northeastern University
Christina Breiter, Wellesley College
Susan Brennan, MIT Sloan School of Management
Brenda Campbell, Endicott College
Danielle Canas, MIT Sloan School of Management
Heather Carpenter-Oliveira, Northeastern University
Kate Chroust, Endicott College
Diane Ciarletta, Northeastern University
Melissa DeGrandis, Northeastern University
Amy DiGiovine, Harvard University
Helen Eaton, Endicott College
Heather Fink, Boston University, College of Communications
Jessica Fisher, Northeastern University
Kellie Fuller, Emerson College
Lauren Gray, Suffolk University
Robin Kahan, Tufts University
Becky King, Wellesley College
Carrie Klaphake, Northeastern University
Drew Lalosh, Bentley University
Lada Lau, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Amanda Maddox, Mimecast
Dale McLennan, Endicott College
Amber Meyers, Northeastern University
Alison Nogueira, Northeastern University
Julie Papp, MIT Sloan School of Management
Christelle Paul, Suffolk University
Elyse Pipitone, Blooming Careers
Christie Reynolds, MIT Sloan School of Management
Cindy Richard, Endicott College
Malakia Silcott, Tufts Career Center
Amanda Teixeira, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Katie Thatcher, ThriveAdmission
Leslie Warner, Tufts University
Lisa White, Boston College
Mofei Xu, Northeastern University

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