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Session 2017 l Pioneer Your Big Life: How to Use Grit and Perseverance to Your Advantage

The best thing about life on your own terms? There is no one clear-cut path. The hard part? There is no one clear-cut path. How do you create the life you want when you’re not even sure you know what that looks like or how to get it?

Welcome to the Big Life—it’s not only within your reach; you get to write the rules. Led by Ann Shoket, former editor-in-chief of Seventeen and author of THE BIG LIFE, this session offers insights to help you tap your ambition AND honor your dreams at the same time. You will hear from a panel of pioneers who have been in your shoes – confused, frustrated, discouraged. Learn how they persevered with grit through challenges and confusion and achieved success – even when they hit roadblocks along the way. This insightful and life-changing session will explore what goes through your head when you fall down or hit a bump, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference in creating your Big Life.

Thought Leader: Ann Shoket, author, The Big Life, former editor-in-chief, Seventeen, team member launching CosmoGIRL

⚬  Shanna Deng, global VP, marketing, surgical division, Hologic, Inc.
⚬  Barbara Lynch, James Beard Foundation award-winning chef, restaurateur and author, Out of Line
⚬  Dani Rylan, founder & commissioner, National Women’s Hockey League and Fast Company “Most Creative People in Business 2016”

Emcee: Stacie Sloane, VP marketing, Riverbed