2014 Session

Style in the Workplace

It is proven that when you look good and put yourself together, you not only feel good, but you are more productive and successful. Former Cosmopolitan editor Kate White will provide you with practical tips (that work with any budget) for creating your own personal style in the workplace. She will also explore the true essence of style beyond what you wear and how that can make a tremendous impact … [ more ]

Claiming Happiness

If you’ve been struggling to find the happiness you deserve, then this is the session for you. Kathy Kinney (best known as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show) and Cindy Ratzlaff (marketing genius behind the launch of The South Beach Diet) have been best friends for more than 30 years, and have helped each other navigate the ups and downs of their lives with humor and grace. In this entertaining … [ more ]

Candid Conversations: Women Succeeding in STEM Careers

This session will offer a candid reflection on career success in STEM. Using real-life examples from women leaders in STEM, we will address common questions associated with being a woman in a niche industry, including: – How do I get into the industry? – What do I need to do to be successful? – What career paths are available? – What hardships do women in STEM face and how are … [ more ]

Redefining Ourselves

We are in the middle of a perfect storm in business where the convergence of cloud computing, social networks, big data, mobile and the Internet are changing the way we collaborate, live, work and think. As a result, businesses are redefining themselves, new roles are being created, and the gap between our skills today and the skills required for tomorrow widens. How can we effectively avoid getting lost in the … [ more ]

Being Global: Building Your Career Outside of “Boston”

One area of focus that is important for women to think about is their careers and possible career trajectory NOT only in terms of local Boston opportunities, but how they can operate and succeed in a global matrix organization. This discussion will explore how to work across geographies and cultures and what it takes to succeed. We will also address the stereotype that women “aren’t mobile” — and offer strategies … [ more ]

Hold on to Your Purse… Life Happens

One of the best ways to prepare for life’s many surprises is to save and invest over time, and there are many ways to do so. The wealth you build today can help provide financial security for many reasons, from having the funds for a down payment for the home of your dreams, to easing the anxiety of bringing a newborn into your home, to having funds for retirement or … [ more ]

Inclusive Leadership as a Competitive Advantage

The world of work is changing rapidly, where organizations are global, hyper-connected, less hierarchical and ideas can come from anywhere. Great leadership is critical to effectively navigating this ever-evolving landscape, and inclusive leadership has the power to drive competitive advantage. Learn how to leverage your diverse perspective along with those in your organization, to role-model inclusive behaviors and enable collaboration, driving greater employee engagement, innovation and ultimately business impact. Podcast: … [ more ]

Personal Innovation: How to Reinvent Ourselves and Drive Success in Business and Life

Innovation is the buzzword of business these days. But how can you take the principles of innovation and apply them more creatively? In this talk, we’ll explore “personal innovation” and the implications for our professional and personal lives. Speaker: Jessica T. Donohue, Ph.D., senior managing director, chief innovation officer and head, advisory solutions global exchange, State Street Corporation Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Understanding the Science and Art of Receiving Feedback to Negotiate What Matters Most

We get feedback every day of our lives, from friends and family, colleagues, customers, and bosses, teachers, doctors and strangers. We’re assessed, coached and criticized about our performance, personalities and appearance. And even though we know that feedback is essential for professional development and healthy relationships — why do we dread it and often dismiss it? In this interactive workshop, negotiations expert Sheila Heen will explore the importance of receiving … [ more ]

Bridging the Cross-Gender Communication Gap to Improve Your Leadership and Advance Your Position

Survey results of over 100,000 in-depth interviews of men and women executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies reveal the staggering number of false assumptions and opinions men and women have of each other, and in many ways, believe in themselves. No wonder we face such a tremendous communication gap in the workplace. What causes these misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment and frustrations at work? Podcast: Play in new window | … [ more ]

Women SPEAK: Becoming a Changemaker for a Positive Self-Image

As millennials, we are at the forefront of the exponential surge in virtual connection and technology — we are always connected, be it through Twitter, Instagram, text or other online sources — to each other and to the world of celebrities. While it is fun and allows us to be “in the know,” it also contributes to our feelings of self image — oftentimes not in a positive way. Do … [ more ]

How to Become the Social Entrepreneur of Your Life: Doing Well By Doing Good

Are you passionate about changing the world? Are you looking for ways to channel your innovation and impact change? Are you eager to make a difference in your community and around the globe beyond your day job? This session will offer you practical how-to advice and inspiration to make your mark and have a positive social impact around the issues and causes close to your heart. Whether you are looking … [ more ]

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