2016 Session

2016 Session | “Scents” and Sensibility: A Story of Grit, Perseverance and Reinvention with Jo Malone

Jo Malone is the inspirational British businesswoman responsible for creating her globally renowned beauty business and, more recently, her new brand ‘Jo Loves.’ From modest beginnings as a teenager having struggled with dyslexia, to her diagnosis with breast cancer at the age of 37, Jo faced many obstacles along the way – yet they didn’t define her or stop her from becoming an international brand name and one of the … [ more ]

2016 Session | Strategic Networking Within the Workplace: Building Your Own Coalition of Professional Allies

Building a network of people who can help you, advocate for you, and promote you within the workplace is critical to your advancement and is as important as building your external networks. How do you care for this network in a strategic and thoughtful manner? Do we apply a framework into growing this network? Wherever you are coming from, whether it is a small organization or a large one, this … [ more ]

2016 Session | Work Life Integration: Lessons Learned from the Trenches

Life doesn’t stop just because you enter an office every day. Recent benchmarking and employee surveys show there is a true need for organizations to provide support for employees navigating career and juggling the demands of life outside of work. Doing so will not only improve employee morale but will contribute to the overall success of the business. This interactive session will offer real-life perspectives from successful women and executive … [ more ]

2016 Session | Telling Your Story … With the Emphasis on “You”

The key to good storytelling? Being yourself! Join two featured TED speakers from State Street — self-described as a graphic designer by day and a musician by night, and a proud defender of extroverts — for an interactive interview. Charged with practical tips and advice about how to tell your story with confidence and connect with your audience, learn how you can stay true to who you really are — … [ more ]

2016 Session | Create Your Daily Success Routine and Double What Gets Done in a Day

Do you want to finally break the never-ending cycle of feeling like you didn’t accomplish enough in a day and spend more time on self-care, family, travel and the social interactions that you’ve been longing for? Attend this interactive session/ fireside chat to learn how to create your personalized routine for daily success. Using practical advice from productivity expert Jamila Payne, along with real-life best practices and lessons learned from … [ more ]

2016 Session | How to Drive Innovation Through Diverse Collaboration and Teamwork

Join this session for a dynamic discussion to learn how diverse collaboration leads to innovation in times of uncertainty. Economist and best-selling author Caroline Webb will help us get to know Jennifer Davis, who leads internal and external communications for Dell’s Client Solutions (PC) business and also founded the company’s marquee entrepreneur initiative, the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network. Diving deep into Jennifer’s real-world experiences, we will explore best practices and … [ more ]

2016 Session | Five Simple Steps to Take Control and Own Your Health

Whether you are a young woman who just landed your first job, a stay-at-home mom who is known as your son/daughter’s chauffer or an executive who is jet-setting around the globe, you may struggle to find time to focus on your health. Taking care of your health can actually make facing life’s challenges a lot easier. What’s more, taking steps to take control of your health can be empowering. Eating … [ more ]

2016 Session | Pivot: The Only Move that Matters Is Your Next One

No matter your age, life stage, bank account balance, or career level, you can learn how to pivot strategically into your next opportunity. Career change doesn’t have to be a crisis, and plateaus don’t have to be a problem. In fact, if change is the only constant, now more than ever as it relates to our economy, it behooves us all to get better at it. Your best chance of … [ more ]

2016 Session | Why Simple Wins

Complexity is killing companies’ ability to innovate and adapt, and simplicity is fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time. “Why Simple Wins” enables leaders and teams to move beyond the frustration and futility of unproductive work to create a corporate culture when valuable, essential work is the norm. By learning how to eliminate redundancies, communicate with clarity, and make simplification a habit, companies can begin to recognize which activities … [ more ]

2016 Session | Using Setbacks to Build Resilience and Succeed

Failure and fear are a natural part of life. Although typically viewed as a negative, they can be harnessed to unleash innovation, growth and even lead to success. Through setbacks and failure, we can learn invaluable skills like resiliency and risk taking to propel life in a positive direction. Using real-life experiences from folks just like you, this engaging discussion will help you discover how failure can work for you. … [ more ]

2016 Session | The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

TV analysts and money managers would have you believe your finances are enormously complicated, and if you don’t follow their guidance, you’ll end up in the poorhouse. Guess what…they’re wrong. In this session, finance expert Helaine Olen will show you that everything you need to know about managing your money could fit on an index card. She will explain why the ten simple rules of the index card outperform more … [ more ]

2016 Session | Listful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Successful and Less Stressed

What do Madonna, Martha Stewart, John Lennon, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and Johnny Cash have in common? Each is (or was) a list maker. These successful people, along with CEOs and successful entrepreneurs, all use lists to keep track of their ideas, thoughts, and tasks. Finding enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished and allow for some downtime can be a … [ more ]

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