2018 Session

2018 Session | Inspiration to Ignite Your Inner Rebel: Real Stories from Real Rebel Girls

From Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to global best-selling authors, creators of the “Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls” series Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli share their rebellious journey. Hear how their battle against Silicon Valley sexism led to writing stories of real women. Learn why the fight for gender equality begins with the stories we tell our children and how their book series sparked a movement of rebel girls across the globe. Walk away inspired to unleash your inner rebel and make a difference for yourself and the next generation of pioneers to come. Read More

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2018 Session | Conscious Minimalism: Be More with Less

Are you overwhelmed by busyness? The quest to earn more, produce more, and be more can complicate the simpler, more intentional lives we desire. Author Courtney Carver knows first-hand about the consequences of a busy life, which compromised her relationships and eventually threatened her health. In this workshop, the author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More will share how to stop getting caught up in the rush and to discover the power of simplicity. She shares how conscious minimalism can improve health, build more meaningful relationships, and relieve stress in our lives. You will learn how to get rid of excess and create more with less—more space, more time, and even more love. Read More

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2018 Session | Mental Health Crisis: Managing the Anxiety & Depression Epidemic Today

Rates of anxiety, depression and suicide have skyrocketed in the last few decades and continue to rise at a staggering rate. Unlike other diseases, mental health doesn’t discriminate. It hits hard and it hits everyone regardless of background as we have seen with the recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain—people who looked on paper like they had it all. The stats are alarming: 1 in 5 American children and college students suffer from a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder. And according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 75% of all mental health conditions begin before the age of 24. Whether you are suffering yourself or caring for children who are suffering, it is important to know you are not alone. This session will discuss warning signs, resources, and strategies available to help you manage through crisis. A panel of experts and pioneers who have braved the battle will share their experiences and offer guidance for those in need. Read More

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2018 Session | Leverage the Gig Economy to Accelerate Your Career Trajectory

Blogging, graphic design, coaching, copywriting—the list is endless. Discover how you can leverage your knowledge, hidden talents and network (beyond your desk job) to create your own career trajectory. Whether you are looking to supplement your current salary or find a flexible alternative to the traditional world of work, this session will offer valuable insights to consider by diving into the Gig Economy. Hear from experts and peers who have taken the plunge and explore what it’s all about, how to get started and what works for you given your unique talents. Walk away with advice and motivation to take charge of your career destiny and lead the life you “actually” want. Read More

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2018 Session | ENCORE: Ditch Workplace Drama and Drive Results

Ego-driven behaviors are the #1 source of drama in workplaces today, generating huge amounts of drama, politics and emotional waste. Some people thrive on the toxicity. But for most of us, it is an unwanted distraction. How do we eliminate the big egos and frenzy from our organizations? In this session, leadership expert Cy Wakeman will show you how to ditch the drama so you can be responsible for your own success and learn to love your job again, no matter your level at an organization. Learn the tips and tools for cultivating accountability so you can help drive results and restore sanity to the workplace. Read More

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2018 Session | ENCORE: Self-Advocate, Stand Up and Negotiate for What You Want

Compromise is the worst thing you can do – never split the difference! Does this seem contrary to everything you’ve learned about negotiations? Former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator Chris Voss, will share all kinds of surprising tactics that radically diverge from conventional negotiating strategy so that always negotiate as if your life depended on it, and you never have to split the difference. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, an executive or a manager, shy or a social butterfly, this session will expose you to new perspectives on negotiation and offer renewed confidence in your ability to self-advocate, hold your own and push back to secure what is rightfully yours – promotion opportunities, plum assignments and higher pay. Read More

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2018 Session | ENCORE: Be a Great Boss and Colleague AND Stay Human

Even in 2018, we continue to grapple with the negative perception of women’s “niceness” in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective. But if they are tough, they are labeled some other things This is the perfect session for those trying to navigate the complexity of relationships at work while staying kind and respectful of others. Explore how women can reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong person looks like. Sharing her time-tested strategies, Fran Hauser will prove that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Join this session to explore how to:

  • Balance being empathetic and decisive
  • Ask for what you want without feeling badly
  • Become a someone who is respected, not feared
  • Act with kindness, empathy, and strength
  • Be authentic, confident and crush it at work

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Leading Through Controversy: Lessons on Courage and Risk-Taking

Whether or not you agree with her mission, Cecile Richards is an influential and progressive leader who has succeeded in driving change in the midst of controversy. When it could have been much easier to give up, Richards always stayed the course. Leading in the frontlines of today’s workplace is complicated and filled with an abundance of obstacles and opposition. How leaders navigate through these pitfalls is critical to their success and ultimately their bottom line. In this powerful session, Richards will draw on her personal leadership experiences to explore courage, influence and risk-taking. She will offer practical advice and actionable takeaways for how you can stand up, speak up, positively gain traction with your team and superiors and ultimately impact change as a leader within all areas of your organization despite the pushback and bumps you face along the way. Read More

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2018 Session | Tips For A Successful Mentor-Mentee Relationship

A lot of hard work and mix of mentors helped FOX’s NFL reporter Laura Okmin break the barriers of a male dominated field and ultimately assume the position to cover the biggest names on the biggest stages including over ten Super Bowls, two Olympics, multiple NBA Finals, World Series and All-Star games. Now she’s paying it forward by helping to train, mentor, and prepare the next generation of women in sports media with her new program, GALVANIZE. Having experienced both sides of the mentee and mentor relationship, Laura is here to share her best practices and lessons learned for creating the most successful two-sided relationship to ensure it is a win-win. We will also get up close and personal in a fireside chat with real-life mentor and mentee, Anthony Ostler, SVP at Global Services and Stacy Dawson Belf, MD at Alternative Investment Solutions – both part of State Street’s PWN Mentoring Circles program. Whether you are looking to develop your leadership skills or seeking guidance to put you on a path for a promotion or high profile assignment, this session will arm you with practical tips for leveraging a mentor program to support your multifaceted career journey. Read More

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2018 Session | Authentic Activism: Creating Change from 9-to-5…and Beyond

Whether you work at a startup, a large corporation, or for a small non-profit, turning your personal mission into your purpose at work can lead to great change in your life and in the world. Purpose can be found in any position because it’s not about your job title, it’s about your approach to your work. Anyone can spark change by integrating your mission, authenticity, passion, and giving back into one’s career and life. Online sensation Franchesca Ramsey, will share how she transformed her “viral moment” into a platform for social justice and ultimately became what she describes as an “Accidental Activist”. A panel of pioneers will discuss their personal journey to a forging a life of meaning. They will offer practical tips for driving change–even if you aren’t in charge of policy. We will explore what it means to be an authentic activist; how to create a clear vision, inspire supporters, and persuade decision makers. Read More

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