2019 Session

You’re Not Lost: Create the Career YOU Want | 2019 Session

Making some career decisions can be enough to bring any adult to her knees.  The anxiety, second-guessing and unsolicited opinions we face are often abundant and result in self-doubt. They can also prevent you from making the small decisions that will help you get where you want to go. Career strategist Maxie McCoy will offer insights and advice for how to think about your choices, trust your instincts and decide whether to stay the course or pivot in a new direction. Read More

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Harness Resilience to Catapult Yourself Forward | 2019 Session

Women today face more stresses and strains, both professionally and personally, than ever before. But what if you could embrace life’s challenges in ways that enabled you to catapult yourself forward? Join resilience expert Anne Grady as she presents with a comedic spin her story of being forced to build resilience and how her life was transformed as a result. She will share the important tools to enable you to cultivate your ability to adapt, continually learn and establish a healthy relationship with key stressors.  Attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify triggers and self-defeating habits to proactively manage them;
  • Utilize brain-based strategies to improve emotional regulation and attention;
  • Identify personal and professional high pay-off activities and priorities; and
  • Take advantage of risk, change, and adversity to get back up faster and stronger

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50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present & Future of Women and Power | 2019 Session

50/50 gives the 10,000 year history of gender + power — from setbacks and uprisings, to the bigger context of where we are today. Using her signature, cinematic-thought-essay style, Emmy-nominated filmmaker & founder of The Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain brings us on an electric ride to explore, where are we really on the greater arc of history of women and power? This session will kick-off by viewing this powerful 20 minute film. We will then discuss what it’s going to take to get to a #5050 world — not just politics and board rooms, but truly shifting the gender balance to be better for everyone. Read More

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Viral Parenting: Raising Responsible Kids in an Online World | 2019 Session

Raising responsible, safe, and communicative kids in a digital world is challenging yet possible. And although children and teens may fight you, they are quietly begging for boundaries and for parents to set guidelines to help them navigate a complex and pressure filled online landscape.This session will offer practical tools to keep your kids safe in their online lives, and show you how to create stronger family relationships. Attendees will learn about privacy, bullying, respectfulness, and family time, as well as the importance of trust and open communication. These strategies are timeless–whether applied to texting, snapping, Facebooking, kiking, or whatever social media platforms await us in the future. Learn how to integrate family contracts, guided conversations, device checks, and other strategies for teaching children about personal responsibility and safety. Read More

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ENCORE | Feedback (and Other Dirty Words): Why We Fear It, How to Fix It | 2019 Session

For many of us, “feedback” is a dirty word that brings up feelings of resentment and self-doubt. However, understanding how others experience us provides valuable opportunities to learn and grow. This session will help you learn how to take the sting out of feedback and reclaim it as a motivating, empowering experience. We will explore how to minimize the negative physical and emotional responses that can erode trust and shut down communication. Engaging in hands-on exercises and using real-world examples, attendees will learn how to give and receive effective, focused and fair feedback – and put these ideas into action right away! Read More

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ENCORE | Outspoken: Amplify Your Voice | 2019 Session

It’s undeniable: Women’s voices often aren’t heard—at work, at home, in every facet of their lives. The fault lies not with women, but in a culture that seeks to silence women’s voices. Communications expert Veronica Rueckert will kick off the session with insights, then join a conversation with expert panelists who will offer advice and skills to help you harness and understand your own voice and learn how to use it with confidence.  Read More

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ENCORE | Unstereotype: Tools to Un-Bias the Office | 2019 Session

The unconscious assumptions we all harbor about people who differ from us get in the way of good intentions; can bias our assessments of employees, candidates and clients; and ultimately influence decisions to hire, fire and promote. Leadership expert Deborah Pine will open the session with a brief presentation that challenges your assumptions, takes you outside of your comfort zone and addresses the systemic and institutional biases to which we are all vulnerable. Sharing their personal experiences and advice, a panel of experts will discuss systemic bias, how it’s perpetuated, and how you, as an individual can disrupt its mechanisms to “unstereotype” and un-bias your office! Read More

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ENCORE | Influence: How to Change Minds and Win at Work | 2019 Session

The ability to sway opinions, encourage buy-in or convince individuals to completely change their stance on a subject is a powerful skill to harness at work and in life. And changing hearts is an important part of changing minds. In fact, research shows that appealing to human emotion can help you make your case and build your authority as a leader. The Thought Leader will set the stage for an exploration of influence by sharing a brief presentation followed by  a conversation with an engaging panel to explore frameworks for developing influence, as well as success stories and pitfalls to avoid. Walk away with simple tactics you can use to every day to change minds and win at work! Read More

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ENCORE | Communication: Speak Up. Stand Out. | 2019 Session

Effective communication is more than just words and phrases. It’s a projection of your competence and even your potential as a leader. Great communicators can voice their vision confidently, move plans and projects forward, and present their ideas across all levels of an organization. Join this workshop for actionable steps to develop your own communication style. Learn to: go from invisible to visible; communicate both up and down the ladder; and speak with clarity and confidence so that your ideas are heard, your value is clear, and your opinions are remembered. Read More

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Babecamp Bootcamp: Lose Hate Not Weight | 2019 Session

Virgie Tovar put her life on hold for a VERY. LONG. TIME. She was always on a diet. She engaged in starving behavior, obsessive exercising, and no matter what she did she never felt good enough, pretty enough or thin enough. If this sounds familiar this is the session for YOU – because everyone deserves to have a harmonious relationship with their body. Designed by acclaimed body image expert Virgie Tovar, she will share her personal journey to help you finally break up with diet culture, adopt a healthy lifestyle and embrace a positive body image wherever you on in your journey! Learn how to replace a weight consumed mentality and re-center yourself with self-care and self-love, which are the touchstones of our native relationship to our body. Read More

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