The 2017 Conference Center

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Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Trailblazers: Pushing the Envelope and Leading Change – with Dr. Kellie McElhaney, Shivani Siroya, Lisa Stone, Kitty Yale, and Erna Arnesen

Bounce: Refresh Your Approach to Breaking Throughwith Grace Killelea and Madonna Bolano

Unconscious Bias: Addressing the Gap in Yourself and Your Companywith Claude Steele, Caretha Coleman, Lesley Kim Grossblatt, Tonya Long, Carin Taylor and Ann Barlow

Harness Resilience to Catapult Your Careerwith Ama Marston, Wendy R. Anderson, Sherri Haymond, Margenett Moore-Roberts, Shilpa Shah and Mary Ann Bianco

Connectional Intelligence: Today’s Secret to Getting Things Donewith Erica Dhawan and Erin Pham Steinhauer

The Art of Branding: Positioning Yourself for YOUR Futurewith Shama Hyder, Luvvie Ajayi, Doreen Block, Brenda Dulger-Sheikin, Debbie McClure and Divya Ghatak

Career Transitions: Tips for Any Stage of Your Journeywith Jenny Blake, Valerie Biberaj, Sarah Cooper, Lisen Stromberg and Karinek Khachatourian

Investing in Your Future, Starting Todaywith Kathryn Cicoletti and Nikki Medoro

Creating YOUR Meaningful Lifewith Emily Esfahani Smith, Susan Burnett, Gerianna Sartre, Margalit Ward and Merline Saintil

Everyday Activism: How You Can Amplify Your Voice to End Sexual Violencewith Sofie Karasek and Karen Willem

Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

ENCORE | Trailblazers: Pushing the Envelope and Leading Changewith Dr. Kellie McElhaney, Shelly Kapoor Collins, Jonathan Davidson, Laura Gómez and Erna Arnesen

Reclaiming Civility for Professional and Personal Advantagewith Christine Porath, Clare Markovits, Elaine Petrocelli, Nina Tassler and Cindy Solomon

Leadership Now: The Transformative Power of Being Yourselfwith Charlene Li, Cat Lincoln, Holly Liu and Hayley Tabor

Broadcasting Happiness: Creating Success Through Positive Engagementwith Michelle Gielan and Felicia Mayo

Pivot: The Only Move that Matters Is Your Next Onewith Jenny Blake and Christie Simons

The Power of Narrative in Selling Your Ideawith Marie Perruchet, Heidi Browning, Britni Danielle, Jill Rowley and Derek DeWinter

Making the Most of Networkingwith Julie Kantor, Erica Dhawan, Brooke Morin, Lisa Smith-Strother and Madhu Ranganathan

Breaking Free for Your Next Act: How to Face (or Create!) Change with Courage and Joywith Patty Chang Anker and Jane Zhu

Achieving More by Doing Lesswith Tiffany Dufu and Kitty Yale

Think Differently: Feeling Confident about Taking the Lesser Known Pathwith Nora Poggi, Luvvie Ajayi, Poornima Vijayashanker and Jahleeka Morris

Session III: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ENCORE | Bounce: Refresh Your Approach to Breaking Throughwith Grace Killelea and Maya Strelar Migotti

Speed Network Your Way to Meaningful Mentoringwith Julie Kantor and Marlene Williamson

Crafting a Life That Matterswith Emily Esfahani Smith and Merline Saintil

Transformative Resilience™: The Way Forward for Women Leaderswith Ama Marston and Lynne Born

Expert Exchanges:

Diversity, Equity and Race: Broadening Perspectives in the Workplacewith Aubrey Blanche, Margenett Moore-Roberts, Brian Miller and Marissa Song

Let’s Talk About It! Understanding and Engaging the LGBTQ Community for Business Successwith Megan Rose Dickey, Ana Arriola, Dom Brassey and Pamela O’Leary

Work/Life Integration: Lessons Learned from the Trencheswith Lisen Stromberg and Samantha Parent Walravens

Innovative Leaders Forging New Pathwayswith Claire Lee, Shuly Galili, Elizabeth Gore, Laura Kennedy and Les Matthews

Gender Partnership: Engaging Men As Advocates to Pioneer Gender Equitywith Josh Levs, Terese Kemble, Mike Marcellin and Jeffrey Siminoff


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