Monthly Archives: February 2017

Think Differently: Feeling Confident about Taking the Lesser Known Path

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“Follow your gut” is advice easy to give, but harder to follow. How do you know when following your intuition will lead you to happiness and success? In the session, super stars in their industries will share with you the reasons why fostering your passions, seeking purpose in your chosen interest and taking the road less traveled is often the most rewarding. They will share insights on dealing with despite the hiccups and failures you may encounter on the way and secrets to staying motivated. Read More

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Trailblazers: Pushing the Envelope and Leading Change

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This session will feature innovative women who are pushing the boundaries today and having success. Sharing their personal stories, attendees will learn how to:

– Establish a climate that embraces smart risk and invites sustainable growth;
– Identify and eliminate barriers to progressive thinking; and
– Gain confidence to push the limits.

With a blend of inspiration and practical tools, attendees will be armed to start a revolution that awakens the ability for yourself and others to grow and push the boundaries to challenge convention and achieve success.

Thought Leader:  

Dr. Kellie McElhaney, executive director, Center for Gender Equality and Leadership, adjunct professor, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and author, Just Good Business

Panelists:

Shivani Siroya, founder and CEO, Tala (formerly InVenture) and 2016 Senior TED Fellow
Lisa Stone, co-founder and former CEO, BlogHer Inc.
Kitty Yale, vice president, clinical operations, Gilead Sciences Inc.

Emcee:

Erna Arnesen, board member, Watermark

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Bounce: Refresh Your Approach to Breaking Through

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Being passed over for that promotion or new opportunity remains a challenge, especially for women. Setbacks are part of the journey. “The Confidence Effect” is how we deal with these obstacles. We all need to learn how to stop, drop and roll during tough times and to make choices that keep us moving forward. Join leadership expert Grace Killelea for stories, inspiration and tips to help you connect your confidence to your competence. You’ll discover:

 –The Four R’s of Success–relationships, reputation, results, and resilience
– How to build circles of influence, leverage and promote your best skills and increase and maintain executive presence 
– The confidence and tools to come back, break through and claim the success you deserve

Speaker: Grace Killelea, high-potential women’s leadership expert and author, The Confidence Effect: Every Woman’s Guide to the Attitude That Attracts

Emcee: Madonna Bolano, group vice president, human resources, Applied Materials, Inc

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Unconscious Bias: Addressing the Gap in Yourself and Your Company

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The stats are staggering and while we have taken steps in the right direction, progress remains slow. Impacting real change will require a top down and bottom up approach. The most effective leaders navigate highly diverse teams, being aware of any unconscious bias – all with an eye toward equity and profitability. Using real-world examples from workplaces who are making strides, this interactive discussion will explore what leaders at all levels can do to contribute to the overall movement including: Read More

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Harness Resilience to Catapult Your Career

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Today’s professionals face more stresses and strains than ever before – financial crisis, professional inequities and even global challenges. What if you could embrace life’s challenges, using them to catapult yourself forward? Join global leadership and Transformative Resilience expert, Ama Marston as she presents key characteristics and tools to enable you to cultivate your ability to adapt, continually learn and establish a healthy relationship with key stressors. Read More

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Connectional Intelligence: Today’s Secret to Getting Things Done

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In today’s hyper-competitive world, smarts, passion and luck aren’t enough. Strategist Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential, and achieve breakthrough performance, by developing this crucial ability. In this session Erica will share with you how to use Connectional Intelligence to enlist supporters, accelerate innovation, develop strategies, and sustain solutions to big problems. Read More

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The Art of Branding: Positioning Yourself for YOUR Future

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Whether you are trying to ace a job interview, sign a new client or promote your business, it is critical to sell yourself. Often times, professionals fall into the trap of regurgitating bullets about their past jobs instead of sharing the value they can offer as a result of their experiences. Bringing together a diverse group of powerhouse women, this interactive session will share best practices and lessons learned from experts around branding and selling yourself professionally. From portraying a physical presence to speaking the language, attendees will walk away armed with the ability to position your value…not just your resume.  Read More

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Career Transitions: Tips for Any Stage of Your Journey

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This session is for anyone facing the daunting question of what comes next – whether your perfect-on-paper job has hit a plateau, you are considering taking on a new role, are moving into a new company or industry, or even starting or folding your own business. By taking your priorities into account and leveraging what is already working, you can cut through confusion and move more quickly in a new direction with greater growth, meaning and purpose. This session will feature women from the front lines who can share real-life stories of success and help you avoid the common mistakes so you can position yourself for a successful transition into Career 2.0.

Moderator:

Jenny Blake, author, Pivot: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One

Panelists:

Valerie Biberaj, director, Kate Spade & Company Foundation
Sarah Cooper
, blogger, comedian and author, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings
Lisen Stromberg, CEO and founder, PrismWork and author, Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career

Emcee:

Karineh Khachatourian, board member, Watermark

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Creating YOUR Meaningful Life

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Women are maxed out and overwhelmed, working to balance personal and professional lives. Join us for a conversation with experts on ways to create a life with meaning and joy and helping you to increase your energy and decrease stress. Experts will share research findings, best practices, stories and even a roadmap to help you create your most meaningful life, reaping the benefits of increased health, trust and satisfaction. Read More

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Investing in Your Future, Starting Today

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No matter how much you have, there is always room to make better decisions with your money – whether for your savings, 401k, IRA or other investment plan. Join Kathryn, who walked away from a Wall Street salary to start MsCheatSheet.com, for a dynamic look at what you should be considering now to make your money last in the future. Kathryn, with her insights and humor will make the mundane come to life so that you can confidently know the key steps to make better financial planning decisions. Read More

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