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Finding the Right Job for YOU

Hands down, searching for a new job or client is hard work and making sure it is the right fit is even harder. With so many resources available, how do you choose how to spend your search time? Indeed’s mission is to help people get jobs and is connecting millions of people to new opportunities every day. Join this session to hear an expert guide you through some useful tools and resources, to maximize your search time, and find your next gig.

Speaker: Carmen Bryant, director of marketing, Indeed @indeed

How to Support Young Women & Girls

World politics affect young people as much as anyone else, and they have little to no voice as major decisions are made. Adults can support young women and girls—and amplify their vital voices—by letting them lead the way. Amanda Uhle co-founded the International Congress of Youth Voices, a youth-led gathering of the world’s most inspiring teen writers and activists. She shares powerful lessons about supporting young people and offers actionable advice around working with youth for volunteers, mentors, non-profit professionals, and parents. 

Speaker: Amanda Uhle, co-founder, International Congress of Youth Voices, and publisher, McSweeney’s @theicyv

Understanding and Preventing Cancer

7:50 am – 8:10 am

Did you know that genetics are only 20% of the contributing factors of cancer? The other 80% is environmental factors that are often within our own control. Find out what you can do to improve your chances of preventing the occurrence of cancer.

Speaker: Dee Khuntia, SVP & chief medical officer, Varian @varianmedsys

If Not Us, Then Who?: Vision, Innovation & Your Future

12:35 – 12:55 PM

You may be reaching and exceeding your targets, but are you truly achieving your goals? Learn about the new reality of innovation: serving ourselves as we serve others. In this inspiring talk, Google’s Kim Macpherson shares what it takes to recognize your vision, find your supporters, and execute like there’s no tomorrow. 

Speaker: Kim Macpherson, engineering compliance director, Google

Good Health Is Smart Business for You & Your Company

9:35 am – 9:50 am

We hear about wellbeing, but it can seem contrary to the mounting pressure within organizations to ‘do more with less’. Why should a company support a culture of wellbeing, and what does that really mean? Attend this session to learn more about how the workplace can be leveraged to create health and how you can improve your own personal wellbeing at work.

Speaker: Cathryn E. Gunther, vice president, global population health, Merck & Co, Inc. @merck

Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

11:00 am – 11:15 am

When we are caring for loved ones that are suffering from an illness, it’s common to put our own needs on the back burner and focus all our energy outward. Learn the importance of self-care and some tips to think about to keep healthy well while you care for others.

Speaker: Tracy Lopes, vice president of service and strategic marketing, Varian @varianmedsys

Accelerating Your Career While on Parental Leave

12:30-12:45 pm

More and more companies, particularly in the Bay Area technology sector, are recognizing the importance of paid parental leave. Companies competing for top-talent are being more generous with paid time off and more expansive in their definition of a parent, but not many have addressed the impact of an extended leave, especially for more senior leaders. How can ambitious career drivers take advantage of parental leave benefits without fear of their teams regressing or their careers stagnating? Come learn about an innovative approach we recently piloted at SurveyMonkey that enabled our VP of Product Design to accelerate her career and grow her team while stepping out to bond with her new baby.  

Speaker: Erica Weiss Tjader, vice president of product design, SurveyMonkey @surveymonkey


Demystifying the Cancer Journey

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

We can’t create a world without cancer, but we are striving to create a world without fear of cancer. Fear often stems from the unknown. Come learn about the various forms of cancer diagnosis and treatment and how these groundbreaking tools are being used to manage cancer as a chronic disease.

Speaker: Kolleen Kennedy, president of proton therapy solutions and chief growth officer, Varian @varianmedsys

How to Support Employees with Caregiving Responsibilities

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

If you’re like 73% of U.S. workers, you are a parent, caring for an aging loved one, or doing both. Join us to learn how you can effectively influence your organization to build culture, policies, and benefits that support all caregivers. You’ll walk away with five practical strategies to engage your employereach with a conversation starter and a free tool for your organization to use from AARP’s Employer Caregiving Resources.

Speaker: Heather Ainsworth, consultant, AARP, and CEO, Workable Concept


Pushing Beyond Your Comfort Zone: Advancing Your Career in Tech Through Public Speaking

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

No matter how strong your technical skills are, becoming a confident public speaker can significantly advance your career in tech. But many are uncomfortable taking this step. Attend this learning burst to hear Cohesity principal technologist Theresa Miller share her personal journey from shy to confident speaker and the impact it has had on her career. Attendees will learn tips and tricks to begin public speaking and specific opportunities that exist for women working in technology to take the stage. 

Speaker: Theresa Miller, principal technologist, Cohesity

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