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We’re All in This Together: How to Lead and Succeed in a Multigenerational Workplace (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement
Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

With five generations now in the workforce, individuals and organizations must embrace the reality of age diverse teams. To lead and succeed in business today requires an understanding of how to communicate effectively across differences and tackle situations that may arise when diverse styles clash. Candace Steele Flippin, a leading expert on generations in the workforce, opens this session with her research and strategies for how to thrive in a multigenerational workplace. She will then lead a conversation with diverse leaders on how they approach intergenerational teamwork.

Thought leader:  Dr. Candace Steele Flippin, multigenerational workplace scholar and author, Generation Z in the Workplace and Millennials in the Workplace

Panelists:

Emcee: Fredia Brooks, director, human resources, Qualcomm

Women of Color & the Workplace (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement
Session III: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s no secret that women of color face some unique career challenges, even in companies that have diversity initiatives in place. But what these challenges are, and what strategies can be used to help overcome them, is too often left out of career advancement discussions. But not in this one! Minda Harts, author of The Memo, shares a roadmap for women of color and their allies, offering actionable advice about addressing workplace biases, microaggressions, and isolation. 

Thought leader: Minda Harts, author, The Memo

Panelists:

Emcee: Shaunta Hyde, managing director of community relations, Alaska Airlines @alaskaair

ENCORE: Build a Network of Relationships, Not Just Contacts (W)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT TRACK: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement
Session III: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Developing a strong network is critical to career success. These meaningful relationships will serve you throughout your career – and help you be a valuable connection for others, too. FOX’s NFL reporter Laura Okmin credits her network with helping her to break the barriers of a male-dominated field and ultimately cover the biggest names on the biggest stages. Now she’s paying it forward by helping to train, mentor, and prepare the next generation of women to become super connectors. She shares how to be strategic about who you meet, how to meet them, and how to form lasting relationships. Whether you are looking for success in a mentor-mentee program or growing your career by building meaningful relationships, she will share the best practices for creating relationships that are a win-win. This encore session will lead into the networking wine reception; come ready to start building your network!

Speaker: Laura Okmin, founder, GALVANIZE, and FOX NFL reporter

Emcee: Lynnetta Smith, head of community engagement, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, ServiceNow

Wine Tasting Networking Reception

ENCORE: The Myth of the Nice Girl (W)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT TRACK: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement
Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Even in 2020, we continue to grapple with a double-edged sword around 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 complex relationships at work while staying kind and respectful of others. Explore how women can reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader 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 her to explore how to balance being empathetic and decisive; ask for what you want; and lead with kindness, empathy, and strength.

Speaker: Fran Hauser, media executive, startup investor, and author, The Myth of the Nice Girl

Emcee: Christina LaMontagne, senior director, health technology corporate development, Johnson & Johnson

Talking About My Generation: Communicating in an Age-Diverse Workplace (W)

EMERGING PROFESSIONAL TRACK: Designed for early career professional women entering or re-entering the workforce
Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Have you ever been frustrated after a conversation with a coworker, with your boss, or with someone who reports to you from another generation? Join this hands-on workshop to expand your interpersonal toolkit and learn essential generational-specific communication tips. Building off her research on managing and communicating effectively across diverse teams, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin a communications expert and a leading researcher on generations in the workforce, shares in-depth insights that will improve your ability to connect with and understand Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z.

Speaker: Dr. Candace Steele Flippin, multigenerational workplace scholar and author, Generation Z in the Workplace and Millennials in the Workplace

Emcee: Carin Taylor, chief diversity officer, Workday & board member, Watermark Institute @wtrmrk

Changing the World for Beginners (W)

YOUNG WOMEN’S PROGRAM: Designed for high school junior and senior girls
Session I: 10:00- 11:00
 am

Whether your activism could improve things at your school or could have a global impact, it’s time to get creative, be bold and become a changemaker. Krista Suh, founder of the Pussyhat Project, took an idea and built a worldwide movement in just two months. But like many, she also knows what it is like to let fear stop her from living by her own rules. In this interactive workshop, she shares her strategies for finding your mission, honing your vision, getting rid of “idea squelchers,” and organizing for change. The leadership skills you will learn can be used on campus and off, in a grassroots campaign or online activism, and when advocating on behalf of yourself or others.

Speaker: Krista Suh, creator of the Pussyhat Project and author, DIY Rules for a WTF World: How to Speak Up, Get Creative, and CHANGE THE WORLD

Emcee: Cindy Solomon, leadership expert, author, speaker & #WatermarkConf board member

Mental Health Check-Up: High School Edition (W)

YOUNG WOMEN’S PROGRAM: Designed for high school junior and senior girls
Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30
 pm

Everyone struggles with mental health issues from time to time. Knowing how to care for your well being and when to seek professional help is as vital as caring for your physical health. In this high school-focused session, licensed marriage and family therapist, author, and YouTube sensation Kati Morton clarifies and de-stigmatizes the struggles so many of us go through during adolescence, including managing academic stress, navigating relationships, dealing with bullying, and everything in between. She shares strategies for managing stress, facing challenging emotions, and the red flags of mental health issues. Attendees will learn the best ways of talking about mental health with family and friends, and asking for support in difficult times.

Speaker: Kati Morton, licensed marriage and family therapist, and author, Are u ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health

Open all day | Advance sign-up NOT required

Coaches Corner (7:30 am – 5:00 pm*)

The Coaches Corner is your opportunity for one-on-one “speed coaching” with a professional from the International Coach Federation (ICF) San Francisco Bay Area. This is your chance to take what you learn at the conference and turn it into action with individualized support.

Résumé Review (7:30 am – 5:00 pm*)

HR experts are on hand to review your résumé. Don’t miss this free opportunity to have a seasoned pro review your resume and offer tips to market yourself more effectively in the ever-changing job market.

*Coaches and Reviewers will not be available during the opening and lunch keynote sessions

Make connections at the end of the day!

Special thanks to our sponsors Folie à Deux for hosting this reception in the Exhibit Hall from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

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