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EXPERT EXCHANGE | Innovative Leaders Forging New Pathways

Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Meeting Room LL21ABC At the heart of the Valley’s culture is disruption, regardless of gender, age or ethnicity. Join this dynamic panel to hear unique perspectives on forging new pathways, disrupting the norm, whether in business, in life or in the world. You’ll take away insights and inspiration for challenging stereotypes, taking risks and making the seemingly impossible a reality. Moderator: Claire Lee, managing director, … [ more ]

Crafting a Life That Matters (W)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK: Offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Ballroom 220C There’s an idea in our culture that living a meaningful life is some grand pursuit — that you have to be a spiritual guru or lifesaving surgeon to count your life as meaningful. Actually, that’s not true. Each and every person, … [ more ]

EXPERT EXCHANGE | Gender Partnership: Engaging Men As Advocates to Pioneer Gender Equity

Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Meeting Room 210AB By engaging men in advocating for more equal workplaces, we’re creating better leaders, stronger businesses, more fulfilling lives for both women and men as well as establishing a business imperative required at all levels from all managers. The stats are staggering, in terms of where women stand in the workplace even after all this time, and will need an all hands on … [ more ]

EXPERT EXCHANGE | Work/Life Integration: Lessons Learned from the Trenches

Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Meeting Room LL21DEF Life doesn’t stop just because you enter an office every day. Recent benchmarking and employee surveys show there is a true need for organizations to provide support for employees navigating career and juggling the demands of life outside of work. Doing so will not only improve employee morale but will contribute to the overall success of the business. This interactive session … [ more ]

EXPERT EXCHANGE | Let’s Talk About It! Understanding and Engaging the LGBTQ Community for Business Success

Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Meeting Room 211 Whether you are an LGBTQ-identified individual or an ally who wants to gain a greater understanding of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals in the workplace, this panel will offer one-of-a-kind insights from key influencers working in the tech community. Please join us as Megan Dickey guides a conversation revealing key stories, unique actions and successes related to engaging and honoring this … [ more ]

EXPERT EXCHANGE | Diversity, Equity and Race: Broadening Perspectives in the Workplace

Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Meeting Room 210 EF As the conversation around race and diversity in our society today continues to evolve, so does the need to understand how this impacts our roles in the workplace. The focus of this panel is to candidly discuss the challenges, address difficult issues and talk about how to make room for a constructive dialogue when bridging cultural and technical perspectives. Join … [ more ]

Transformative Resilience™: The Way Forward for Women Leaders (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 Meeting Room 212 Today’s women face unique challenges that range from the gender stress gap to the glass cliff to leading in an increasingly complex world. Join women’s leadership expert Ama Marston as she shares her new research on why it’s essential for us … [ more ]

Startup Hacks for Your Work and Life (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 Ballroom 220B Living your life like a startup is about maximizing flexibility and measuring ongoing results, not avoiding failure or reaching one particular end goal. It’s about embracing defeat, analyzing it, and failing up. Anna Akbari, PhD demonstrates how to reach fulfillment in all … [ more ]

Speed Network Your Way to Meaningful Mentoring (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 Grand Ballroom 220A Join networking expert Julie Kantor for our inaugural Mentoring RoadtripTM. This is your chance to meet up with the individuals who can create new professional opportunities, sponsor your work and help accelerate your career. Julie will use a proven-successful approach to … [ more ]

ENCORE | Bounce: Refresh Your Approach to Breaking Through (W/LP)

LEADERSHIP TRACK: Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Meeting Room LL20 Being passed over for that promotion or new opportunity remains a challenge, especially for women. Setbacks are part of the journey.  We all need to learn how to stop, drop and roll during tough times and to make choices that keep us moving … [ more ]

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