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Encore: Are You Ready to Be Self Made? (LP​)

TRANSITIONS TRACK: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm  Meeting Room 210AB Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Being self-made is not just about the potential for financial independence, but financial empowerment is where it begins. It means getting out of survival mode, where you are one problem away from catastrophe. It means changing your mindset from instant gratification to … [ more ]

ENCORE: Retire with Enough Money: Strategies for Making Your Money Last (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  Meeting Room 210EF With ever changing policies on retirement planning, it’s tempting to put off saving for retirement until there is a clear path to follow. Do you invest safely knowing that the money will be there, but might not be quite enough? … [ more ]

We Need to Talk (W)

TRANSITIONS TRACK: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Meeting Room LL21ABC “We need to talk.” These may be some of the most dreaded words ever spoken in an office or over the dinner table. But in our personal and professional lives, civil discourse can be a potent tool to diffuse conflict, find understanding, and feel connected. As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has … [ more ]

We Persist: Building Resilience for Success (POE)


EMERGING PROFESSIONALS TRACK: Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Ballroom 220C An unexpected stumble or fall can throw off our careful planning and feel like a defeat. But, a setback can also unleash creativity, provide new opportunities, and strengthen resolve: key ingredients for success. Using real-life experiences, this engaging discussion will help you discover how facing challenges can help you … [ more ]

ENCORE: The Balance Quest: Building a Life That Works for You (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 211 “Having it all” has become the subject of much debate with passions running high in all directions. And with such a wide spectrum of priorities, workloads, and resources, it is impossible to define “life balance” for all women. But what if … [ more ]

Forging Powerful Relationships: Networking to Where You Want to Go (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 Effective networking can help you accomplish your ambitions, land your dream job, and build a lasting career. In this hands-on workshop, acclaimed networking expert J. Kelly Hoey cuts through the networking noise and presents innovative strategies to start building strong relationships—the genuine, … [ more ]

A Conversation on Sponsorship for Men and Women (POE)

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 212 Women with leadership aspirations need advocacy from men and women in positions of power. In other words, they need a sponsor. A mentor can help define a dream; but a sponsor doesn’t stop until the dream has been realized. These mutually beneficial relationships … [ more ]

What No One Tells You About Negotiating (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 LL20 Many people avoid negotiating, fearing conflict or even failure. But if the goal of negotiating is to reach agreement, forget “winning” and focus instead on communication, cooperation, and collaboration. Amy Trask, who went from Raiders intern to the first female CEO … [ more ]

The Language of Leadership (POE)

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 LL21DEF Words can carry enormous weight, influencing our perceptions of people and even their leadership potential. Research shows that the words chosen to describe women leaders may vary from the way male peers are described for the same level of performance. Examining the bias … [ more ]

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