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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 I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am 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? Or do you … [ more ]

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 I: 10:00 – 11:00 am “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 the equation was … [ more ]

Innovation Quotient: Making Your Mighty Idea a Reality (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT TRACK: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Your innovative idea could solve problems, create new paradigms, lead to breakthroughs, and possibly even change the world. It’s time to make that audacious idea a reality. This panel of experts discusses unlocking our boundless potential to create and innovate, pushing us to rethink … [ more ]

Creative Change (W)

LEADERSHIP TRACK: Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am CEOs, top executives, and other business leaders agree that creativity and innovation are vital to thrive in a competitive world. But according to the research of former Wharton management professor Jennifer Mueller, many business leaders chronically reject creative solutions and instead embrace the familiar. Mueller’s research … [ more ]

Every Body Is Beautiful: A Healthy Self Image for All Shapes & Sizes (W)

YOUNG WOMEN’S PROGRAM: Designed for high school junior and senior girls Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am A sense of self is ever changing, but one thing remains constant: our overall wellness depends on a healthy self-image. Author and yoga instructor Jessamyn Stanley is well-known for her body positive image, but her inspiring self-confidence was hard won. She discusses her life, yoga, and the moment by moment work of … [ more ]

Your Age Is an Asset: Making Your Experience Count in a Career Transition (POE)

TRANSITIONS TRACK: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am If you are dreaming of a mid-career re-launch or are job hunting for the first time in a while, you age may seem more like a limiting factor. But your experience is not a liability, and there is no age restriction on your success. Join author Wendy Sachs and a panel of pivoting experts for … [ more ]

Fine-Tune Your Brain: Making and Implementing Decisions Effectively (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT TRACK: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Every day, in every part of our lives, we face an increasing number of choices. Our business and personal futures depend on how well we scrutinize, assess, and implement these choices. Research supports that women approach decision-making differently than men (and not necessarily in … [ more ]

Overcoming​ ​Imposter​ ​Syndrome​ ​to​ ​Become​ ​an Authentic​ ​Leader​ ​(POE)

LEADERSHIP TRACK: Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Do you fear you’re a fake? Do you question your worth? Are you scared that you aren’t qualified for your position or ambition? Self-doubt strikes even the most capable people and is one of the greatest barriers to becoming an authentic leader. This session will bring … [ more ]

Be More with Less: Making Room for What Matters Most (W)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK: Offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am   Ballroom 220B   Are you overwhelmed by busyness? The quest to earn more, produce more, and be more can complicate the simpler, more intentional lives we desire. Author Courtney Carver knows first-hand about the consequences of a busy life, which compromised her … [ more ]

Navigating Office Politics with Grace (POE)

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS TRACK: Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am Your workday is filled with them—people who frustrate, whine, undermine, plot, and impede progress. You can’t always choose who you work with, but you can choose how you approach workplace drama. This session will detail specific techniques for doing just that with easy-to-follow scenarios for common situations. Taking into account the … [ more ]

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