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Play Big: How to Go All Out, Beat the Odds, and Be Limitless in Life (W)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK: Offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm                                                                                      … [ more ]

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 ]

Radical Honesty: ​How to Tell the Truth (Even When No One Wants to Hear It) ​(W)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK: Offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Grand Ballroom 220A   Even if you believe that honesty is the best policy, we don’t always say what we really mean, especially in the workplace. Talking openly about issues and challenges can go against our desire to be nice and make … [ 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 ]

Update Your Blueprint for Advancement (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT TRACK: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm  Meeting Room 211 To get ahead, even the most talented professionals cannot rely on their achievements and abilities alone. Career planning is a necessity, and strategies should include both skill-expanding and relationship-building steps. This session offers practical advice from a panel of highly … [ more ]

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