Breaking Through: How to Overcome Fears, Inertia, Gender Bias and Other Obstacles

Listen to a complete audio recording of this 2015 breakout session below.

What holds women back and why? While we’ve made great strides in achieving positions of leadership in many fields, we still lag behind our male peers for several reasons. This session will explore those reasons, including the barriers we may be unknowingly placing on ourselves. In this candid discussion featuring women who’ve experienced many types of barriers and biases, attendees will take away strategies to identify and overcome what’s holding you back.

Thought Leader: Vanessa Loder, co-founder & CEO, Mindfulness Based Achievement

Panel of Experts:
Jill Abramson, first woman to serve as Washington bureau chief, managing editor and executive editor of The New York Times
Darla K. Anderson, senior producer, Pixar
Jessica Herrin, CEO and founder, Stella & Dot
Ginna Raahauge, senior vice president & CIO, Riverbed Technology

Host: Nicole Ward, board member, Watermark

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