Category Archives: Breakout Session

2018 Session | A Conversation on Sponsorship for Men and Women

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. 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 are especially critical at transition points; a great sponsor can help remove obstacles, reveal opportunities, … [ more ]

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2018 Session | ENCORE: The Balance Quest: Building a Life That Works for You

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. “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 different altogether? What if there was a recipe for giving you more time to … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Forging Powerful Relationships: Networking to Where You Want to Go

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. 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, mutually beneficial, enduring kind. Workshop attendees will learn creative and simple ways to connect before taking … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Innovation Quotient: Making Your Mighty Idea a Reality

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. 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 how progress can happen for our businesses, our communities, and ourselves. Participants will learn … [ more ]

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2018 Session | The Balance Quest: Building a Life That Works for You

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. “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 different altogether? What if there was a recipe for giving you more time to … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Transform Your Working Life

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. Whether we have a good day or not depends partly on things we can’t control – perhaps an unexpected crisis or a cranky colleague. But behavioral science shows that many things that seem “random” can be strongly influenced by our own actions. Caroline Webb, economist and former partner at McKinsey, will demonstrate how tweaks to our daily routines … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Update Your Blueprint for Advancement

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. 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 accomplished professionals on what you can do daily to get where you want to go. Author Bonnie Marcus … [ more ]

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2018 Session | What No One Tells You About Negotiating

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. 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 of an NFL team, knows how to make a deal and will change the way you think … [ more ]

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2018 Session | Navigating Office Politics with Grace

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. 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 modern work issues including technology, generation gaps, … [ more ]

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2018 Session | We Persist: Building Resilience for Success

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. 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 build grit, grow professionally, and reach your goals. Whether … [ more ]

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