Category: Breakout Session

Breast Health for Life | 2020 Session

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When it comes to serious health issues like breast cancer, there is more in our control than we think. In fact, in many cases, the choices you make every day can reduce your risk factors and increase your overall well-being. Dr. Kristi Funk, noted breast cancer surgeon and co-founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, dispels common misconceptions about breast cancer and presents evidence-based dietary and lifestyle secrets to living your healthiest life. Come listen as complex concepts get distilled into simple, actionable, take-it-home and start-right-now power!

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Resilience Reset: It’s Your Turn to Thrive | 2020 Session

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The ability to successfully navigate change, rise above adversity, and triumph in our lives boils down to one word: resilience. When faced with a challenge, ambiguity, or adversity, those who practice resilience refuse to let fear hold them back; and they break through barriers to not only survive difficult times, but thrive as a result. Learn how to cultivate courage, improve resilience, and triumph over adversity, obstacles, and setbacks at work. Be inspired to be an agent of change, conquer fear and self-doubt, and develop strategies that can be applied immediately in all aspects of your life to become bolder, stronger, and better able to handle anything thrown your way.

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The Winding Road: Navigating Your Unique Career Path | 2020 Session

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Non-linear careers are the new normal. Gone are the days when professionals stuck to single jobs—or even single industries—before collecting their gold watch. Navigating the twists and turns of your career can be both exciting and stressful. Come learn from women who have created their own roadmaps, successfully shifting and pivoting between departments and industries. They will detail their professional evolution and what it took to make the hard decisions that ultimately led to career growth. Attendees will learn about challenging limiting beliefs, turning disappointments into opportunities, engaging your network, and staying nimble as you forge your own path.

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Lightening the Mental Load | 2020 Session

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How much of your energy is spent on invisible work—whether at the office or at home? Whether it is making sure everyone signed the boss’s birthday card or remembering to hire a date night babysitter, these thankless tasks exert a “mental load” that can increase stress levels, hinder productivity, and even slow down career advancement. Michelle King, host of The Fix podcast, opens this session by sharing the roots of this challenge in our homes and workplaces. She then leads a discussion about how to spend more time on socially and professionally recognized work and share the mental load with colleagues and, for those in domestic relationships, with partners.

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Accept, Reject, or Negotiate: Evaluating Your Offer | 2020 Session

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Congratulations on getting the job! It’s time to assess your offer and decide if this really is the perfect position for you. Lauren McGoodwin, CEO of Career Contessa, kicks off this discussion with her best advice about researching a potential employer and job opportunity. Then, a panel of professionals shares their strategies for asking the right questions when evaluating a new opportunity. Come learn how to get the inside scoop on benefits and culture, how to negotiate the terms, and how to ultimately decline the offer if it’s not right for you. 

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The Myth of the Nice Girl | 2020 Session

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Even in 2020, we continue to grapple with a double-edged sword around women’s “niceness” in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective. But if they are tough, they are labeled some other things. This is the perfect session for those trying to navigate complex relationships at work while staying kind and respectful of others. Explore how women can reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Sharing her time-tested strategies, Fran Hauser will prove that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Join her to explore how to balance being empathetic and decisive; ask for what you want; and lead with kindness, empathy, and strength.

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Build a Network of Relationships, Not Just Contacts | 2020 Session

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Developing a strong network is critical to career success. These meaningful relationships will serve you throughout your career – and you can be a valuable connection for others, too. FOX’s NFL reporter Laura Okmin credits her network in part with helping her to break the barriers of a male-dominated field and ultimately assume the position to cover the biggest names on the biggest stages. Now she’s paying it forward by helping to train, mentor, and prepare the next generation of women to become super connectors. She shares how to be strategic about who you meet, how to meet them, and even how to form lasting relationships. Whether you are looking for success in a mentor-mentee program or growing your career by building meaningful relationships, she will share the best practices for creating the most successful two-sided relationship to ensure it is a win-win.

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Feedback (and Other Dirty Words) | 2020 Session

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Feedback: the mere mention of the word can make blood pressure rise. But when it’s done right, giving feedback is the most effective means of improving communication and performance, and receiving feedback provides valuable opportunities to learn and grow. This session will help take the sting out of feedback and reclaim it as a motivating, empowering experience for you and your team. Author M. Tamra Chandler explains how feedback got such a bad rap and how to recognize and minimize the negative physical and emotional responses that can erode trust and shut down communication. Then a panel of accomplished managers offers their tips for giving and receiving more effective, focused, and fair feedback. 

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Language Is Leadership: The Hidden Power of What You Say (And What You Don’t) | 2020 Session

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An effective leader used to be considered someone who had all the answers and issued clear orders so his or her team could execute a winning plan. And, this model still permeates many workplaces, where leaders speak first in meetings and everyone else (mostly) falls into line. The result is conformity, compliance, and less innovation, countering our best efforts to diversify our teams. It’s time to ditch command-and-control leadership and embrace language that expresses intent, curiosity, and a commitment to action. Former U.S. Navy Captain David Marquet illustrates how powerful the right words can be in doing this. He outlines specific shifts in day-to-day communication and meeting structure that can build a climate of collaborative experimentation, encouraging people to speak up when they notice problems and work together to identify and test solutions. 

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How to Raise Successful People | 2020 Session

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Esther Wojcicki is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands, inspiring legends like Steve Jobs, and raising highly successful daughters, including a doctor and Silicon Valley CEOs. In this workshop, she shares her secrets for raising successful people. Her methods are rooted in trust, respect, independence, collaboration, and kindness: simple lessons with radical results. She discusses how to stop helicopter parenting and start raising, educating, and managing young people to their highest potential. 

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