Category: Breakout Session

Your Money: A Pathway to a Richer Life | 2020 Session

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What do we want from money? Some look for independence and security, while others desire more choices and a better way of life. And all of us want to feel less stress about money. Now that women have more money—and power—than ever before, how can we start making our money work for us? In this session, Today show financial editor and bestselling author Jean Chatzky will share what she’s learned about living a financially robust life and detail her strategies for understanding your life in relationship to your finances, including: tactical solutions to get paid what you deserve, make your money last, leave a legacy, and, most importantly, bring you joy. 

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Comeback Careers: Purpose and a Paycheck in the Second Half of Life | 2020 Session

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No matter how successful you have been in the past, staging your career comeback in the second half of life can present some challenges. With the reality of age bias in the workplace, pivoting into a new field or re-entering the workforce after opting out may feel overwhelming. Join this conversation to learn about finding meaningful work that fits and funds your life. This panel of experts will share how to position yourself for a successful transition and find happiness in your encore career.

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Personal Branding for Your Career Lifecycle | 2020 Session

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Your personal brand is how you are known, and the value others assign you. At any stage of your career, it has an impact on your opportunities, resources, referrals, and promotions. Whether you are a professional just starting out, a leader looking to advance to the executive level, or have your sights set on joining a corporate board, building a strong personal brand will have a big impact on your career lifecycle. Award-winning international reputation expert Lida Citroën shows audiences how to manage their personal brand in the way they communicate, behave and position themselves. She will reveal her secrets for taking ownership of your personal brand and driving your career lifecycle. Learn to assess your relevancy and reputation, design your legacy, layer your personal brand over your long-term career goals, and leverage a wide range of self-promotion strategies, from strategic networking to your signature style.

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Becoming the Boss: A Panel for New Managers | 2020 Session

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First-time managers are not only learning a new role; they are learning what it truly means to lead. Transitioning from individual contributor to successful manager will require a different set of skills and a new professional identity as “the boss.” Author and executive coach Amy Jen Su shares how to tap into and expand your leadership capacity so that you can sustain your optimal level of performance and thrive in your new role. She then leads a conversation with experts about how first-time managers can earn trust, build influence, navigate team responsibilities, and become the leaders they want to be. 

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How to Skimm Your Life: Entrepreneur Edition | 2020 Session

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Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg took theSkimm from an idea dreamed up on their couch to a full-fledged membership company with an audience of seven million. In this conversation they detail their exceptional journey and what they learned along the way about business and partnership. They share their advice around taking a professional leap, building a team, staying nimble, and making smart choices. This conversation will provide encouragement and actionable advice for entrepreneurs, both first-timers and those looking to level-up their business.

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Leading Happier | 2020 Session

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Happiness is more than a nice-to-have feeling; it’s an essential skill that can make you a more effective and powerful leader. And happiness and emotional health can be improved through practice, which in turn boosts productivity, creativity, communication, innovation, engagement, and performance. In this practical workshop, nationally recognized happiness expert Nataly Kogan shares the mindset shifts and skills that create emotionally healthy leaders to help you and your team thrive. Attendees will learn how to cultivate a culture of appreciation, build psychological trust, and improve emotional well-being and resilience for yourself and your team. 

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Women of Color & the Workplace | 2020 Session

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It’s no secret that women of color face some unique career challenges, even in companies that have diversity initiatives in place. But what these challenges are, and what strategies can be used to help overcome them, is too often left out of career advancement discussions. But not in this one! Minda Harts, author of The Memo, shares a roadmap for women of color and their allies, offering actionable advice about addressing workplace biases, microaggressions, and isolation. 

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We’re All in This Together: How to Lead and Succeed in a Multigenerational Workplace | 2020 Session

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With five generations now in the workforce, individuals and organizations must embrace the reality of age diverse teams. To lead and succeed in business today requires an understanding of how to communicate effectively across differences and tackle situations that may arise when diverse styles clash. Candace Steele Flippin, a leading expert on generations in the workforce, opens this session with her research and strategies for how to thrive in a multigenerational workplace. She will then lead a conversation with diverse leaders on how they approach intergenerational teamwork.

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Women Breaking Barriers | 2020 Session

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Leaders are almost certain to face obstacles—maybe even opposition. But skillfully meeting these challenges can become the driving force behind your success. In this powerful session, pioneering industry leaders will share how they have succeeded in creating change despite significant roadblocks. They will share strategies for earning respect, gaining traction, tackling naysayers, and ultimately breaking barriers for yourself and others. Plan to walk away inspired by these powerful women—and ready to inspire others yourself.

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How to Be Allies Without Fear | 2019 Workplace Summit Session

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Research has shown that diverse teams drive innovation and bottom line success. Yet greater workplace diversity also presents the immense challenge of finding common ground across differences. This powerful and interactive workshop will explore how we can move forward together. Offering actionable strategies you can immediately implement on your own and with your team, it will show how to be an effective ally, improve communication, manage conflict, and build inclusive cultures where employees feel respected and valued.

Featuring:
W. Brad Johnson, Ph.D, clinical psychologist, professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law, United States Naval Academy, faculty associate, Johns Hopkins University and co-author, Athena Rising
David Smith, Ph.D, associate professor of Sociology in the Department of National Security Affairs, United States Naval War College, former Navy pilot and co-author, Athena Rising

Emcee: Dave Kim, executive director, global inclusion & diversity, Gilead Sciences @gileadsciences

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