Category: Job Advancement

ENCORE: 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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ENCORE: 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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ENCORE: 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 help you be a valuable connection for others, too. FOX’s NFL reporter Laura Okmin credits her network with helping her to break the barriers of a male-dominated field and ultimately 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 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 relationships that are a win-win.

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Effective Allies | 2020 Session

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When leaders use their power, position and privilege to advocate for marginalized people, everyone wins, including them. But being an effective ally at work means more than being empathic and compassionate. It’s a continual process of curiosity, courage, and introspection that results in behavior change that is inclusionary. Rachana Bhide, journalist and founder of “The Corner of The Court,” shares her research and strategies for intersectional allyship. She then leads a discussion with a panel of experts on how individuals and organizations can overcome reluctance to allyship and become agents of change in creating more equitable organizations.

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The Myth of the Nice Girl | 2020 Session

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2020 conference.

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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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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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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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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