Conference Sessions

Bridging the Cross-Gender Communication Gap to Improve Your Leadership and Advance Your Position

Survey results of over 100,000 in-depth interviews of men and women executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies reveal the staggering number of false assumptions and opinions men and women have of each other, and in many ways, believe in themselves. No wonder we face such a tremendous communication gap in the workplace. What causes these misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment and frustrations at work? Relationship and communications gurus John Gray and Barbara Annis will share insight to answer these questions and identify the eight blind spots that compel men and women to think and act as they do. Learn practical advice so you can remove the blind spots enabling men and women to work and succeed together. We will explore ways to bridge the communication gap to improve your problem solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, stress management and overall leadership effectiveness. Unlock this and advance your leadership position! Read More

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Building Your Personal Brand: Sharing Practical Tools and Action Plans

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“That’s so YOU!” Ever wonder what your personal brand says about you? Do you have an action plan on how to create a brand that will help you further your career? From this session you will learn from brand coaches and women with their own stories and brands to determine what you can do to strengthen your brand! The panelists will represent generational perspectives from their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. This expert exchange includes practical tools and action plans that will help you create a brand that will get you where you want to go! Read More

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Making a Difference in the Board Room: Lessons from Women with Experience

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While recruitment of women directors inches up and women now comprise nearly 20 percent of board members, that’s only half the story. Equally important: How are boards leveraging the value of women on their boards? A series of interviews with prominent women directors — undertaken jointly by Korn Ferry and Thomson Reuters — sheds light on the sort of board experiences women seek, conditions that enable women to contribute as great directors, and how boards stand to gain from their contributions. Attend this session to hear from the leaders who collaborated on this study and understand what this means for you. We will also share real-life anecdotes from successful executives and sitting board members so you can learn from their successes and lessons. Read More

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Inclusive Leadership as a Competitive Advantage

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The world of work is changing rapidly, where organizations are global, hyperconnected, less hierarchical and ideas can come from anywhere. Great leadership is critical to effectively navigating this ever-evolving landscape, and inclusive leadership has the power to drive competitive advantage. Learn how to leverage your diverse perspective along with that of those in your organization, to role-model inclusive behaviors and enable collaboration, driving greater employee engagement, innovation and ultimately business impact. Read More

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Women and Wealth: Establishing a Game Plan That Aligns With What You Value Most

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You’re in charge of many things, including your financial future. Your financial success is woven into a larger story: a unique web of circumstances, responsibilities and goals. In the “Women and Wealth” expert exchange, we’ll discuss managing for what you value most. This dialogue will provide you with some actionable insights on why financial planning is so critical for women. Attendees are invited to stay for a brief wine and cheese reception at the end of the thought-provoking session. Read More

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