Conference Sessions

2018 Session | We Need to Talk

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“We need to talk.” These may be some of the most dreaded words ever spoken in an office or over the dinner table. But in our personal and professional lives, civil discourse can be a potent tool to diffuse conflict, find understanding, and feel connected. As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has interviewed thousands of people on all sides of every equation. These years of experience give her a unique perspective on how to have a conversation with people who disagree with you. In this workshop—inspired by her new book We Need to Talk and her wildly popular TED Talk—she offers simple tools that anyone can adopt to turn a difficult conversation into a productive one.
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2018 Session | Are You Ready to Be Self Made?

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Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Being self-made is not just about the potential for financial independence, but financial empowerment is where it begins. It means getting out of survival mode, where you are one problem away from catastrophe. It means changing your mindset from instant gratification to goal orientation. It means being able to sleep at night without worry. How do you get there? Nely Galán will share her story and research from interviewing hundreds of self-made women to find out what it takes. Come learn how to not only become self-made but to inspire change in those around you!
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2018 Session | The Language of Leadership

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Words can carry enormous weight, influencing our perceptions of people and even their leadership potential. Research shows that the words chosen to describe women leaders may vary from the way male peers are described for the same level of performance. Examining the bias embedded in our words, this session will change the way you describe yourself and others. Led by Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, this panel of experts will provide strategies to choose your words wisely when advocating for organizational talent and communicating your strengths as a leader. Read More

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2018 Session | A Conversation on Sponsorship for Men and Women

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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, and make talent visible to key leaders. Whether you are looking to increase diversity and satisfaction at your company or to inspire meaning or momentum in your career, join this essential conversation about allyship, advocacy, and what it takes to find and become a sponsor. Read More

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2018 Session | We Need to Talk

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“We need to talk.” These may be some of the most dreaded words ever spoken in an office or over the dinner table. But in our personal and professional lives, civil discourse can be a potent tool to diffuse conflict, find understanding, and feel connected. As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has interviewed thousands of people on all sides of every equation. These years of experience give her a unique perspective on how to have a conversation with people who disagree with you. In this workshop—inspired by her new book We Need to Talk and her wildly popular TED Talk—she offers simple tools that anyone can adopt to turn a difficult conversation into a productive one. Read More

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