2015 Session

Breaking Through: How to Overcome Fears, Inertia, Gender Bias and Other Obstacles

Listen to a complete audio recording of this 2015 breakout session below. What holds women back and why? While we’ve made great strides in achieving positions of leadership in many fields, we still lag behind our male peers for several reasons. This session will explore those reasons, including the barriers we may be unknowingly placing on ourselves. In this candid discussion featuring women who’ve experienced many types of barriers and … [ more ]

Your QUANTUM LEAP: How & Now!!

Listen to a complete audio recording of this 2015 breakout session below. Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks has consistently beaten the odds to achieve phenomenal success in her life and business. She defied dyslexia to earn a college degree and a Harvard MBA, left an abusive marriage and a corporate career at IBM 20 years ago to sell lipstick — quickly ascending to elite executive national sales director with Mary Kay, … [ more ]

Communicating Effectively for Inclusion: How to Go From Well Meaning to Doing

Listen to a complete audio recording of this 2015 breakout session below. We have all had those moments when we feel like we have communicated something carefully, only to be met with blank stares or even worse, ruffled feathers. In this session, Verná Myers, a nationally recognized expert and author of Moving Diversity Forward, will teach us how to go from well-meaning to well-doing in our efforts to communicate inclusively. … [ more ]

Courageous Innovation™: Innovating in Your Organization, Your Team and Your Career

Listen to a complete audio recording of this 2015 breakout session below. How do some companies innovate quickly and easily while others struggle with slow-moving decisions and missed market opportunities? After over 5,000 interviews across organizations in all industries and from around the globe, results reveal the defining characteristic of successfully innovating cultures is: courage. How do organizations create courageous cultures and ignite the innovation within teams? How do we … [ more ]