2015 Session

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

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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 biases, attendees will take away strategies to identify and overcome what’s holding you back. Read More

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Your QUANTUM LEAP: How & Now!!

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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, Inc. Over her career with Mary Kay, Inc., Banks has broken company sales records, including largest personal team, largest unit and largest national unit; her performance ranks as No. 3 in the United States and No. 1 for an African American. Using her firsthand experiences, Gloria will share invaluable lessons that she learned for persevering and share 10 specific steps for making a QUANTUM LEAP in life and at work. With a mix of inspiration and practical advice, this session will help you shift your thinking to create different results for you and those you lead. Attendees will walk away ready to break records and set new standards to create the best life for you while always remaining true to who you are! Read More

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

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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. From race to gender to generation, Myers brings a wealth of knowledge about effective communication strategies. Read More

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

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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 as leaders create courageous innovation within our work groups and our own careers? We’ll explore the answer to these questions and others through this provocative session with women who have created innovation both within their organizations and in their careers. Read More

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