2018 Session

2018 Session | Play Big: How to Go All Out, Beat the Odds, and Be Limitless in Life

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. What limits–self-imposed or from others–are holding you back? At 5’2” and 130 lbs, Dr. Jen Welter broke the mold by playing professional football and becoming the first female NFL coach. In this workshop, she talks about how perceived shortcomings might also be strengths and how a winning mindset and reputation can help you win the game. Participants will … [ more ]

2018 Session | The Language of Leadership

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. 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. … [ more ]

2018 Session | A Conversation on Sponsorship for Men and Women

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. 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, … [ more ]

2018 Session | We Need to Talk

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. “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 … [ more ]

2018 Session | We Persist: Building Resilience for Success

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. An unexpected stumble or fall can throw off our careful planning and feel like a defeat. But, a setback can also unleash creativity, provide new opportunities, and strengthen resolve: key ingredients for success. Using real-life experiences, this engaging discussion will help you discover how facing challenges can help you build grit, grow professionally, and reach your goals. Whether … [ more ]

2018 Session | ENCORE: The Balance Quest: Building a Life That Works for You

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. “Having it all” has become the subject of much debate with passions running high in all directions. And with such a wide spectrum of priorities, workloads, and resources, it is impossible to define “life balance” for all women. But what if the equation was different altogether? What if there was a recipe for giving you more time to … [ more ]

2018 Session | Forging Powerful Relationships: Networking to Where You Want to Go

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. Effective networking can help you accomplish your ambitions, land your dream job, and build a lasting career. In this hands-on workshop, acclaimed networking expert J. Kelly Hoey cuts through the networking noise and presents innovative strategies to start building strong relationships—the genuine, mutually beneficial, enduring kind. Workshop attendees will learn creative and simple ways to connect before taking … [ more ]

2018 Session | What No One Tells You About Negotiating

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. Many people avoid negotiating, fearing conflict or even failure. But if the goal of negotiating is to reach agreement, forget “winning” and focus instead on communication, cooperation, and collaboration. Amy Trask, who went from Raiders intern to the first female CEO of an NFL team, knows how to make a deal and will change the way you think … [ more ]

2018 Session | What’s Next: Life After High School

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. Your high school years are formative in every sense—academic, social, spiritual, and emotional—but the choices you make after graduation will build the foundation for your career and your adult life. So what’s next? During this session, we will explore higher education, internships and other career starters, relationships, first apartments, and more milestones on the road to adulthood. Participants … [ more ]

2018 Session | Are You Ready to Be Self Made?

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2018 conference. 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 … [ more ]