2019 Session

2019 Session | The Future of Work: Thriving in the Gig Economy

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The rise of the gig economy has brought new complexity–and opportunities–to the world of work. Many people are finding that short term contracts can develop their skill sets, build their professional networks, position them for a career pivot, and give them freedom to work how and when they want. But being your own boss isn’t for the faint of heart. This panel discussion is for those who are interested in learning how flexible work can accelerate their career, are considering contract-type work within their current company, or manage businesses that could benefit from this resource. Read More

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2019 Session | Choose Wonder Over Worry: Moving Beyond Fear

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Worry. Fear. Doubt. It can stifle a dream, hinder a relationship, or bring your life and career to a halt. But while we often think fear is a challenge to overcome, what if instead it’s an ally on the path to unlocking our full potential? Author, speaker, and artist Amber Rae urges us to “choose wonder” as we embrace discomfort, and shares with us a unique approach for understanding the hidden meaning in our emotions: by dialoguing with them. This session will guide you to reframe your relationship to emotions like anxiety, fear, stress, imposter syndrome, and envy. You will leave with strategies for both your life and work, so that you can be the best you. Read More

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2019 Session | Think Like a Founder: Your Questions on Entrepreneurship Answered

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People of all different backgrounds should have the opportunity to participate in, shape, and successfully found companies that can change the world. But Silicon Valley can be a tough place for women. The challenges are well known, but tried and true advice on creating opportunities and overcoming obstacles can be harder to find. If  you work in tech, are an entrepreneur, or are trying to move your big idea forward, come learn from some powerful women about what it takes to succeed in the Valley. They will share their tips on developing an entrepreneurial mindset, skillset, and toolset that can be applied to your startup or organization of all kinds. Read More

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2019 Session | Welcome to the Juggle: Fitting Career & Caregiving Together

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Achieving balance between your work and your family may be an unrealistic goal. If you are seeking balance, life becomes a zero-sum game with work on one end of the scale and your personal life on the other. It’s time to stop striving for balance and to start rethinking the whole career and family equation. Join this panel of professionals who are caregivers–of children, of adult relatives, and of multiple generations–as they demystify the juggle of fitting work and family into your life.  They will explore managing your life and finding the flexibility that both men and women, parents and the childless alike, need to enhance work performance and overall happiness. Read More

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2019 Session | Thinking in Bets: Avoid Emotional Decision-Making & Embrace Uncertainty

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Do you know when to cut your losses? In poker and throughout our lives, we are more successful when we maximize the time spent in favorable situations and minimize time in unfavorable ones. But many are too quick to quit when they are winning, and others refuse to walk away from a losing game. Former World Series of Poker champion turned business consultant Annie Duke lives with uncertainty, and has found that the key to long-term success is to think in bets. In this workshop, she examines how the interaction of many cognitive biases can cause us to miss good opportunities and continue on when the odds are against us. She shares her strategies to avoid these decision-making pitfalls and learn to take a longer term view. By shifting your perspective and embracing uncertainty, you will start accurately assessing what you know and what you don’t, improving your decision-making abilities in the office, in your career, and at home. Read More

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2019 Session | The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength

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To advance their careers, many introverts think they must subvert their natural tendencies and change who they are. But you don’t have to pretend to be an extrovert to rise to the top. By recognizing the value in listening, carefully preparing, and making others feel valued, introverts can build on their quiet strength and make it a source of great power. In this conversation, business leaders share their advice for tapping into your introverted tendencies and succeeding in an extroverted world. Read More

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2019 Session | The Changing Meaning of Ambition

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What does it mean for an ambitious woman to be successful during life’s different stages? What decisions shape our careers–for better or for worse? In times of transition, your definition of “success” may change, and, consequently, the choices you make may change, too. This panel of accomplished women will look at the choices they made over the course of their lives around work and family. If you are currently at a crossroad or are thinking ahead to the future, come explore the variables that push women toward making big decisions and learn how you can make those decisions easier for yourself. Read More

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2019 Session | Radical Candor: Better Relationships at Work

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The relationships you have with your team are at the center of being a great leader. In her best-selling book Radical Candor, author Kim Scott outlined a new framework for being an amazing boss and colleague that centers on challenging directly while showing that you care personally. In this workshop, learn how to better fulfill your core responsibilities as a leader by creating a culture of feedback, helping the people on your team achieve their fullest potential, and driving results collaboratively. This workshop is for anyone who wants to give high-quality feedback, communicate clearly and directly, and build better relationships at work. Read More

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2019 Session | Mind the Gap: Negotiation & Getting Paid

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Are you negotiating to the best of your ability? No matter what industry you are in, knowing how to negotiate is an essential skill for communicating your value and advancing your career. Whether you are negotiating on behalf of yourself or others, this session will cover how to prepare for a negotiation, present yourself effectively, and respond to pushback. A panel of experts will provide you with important talking points and insights to consider before your next business negotiation. Read More

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2019 Session | Pioneering Equity & Diversity in Your Organization

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Are you waiting for diversity gaps to be addressed in your organization? It’s time to create the changes you want to see. Each of us, regardless of positional power, has a role to play in affecting organizational change. Join this conversation for a fresh perspective on driving diversity, including practical strategies to tackle structural bias individually and organizationally. Sharing best practices and lessons learned from their first-hand experiences, this panel of experts will examine what works, what doesn’t, and what each of us can do right now to create systems in which all people can thrive. Read More

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