2020 Session

ENCORE: Your Money: A Pathway to a Richer Life | 2020 Session

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What do we want from money? Some look for independence and security, while others desire more choices and a better way of life. And all of us want to feel less stress about money. Now that women have more money—and power—than ever before, how can we start making our money work for us? In this session, Today show financial editor and bestselling author Jean Chatzky will share what she’s learned about living a financially robust life and detail her strategies for understanding your life in relationship to your finances, including: tactical solutions to get paid what you deserve, make your money last, leave a legacy, and, most importantly, bring you joy. 

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ENCORE: Resilience Reset: It’s Your Turn to Thrive | 2020 Session

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The ability to successfully navigate change, rise above adversity, and triumph in our lives boils down to one word: resilience. When faced with a challenge, ambiguity, or adversity, those who practice resilience refuse to let fear hold them back; and they break through barriers to not only survive difficult times, but thrive as a result. Learn how to cultivate courage, improve resilience, and triumph over adversity, obstacles, and setbacks at work. Be inspired to be an agent of change, conquer fear and self-doubt, and develop strategies that can be applied immediately in all aspects of your life to become bolder, stronger, and better able to handle anything thrown your way.

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ENCORE: Personal Branding for Your Career Lifecycle | 2020 Session

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Your personal brand is how you are known, and the value others assign you. At any stage of your career, it has an impact on your opportunities, resources, referrals, and promotions. Whether you are a professional just starting out, a leader looking to advance to the executive level, or have your sights set on joining a corporate board, building a strong personal brand will have a big impact on your career lifecycle. Award-winning international reputation expert Lida Citroën shows audiences how to manage their personal brand in the way they communicate, behave and position themselves. She will reveal her secrets for taking ownership of your personal brand and driving your career lifecycle. Learn to assess your relevancy and reputation, design your legacy, layer your personal brand over your long-term career goals, and leverage a wide range of self-promotion strategies, from strategic networking to your signature style.

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ENCORE: The Myth of the Nice Girl | 2020 Session

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Even in 2020, we continue to grapple with a double-edged sword around women’s “niceness” in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective. But if they are tough, they are labeled some other things. This is the perfect session for those trying to navigate complex relationships at work while staying kind and respectful of others. Explore how women can reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Sharing her time-tested strategies, Fran Hauser will prove that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Join her to explore how to balance being empathetic and decisive; ask for what you want; and lead with kindness, empathy, and strength.

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The Power of Story: Rewriting Your Life | 2020 Session

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Are you writing your own story or living a life that has been written for you? Rising political media star Erica Williams Simon realized at twenty-seven that she was on a “treadmill to nowhere” and set off to build a bold new life for herself. In this session, she shares her personal story and her blueprint for seeking a new way to live by rewriting your personal narrative. Join this session to learn how to challenge the stories you’ve been told about fear, work, money, identify, faith, and love; and to become the protagonist of your own authentic, empowered, and ultimately world-changing story. 

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Talking About My Generation: Communicating in an Age-Diverse Workplace | 2020 Session

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Have you ever been frustrated after a conversation with a coworker, with your boss, or with someone who reports to you from another generation? Join this hands-on workshop to expand your interpersonal toolkit and learn essential generational-specific communication tips. Building off her research on managing and communicating effectively across diverse teams, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin a communications expert and a leading researcher on generations in the workforce, shares in-depth insights that will improve your ability to connect with and understand Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z.

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ENCORE: Build a Network of Relationships, Not Just Contacts | 2020 Session

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Developing a strong network is critical to career success. These meaningful relationships will serve you throughout your career – and help you be a valuable connection for others, too. FOX’s NFL reporter Laura Okmin credits her network with helping her to break the barriers of a male-dominated field and ultimately cover the biggest names on the biggest stages. Now she’s paying it forward by helping to train, mentor, and prepare the next generation of women to become super connectors. She shares how to be strategic about who you meet, how to meet them, and how to form lasting relationships. Whether you are looking for success in a mentor-mentee program or growing your career by building meaningful relationships, she will share the best practices for creating relationships that are a win-win.

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Effective Allies | 2020 Session

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When leaders use their power, position and privilege to advocate for marginalized people, everyone wins, including them. But being an effective ally at work means more than being empathic and compassionate. It’s a continual process of curiosity, courage, and introspection that results in behavior change that is inclusionary. Rachana Bhide, journalist and founder of “The Corner of The Court,” shares her research and strategies for intersectional allyship. She then leads a discussion with a panel of experts on how individuals and organizations can overcome reluctance to allyship and become agents of change in creating more equitable organizations.

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A Seat at the Table: A Panel on Board Readiness | 2020 Session

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California became the first state in the nation to require women be included on corporate boards of directors when it passed SB 826 in 2018. This is an unprecedented opportunity for women who are board-ready and a call to action to future leaders. In this conversation, learn from corporate directors about their paths to the boardroom, including how they educated themselves, networked strategically, developed the necessary skills, and positioned themselves for success. Whether you are a seasoned executive considering board service in the next five years or an aspiring leader strategizing for down the line, join this discussion for valuable information about the road to board candidacy.

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Recovering Perfectionists | 2020 Session

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Many of us are so busy chasing perfectionism, we forget to enjoy the everyday moments—imagining that happiness will come at some elusive time in the future. In this session, happiness expert Nataly Kogan and a panel of experts will share simple strategies for how to experience more joy, recognize when a change is needed, find contentment and have greater resilience when times get tough. You will learn how to escape the perfectionism trap and boost your emotional immune system so that you can reconnect to a sense of purpose and be happier today.

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