Derek DeWinter

The Winding Road: Navigating Your Unique Career Path | 2020 Session

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Non-linear careers are the new normal. Gone are the days when professionals stuck to single jobs—or even single industries—before collecting their gold watch. Navigating the twists and turns of your career can be both exciting and stressful. Come learn from women who have created their own roadmaps, successfully shifting and pivoting between departments and industries. They will detail their professional evolution and what it took to make the hard decisions that ultimately led to career growth. Attendees will learn about challenging limiting beliefs, turning disappointments into opportunities, engaging your network, and staying nimble as you forge your own path.

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

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“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 do what is important to you? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam will share time management strategies that may make a difference between just hanging on and possibly feeling like you are “having it all.” Read More


The Power of Narrative in Selling Your Idea

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Being able to “pitch” your idea, in person or in writing, has become a critical skill whether you are an entrepreneur, a manager climbing the corporate ladder or a freelance worker looking for engagement. Everyone has the ability to tell a one of a kind story to make a good impression, convince an audience or make a sale. Join former journalist and news correspondent, Marie Perruchet as she outlines her proven methodology, with key do’s and don’ts. to sway an audience. Our expert panelists will share their stories and best practices for what works across industries and mediums.  Read More


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