With our breakout sessions, conference attendees can learn more about their particular topic of interest in a more intimate setting, allowing them to walk away with eye-opening knowledge that can aid them in their own personal journey to success.
Women are often called rude, selfish, bossy, or much worse when we tell someone no. However, as Brene Brown says, creating these boundaries allows for us to do more for ourselves and ultimately for others. Reserving our time, energy, and space for our safety, health, and general needs enables women to maintain a healthier, more satisfied self; therefore, our capacity and ability to help others will also be increased. This session will discuss how to protect our time, energy, and selves, and ultimately say no to things and people that do not serve our greater wellbeing.
Everyone must have a seat at the table for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts to succeed in the workplace. Although men hold the majority of business leadership roles and are in the best place to drive inclusion, they report feeling targeted by or left out of the diversity conversation. This session will cover how men can be an asset within the workforce, obstacles to their involvement, and best practices that will create an engaging environment to fuel the progression of gender equality.
Everyone must have a seat at the table for D&I to succeed in the workplace. Although white men hold nearly 70% of business leadership roles and are in the best place to drive inclusion efforts, they are often targeted by or left out of the diversity conversation. This session covers why white men are vital to D&I efforts, obstacles to their involvement, and best practices in engaging white males in the D&I space.
Today's workforce has led us to a much hyper-connected and always changing workplace. Leaders are needed to learn how to navigate this complex and rapidly changing landscape, because outstanding leadership creates better work environments and produces higher performers, increases innovation, and has a positive impact. In this session, participants will have an opportunity to experience, reflect, and broaden their knowledge and competencies as a Leader. This session is aimed at participants with the essential skills to lead an organization that leverages the talents of all contributors.
Do you consider yourself “leadership material?” More importantly however, do others perceive you to be? Executive Presence is the ability to project confidence and substance in high pressure situations. With Executive Presence, you can present effectively with the ability to 'read the room', influencing audiences and high-stakes decisions. So how do you develop this sought-after quality? In this session, you will:
Each and every one of us is made of a multitude of identities - woman, ethnic group, sexual orientation, learning style, political views, etc. This session focuses on how to bring our full selves to work in a manner that is productive and allows our whole selves to shine.
Emotional intelligence involves a person’s awareness of his/her/their own emotions. Further, it includes the ability to handle relationships wisely and with empathy. Emotional intelligence is an immense asset for leaders as it allows them to maintain and control their own emotions while calmly addressing the needs of others. This session will discuss how emotional intelligence can enhance leadership.
For a woman to ascend to a leadership position, they have to shatter many glass ceilings. This session is dedicated to the women who have broken through those ceilings and the women who are striving to do just that. Here you will get advice from women who are leaders and trailblazers in their respective organizations and learn the lessons they wished they had learned earlier in their careers.
Respecting the differences between cultures and attempting to make room for different cultural perspectives within the context of an organization sounds good, but we’ve seen how difficult it can be. How do leaders effectively and successfully lead team members from different countries, cultures, languages, religious beliefs, and ethnicities? It requires a broad range of skills, curiosity, and humility.
With the election of Joe Biden to the presidency, America also chose its first-ever female vice president, Kamala Harris. Though the glass ceiling is not totally shattered, many celebrated this historic first as a significant blow to the systems that hold women back in the workplace. This session will discuss what Kamala's position can mean for women going forward, and how we can all contribute.