Work-Life Conflict / Why are we so stressed out?

By Brigid Schulte 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Keynote Speaker Author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One has the Time Director, The Good Life Initiative/ Better Life Lab at New America View a piece Brigid wrote on using behavioral science to understand work-life conflict here.  
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Joy Is Not A Bad Word

By Shabnam Mogharabi 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker CEO & Executive Producer SoulPancake I trade in the currency of joy. Which, in 2016, means my stock is low. Talking about joy this year can seem like you’re an out-of-touch, doe-eyed utopian. I mean, this was the year that gave us multiple terror attacks, police shootings, the crisis in Syria, Zika, severe floods, Brexit, and the passing of Prince, David Bowie, and Alan Rickman (I mean, Professor Snape – come on!) A conversation about joy might seem like a waste of time when there are so many important, hard, messy things that
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Understanding the Glass Cliff

By Michelle Ryan 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference Executive Summit Guest Presenter Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology/Dean of Postgraduate Research University of Exeter, UK Professor of Diversity University of Groningen, The Netherlands  The glass cliff refers to the phenomenon whereby women are more likely than men to be appointed to leadership positions that are risky. My colleague Prof Alex Haslam and I coined the phrase in 2003 in response to newspaper article from the front page of the business section of The Times. The article reported statistics that suggested that FTSE 100 companies that had the most women on their
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Deborah Roberts on the W/L Challenge

By Deborah Roberts 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker Inspiration is one of the most powerful words in the English language.  It accounts for motivation, achievement and success.  Many of us can point to moms, dads, media figures and professionals as the catalyst for change in our lives.  In my case, it was indeed my mother, a woman who wouldn’t be cowed by segregation.  But I also benefited from a special and memorable 6th grade English teacher who publicly and often told me that I had the goods to be someone special.  Those are the voices I hear every day as
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Carla Harris Gets Down to Business – Makers Profile

Makers Feature of Carla Harris  2016 Women’s Leadership Conference Main Stage Keynote Speaker Click the image above to view a video feature and powerful message from Carla Harris as part of the profile on her produced by Makers – the largest video collection of women’s stories. She shares her aha moments along her professional career and her opportunity to “pass along her pearls” as one of the only female, African American women on Wall Street.
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Four Trends to Watch: Workplace SHIFTS

By Anne Loehr 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference Continuing the Conversation Keynote Session Speaker There are big changes coming to the American workforce. While many organizations are watching the economy, there’s another change — almost a revolution — quietly taking place right under our noses. That change is the massive shift in workplace demographics, with four specific trends to watch:
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SHIFT to Heart Health – A Message from the American Heart Association

By Jennifer Redmond Executive Director, Omaha American Heart Association As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Today, that applies more than ever to women’s health. That’s why the American Heart Association is urging women to schedule a well-woman visit this February to celebrate American Heart Month. A well-woman visit an annual physical and discussion about your health that all women should get to help identify serious health concerns before they become life threatening – such as heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 killer of women, taking one in three
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What can we all do to advance women leaders? The Language of Leadership

By Lori Mackenzie 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Session Speaker I developed the talk, the Language of Leadership, in response to the question, “What can we all do to advance women leaders?” Advancing women’s leadership is a complex challenge. If it were easy, it would be done! And the more one knows, the more the issues intertwine and thus, feel inextricable. Understanding that cultural norms shape expectations—our own and those that others have for us—and seeing how those expectations can become barriers, sheds light on the cycle of inequality which has been maintaining the status quo. In the face of
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Generations & Transformations

Video Blog by Curt Steinhorst  2016 Women’s Leadership Conference Main Stage Keynote Speaker Click the image above to view a special message from Curt Steinhorst of the Center for Generational Kinetics. He provides a preview into his research and expertise on the transformational impact of the 4 – almost 5 – generations in today’s workplace. He’ll be sharing more as our morning keynote on April 6!
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