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Agenda

  1. Oct
    23
    Thu

    1. STEMinism: Inspiring Women Scientists Forum 2014
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm
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      NYC

      Now in its 4th year, this exciting forum brings together the best and brightest STEM students in the NYC area with experienced professionals, academics, and advanced graduate students to discuss the challenges and opportunities of being a woman in STEM. Join us for an opportunity to network, explore new career ideas, and work toward gender parity in STEM!

      Featured Speakers/Participants:

      • Prof. Meg Urry, Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics, and President of the American Astronomical Society
      • Claudia Dreifus, New York Times Journalist
      • Ana Luz Porzecanski, Associate Director for Capacity Development at the American Museum of Natural History
      • Amy Richards, producer of MAKERS video series
      • Julie Des Jardins, author of The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science
      • Julia & Christina Tartaglia, co-founders of The Scientista Foundation

      Click on the photo below to register and for location details:

       

       

       

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      8:30 am
      STEMinism: Inspiring Women Scientists Forum 2014
    2. Denver: Women’s Foundation Annual Luncheon @ Colorado Convention Center
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Attend the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s Annual Luncheon. This fundraiser and inspiring session will feature Elizabeth Vargas as the Keynote Speaker. Vargas has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations and conducting newsmaker interviews. She is the anchor of ABC’s television newsmagazine show 20/20 and ABC News specials, and she may also be seen on Good Morning America. She was previously an anchor for World News Tonight.

      To learn more about this event and purchase tickets, click here.

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      11:30 am
      Denver: Women’s Foundation Annual Luncheon @ Colorado Convention Center
    3. Idealist Grad Fair @ UIC Forum
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      If you’re considering graduate school then you should seriously consider going to Idealist’s Grad Fair!

      At the fair, you can:

      • Learn about admissions requirements and application deadlines for graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and many more.
      • Speak with graduate admissions advisors from local, national and international universities

      143 schools are set to participate in this grad fair.

      Click here for more information and to register.

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      5:00 pm
      Idealist Grad Fair @ UIC Forum
    4. He Says, She Says: Practicing Gender Intelligence @ Digitas
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

       He Says, She Says: Practicing Gender Intelligence

      Men and women may be different, but valuing, understanding and leveraging these differences is the core foundation of gender intelligence — a way of thinking that brings us closer together and helps us communicate more effectively. How we behave and the attitudes shaping our behavior contribute to this intelligence.
       
      On Thursday, October 23, we invite you to join us at DigitasLBi for an exciting, insightful discussion about bridging communication gaps through an understanding of gender intelligence. Considering why people behave a certain way is a big step in the right direction. Your takeaways: understanding gender intelligence, native gender intelligence differences and bridging communication gaps. 

      Panelists:

      Want to boost your intelligence quotient? RSVP today! Join the conversation now and during the event on Twitter with #HeSaysSheSays.
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      6:00 pm
      He Says, She Says: Practicing Gender Intelligence @ Digitas
  2. Oct
    24
    Fri

    1. Speaking Up as a Leader (all-day) @ Rhinebeck, NY
      Oct 24 – Oct 26

      Do you want to see a media climate that reflects your experience of the world? Build a career that is flexible and focused on creating change? Or, develop real skills in social media, online storytelling, and punditry?

      Four influential movers and shakers in online media and gender justice draw on their experience—from award-winning websites, the storytelling and innovation of TED talks, leading-edge media strategies, over a half dozen books, and more than a decade of plotting and celebrating social change—to share what they’ve learned along the way.

      Together, we explore a bold new cultural paradigm as we create and tell the story of self and the story of change. Through strategies and exercises we develop skills to:

      • Establish a public platform for our voice
      • Understand the basics of blogging, communications, and consulting
      • Build a freelance career and portfolio
      • Navigate online organizing
      • Skillfully manage controversy
      • Grow community both online and off

      This workshop builds a powerful network of 21st century leaders and changemakers.

      Scholarships available. 

      For more information and to register, click here. 

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      Speaking Up as a Leader @ Rhinebeck, NY (all-day)
  3. Oct
    25
    Sat

    1. FindSpark Find & Follow Your Passion @FindSpark @ The New School
      10:00 am – 5:30 pm

      FindSpark

      FindSpark is for all young and creative professionals looking for a platform to get the job of their dreams.  This community provides education, events, and networking to get you on the way to career success.

      Find & Follow Your Passion will feature many speakers including Donna Kim, Sr. Social Media Editor for xoJane and xoVain as well as Hope Friedland, Product Marketing Manager for Google, Christine Cha, Community Outreach Manager for Wix, and many more.  You’ll be able to choose from a variety of sessions throughtout the day.

      For more information, click here.

       

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      10:00 am
      FindSpark Find & Follow Your Passion @FindSpark @ The New School
    2. Funding 101- Sponsorships and Other Creative Ways to Raise Money For your Organization! (WEBINAR) @ Webinar
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Join P.E.R.K. Consulting for this interactive workshop that teaches attendees the finer points of fundraising and offers options for other creative ways to raise funds for nonprofits and start-ups.

      This workshop is appropriate for:

      • Staff at charitable nonprofit organizations or foundations
      • Ministry personnel
      • Small business owners and other entrepreneurs
      • Board members at charitable nonprofit organizations


      Limited tickets available for each webinar! Register here. 

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      10:00 am
      Funding 101- Sponsorships and Other Creative Ways to Raise Money For your Organization! (WEBINAR) @ Webinar
  4. Oct
    27
    Mon

    1. Photojournalism: How to Succeed in the Digital Age @ NYIT Auditorium
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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      Categories:
      NYC

      REGISTER: visit  www.cencom.org or e-mail info@cencom.org

       With today’s advances in digital technology, photojournalists find themselves in a whole new world – one that is changing all the time in myriad ways.  Hear from our panel of experts on the pros and cons of this technology – and what it takes for newcomers to master the game today.

      Susan Meiselas, freelance photojournalist

      James Estrin, photographer; editor, Lens Blog, The New York Times

      Paul Moakley, Deputy Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise, TIME

      Moderator: James Wellford, former senior photo editor, Newsweek/The Daily Beast

                         Presented with NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.

       

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      6:30 pm
      Photojournalism: How to Succeed in the Digital Age @ NYIT Auditorium
  5. Oct
    28
    Tue

    1. Social Media for Writers – Hartford @ Mark Twain House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      In this 4-day class, Caitlin will cover individual platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and more. You’ll walk away with a better sense of how each social media platform works, and how they all connect to each other. You’ll also walk away with the beginnings of a social media strategy, whether it be for your business or organization, or for your personal branding. The class will cover content calendars, and content creation and curation. Come with your questions, and your laptops!

      Caitlin Thayer has been using social media since 2003. She has helped various non-profits and businesses in the Hartford community learn how to use social media effectively to build and support their community. Caitlin was recently named a Hartford Business Journal 40 Under 40 winner, and has been featured in Hartford Magazine as “Hartford County’s Young Achievers” and in an article about Young Entrepreneurs.

       To register, call (860) 280-3130 or click here.

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      6:00 pm
      Social Media for Writers – Hartford @ Mark Twain House
  6. Oct
    29
    Wed

    1. 2014 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference @ South Dakota State University Union
      8:30 am – 5:30 pm

      If you are passionate about waters critical role for recreation, economic development, agricultural use, and domestic use this conference may be of interest to you.  South Dakota State University is hosting a conference in which you will be able to hear the differing perspectives of stakeholders on water quality and quantity management as well as the sustainability of ample sources of high quality water.  Learn about the latest strategies and research for water managers and water users on the Northern Great Plains.

      For more information, click here.

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      8:30 am
      2014 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference @ South Dakota State University Union
    2. Creative Mindmapping Workshop @ Creative Colony
      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      Creative Confidence—it’s a feeling any creative would want to exude—the ability to confidently bring their ideas to life.  David and Tom Kelley, who founded the company IDEO, are leading experts in innovation, design and creativity. Creative Confidence, their book by the same name, helps unleash the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Readers are urged to form “Creative Confidence” groups, and complete exercises with colleagues and peers. In this three-hour workshop, participants will engage in experiential, design thinking exercises–some found in the book Creative Confidence– to strengthen their creative muscles. Movement, improv and ideation exercises, as well as delving into mind-mapping will be covered in the first workshop. This workshop is part of a four-part series on Design Thinking. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Jacqueline Lara of the ArtFullness Project and Chimere Becote, Design+Applied Anthropologist & Founder+Principal of Polaris Design.
      Attendees will receive a mind-mapping packet courtesy of Polaris with materials to help with future projects.
      Early bird $20 registration ends on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. DROP-IN fee: $25 at the door.
      This class is perfect for you if:
      You’re an experiential learner, and are interested in exploring design-thinking concepts like mind-mapping
      You have ideas for creating new products and services, but the fear of failure holds you back
      You want to become less inhibited expressing creative ideas on the job and in life
      You want to spark innovative thinking and tune up your creative muscles

      Some benefits of attending this workshop are:
      Gain confidence expressing your creative ideas in order to bring them to life
      Learn to celebrate failure because it allows you to prototype quickly and cycle more ideas
      Learn the basic principles of ideation and mind-mapping; you will also receive a mind-mapping packet courtesy of Polaris with materials to aid your future projects
      Break out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to learn something new—channel this positive energy to continue making bold decisions and creating opportunities in all areas of your life

      About the Instructors
      Chimere L. Becote is the Founder & Principal of Polaris, a design, innovation, research, and strategy firm which specializes in generating targeted results for businesses and non-profits. Her purview is Design+Applied Anthropology, which she uses to create new services and products for companies, as well as helping companies to gain entrance into new markets and communities. In her spare time she likes to travel the world to understand and partake in what people are doing, eating, drinking, along with understanding how people are coping and enjoying life.
      Jacqueline Lara is the Creative Architect and Events Producer of The ArtFullness Project, which produces movement, creativity and improv/storytelling workshops for arts enthusiasts, adults, workplaces and youth that educates, inspires and promotes cross-cultural understanding. Jacqueline’s greatest joy is witnessing attendees who were initially doubtful about their abilities, turn that hesitation into confidence, improved self-esteem and unbridled creativity. Learn more: http://www.artfullnessproject.org.

      To register, click here.

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      1:30 pm
      Creative Mindmapping Workshop @ Creative Colony
    3. Freelance Writing: A Course with Theresa Sullivan Barger @ Mark Twain House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      This six-week course is about the business and craft of freelance writing, starting with finding ideas, selecting the right outlet and crafting pitches that sell. We’ll cover query letters, how to become your editors’ go-to writer and how to advance your writing career.

      We’ll address:  making a living; avoiding slave wages; finding writing work; dealing with rejection – a fact of life for writers; essential tools of the trade; social media for writers; maximizing tax deductions and time-management. We’ll look at the pros and cons of being a specialist vs. a generalist and choosing the path that’s best for you. No matter where you are in your writing career, this class will help you move forward.

      Theresa Sullivan Barger, a former staff writer and editor for The Hartford Courant, is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Yankee, The Huffington Post, AARP, The Saturday Evening Post, Center for Public Integrity, Yale Public Health, The Conference Board, CFO, CT Health Investigative Team, AAA Horizons, Hartford Business Journal, Seasons and many others.  A communication consultant, she also writes and edits mission statements, strategic plans, grants, white papers, blogs and website copy. She led a freelance writing workshop in 2013 for The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Sunday Afternoon Writers’ Workshop series.

      To register for this course, email Director of Writing Julia Pistell at julia.pistell@marktwainhouse.org.

      +
      6:00 pm
      Freelance Writing: A Course with Theresa Sullivan Barger @ Mark Twain House
    4. Speech Craft: A Toastmasters Style Workshop Series
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Chicago Urban League’s “Young & Ambitious” MetroBoard invites you  to learn the art of public speaking from official Toastmaster members in just 6 sessions every other Wednesday starting Oct. 8.

      Only $10 to register and participate covers all materials.

      Feel free to reach out to mbprodevelopment@gmail.com.

       

      +
      7:00 pm
      Speech Craft: A Toastmasters Style Workshop Series
    5. The Conquer Summit – A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash for Ambitious Entrepreneurs @ online - sign up @ http://theconquersummit.com/
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash
      for Ambitious Entrepreneurs

      Starting October 1st, it’s 9 high-octane weeks of:

      Interactive interviews livestreamed to you right online every Wednesday at 7 pm EST (in full broadcast quality HD), power-packed worksheets, recordings and transcripts of the interviews, live Q&A, a private Facebook community, and more. 100% free. Totally online. Join us from anywhere!

      s-taragentile

      Tara Gentile

      s-nisha

      Nisha Moodley

      s-renee

      Renee Airya

      s-tahani

      Tahani Aburaneh

      s-latham

      Latham Thomas

      s-lauren

      Lauren Maillian Bias

      s-susan

      Susan Bushell

      s-ali

      Alexis Neely

      s-other

      Farnoosh Torabi

      P.S. You’re probably thinking: “Wait – FREE?! That’s crazy!”

      Yep. That’s what we’ve been told.

      We’ve spent a year and over $100,000 creating the 2014 Conquer Summit. That’s right, in this case “free” doesn’t mean a lack of value at all. Here’s the back-story:

      Originally the 9 weeks was going to come with a price tag of around $999. But after having our most amazing year in business yet, we went back to one of the quotes that we use as a guiding principle in everything we do at She Takes on the World Inc:

      “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller

      Generosity and giving back is baked into our DNA as a company, so we started thinking, “What if we reinvested that profit back into our community and offered our next big course for free?” And here we are. Still a powerhouse program, but without the price tag.

      Pretty much everyone we shared this with, including our own mentors and advisers, questioned this decision. They said: “Charge the $999, or more, for all this goodness – people will never value free!”

      (We agreed to disagree, and we hope you’ll help us prove them wrong.)

      You took a leap of faith when you created your biz.

      Now, we’re taking a leap too – by investing in YOU, and your business growth.

      In exchange? We just ask that you commit 100%. Don’t just sign up because it’s free. It requires the same commitment and dedication that you would give to something you paid for.

      Show up. Participate. Do the work.

      natmac1

      This is NOT another waste-of-time, marketing-fluff-in-disguise “free summit.” You won’t be paying for access to the videos (which are television broadcast quality by the way), workbooks, transcripts, access to a private community, etc. It’s ALL included for free.

      This is the real deal.

      If you sign up for anything this fall (paid programs included) – make it The Conquer Summit 2014.

      This is an incredible opportunity that may never come along again.

      As Steve Jobs said: “Here’s to the crazy ones!”

      Are you with us?

      +
      7:00 pm
      The Conquer Summit – A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash for Ambitious Entrepreneurs @ online - sign up @ http://theconquersummit.com/
    6. Women’s Media Awards @ Capitale
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Women's Media Awards

      This event is put on by many individuals to honor writer and director Amma Asante, chairman and chief executive officer Ursula M. Burns, News Anchor Katie Couric, and Creator, Executive Producer, and News Special Correspondent Barbara Walters.

      Click here for more details.
      Click here to buy tickets. 

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      7:00 pm
      Women’s Media Awards @ Capitale
  7. Oct
    30
    Thu

    1. AdStuds Student Day @ CJ Callaway’s Event Center
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      AdStuds

      With roundtable sessions and professional panels as well as one-on-one portfolio and resume reviews this is a can’t-miss event!  Topics of discussion include personal branding 101, tips to get hired in the digital world, and more.  Lunch will be provided!

      For more information, click here.
      To register, click here.

      +
      9:00 am
      AdStuds Student Day @ CJ Callaway’s Event Center
    2. New York Life hosts the Ms. Foundation for Women’s “Women @ work: Trends past and present” @ Ben Feldman Auditorium, 13th Floor New York Life Insurance Compan
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
      Read more
      Categories:
      NYC

             

       

      Join us for an evening of lively discussion with Teresa C. Younger, CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and Liz McCarthy, Senior Vice President in New York Life’s Insurance and Agency Group, as they talk about women’s roles in the workplace past and present.

      Cocktail reception to follow Q & A 

      To RSVP by October 24, 2014, please click here. 

      +
      5:30 pm
      New York Life hosts the Ms. Foundation for Women’s “Women @ work: Trends past and present” @ Ben Feldman Auditorium, 13th Floor New York Life Insurance Compan
    3. From Punk Zine to Major Media Force: VICE Meet the founder of the hottest news outlet ever! @ The New School Auditorium
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
      Read more
      Categories:
      NYC

      REGISTER: visit www.cencom.org or e-mail info@cencom.org

       VICE is a global youth media company and the industry leader in producing and distributing high-quality, original online video content. Launched in 1994 as a punk magazine, VICE now operates out of 36 offices globally, and has expanded into a multimedia network, including the world’s premier source for original online video, VICE.COM; an international network of digital channels; a television and feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; and a book-publishing division. Learn from company insiders how this outrageous, no-holds-barred, do-it-all media entity is becoming a new model watched by big media. Speakers include VICE co-founder and global reporter Suroosh Alvi. 

      Presented with The New School of Media Studies at The New School for Public Engagement.

       

       

      +
      6:30 pm
      From Punk Zine to Major Media Force: VICE Meet the founder of the hottest news outlet ever! @ The New School Auditorium
  8. Nov
    1
    Sat

    1. The Minnesota Associated Press’ Annual Job Fair @ Weyerhaeuser Hall
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      This is an excellent opportunity for college sophomores, juniors, and seniors to meet recruiters from some Minnesota’s finest news organizations including The Associated Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the St. Cloud Times. This event provides numerous chances to build relationships that lead to internships and jobs. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

      Registration can be done at the door.  See you there!

      +
      8:30 am
      The Minnesota Associated Press’ Annual Job Fair @ Weyerhaeuser Hall
  9. Nov
    3
    Mon

    1. The 3% Conference 2014 @ Intercontinental San Francisco
      8:00 am – 5:30 pm

       

      A passion project that became a movement

       

      Kat Gordon worked for 20 years as a Copywriter/Creative Director and saw firsthand how women were often left out of pitches and important meetings. She describes the “Ultimate Emperor’s New Clothes Moment” of her life as the day her agency pitched the Saab car account with 16 men and one woman and then was mystified why they didn’t get the business.

       

      Years later, as Kat ran her own agency that specializes in marketing to women, she became aware of the snowballing power of the female consumer.

       

      “There are only three consumer categories where men dominate purchases, yet agencies still talk about ‘women’s accounts’ as mops and makeup. The truth is that women are the superset, not the subset, and the rate at which women are amassing wealth and exerting influence is unprecedented. Yet the work that is supposed to motivate them springs almost entirely from a male perspective. The advertising business is a $33 billion industry. Misunderstanding female consumers, from a business perspective, is sheer lunacy.”

       

      After years of wondering “why isn’t someone addressing this as the huge business issue it is?” Kat slowly realized that perhaps she was that someone. She began researching the many reasons why women only represent 3% of Creative Directors. Most of the issues start with a two-word phrase: lack of. Lack of support for motherhood, lack of mentorship, lack of awareness that femaleness is an asset to connecting to the consumer marketplace today, lack of celebration of female work due to gender bias of award juries, lack of women negotiating their first agency salary and every one thereafter.

       

      Kat then put together an agenda to combat these issues with an equally powerful two-word phrase: how to. The 3% Conference teaches men and women in agencies and on the client side how to address these issues in new ways and offers something that has been sorely lacking for female creatives: a sense of community.

       

      The 3% Conference Today

       

      Launched on September 27, 2012, the 3% Conference has exploded into a 2-day, 400-person event in San Francisco, multi-city road shows throughout the year, a vibrant online community on multiple social platforms, a student scholarship fund, a creative award, and a business blog to support the crusade.

       

      Our mission is to support more female creative leadership in advertising agencies because:

       

      • Female consumers deserve to be marketed to from a place of understanding
      • Brands deserve to not have their marketing budgets wasted in a 97% testro-fest
      • Everyone – especially children — deserve a healthier media diet in the 3,000 ads they consume daily

       

      Who Should Attend

       

      Men and women alike are welcome to be part of The 3%. Folks from agencies, from the client side, recruiters, junior creatives and ad students will all benefit from our agenda and community. Simply put, if you have a vested interest in producing creative work that sells, you’ll benefit from attending our events, reading our blog, and participating in our online community.

      To register for this event, click here.

       

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      8:00 am
      The 3% Conference 2014 @ Intercontinental San Francisco
  10. Nov
    5
    Wed

    1. Freelance Writing: A Course with Theresa Sullivan Barger @ Mark Twain House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      This six-week course is about the business and craft of freelance writing, starting with finding ideas, selecting the right outlet and crafting pitches that sell. We’ll cover query letters, how to become your editors’ go-to writer and how to advance your writing career.

      We’ll address:  making a living; avoiding slave wages; finding writing work; dealing with rejection – a fact of life for writers; essential tools of the trade; social media for writers; maximizing tax deductions and time-management. We’ll look at the pros and cons of being a specialist vs. a generalist and choosing the path that’s best for you. No matter where you are in your writing career, this class will help you move forward.

      Theresa Sullivan Barger, a former staff writer and editor for The Hartford Courant, is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Yankee, The Huffington Post, AARP, The Saturday Evening Post, Center for Public Integrity, Yale Public Health, The Conference Board, CFO, CT Health Investigative Team, AAA Horizons, Hartford Business Journal, Seasons and many others.  A communication consultant, she also writes and edits mission statements, strategic plans, grants, white papers, blogs and website copy. She led a freelance writing workshop in 2013 for The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Sunday Afternoon Writers’ Workshop series.

      To register for this course, email Director of Writing Julia Pistell at julia.pistell@marktwainhouse.org.

      +
      6:00 pm
      Freelance Writing: A Course with Theresa Sullivan Barger @ Mark Twain House
    2. Speech Craft: A Toastmasters Style Workshop Series
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Chicago Urban League’s “Young & Ambitious” MetroBoard invites you  to learn the art of public speaking from official Toastmaster members in just 6 sessions every other Wednesday starting Oct. 8.

      Only $10 to register and participate covers all materials.

      Feel free to reach out to mbprodevelopment@gmail.com.

       

      +
      7:00 pm
      Speech Craft: A Toastmasters Style Workshop Series
    3. The Conquer Summit – A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash for Ambitious Entrepreneurs @ online - sign up @ http://theconquersummit.com/
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash
      for Ambitious Entrepreneurs

      Starting October 1st, it’s 9 high-octane weeks of:

      Interactive interviews livestreamed to you right online every Wednesday at 7 pm EST (in full broadcast quality HD), power-packed worksheets, recordings and transcripts of the interviews, live Q&A, a private Facebook community, and more. 100% free. Totally online. Join us from anywhere!

      s-taragentile

      Tara Gentile

      s-nisha

      Nisha Moodley

      s-renee

      Renee Airya

      s-tahani

      Tahani Aburaneh

      s-latham

      Latham Thomas

      s-lauren

      Lauren Maillian Bias

      s-susan

      Susan Bushell

      s-ali

      Alexis Neely

      s-other

      Farnoosh Torabi

      P.S. You’re probably thinking: “Wait – FREE?! That’s crazy!”

      Yep. That’s what we’ve been told.

      We’ve spent a year and over $100,000 creating the 2014 Conquer Summit. That’s right, in this case “free” doesn’t mean a lack of value at all. Here’s the back-story:

      Originally the 9 weeks was going to come with a price tag of around $999. But after having our most amazing year in business yet, we went back to one of the quotes that we use as a guiding principle in everything we do at She Takes on the World Inc:

      “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller

      Generosity and giving back is baked into our DNA as a company, so we started thinking, “What if we reinvested that profit back into our community and offered our next big course for free?” And here we are. Still a powerhouse program, but without the price tag.

      Pretty much everyone we shared this with, including our own mentors and advisers, questioned this decision. They said: “Charge the $999, or more, for all this goodness – people will never value free!”

      (We agreed to disagree, and we hope you’ll help us prove them wrong.)

      You took a leap of faith when you created your biz.

      Now, we’re taking a leap too – by investing in YOU, and your business growth.

      In exchange? We just ask that you commit 100%. Don’t just sign up because it’s free. It requires the same commitment and dedication that you would give to something you paid for.

      Show up. Participate. Do the work.

      natmac1

      This is NOT another waste-of-time, marketing-fluff-in-disguise “free summit.” You won’t be paying for access to the videos (which are television broadcast quality by the way), workbooks, transcripts, access to a private community, etc. It’s ALL included for free.

      This is the real deal.

      If you sign up for anything this fall (paid programs included) – make it The Conquer Summit 2014.

      This is an incredible opportunity that may never come along again.

      As Steve Jobs said: “Here’s to the crazy ones!”

      Are you with us?

      +
      7:00 pm
      The Conquer Summit – A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash for Ambitious Entrepreneurs @ online - sign up @ http://theconquersummit.com/
  11. Nov
    6
    Thu

    1. Digital Diversity Network’s 3rd Annual NYC Summit @ddnoinfo @ Bloomberg LP
      9:00 am – 5:30 pm
      +
      9:00 am
      Digital Diversity Network’s 3rd Annual NYC Summit @ddnoinfo @ Bloomberg LP
    2. Get Ready for a Raise: What You Need to Succeed #karma #ReadyForARaise
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      KarmaLet’s be honest, we all want to make more money. But the idea of going in and asking for more money (aka – asking for a raise) can make the most confident woman shake in her shoes a little.

      GoGirl Finance has partnered with Talentedly to bring you a live online interactive workshop, hosted by CEO and Founder of Talentedly, Lydia Loizides, that will show you how to negotiate the raise that you want (and deserve).

      Spend your lunch hour or start your day with us on November 6th, 2014 where we will work through an actionable plan, answer your questions and set you up for ongoing support.

      What do you need to succeed at asking for that raise? Whatever it is, Get Ready for a Raise has you covered.

      • Shift your mindset and build your confidence by being prepared – for anything.
      • Get access to an actionable plan (not another list, we promise!) to map out a clear strategy for how to get that raise you want.
      • Keep the conversation going, support you and get your questions answered after the event. Over the next three months via Twitter hashtag #ReadyForARaise (you ask, we will answer).
      • Talentedly will answer your questions and provide you with on-going tips and expert advice as you prepare to ask for a raise.

      Click here to register.

      +
      12:00 pm
      Get Ready for a Raise: What You Need to Succeed #karma #ReadyForARaise
    3. NAMIC Mid-Atlantic “Establishing Your Executive Presence” @ NCTA
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      NAMIC MID ATLANTIC PRESENTS:

      ESTABLISHING YOUR EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

      with

      MURIEL MAIGNANY WILKINS

      CO-AUTHOR OF OWN THE ROOM:

      Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence

      Enhance your strategic perspective and communication to engage with greater confidence

      *Validated Parking

      *Convenient Access from Union Station Metro

       

      Click to Register : http://namic.site-ym.com/events/event_list.asp#

      +
      6:00 pm
      NAMIC Mid-Atlantic “Establishing Your Executive Presence” @ NCTA
    4. Tech Cocktail’s Chicago Mixer & Startup Showcase Sponsored by Cars.com Speaker Series @ River North
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      CarsTech Cocktail

      If you have a passion for innovation and technology, Tech Cocktail’s Chicago Mixer and Startup Showcase is for you.  This mixer is like all networking events except fun- like a party, but business-oriented or like a pitch series, but informal and fast-paced.

      Prices vary.  For more information, click here.

      +
      6:00 pm
      Tech Cocktail’s Chicago Mixer & Startup Showcase Sponsored by Cars.com Speaker Series @ River North
    5. How to Start a Business – Women Empowering Women Workshop @ Kiss Studio Chicago
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Please join us to gain the knowledge and experience of three successful local business women. They will share relevant and valuable tips and tools to help you further your dream of starting a business.

      • Two hours of education, motivation and celebration
      • Enjoy 3 fabulous presentations
      • Learn about resources that can help you start your business
      • Meet and network with other women in business
      • Enjoy a wine social after the event
      • Enter a raffle to win a Girl’s Night Out at KISS Studio Chicago

      HURRY LIMITED SEATING. Register HERE.

       

      +
      6:30 pm
      How to Start a Business – Women Empowering Women Workshop @ Kiss Studio Chicago
  12. Nov
    7
    Fri

    1. The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival (all-day)
      Nov 7 – Nov 9

      The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival is the longest continuous-running women’s film festival in North America. It showcases documentary, feature, short and animated films that are thought-provoking and enriching, and that encourage global awareness and personal growth. The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival honors films and filmmakers that present the world as women experience it and that inspire curiosity, educate, entertain, and stimulate conversation.

      The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival was the brainchild of Donna Guthrie and Jere Martin. After attending the Telluride Film Festival in 1986, Jere says they were inspired to “create a film festival of our own, centered on women’s stories; whether it was a film about a woman or a film by a woman, with a great passion for some subject.”

      The community whole-heartedly embraced the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival and twenty-five years later the festival employs an Executive Director, relies on almost forty volunteers and welcomes over 1,000 people to their 3-day festival each November.

      For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

       

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      The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival (all-day)
    2. Denver: Tour Women’s Bean Project @ Women's Bean Project Headquarters
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Women’s Bean Project is a nationally-recognized social enterprise that has created transitional employment in gourmet food and jewelry manufacturing for chronically unemployed and impoverished women for 25 years. Our business is designed to provide immediate income, arrange support services to overcome barriers to employment, and teach the job readiness and life skills needed to find and keep employment.

      Products made by Women’s Bean Project over the last 25 years include handcrafted, limited-edition jewelry and gourmet food items for bean soup, chili, cookies and brownies, corn bread, dips, mixes, salsas, gluten-free items, and more. Products are sold through our website, as well as through various online retailers and stores across the United States.

      Come on September 5th, (or any other first Friday of the month) to see the women at work, get a tour of our facility and join them for lunch. This is a great opportunity to sample products, learn about the history of Women’s Bean Project, hear from the CEO, shop in thier store and so much more!

      To learn more, click here.

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      12:00 pm
      Denver: Tour Women’s Bean Project @ Women's Bean Project Headquarters
    3. Denver: Feminist First Fridays @ Science Building, room 1086
      12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

      Metropolitan State University’s Institute for Women’s Studies and Services will host Feminist First Fridays—a forum for presenting and discussing feminist research and creative works-in-progress across disciplines and an occasion for feminist scholars on campus to come together. The first Friday of every month, join scholars devoted to the study of women and gender issues, critical race questions, and social justice; meetings will include a research presentation, discussion, and the opportunity to network and explore ideas for collaboration and future work.

      Come meet and get to know the diverse and rich community of feminist scholars on the Auraria campus!

      If you are interested in presenting your work at a future meeting, please contact: Kim Klimek klimekk@msudenver.edu or Virginia McCarver vmccarve@msudenver.edu

      +
      12:30 pm
      Denver: Feminist First Fridays @ Science Building, room 1086
  13. Nov
    8
    Sat

    1. Cosmo’s 2014 Fun Fearless Life Weekend – NY (all-day) @ David H. Koch Theater
      Nov 8 – Nov 9

      It’s a 2-day crash course in living fun and fearlessly! Join us for Cosmo’s first live conference event packed with inspiring speakers, informative panels, incredible networking opportunities and meet & greets with Cosmo editors! 

      One thing’s for sure: this is no ordinary crash course.

      Walking in the doors of the venue will be like stepping into the pages your favorite magazine. What will you do first? Make an appointment for a personal makeover at a Maybelline New York Beauty Bar, shop your way through a curated collection of must-haves, do some big-time networking . . . you can do all that before the program even starts.

      Once you take your seat you’d better buckle your (imaginary) seatbelt; this fun, fearless weekend is going to be a fast ride. You’ll hear bold messages from powerful women, get in on “Cosmo convos,” practice power poses, and might even be selected for a “Power of Possibility” mini-makeover. You’ll get tips on amping up your morning beauty routine, managing your money, finding your voice, and other things you need to know to live “fun fearless forward” and make the best of your life.

      Did we mention the VIP Cocktail Party on Saturday night? It’s your big chance to walk the red carpet and mingle with spokesmodel VIP guests, Cosmo editors, and other notables. Party invites go to Diamond ticket holders only, so make sure you get in on the fun.

      There’s more—a lot more—but we’re keeping some stuff under wraps for now. Let’s just say that by the time you head out Sunday afternoon, you’ll be braver, smarter, happier and readier to live a Fun Fearless Life!

      Fun & Fearless Talent

      To purchase tickets, click here.

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Cosmo’s 2014 Fun Fearless Life Weekend – NY @ David H. Koch Theater (all-day)
  • Nov
    12
    Wed

    1. Speech Craft: A Toastmasters Style Workshop Series
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Chicago Urban League’s “Young & Ambitious” MetroBoard invites you  to learn the art of public speaking from official Toastmaster members in just 6 sessions every other Wednesday starting Oct. 8.

      Only $10 to register and participate covers all materials.

      Feel free to reach out to mbprodevelopment@gmail.com.

       

      +
      7:00 pm
      Speech Craft: A Toastmasters Style Workshop Series
    2. The Conquer Summit – A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash for Ambitious Entrepreneurs @ online - sign up @ http://theconquersummit.com/
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash
      for Ambitious Entrepreneurs

      Starting October 1st, it’s 9 high-octane weeks of:

      Interactive interviews livestreamed to you right online every Wednesday at 7 pm EST (in full broadcast quality HD), power-packed worksheets, recordings and transcripts of the interviews, live Q&A, a private Facebook community, and more. 100% free. Totally online. Join us from anywhere!

      s-taragentile

      Tara Gentile

      s-nisha

      Nisha Moodley

      s-renee

      Renee Airya

      s-tahani

      Tahani Aburaneh

      s-latham

      Latham Thomas

      s-lauren

      Lauren Maillian Bias

      s-susan

      Susan Bushell

      s-ali

      Alexis Neely

      s-other

      Farnoosh Torabi

      P.S. You’re probably thinking: “Wait – FREE?! That’s crazy!”

      Yep. That’s what we’ve been told.

      We’ve spent a year and over $100,000 creating the 2014 Conquer Summit. That’s right, in this case “free” doesn’t mean a lack of value at all. Here’s the back-story:

      Originally the 9 weeks was going to come with a price tag of around $999. But after having our most amazing year in business yet, we went back to one of the quotes that we use as a guiding principle in everything we do at She Takes on the World Inc:

      “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller

      Generosity and giving back is baked into our DNA as a company, so we started thinking, “What if we reinvested that profit back into our community and offered our next big course for free?” And here we are. Still a powerhouse program, but without the price tag.

      Pretty much everyone we shared this with, including our own mentors and advisers, questioned this decision. They said: “Charge the $999, or more, for all this goodness – people will never value free!”

      (We agreed to disagree, and we hope you’ll help us prove them wrong.)

      You took a leap of faith when you created your biz.

      Now, we’re taking a leap too – by investing in YOU, and your business growth.

      In exchange? We just ask that you commit 100%. Don’t just sign up because it’s free. It requires the same commitment and dedication that you would give to something you paid for.

      Show up. Participate. Do the work.

      natmac1

      This is NOT another waste-of-time, marketing-fluff-in-disguise “free summit.” You won’t be paying for access to the videos (which are television broadcast quality by the way), workbooks, transcripts, access to a private community, etc. It’s ALL included for free.

      This is the real deal.

      If you sign up for anything this fall (paid programs included) – make it The Conquer Summit 2014.

      This is an incredible opportunity that may never come along again.

      As Steve Jobs said: “Here’s to the crazy ones!”

      Are you with us?

      +
      7:00 pm
      The Conquer Summit – A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash for Ambitious Entrepreneurs @ online - sign up @ http://theconquersummit.com/
  • Nov
    13
    Thu

    1. 2014 National Women Studies Association Annual Conference: Feminist Transgressions (all-day) @ San Juan, Puerto Rico
      Nov 13 – Nov 16

      2014 NWSA Annual Conference: Feminist Transgressions
      November 13-16, 2014 • San Juan, Puerto RicoRegistration is now open.NWSA’s annual conference regularly draws more than 1,500 attendees and is the only annual meeting in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship.

      NWSA’s 2014 conference theme, Feminist Transgressions, endeavors to take up the histories, geographies, affective dimensions, and political stakes of various feminist insubordinations in the spaces they occupy: intellectual and institutional, local and global, public and intimate, by choice and under duress. Mobilizing the multivalent concept of transgression helps reframe interrogations and impositions into those locations where we labor, love, defy, resist, protest, play, create, and/or celebrate.

      Resume Review for Graduate Students

      NWSA has instituted a program specifically for graduate students going on the job market, both academic and non-academic. Students can sign up for 45-minute one-on-one meetings in which a student can bring in her/his cover letter and CV or resume and get feedback on those documents from a person employed in the field of women ‘s and gender studies. Please note that space for resume review is limited and we may turn some applicants away due to the great demand for the service. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the volunteer coordinators of the project.  To be considered, please complete this online application.

      DEADLINE Sept 15, 2014


      2014 Annual Conference Schedule
      General conference session will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 13 and the last session on Sunday, November 16 will end at  1:15 p.m.

      • The conference schedule is now available HERE.
      • To save a personal schedule, please login to nwsa.org and click “2014 Conference Schedule” in your member portal and click through to “View the Online Program”

      2014 Scheduling Information
      The 2014 General Conference will start on Thursday, November 13 at 1 p.m. 15% of the sessions will take place on the ï¬Ârst day. Nearly 30% of the conference will take place on Sunday, with the last breakout session ending at 1:15 p.m. NWSA strives to avoid subject matter conflicts to the best of our abilities. Click here to learn more about scheduling.


      Presenter Requirements
      Time Period to Meet Presenter Requirements:  April 17 – July 15
      NWSA provides 89 days to complete the presenter and moderator requirements.  Read more about the requirements and how to fulfill them.


      Keynote Address: bell hooks
      Dr. bell hooks is a noted cultural critic, commentator, and feminist, is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she has chosen the lower case pen name bell hooks, based on the names of her mother and grandmother, to emphasize the importance of the substance of her writing as opposed to who she is. Prior to accepting the Distinguished Professorship at Berea College and returning to Kentucky, bell hooks has taught at Yale, Oberlin College, and City College of New York. Educated at UC- Santa Cruz, UW- Madison and Stanford, Dr. bell hooks is the author of over thirty books, many of which have focused on issues of social class, race, and gender. In 2013, she published the award-winning poetry collection Appalachian Elegy and the critical text,Writing Beyond Race. Most recently, hooks published “Dig Deep: A Response to Lean In” which appeared as a special feature for The Feminist Wire. She continues to cultivate intellectual community dialogues by hosting dynamic events through The bell hooks Institute.


      Travel Support
      NWSA has received a generous gift from an anonymous donor to support travel grants to the NWSA conference. NWSA is working to match the gift to support the presentation of work by emerging scholars in women’s studies. Learn more and give today!

       

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    2. The Texas Conference for Women (all-day)
      Nov 13
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      The Texas Conference for Women provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of Texas women each year. The 15th annual Texas Conference for Women will be held November 13, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin. Hosted by First Lady Anita Perry, the Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development and personal growth.The non-profit, non-partisan event features inspirational keynote speakers, skill-building breakout sessions and ample opportunities to develop new relationships with other women. With sessions ranging from personal finance to health and wellness to career advancement, this unique event offers something for everyone.

      What’s the ROI?

      Attendees will have the opportunity to:
      • Connect and network with 6,000 women from across Texas
      • Find new clients, business partners and colleagues through networking opportunities
      • Learn applicable skills and tools from both nationally recognized speakers and Texas leaders
      • Build an unparalleled professional network
      • Find information and motivation to thrive in any circumstance

      At the Texas Conference for Women, you’ll learn how to:

      • Lead people and organizations to success
      • Make a successful career switch
      • Start or manage a small business
      • Deal with change
      • Market yourself
      • Communicate effectively
      • Take control of your finances
      • Manage your personal health and stress
      • Balance work/life demands
      • And much more!

      Learn more about our volunteer board members. Please join our email list or join our social networks for the latest news and announcements. Questions? Email info@txconferenceforwomen.org

      Keynotes

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      Soledad O’Brien

      is an award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer. O’Brien was the originator of “Black in America”…Read Full Bio

       

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      Shiza Shahid

      is the CEO and co-founder of the Malala Fund, the organization representing the young Pakistani activist who was shot by the Talib…Read Full Bio

       

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      Debbie Sterling

      is the founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, an award-winning toy company on a mission to “disrupt the pink aisle” with interactive co…Read Full Bio

       

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      Sheryl WuDunn

      was the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a business executive, lecturer and best-selling author.  With…Read Full Bio

       

      Agenda a Glance

      Our agenda at a glance, below, gives you a general overview of what you’ll experience in one incredible day. Scroll down to see a detailed session schedule, topics and speakers, and check back for updates.

      7:30 – 8:30 am: Registration

      8:30 – 9:45 am: Opening Keynote

      9:45 – 10:15 am: Book Signings
      10:00 – 11:00 am: Seminar Session I
      11:00 – 11:30 am: Book Signings
      11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Seminar Session II
      12:30 – 1:00 pm: Local Leader Meet-Ups; Book Signings

      1:00 – 2:45 pm: Keynote Luncheon

      2:45 – 3:30 pm: Book Signings
      2:45 – 5:00 pm: Career Pavilion
      3:00 – 4:00 pm: Local Leader Meet-Ups; Encore Workshops & Expert Exchange Sessions
      3:00 – 4:40 pm: Social Media Roundtables; Small Business Roundtables
      4:00 – 4:30 pm: Book Signings

      5:00 pm: Conference Closes

      Open All Day: Exhibit Hall


      W = Workshop
      Interactive sessions that include exercises, role plays and other activities which offer practical advice

      POE = Panel of Experts
      Led by a thought leader in the space, these sessions will offer a brief “state of the climate” followed by a sharing of best practices and lessons learned from experts in the trenches

      LP = Life Perspective
      These sessions offer a mix of advice and inspiration by sharing real life stories to offer a perspective on managing life experiences.

      Track

       

      Session 1

      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Session 2

      11:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Leadership

      Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling

      Leadership in a Multigenerational Workplace: How to Leverage Your Employees for Maximum Impact (POE)

      For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace — and sometimes it feels like they are living in four different worlds. Being able to successfully lead the Traditional Traditionalists, the Still Booming Boomers, the Xtra-Independent Gen Xers and the Tech-or-Die Gen Ys is complicated but it is critical to the success of your team and your organization. This interactive discussion will bring together a diverse mix of leaders and professionals to share best practices and lessons learned around leading a multigenerational workplace. Research and real-life experiences will offer attendees practical advice to:

      – Lead more effectively and increase productivity;
      – Improve communication and cross-generational relationships for yourself and your team;
      – Provide more effective mentoring to better develop the next generation of leaders;
      – Leverage your teams’ strengths to develop a succession plan

      Thought Leader: Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president, Women Thrive Worldwide and author, Teach a Woman to Fish

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Jane Hyun, leadership strategist and author, Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences
      2. Mandy Ginsberg, CEO, Tutor.com and former CEO, Match.com
      3. Gayle Morris, VP, Americas services, commercial, distribution, & virtual sales, Cisco

      Bridging the Cross-Gender Communication Gap to Improve your Leadership and Advance Your Position (W)

      Survey results of over 100,000 in-depth interviews of men and women executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies reveal the staggering number of false assumptions and opinions men and women have of each other, and in many ways, believe in themselves. No wonder we face such a tremendous communication gap in the workplace. What cause these misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment, and frustrations at work? Relationship and communications guru John Gray will share insight to answer these questions and identify the 8 blind spots that compel men and women to think and act as they do. Learn practical advice so you can remove the blind spots enabling men and women to work and succeed together. We will explore ways to bridge the communication gap to improve your problem solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, stress management and overall leadership effectiveness. Unlock this and advance your leadership position!

      Speaker: John Gray, best-selling author, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business

      Career Advancement

      Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement

      It’s All About a Brand New Brand YOU! Tips to Market and Promote Yourself (POE)

      Perception is reality more often than not – whether we like it or not. The most successful authors, entertainers, entrepreneurs and corporations have marketing and PR strategies to help them shine and to create the perception they want others to see. You can and should do the same. How do others perceive you? Are you happy with how others perceive you? Now is your chance to create a brand new brand for YOU! Having written marketing and publicity plans for more than 150 New York Times best-selling authors, award-winning branding expert Cindy Ratzlaff and a panel of real-life professionals will share invaluable strategies to help you create your very own publicity plan. Show your manager, your customers or your clients just how talented and invaluable you are. Attend this session and learn how to promote yourself and create a powerful message so that you stand out, get ahead and build the career you want!

      Thought Leader: Cindy Ratzlaff, brand evangelist, social media strategist, author and Forbes “Top 30 Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter”

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Sara Canaday, author, You — According to Them: Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career
      2. Amy Heirman, managing director, talent management, United Airlines
      3. Carla Piñeyro Sublett, executive director of marketing, Latin America, Dell
      4. Michelle Ruiz, entrepreneur and marketing expert

      Host: Vandana Singh, executive director, global customer experience and programs, Dell

      Inside High Tech Culture: How to Belong Without Giving Up Your Values. (POE)

      Technology and innovation play a pivotal role in our economy, yet men continue to dominate this profession. Why does this industry fail to attract and retain women? And for the women who work in this world, what are the barriers they face when trying to fit in? In this inspirational session, Industry leaders will answer these questions and share their strategies for success around how they maintain their values in a workplace where they may not see eye to eye with their colleagues.

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Kimberly Bryant, Founder, Black Girls Code
      2. Debbie Sterling, founder, GoldieBlox
      3. Renee Mitchell, VP, global distribution sales, Freescale

      Host: Karen Rapp, CIO, Freescale

      Emerging Professionals

      Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce

      The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently (W)

      The act of generating something new, useful and even disruptive is a fundamental capacity in all of us. Organizations today are experiencing creative tension—having to balance information overload with increasing pressure to do more, faster, with less. Innovation and thinking differently doesn’t need to be intimidating, foreign, misunderstood or overly complex. This session will explore how you can use visual and game thinking to unlock your power to think differently, innovate and ultimately be empowered to make quicker and smarter decisions in the workplace. This interactive workshop will teach you how to:

      – Understand what innovation is and what ingredients are necessary for it to emerge;
      – Integrate visual literacy and visual thinking into the process of innovation;
      – Apply simple, user-friendly techniques and games to break habitual thinking patterns; and
      – Better articulate ideas to the right people clearly, rapidly and memorably

      Speaker: Sunni Brown, creator, The Doodle Revolution and namedFast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” and “10 Most Creative People on Twitter”

      Secrets for Winning at Work: The Handbook for Emerging Professionals and Career Success (W)

      It’s not easy entering the workforce today. For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace—and sometimes it feels like they are living in four different worlds. How can young professionals navigate through the Traditional Traditionalists, the Still Booming Boomers, the Xtra-Independent Gen Xers and your own generation, the Tech-or-Die Gen Ys? Millennial expert Jessica Bacal and seasoned veteran Kate Whitewill use real-world examples to teach you how to navigate the workforce in a language that is friendly, current and actionable. Designed for Millennial generation professionals, this session will help you create a personal action plan for career success. We will explore:

      – Potential points of conflict at work and how to handle;
      – Strategies to master the art of cross-generational communication;
      – Building a positive relationship with your manager;
      – How to accept constructive feedback; and
      – Ways to obtain and create the career opportunities you want/need

      Speakers: Jessica Bacal, author, Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong; Kate White, author, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This and former editor in chief, Cosmopolitan

      Host: Lori L. Sussman, chief of staff & senior director, Americas services strategy & planning, Cisco

      Transitions

      Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions

      Transitions and Risk Taking: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave (POE)

      Are you looking to start a second career but nervous about what to do? Have you been in finance for a decade and scared to change industries but desperately need a change? Do you want to retire but fear the uncertainty of the extra hours in a day? Are you scared to leave the stability of corporate America to fulfill your inner entrepreneur? Have you taken years off to care for your family and worry about reentering and managing the demands of a fast-paced workplace? Are you scared of heights but desperately want to rock climb? Taking risks and stepping outside of your comfort zone can be stressful, challenging and downright scary! Fear isn’t an end point though; it’s a point of entry to a life of incomparable joy. This panel of women will share their experiences and lessons learned while becoming brave. Attendees will leave with practical advice for overcoming their fears, taking risks and successfully taking the plunge and making a transition personally or professionally.

      Thought Leader: Patty Chang Anker, author, Some Nerve

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Debbie Jones, founder, French Laundry, NC
      2. Cathy Kangas, founder, PRAI
      3. Leticia Watts, Americas Region LSC Finance Manager – Lubricants, Shell
      4. Stacy Zoern, founder, Kenguru and Community Cars

      Quieting Your Inner Critic So You Can Play Big (LP)

      What sabotages most women from realizing their true potential? Fear mixed with self-doubt. Don’t let a lack of confidence or doubt stand in your way of making a change or diving into a new journey. With so many external factors out of your control, it is important to control the things you can. Emotions play an integral role in your ability to transition. This session will teach you how to manage your inner critic to access and convey greater confidence. Attendees will walk away with:

      – Simple tools to use immediately to reduce the negative impact of self-doubt;
      – Strategies to quiet your “inner critic”;
      – Ways to become comfortable taking bold action in the workplace and in the world – and ready to make your next big move!

      Speaker: Tara Sophia Mohr, founder and creator, Playing Big

      Health & Wellness

      Offering strategies for managing and improving your physical, mental and emotional well being

      Minimizing Stress, Anxiety and Depression for Maximum Happiness (POE)

      Stress, depression and anxiety may not sound as scary as other life-threatening diseases, but they can be as detrimental and dangerous to your health. The effects take a toll on one’s mental and physical well-being – not to mention impact our ability to succeed personally and professionally. In a world that is fast-paced, constantly changing and always connected (overly-connected) it is unrealistic to eliminate them all together. This session will help you identify symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety. Featuring health, wellness and workplace experts we will explore ways in which we can minimize stress and better manage our energy, thoughts and time in a more positive way. Together we will learn how psychology, mindfulness, sleep, nutrition and exercise all contribute to creating a happier and more success life.

      Thought Leader: Cynthia Ackrill, M.D., president, WellSpark, Stress Management

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Dr. Lawana Gladney, author, If You’re In the Driver’s Seat, Why Are You Lost?
      2. Katherine Anderson, national director, Naturopathic Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

      Host: Pam LeBlanc, City Fit columnist, Austin American-Statesman

      Aging Gracefully: Making the Most of your Time

      What can you expect as you hit midlife? In this session, best-selling author and expert on aging Abigail Trafford will explore this stage of the lifecycle. Sharing research and real-life stories, Trafford will provide practical advice for managing the emotional and physical aspects of aging including: health, wellness, financial planning, retirement/career and depression to name a few.

      Speaker: Abigail Traffordauthor, My Time, and journalist

      Personal Development

      Offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace

      Quieting Your Inner Critic So You Can Play Big (LP)

      What sabotages most women from realizing their true potential? Fear mixed with self-doubt. Don’t let a lack of confidence or doubt stand in your way of making a change or diving into a new journey. With so many external factors out of your control, it is important to control the things you can. Emotions play an integral role in your ability to transition. This session will teach you how to manage your inner critic to access and convey greater confidence. Attendees will walk away with:

      – Simple tools to use immediately to reduce the negative impact of self-doubt;
      – Strategies to quiet your “inner critic”;
      – Ways to become comfortable taking bold action in the workplace and in the world – and ready to make your next big move!

      Speaker: Tara Sophia Mohr, founder and creator, Playing Big

      Survival Strategies in a “Lean In” World: Real People, Real Stories, Real Solutions (POE)

      In a world that has become increasingly faster-paced, over-connected and with no boundaries, the notion of balance is insane and impossible to achieve. Rather than attempt the impossible, this session will offer a blend of practical advice and inspiration to attain a new equilibrium, redefine your goals and priorities and try to attain some sanity. Whether you are grappling with motherhood, caring for elderly parents, managing the abyss of a home, or all of the above, this session lead Joan Williams, a leading expert on this issue, will offer you some levity, humor, real stories and great tips from real women for managing the day-to-day chaos of life!

      Thought Leader: Joan Williams, author, What Works for Women at Work

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Katrina Alcorn, author, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink
      2. Gail Sheehy, author, Passages
      3. Kerri Zane, single mom and lifestyle expert

      Host: Jane Gasdaska, general manager, U.S. Product Supply and Distribution, Phillips 66

      Personal Development

      Offering advice for maximizing your relationships and reaching your personal goals outside of the workplace

      Goals with Soul: The Most Effective Approach to Life Planning and Creating Success on Your Terms (LP)

      Your bucket list. Quarterly objectives. Strategic plans. Big dreams. Goals. Lots of goals and plans to achieve those goals – no matter what. Does this sound like you? What we don’t realize is that often times we are not chasing the goal itself, we are actually chasing thefeeling that we hope to get when we achieve that goal.We are living in an upside down world with the procedures of the achievement upside down – and as a result we are burning out! We go after what we want to have, get or accomplish, and we hope that we’ll be fulfilled when we get there. It’s backwards. And it’s burning us out. This session will help you get clear on how you actually want to feel in your life and then provide you with tools to create some “Goals with Soul”? Guru Danielle LaPorte will offer insight and advice to turn the concept of ambition inside out and will help you:

      – Learn why easing up on your expectations actually liberates you to reach your goals;
      – Identify your “core desired feelings” in the every life domain: livelihood & lifestyle, body & wellness, creativity & learning, relationships & society and essence & spirituality; and
      – Create practical “Goals with Soul” to generate your core desired feelings.

      Speaker: Danielle LaPorte, creator, The Desire Map and The Fire Starter Sessions

      Host: Heather White, morning host, 98.1 KVET

      How to Become the Social Entrepreneur of Your Life: Doing Well By Doing Good

      Are you passionate about changing the world? Are you looking for ways to channel your innovation and impact change? Are you eager to make a difference in your community and around the globe beyond your day job? This session will offer you the practical how-to advice and the inspiration to make your mark and have a positive social impact around the issues and causes close to your heart. Whether you are looking to volunteer or get involved, seeking ways to drive social responsibility within your organization or start a socially entrepreneurial endeavor this session is for you. With pioneers from the front-lines, this dynamic discussion will illustrate the incredibly powerful aggregate social impact that can happen when we all do our part to make the world a better place. Together we will explore how you can:

      – Leverage your professional skills and overall strengths to make a difference in the non-profit world;
      – Positively affect what is in your own backyard by thinking globally and not just locally;
      – Invest in girls to become advocates and change-makers in their communities globally; and
      – Become smarter shoppers by supporting organizations who give back as a part of their core mission

      Thought Leader: Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer-prize winner and best-selling co-author, Half the Sky

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Jenny Bowen, founder and CEO, Half the Sky
      2. Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president, Women Thrive Worldwide and author, Teach a Woman to Fish
      3. Shiza Shahid, co-founder, Malala Fund

      Young Women’s Program

      Designed for high school junior and senior girls

      Turning Your Dream into Reality (POE)

      How do you take your great idea and turn it into reality? The real-life experiences of these panelists will help attendees learn how to launch your idea, the technology needed, the unavoidable mistakes, how to get help when you need it and how to establish a line of credit to finance it.

      Thought leader: Jessica Bacal, author, Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong

      Panel of Experts:
      1. Kimberly Bryant, founder, Black Girls Code
      2. Megan Grassell, founder, YellowBerry
      3. Claudia Pillow, Ph.D., chief nutrition officer, Hail Merry

      I AM THAT GIRL: Empowering Your Everyday Life

      Every day, we are bombarded with messages that lead us to question who we are. Meet Alexis Jones, founder of I AM THAT GIRL, which advises young women to be the best version of each of us. In this inspirational and interactive session, attendees will learn how to collaborate instead of compete and contribute as much as they consume, so they can better navigate the world.

      Speaker: Alexis Jones, author and founder, I AM THAT GIRL

      Track

       

      Session 3

      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Leadership

      Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling

      ENCORE – Bridging the Cross-Gender Communication Gap to Improve your Leadership and Advance Your Position (W)

      Survey results of over 100,000 in-depth interviews of men and women executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies reveal the staggering number of false assumptions and opinions men and women have of each other, and in many ways, believe in themselves. No wonder we face such a tremendous communication gap in the workplace. What cause these misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment, and frustrations at work? Relationship and communications guru John Gray will share insight to answer these questions and identify the 8 blind spots that compel men and women to think and act as they do. Learn practical advice so you can remove the blind spots enabling men and women to work and succeed together. We will explore ways to bridge the communication gap to improve your problem solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, stress management and overall leadership effectiveness. Unlock this and advance your leadership position!

      Speaker: John Gray, best-selling author, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business

       

       

      Transitions

      Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions

      Flex: Strategies for Thriving in a Multicultural and Multigenerational Workplace

      “Flexing” is the art of switching between leadership styles to more effectively work and engage people who are different from you. The workplace is growing increasingly multicultural, female and younger. As today’s leaders you must be able to navigate this diverse work environment. Yet, because cultural differences can be invisible or difficult to spot, we may not pick up on subtle nuances that we encounter daily. Internationally renowned executive coach and leadership strategist Jane Hyun will share practical advice for building trust and connecting with those who are different than us to create innovative solutions at work and achieve greater outcomes in life. Attend this interactive session to:

      – Understand the Power Gap, the dimension you need to master;

      – Flex your style by stretching how you work and communicate with others and learn how to leverage differences;

      – Bridge the Gap with more effective communication and practical feedback tools; and

      – Multiply the effect, by teaching these skills to others

      Speaker: Jane Hyun, leadership strategist and author, Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences

      Expert Exchange

      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Style in the Workplace

      Speaker: Kate White, former editor in chief, Cosmopolitan and New York Times bestselling author
      It is proven that when you look good and put yourself together, you not only feel good but you are more productive and successful. Former Cosmopolitan editor Kate White will provide you with practical tips (that work with any budget) for creating your own personal style in the workplace. She will also explore the true of essence of style beyond what you wear and how that can make a tremendous impact on your career.

      Claiming Happiness

      Speakers: Cindy Ratzlaff, brand evangelist, social media strategist, author and Forbes “Top 30 Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter” and Kathy Kinney, actress and producer. Co-authors, Queen of Your Own Life
      If you’ve been struggling to find the happiness you deserve, then this is the session for you. Kathy Kinney (best known as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show) and Cindy Ratzlaff (marketing genius behind the launch of The South Beach Diet) have been best friends for more than thirty years, and have helped each other navigate the ups and downs of their lives with humor and grace. In this entertaining and inspiring session, they will offer easy step-by-step actions to blast away at the societal preconceived notions of happiness and share the tried-and-true techniques they call “the seven best gifts a woman can give herself.”

      From 0 to Tech in 30 Days

      Speakers: Deborah Carter, senior manager, operations, Open Cloud Academy, Rackspace; Kim Tryce, manager, operations, product integration engineering, Rackspace

      How to Have a Better Day at Work: Sound Sleep, Reduced Stress, Stronger Immunity

      Speaker: Katherine Anderson, national director, Naturopathic Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

      We’ve all had those days at work where we feel very unproductive because we haven’t slept well, have an excessive amount of stress or are not feeling 100%. Katherine Anderson will tell us her tips on how to avoid having those days and head off to work feeling strong and better able to handle the challenges that come our way, which will lead is to increased productivity. No matter the number of balls you need to keep in the air at work and home, this session will help insure you’re always bringing your “A” game.

      Inclusive Leadership as a Competitive Advantage

      Moderator: Heather Lawley, senior strategist, global inclusion & diversity, Cisco

      Speakers: Steve Cox, senior director, Americas services field marketing; Debbie Dunnam, SVP, worldwide services sales, Cisco; Gayle Morris, VP, Americas services, commercial, distribution, & virtual sales, Cisco; Lori L. Sussman, chief of staff & senior director, Americas services strategy & planning, Cisco; Steve Yager, VP, Americas region technical services, Cisco
      The world of work is changing rapidly where organizations are global, hyper-connected, less hierarchical, and ideas can come from anywhere. Great leadership is critical to effectively navigate this ever-evolving landscape, and inclusive leadership has the power to drive competitive advantage. Learn how to leverage your diverse perspective along with those in your organization, to role model inclusive behaviors and enable collaboration, driving greater employee engagement, innovation, and ultimately business impact.

      Smoking Cessation

      Health & Wellness Pavilion Stage Sessions

      (all day)

      8:00 am – 8:15 am: Top Supplements for Women

      Speaker: Katherine Anderson, national director, Naturopathic Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

      Katherine Anderson will provide an overview of top supplements for women, including fish oil, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, black cohosh and probiotics. Each of these supplements has strong indications for women’s health in both managing common symptoms and thinking ahead with preventative maintenance.

      8:15 am: ASK THE EXPERTS…

      Meet the speaker from Cancer Treatment Centers of America in the Health & Wellness Pavilion to continue the dialogue and ask questions in a more intimate 1:1 setting.

      3:20 pm – 4:30 pm: Fitness Through Dance

      Speaker and Instructor: Louis van Amstel, Emmy-nominated, Dancing with the Stars choreographer and three-time World Dance Champion

      Join Emmy-nominated “Dancing with the Stars” choreographer and three-time World Dance Champion Louis van Amstel for a fun and energetic fitness class. Louisis the creator of the La Blast series, a partner-free dance-based workout where attendees will learn to dance, get fit and most importantly, have fun. Come ready to sweat!

      4:30 pm: RAFFLE DRAWING

      Social Media Roundtables

      3:00 pm – 4:40 pm

      Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a focused and specific social media topic. Roundtables are discussion-based and will not feature a formal presentation. We encourage attendees to come with questions. Each roundtable will be offered a total of three times to allow attendees the opportunity to participate in multiple discussions on different topics.

      Roundtables will take place at the following times within the Pavilion area:

      3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      3:35 pm – 4:05 pm

      4:10 pm – 4:40 pm

      Roundtable 1: Finding Your Social Media Champions

      Speaker: Sheila Scarborough, co-founder, Tourism Currents

      When used properly, social media can be an effective tool for spreading the word about you or your business.  Sheila Scarborough will explain how having an army of social media champions can help your marketing efforts. Attendees will learn how to network to find the potential champions, how to evaluate their skills to learn what level they will participate and which ones will be most effective in spreading the word, and how to help them help you.

      Roundtables 2 & 3: Who Gives a Tweet? Twitter 101/ Who Gives a Tweet? Twitter 201

      Speaker: Christina Linnell, small business social media consultant
      Sandra Hernandez, SandraSays.com

      This discussion will explore why and how Twitter is relevant for everyone and every business. Whether you are new to Twitter and choose the 101 session or have some experience, but want to take it further, and go the 201 route, attendees will learn how to make Twitter more rewarding. Best practices will be shared for increasing and influencing your followers to align with your objectives and goals. Be sure to bring your smart phone so you can practice and tweet live!

      Roundtable 4: How to Use Facebook to Market Yourself & Your Business

      Speaker:  Jen Smith, social media consultant

      Facebook is a great way to connect with friends old and new, but it also can be utilized way beyond sharing posts about your kids and what you had for dinner. Facebook can be used as a powerful resource to market yourself and your business. Attend this interactive discussion to learn how to: join groups that fit with your likes and career; participate in conversations; create a group that fits the target audience you want to reach and valuable tips for searching for connections to market your skills and your business.

      Roundtables 5 & 6: How to Maximize Your LinkedIn Presence (2)

      Speaker: Jill Sciarillo, senior recruiter, Rackspace
      Speaker: Corinne Weisgerber, Ph.D., associate professor of communication, St. Edward’s University

      How do you whip your LinkedIn profile into shape, making it stand out from the rest? Attend this roundtable and learn how to create a compelling headline, use the right keywords, and navigate endorsements and recommendations, among many other strategies for success. 

      Roundtable 7: Communicating Your Brand through Social Media

      Speaker: Elizabeth Jurewicz, social media specialist, Rackspace

      Online marketing content needs to be exactly as short / long as it needs to be to include everything you and your readers need to know, and not one word or minute more or less and published where you will gain maximum exposure and interaction with potential customers as often as your audience will tolerate and you can consistently sustain. This session covers the HOW to accomplish all of this. Together we will cover: Content length; Content format; and Content publishing platforms.

      Roundtable 8: Social Media at Mid-Life: A Crash Course to Learn the Basics

      Speaker: Cathy Benavides, social media consultant

      Are you new to the social media space and not even sure how and where to get started? Attend this roundtable to learn the basics and embark on your journey to becoming more socially savvy. We will explore how you can be more comfortable joining the conversation in the digital age. You will learn about the basics, and leave with some simple – and fun –tools and tactics to help you better navigate and communicate in the online world. From Twitter, to Instagram, to Pinterest and Facebook you will be ready to tackle the social media world!

      Roundtables 9 & 10: Marketing your Business Online (2)

      Speakers: Emily Bell, CEO, After Interactive
      Veronica Morales, founder & CEO, The Social Being

      Here’s the fact: women who get and leverage online marketing have the highest profits, the best customers and a business that makes money 24/7. At this roundtable, our experts will show you, step-by-step, how to package, position and sell your products and services using modern tools of online entrepreneurship. 

      Roundtable 11: Marketing Your Blog

      Speaker: Amanda Quraishi, blogger

      Do you have a passion and want to write about it? This discussion will help you channel that passion and learn the basics of blogging.  Amanda Quraishi, award-winning blogger and social media expert, shares practical strategies for taking your blog to the next level so you can not only follow your passions, but can turn it into a career (and maybe even make a paycheck doing it)! 

      Roundtables 12 & 13: Using Social Media to Advocate for your Cause

      Speaker: Karen Walrond, speaker, author and photographer
      Speaker: Patti Rogers, founder, Rallyhood

      Social media offers tremendous reach with little investment. It can be used to make the world a better place by making others aware of social causes and efforts that are near and dear to your heart. Whether you’re a nonprofit or a for-profit organization, this roundtable will show you how you can successfully use social media for awareness of your cause, fundraising, community growth, engagement and more. We will explore: which tools are most effective; how to create a solid campaign and call to action; ways to create impactful messaging and attract followers and much more.

      Roundtable 14: Keeping it Real: Remaining True to Yourself Online

      Speaker: Virginia Woodruff, founder, Great Moments in Parenting

      While building your social media presence–personally or as a brand–it’s easy to fall in with whatever is current and viral, but later find you’ve lost sight of your original mission. How do you build popularity in social media outlets without merely following trends? How do you diffuse the hot tempers in an online discussion without compromising your own values? And how do you provide consistently readable content that remains personal, not merely promotional? Attend this session to find out!

      Roundtable 15: Pinterest

      If you’re not using Pinterest in your marketing efforts, now is the time. Pinterest drives 7% of global traffic referrals – essentially 7% of the billions of clicks every day come from Pinterest pins. Attend this roundtable to learn about the power of Pinterest for marketing. You will learn the skills and strategies for understanding what kinds of pins go viral, how to curate unique content, the best way to cross-promote, and strategies for successful collaboration and monetization.

      Small Business Roundtables

      3:00 pm – 4:40 pm

      Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around focused and specific topics within the small business and entrepreneurial space. Roundtables are discussion based and will not feature a formal presentation. We encourage attendees to come with questions. Each roundtable will be offered a total of three times to allow attendees the opportunity to participate in multiple discussions on different topics.

      Roundtables will take place at the following times:

      3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      3:35 pm – 4:05 pm

      4:10 pm – 4:40 pm

      Roundtable 1: Developing a Strong Pipeline of Clients and Customers

      Speaker: Michelle Breyer, president & co-founder, Texture Media

      You need to differentiate yourself from the competition and often the only way to do so is to develop a strong relationship with the buyer.  Michelle Breyer, founder of Texture Media, will share her insights into how to develop those relationships, make sure their needs come first and then maintain that strong connection so that your clients and customers don’t hesitate to recommend you and use your services again.

      Roundtable 2: Small Business Marketing Strategies

      Speaker: Becky Arreaga, president and partner, Mercury Mambo

      Small business owners are consumed by the business of their businesses, with little time, money or expertise to devote to marketing. Just because you build a better mousetrap doesn’t mean the world will beat a path to your door. So, how do you get started? Attend this roundtable and learn if the biggest bang for your buck is social media, guerilla marketing or something else altogether. You will learn not only which tool to use for your business but how to know what’s working.

      Roundtable 3: Communicating Your Brand

      Speaker: Sara Canaday, author, You — According to Them: Uncovering the Blind Spots That Impact Your Reputation and Your Career

      How often do others ask what you do? Do you stumble when answering? Do you wish you knew exactly what to say? You never know who is going to ask and if that person could be your next investor or customer. Attend this roundtable to learn how to craft a compelling, concise and effective message about who you are and what you do–whether it’s writing an email or speaking to someone face-to-face. Walk away with practical tips and newfound confidence to communicate with potential clients, colleagues, partners or anyone whom you want to impress. Take your business to the next level!

      Roundtable 4: Marketing to Women

      Speaker: Jeanne Corrigan, founder, Mosaic Insight Group

      We all know how important marketing is to your business’ success. But, how do you market specifically to women? From customer service to storytelling and contest promotions, a woman is very brand loyal and can be an enthusiastic brand ambassador to her friends, family and colleagues if given the right tools.  Jeanne Corrigan, founder of Mosiac Insight Group, which has a niche in women’s marketing, will share her insight and experience in to how to make this connection happen so that your customers are eventually doing your marketing for you. 

      Roundtable 5: Raising Capital

      Speaker: Jan Ryan, founder, Women@Austin

      Launching a business offers many challenges, but, raising capital can often be the most daunting and intimidating challenge of all. It can make the difference between your idea taking off or never going anywhere.  Jan Ryan, a veteran of the tech industry, will share how entrepreneurs can identify different sources of funding to find the one that is most compatible with their business’ needs, and then go out and make it happen.

      Roundtable 6: Social Entrepreneurism: How to Build a Business that Gives Back

      Speaker: Fayruz Benyousef, founder and principal, Fayruz Benyousef Counsulting

      TOMS Shoes is a pioneer having been one of the first inspired to create a philanthropic for-profit business that also created and sustained social value – and wasn’t reliant solely on donations. Today, eight years later, social entrepreneurism is on the rise causing lots of Gen X and Gen Y entrepreneurs to think about business in a different way – beyond just basic business principles and focused on ways to give back to the greater community. This roundtable will offer practical how-to advice and inspiration for building a business model that makes money and also has a positive social impact and return to society. Attendees will learn: how to select a cause that is relevant and aligns with your passion, how best to serve them, and how to identify partnerships and collaborations that would be critical to developing your business model and achieving success.

      Roundtable 7: Business Plan: A Roadmap to Success

      Speaker: Alison Brushaber, chief product officer, Hail Merry

      Businesses don’t plan to fail; they just fail to plan. For an expiring entrepreneur the business plan helps you determine if you have a viable business idea. For an existing business, it provides you, your staff and key stakeholders your roadmap for success. This roundtable will help you to define your business, identify your customers, understand your financing needs and decide where and how you will operate.  You will learn the basic outline of the contents of a business plan.

      Roundtable 8: Converting Online Visitors Into Customers

      Speaker: Holly Reisem Hanna, founder, The Work at Home Woman

      Converting potential customers into buying customers is the ticket to online success. Even if you get steady visitors to your website, what steps are needed to make sure a purchase takes place? Holly Reisem Hanna has created an online business that was named in 2012 and 2013 by Forbes magazine as one of the “top websites for your career.” She will share her strategies for getting your target audience hooked onto your website AND making a purchase.

      Roundtable 9: Taking Your Idea from Concept to Market

      Speaker: Laura LeMond, founder, Mosaic Blankets

      How do you turn your concept or idea into a business or brand that is ready to command market share? In this roundtable discussion, learn from a marketing and branding maven who has successfully brought her product to market. Learn what it takes to compete in a discount-obsessed market and create the brand loyalty you need to capture market-share fueled with actionable takeaways.

      Roundtable 10: Savvy Selling

      Speaker: Cindy Goldsberry, managing partner, ZFactor Group, and author, ZFactor Sales Acceleration

      How do you accelerate the growth of your company’s revenue? Cindy Goldsberry spent 30 years developing and implementing strategies for business growth and will share her insights for how to increase your sales without expending additional resources. Attendees will learn how to create a sales game plan that utilizes your current team and resources, but will maximize profits.

      Local Leaders

      12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to get one-on-one advice from some of Austin’s leading women by asking a question about your career and community. Local Leaders will be available to meet in the exhibit hall within the community corner during designated networking breaks. You do not need to sign up in advance – first-come-first served and we have plenty of time to get your questions answered!

      12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

      1. Karen Walrond, speaker, author and photographer

      2. Michelle Breyer, president & co-founder, Texture Media

      3. Lila Igram, founder, ConnectHer

      4. Patti Rogers, founder, Rallyhood

      5. Alison Brushaber, chief product officer, Hail Merry

      6. Becky Arreaga, president and partner, Mercury Mambo

      7. Jan Ryan, founder, Women@Austin

      3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      1. Stacy Zoern, founder, Kenguru and Community Cars

      2. Dr. Lawana Gladney, author, If You’re In the Driver’s Seat, Why Are You Lost?

      3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      1. Gayle Reaume, founder and CEO, Moolahu

       

      To register and for more information, click here.

       

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    3. Tech Cocktail’s DC All Star Startup Showcase sponsored by Vornado @ Crystal Tech Fund
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      If you have a passion for innovation and technology, Tech Cocktail’s All Star Startup Showcase is for you.  This mixer is like all networking events except fun- like a party, but business-oriented or like a pitch series, but informal and fast-paced.

      Prices vary. For more information, click here.

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  • Nov
    14
    Fri

    1. Lawrence and Schiller Workshop @ Lawrence & Schiller
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      L&S Workshop

      The Lawrence & Schiller Workshop is a free program for students who want to learn about advertising careers, network with professionals, job shadow, and more.

      Click here to find out more information and sign up!

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  • Nov
    15
    Sat

    1. SheChef’s Women Mean Business Conference @ MIST Harlem
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Learn, Connect & Build

      SheChef’s Women Mean Business (WMB) conference is the meeting of minds of entrepreneurial women who are ready to take their businesses or business ideas to the next level. 

      The WMB conference will provide group mentoring by way of workshops and panel discussions that will focus on techniques, business advice and guidance given by industry experts and proven successful entrepreneurs.

       Click HERE, to purchase tickets.

       

      Meet our panel of phenomenal women entrepreneurs  

      Anu Prestonia is an acclaimed beauty-industry innovator specializing in natural hair care. For decades now she has helped to popularize artistic natural hairstyling in the United States and abroad. Anu founded the internationally known Khamit Kinks a natural hair-care salon, whose emphasis on the health of their client’s hair has always a guiding principle. In keeping with the foundation of healthy options for the whole person, Anu launched her line of natural hair and body care products, Anu Essentials in the summer of 2012. The Anu Essentials product line is an outgrowth of Anu’s passion for the beauty and power of essences created by nature.

       
      Tionna Smalls is an author/TV personality from Brooklyn, NY. She wrote her first book about relationships at the age of 22. Sending in a letter about her book helped her get her first paid writing job at Gawker Media as a relationship columnist. In 2010, Tionna became a TV personality when she joined Chilli, of pop group TLC, in her quest to find love on Vh1′s What Chilli Wants. Tionna got her own show on MTV in 2013, entitled Girl Get Your Mind Right!, based on her first book. Tionna currently has an online radio show called Tionna Talks and she is the owner of the popular plus-size boutique Tasty
       
      Much lauded new kid on the hospitality executive block, restaurateur Nicole Ponseca began her career as an advertising executive for Saatchi & Saatchi Euro RSCG. Working on lifestyle brands, it was in her early days when Nicole realized her passion for Filipino cuisine. Since Nicole opened Maharlika in 2011, the Restaurant Group has made its imprint on New York’s culinary scene as a Filipino trendsetter recognized by critics and top publications.
       

      Asha Tarry is a licensed Mental Health Specialist with 14 years of experience in the mental health field. Her professional work includes outpatient mental health psychotherapy, home care, medical Social Work and discharge planning. She is the owner of a mental health consulting company, Behavioral Health Consulting Services, which provides mental health consultation, evaluation and referral to adults 18 years and older and geriatric clients. Asha also consults on special projects involving mental health awareness and education. 

       
       

      Saukok Chu Tiampo is Founder and Creative Director of curated lifestyle websites REVEL and Professionelle. A curated web destination for the modern wedding, REVEL served as a unique e-commerce resource for over 500,000 brides-to-be. Professionelle curates chic and instantly shoppable fashion for women in the workplace. Her role is making an idea a reality. She’s an expert at creative direction, site design, digital user experience, social media implementation, strategic partnerships, and most importantly, how to inspire a creative team to create crave-able content. 

      Teresa Scott’s love of the sweat science along with her total body transformation led to leaving her 18 year career in publishing, and choosing her mission of opening women-only boxing gyms to empower females through the sport of boxing. Teresa is a personal motivational boxing coach, and has trained over 1,000 women, girls, and celebrities of all ages and fitness levels. 
       
       
       
      Honored as the 2014 “Nutrition Hero” by Food & Nutrition Magazine, Tambra Raye is an inspiring speaker, nutrition justice advocate, and consultant. The award-winning Tufts-trained health communicator has emerged as a media source for NBC’s The Grio, WHUR-FM, Huff Post, Washington Post, Sirius XM Radio, NBC Nightly News, BET.com, TheRoot.com, and New America Media.
      As the founder of NATIVSOL KITCHEN, she was shortlisted by the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation as a Young African Leaders Summit delegate in Ethiopia during the African Union Summit to speak on youth employment in Africa related to food security and agriculture.

       

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  • Nov
    17
    Mon

    1. “Happiness is ?” – Monthly Women’s Workshop @ Marcello's Father & Son
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Ladies,

      Please join us for another inspiring workshop with our guest speaker, Dorothy Dalkiewicz, who will teach us how to embrace life’s challenges and come out on top. Together we will participate in uplifiting activities, learn how to live a more positive and healthy lifestyle, and enjoy an empowering and thought provoking presentation.

      Speaker Info:

      Dorothy Falkiewicz was born and raised in Poland and came the U.S. at the age of 17. As a young woman, who found herself in a completely new environment, Dorothy saw opportunity and growth. After learning a new language and getting an education, Dorothy began her career working for major financial corporations and real estate. Not fulfilled, Dorothy founded VIP Advertising and Promotions over 5 years ago and is now a successful and happy business owner and single mom of 3 boys.

      Today, she runs a successful marketing company and is involved in several charities, giving back whenever she can.

      Title of Workshop:

      “Happiness is ?: Learning how to Embrace Life’s Challenges”

      In this workshop, you will learn:

      1. How to embrace life’s major challenges in order to reach your goals
      2. Busy life vs. productive life – happy life?
      3. Importance of balance and self care in daily living
       

       

      Come join us Monday, November 17, 2014

      Register here.

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  • Nov
    19
    Wed

    1. Ms. Awards Luncheon 2014 @ National Press Club
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      VIP Reception, 1st Amendment Room—11:00am

      Luncheon, Ballroom—12:00pm–2:00pm

      Please join:

      Ms. founding editor, Gloria Steinem, publisher Eleanor Smeal, executive editor Katherine Spillar, together with many of the current and founding Ms. editors, publishers, staff and contributors to celebrate. Your sponsorshup helps ensure Ms. remains a trusted sourse of news and analysis, ideas and inspiration for feminists—here and worldwide—for many years to come.

      For more information, click here.

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    2. The Vaz Fashion & Beauty Affair @ The Society Room
      4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      You are invited to The Vaz Fashion & Beauty Affair, A Winter Wonderland of your most fashionable dreams !

      Enjoy an evening of shopping, pampering, socializing & entertainment while *raising money for ALS !

      Experience the fashion showcases from Vice Versa Boutique, Vintage Chic (more to be added). Shop & sample from over 40 vendors in unique fashion & beauty and other fabulous products. **Sample Moneta Moments, Nora Cupcakes, Agave Restaurant, Wood’n Tap & Scatz Restaurant & Lounge (food will also be available for purchase ) **Goodies from Zico CoCo Water, Honest Tea, Nubian Heritage. Complimentary Psychic readings from The Clearest “U” & Henna from Henna Dancer (tips appreciated)

      *Partial proceeds of ticket sales & 100% of raffle proceeds are donated to  ALS, Ct Chapter (in memory of Melissa “Lisa” Prince) Items donated by Vice Versa Boutique, Wood ‘N Tap  & more If you would like to donate to raffle please emaill: info@vazinfo.com

      **while supplies last, for in-kind donations or sponsorship availability please email info@vazinfo.com

      A night to celebrate you!

      Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale !

      Purchase tickets here!

       

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    3. Millennial Women in Tech: A Roundtable Discussion @ CHIEF, 3rd Floor
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Calling all millennials!

      Please join us for “Millennial Women in Tech: A Roundtable Discussion“.

      An event bringing together young women professionals in the DC-metro area to discuss their experiences in the tech space. Speakers and audience members will discuss in depth the unique issues facing their gender and generation.

      The exciting first discussion session will cover…

      • How the tech industry supports female millennials
      • How millennials can find resources to develop their tech skills
      • How to find important career and business mentors
      • How to effectively network in DC

      After a short break, the illuminating second session will cover:

      • How can professional organizations & nonprofit orgs help millennials
      • How nonprofit orgs can find millennial women in tech and get them involved
      • How millennials can leverage their passions towards volunteering

      Both sessions will be moderated by Chasity Cooper, a digital strategist who blogs about the issues facing millennials and who was recently named “30 Viral Voices Under 30” by The Root.

      Speakers include (Bios below):

      Marissa Jennings, CEO Founder, SOCIALgrlz
      Babs Lee, CEO Founder, Kilo
      Sherry Williams, CEO Founder, Her Way
      Ashley Holtz, Software Engineer, Technology Consultant, KPMG LLP
      Latesha Goodman, Analyst, PEO Defense Healthcare Management System (DHMS)
      Ann Harris, Community Manager and Social Media Strategist, Southern Social Marketing
      Vienna Mbagaya, Founder of The Invisible Neighbors Project
      Kaitlin Carpenter, Marketing Strategist, Rock Creek Strategic Marketing

      For those of us who are NOT millennial, this is a great opportunity to learn more about this generation and their approaches to careers, business and tech!

      The fantastic roundtable will be followed by a wine & beer mixer.

      Click here to register.

      Speaker Bios

       

      Chasity Cooper

      Chasity Cooper is a communications and public relations professional who specializes in digital media strategy for non-profit and education advocacy organizations. In addition to managing her clients’ online presence, she also runs her own self-titled blog geared toward helping millennials find where their passion meets their purpose. Originally from Chicago, Chasity moved to The District three years ago after she graduated from The Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

      Marissa Jennings

      Marissa Jennings is Chief Executive Officer of SOCIALgrlz, LLC. It is the first mobile, web publishing company for African American girls. Ms. Jennings is a visionary leader committed to fulfilling her passion and life mission – to improve and empower the lives of African-American girls through technology – especially those in poverty and living in urban communities. Ms. Jennings is a proud graduate of Bennett College for Women and received her Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University.

      Babs Lee

      Babs Lee is the cofounder of Kilo, an Android touch video and selfies app. A fixture in the DC and Silcon Valley tech communities, Babs also organizes Startup Weekend DC and is a member of the Google Developer Group.

      Sherry Williams

      Anchored in her vision to build consensus and solidarity, Sherry Williams is known for reinforcing personal accountability in the female community.  She is the Founder of Her Way, a forum of unapologetic ambition that cultivates the woman’s agenda to live fearlessly fabulous.  She has a growing consultancy, in Washington DC, that provides experiential marketing and digital media solutions, for millennial women, young professionals and lifestyle brands.

      Ashley Holtz

      Ashley Holtz is a software engineer, technology consultant and security nerd with a background in software development, probability simulation, application and network security. She has experience programming in most programming languages and operating systems. Currently, Ashley works at KPMG LLP in the Forensic Technology practice. Outside of work, Ashley is the Community Outreach Co-Director at DC Web Women and frequently speaks on women and youth in STEM topics.

      Latesha Goodman

      Latesha Goodman knows firsthand, the struggles facing ambitious young professionals. For almost two years in DC, Ms. Goodman was nearly homeless earning a Master’s degree from the prestigious George Washington University. Today, Ms. Goodman is a respected analyst working with PEO Defense Healthcare Management System (DHMS) stakeholders to procure their IT business solutions. She is also the founder and contributor of the praised blog, An E-Publisher Confesses and Miss Business Analysis.

      Ann Harris

      Ann Harris is a digital marketing consultant and community manager with a background in non-profit, arts, and association management. She has presented to hundreds of small business owners and sole practitioners nationally on growing businesses through digital marketing.

      Kaitlin Carpenter

      Kaitlin is a digital marketing strategist who believes communication is what makes the difference between amazing ideas that get lost, and ideas that change the world. She works with nonprofit and government clients to grow and engage their online communities, volunteers with DC Web Women, and has spoken at industry events on social media and content marketing.

      Click here to register. 

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    4. Tech Cocktail’s Miami Sessions with StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey @ The Stage
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Starting a business is hard. Building it into a successful company is even harder. What if you could learn firsthand from the entrepreneurs who have already done it? Already had failures, successes?

      Sessions, Tech Cocktail’s speaker series, brings the experiences of successful entrepreneurs to you so you can learn valuable lessons for your startup. Hear their stories in their own words and ask them your questions in an intimate setting.

      Prices vary.  For more information, click here.

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      Tech Cocktail’s Miami Sessions with StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey @ The Stage
    5. The Conquer Summit – A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash for Ambitious Entrepreneurs @ online - sign up @ http://theconquersummit.com/
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash
      for Ambitious Entrepreneurs

      Starting October 1st, it’s 9 high-octane weeks of:

      Interactive interviews livestreamed to you right online every Wednesday at 7 pm EST (in full broadcast quality HD), power-packed worksheets, recordings and transcripts of the interviews, live Q&A, a private Facebook community, and more. 100% free. Totally online. Join us from anywhere!

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      Tara Gentile

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      Nisha Moodley

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      Tahani Aburaneh

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      Latham Thomas

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      Lauren Maillian Bias

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      Susan Bushell

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      P.S. You’re probably thinking: “Wait – FREE?! That’s crazy!”

      Yep. That’s what we’ve been told.

      We’ve spent a year and over $100,000 creating the 2014 Conquer Summit. That’s right, in this case “free” doesn’t mean a lack of value at all. Here’s the back-story:

      Originally the 9 weeks was going to come with a price tag of around $999. But after having our most amazing year in business yet, we went back to one of the quotes that we use as a guiding principle in everything we do at She Takes on the World Inc:

      “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller

      Generosity and giving back is baked into our DNA as a company, so we started thinking, “What if we reinvested that profit back into our community and offered our next big course for free?” And here we are. Still a powerhouse program, but without the price tag.

      Pretty much everyone we shared this with, including our own mentors and advisers, questioned this decision. They said: “Charge the $999, or more, for all this goodness – people will never value free!”

      (We agreed to disagree, and we hope you’ll help us prove them wrong.)

      You took a leap of faith when you created your biz.

      Now, we’re taking a leap too – by investing in YOU, and your business growth.

      In exchange? We just ask that you commit 100%. Don’t just sign up because it’s free. It requires the same commitment and dedication that you would give to something you paid for.

      Show up. Participate. Do the work.

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      This is NOT another waste-of-time, marketing-fluff-in-disguise “free summit.” You won’t be paying for access to the videos (which are television broadcast quality by the way), workbooks, transcripts, access to a private community, etc. It’s ALL included for free.

      This is the real deal.

      If you sign up for anything this fall (paid programs included) – make it The Conquer Summit 2014.

      This is an incredible opportunity that may never come along again.

      As Steve Jobs said: “Here’s to the crazy ones!”

      Are you with us?

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      7:00 pm
      The Conquer Summit – A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash for Ambitious Entrepreneurs @ online - sign up @ http://theconquersummit.com/
  • Nov
    26
    Wed

    1. The Conquer Summit – A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash for Ambitious Entrepreneurs @ online - sign up @ http://theconquersummit.com/
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash
      for Ambitious Entrepreneurs

      Starting October 1st, it’s 9 high-octane weeks of:

      Interactive interviews livestreamed to you right online every Wednesday at 7 pm EST (in full broadcast quality HD), power-packed worksheets, recordings and transcripts of the interviews, live Q&A, a private Facebook community, and more. 100% free. Totally online. Join us from anywhere!

      s-taragentile

      Tara Gentile

      s-nisha

      Nisha Moodley

      s-renee

      Renee Airya

      s-tahani

      Tahani Aburaneh

      s-latham

      Latham Thomas

      s-lauren

      Lauren Maillian Bias

      s-susan

      Susan Bushell

      s-ali

      Alexis Neely

      s-other

      Farnoosh Torabi

      P.S. You’re probably thinking: “Wait – FREE?! That’s crazy!”

      Yep. That’s what we’ve been told.

      We’ve spent a year and over $100,000 creating the 2014 Conquer Summit. That’s right, in this case “free” doesn’t mean a lack of value at all. Here’s the back-story:

      Originally the 9 weeks was going to come with a price tag of around $999. But after having our most amazing year in business yet, we went back to one of the quotes that we use as a guiding principle in everything we do at She Takes on the World Inc:

      “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” – Margaret Fuller

      Generosity and giving back is baked into our DNA as a company, so we started thinking, “What if we reinvested that profit back into our community and offered our next big course for free?” And here we are. Still a powerhouse program, but without the price tag.

      Pretty much everyone we shared this with, including our own mentors and advisers, questioned this decision. They said: “Charge the $999, or more, for all this goodness – people will never value free!”

      (We agreed to disagree, and we hope you’ll help us prove them wrong.)

      You took a leap of faith when you created your biz.

      Now, we’re taking a leap too – by investing in YOU, and your business growth.

      In exchange? We just ask that you commit 100%. Don’t just sign up because it’s free. It requires the same commitment and dedication that you would give to something you paid for.

      Show up. Participate. Do the work.

      natmac1

      This is NOT another waste-of-time, marketing-fluff-in-disguise “free summit.” You won’t be paying for access to the videos (which are television broadcast quality by the way), workbooks, transcripts, access to a private community, etc. It’s ALL included for free.

      This is the real deal.

      If you sign up for anything this fall (paid programs included) – make it The Conquer Summit 2014.

      This is an incredible opportunity that may never come along again.

      As Steve Jobs said: “Here’s to the crazy ones!”

      Are you with us?

      +
      7:00 pm
      The Conquer Summit – A FREE 9 Week Course on Confidence, Clarity + Cash for Ambitious Entrepreneurs @ online - sign up @ http://theconquersummit.com/
  • Dec
    5
    Fri

    1. Denver: Feminist First Fridays @ Science Building, room 1086
      12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

      Metropolitan State University’s Institute for Women’s Studies and Services will host Feminist First Fridays—a forum for presenting and discussing feminist research and creative works-in-progress across disciplines and an occasion for feminist scholars on campus to come together. The first Friday of every month, join scholars devoted to the study of women and gender issues, critical race questions, and social justice; meetings will include a research presentation, discussion, and the opportunity to network and explore ideas for collaboration and future work.

      Come meet and get to know the diverse and rich community of feminist scholars on the Auraria campus!

      If you are interested in presenting your work at a future meeting, please contact: Kim Klimek klimekk@msudenver.edu or Virginia McCarver vmccarve@msudenver.edu

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      12:30 pm
      Denver: Feminist First Fridays @ Science Building, room 1086
  • Dec
    6
    Sat

    1. Cosmo’s Fun Fearless Life Weekend – Miami (all-day) @ ames L. Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center
      Dec 6 – Dec 7

      orMeet the people and learn the skills you need to have the life you dream of. You’ll hear inspiring speakers and Cosmo convos, enjoy powerful networking opportunities (and free makeovers, hello), and have the opportunity to rub shoulders with Cosmo editors! Broaden your horizons, make new friends, and walk away braver, smarter, happier!

      One thing’s for sure: this is no ordinary crash course.

      Walking in the doors of the venue will be like stepping into the pages your favorite magazine. What will you do first? Make an appointment for a personal makeover at a Maybelline New York Beauty Bar, shop your way through a curated collection of must-haves, do some big-time networking . . . you can do all that before the program even starts.

      Once you take your seat you’d better buckle your (imaginary) seatbelt; this fun, fearless weekend is going to be a fast ride. You’ll hear bold messages from powerful women, get in on “Cosmo convos,” practice power poses, and might even be selected for a “Power of Possibility” mini-makeover. You’ll get tips on amping up your morning beauty routine, managing your money, finding your voice, and other things you need to know to live “fun fearless forward” and make the best of your life.

      Did we mention the VIP Cocktail Party on Saturday night? It’s your big chance to walk the red carpet and mingle with spokesmodel VIP guests, Cosmo editors, and other notables. Party invites go to Diamond ticket holders only, so make sure you get in on the fun.

      There’s more—a lot more—but we’re keeping some stuff under wraps for now. Let’s just say that by the time you head out Sunday afternoon, you’ll be braver, smarter, happier and readier to live a Fun Fearless Life!

      Fun & Fearless Talent

      For the full list of speakers, click here.

      To purchase tickets, click here.

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    Cosmo’s Fun Fearless Life Weekend – Miami @ ames L. Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center (all-day)
  • Dec
    27
    Sat

    1. Funding 101- Sponsorships and Other Creative Ways to Raise Money For your Organization! (WEBINAR) @ Webinar
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Join P.E.R.K. Consulting for this interactive workshop that teaches attendees the finer points of fundraising and offers options for other creative ways to raise funds for nonprofits and start-ups.

      This workshop is appropriate for:

      • Staff at charitable nonprofit organizations or foundations
      • Ministry personnel
      • Small business owners and other entrepreneurs
      • Board members at charitable nonprofit organizations


      Limited tickets available for each webinar! Register here. 

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      10:00 am
      Funding 101- Sponsorships and Other Creative Ways to Raise Money For your Organization! (WEBINAR) @ Webinar