Essential Labor: What Caregivers Really Need from Workplaces

Domestic care and labor make all other work possible, yet workplaces have yet to find a solution to fully support caregivers. If “mothering” is among the only essential work humans do, why don’t we have a social safety net to support them? This session, designed for everyone – including and especially people who aren’t parents – will expand our understanding of what ‘mothering’ can and should look like. Acclaimed author Angela Garbes will explore assumptions about care, work and deservedness and offer strategies to imagine and achieve a more equitable and caring path forward.

Speaker: Angela Garbes, National best-selling Author, Essential Labor

Host: Alba Kiihl, Managing Director, Head, Compliance Risk Testing, State Street Corporation

Executive Spotlight: Ann Fogarty, EVP & Head, Global Diversity, State Street Corporation


Reclaim Your Time: A Tool to Revive Your Life

According to researcher and author Jenny Odell, the clock we live by was built for profit and converted into productivity, not people. An all work and no play mentality doesn’t just lead to burnout; it can consume your mental capacity and actually stall your career. This session will offer a cerebral exploration of productivity and offer a brand-new practical approach outside the typical narratives of efficiency for experiencing time. Odell will help you slow down and reset so you can better navigate boundaries, bolster a more humane life and free up mental space to reinvigorate your sense of purpose at work and in life.

Speaker: Jenny Odell, Writer, Artist & best-selling Author, Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock

Host: Marissa Humphrey, CFO, PECO

Executive Spotlight: Marissa Humphrey, CFO, PECO


Tapping into Your Inner Genius to Progress Your Career

Many of us feel stuck in our career trajectory after three years of change and uncertainty. But, what if the key to progressing your career is already inside you: Your Inner Genius. In this session, you will learn how to tap into the part of you responsible for breakthrough ideas, innovative problem-solving, and your highest quality work. By identifying your competence areas, your motivators and where you slide into strength overload, you will learn how to produce your best work, where you want to grow and how best to get there. 

Speaker: Liz Tran, Founder, Reset & Author, The Karma of Success: Spiritual Strategies to Free Your Inner Genius

Host:  Donnetta Hagist, Google

Executive Spotlight: Aleta Howell, Director, Global DEI Talent Strategy, Cisco Systems


Power Leaks: Communicating Effectively to Create Impact & Influence

There is an art and science to influential communication and it starts with the voice. Yet, very few know how to use the power of voice effectively. Worse, we have many unconscious habits that undermine our authority and negatively impact the way we are perceived – ultimately getting in the way of our success. Join this session to explore the biggest communication power leaks that siphon away our impact and influence. You will learn the strategies to navigate common communication challenges so that you can establish trust, have your voice heard, and your ideas respected. Walk away with the skills to better advocate, influence and move people to action.

Speaker: Hillary Wicht, Executive Leadership Coach & Human Systems Expert

Host: Linda West, VP, Marketing Systems, Indeed 

Executive Spotlight: Doreen Burse, SVP, Worldwide Sales, United Airlines

LEADERSHIP | The “Next” Normal: Leadership for Now and Tomorrow

For all the focus on the “new normal” of work, we also need to be thinking about the next normal—a world in which flexibility and resilience are the coins of the realm. This session will offer leaders ideas to manage hybrid teams right now as well as how to adopt a “next normal” mentality so you are ready to deal with future business interruptions and evolutions.

Speaker:  Stephanie Mehta, CEO, Mansueto Ventures & former Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company

Moderator:  Rachana Bhide, Leadership Psychologist, Broadcaster & Founder, The Corner of the Court Project

Host:  Julie Lane, Director, People & Communities, Cisco

Executive Spotlight:  Claire Gray, VP, People & Communities, Cisco

CAREER ADVANCEMENT | Listening Is a Skill

At work, we are taught to speak up, lead the meeting, and control the conversation. As organizations place greater importance on employee experience, team performance, and client satisfaction, listening is becoming a core leadership skill and one critical for career advancement. Journalist Kate Murphy shares why it is time to stop talking and start listening. She provides a roadmap on how to listen and why it is so important to how we connect, work, live, and lead.

Speaker:  Kate Murphy, Journalist & Author, You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters

Moderator:  Lauren McGoodwin, Founder & CEO, Career Contessa

Host:  Yael Evron Sabag, Director, Engineering, Google

Executive Spotlight:  Amy Sehnert, Vice President, CV Clinical Development, Bristol Myers Squibb


What would happen if you didn’t have savings, income, or a financial safety net? Anxiety that stems from money (or lack thereof) can have a big impact on your health and well-being. One of America’s leading personal finance experts Farnoosh Torabi shares how we can leverage our financial fears for the better. Learn how to turn your financial fears into a potent motivator for taking the right steps to avoid common pitfalls.

Speaker:  Farnoosh Torabi, America’s leading Personal Finance Expert & Author, When She Makes More

Host:  Cassie Divine, Senior Vice President, QuickBooks Platform

CAREER ADVANCEMENT | Say It Skillfully: How to Speak Your Mind at Work

The new hybrid workspace provides unique opportunities for team collaboration—and many potential communication pitfalls. Whether you are struggling to be heard while working remotely or preparing for a difficult conversation in-person, learning Molly Tschang’s 3-step framework will help you effectively use your voice.

Speaker:  Molly Tschang, Founder & CEO, Abella Consulting, and Host, Say It Skillfully podcast

Host:  Deniqua Crichlow, Senior Director, Human Resources, Cisco

Executive Spotlight:  Le Louis, Chief Engineer & Program Manager, Raytheon Intelligence & Space

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT | Get Unstuck with Goal-Setting

Whether you want to launch a business or adopt a new workout routine, setting a goal can mean the difference between dreaming about it and doing it. In this session, ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia details her unique goal-setting method. You will learn to push through limits, fuel your life with purpose, and find the momentum to achieve your goals—both professionally and personally.

Speaker:  Payal Kadakia, Founder, ClassPass & Author, LifePass

Moderator:  Erica Williams Simon, President, SageHouse; Founder, Snapchat’s Creators Lab; social impact Strategist & Author

Host:  Tiffany Martin-Ogilvie, Senior Director, Learning, UKG

Executive Spotlight:  Heike Krupka, VP, Senior Early Development Program Lead, Bristol Myers Squibb

LEADERSHIP | How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact

Leaders are dealing with one of the most daunting periods of mass resignation in history. But offering more incentives may not be the answer. So, what is? Drawing on a deep understanding of the science of happiness and how it needs to evolve in our changing times, Jenn Lim shares how authentic leaders can help employees connect their purpose to the company’s mission and make a bigger impact on growth and success.

Speaker:  Jenn Lim, Co-Founder & CEO, Delivering Happiness, and best-selling Author, Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose & People for Growth & Impact

Host:  Leslie Moore, VP, Global Corporate Communications, Juniper Networks

Executive Spotlight:  Ashla Singh, International Product Manager, Roche