Speaking Up Impactfully…Without Risking Your Reputation

Have you been in a meeting and disagreed with a colleague but stayed silent? Have you personally experienced or been a bystander to disparaging comments? The ability to speak up can be complicated, especially in the workplace. Yet your silence can have lasting negative impacts on your ability to drive positive change for yourself and others. In this session, inclusion strategist and bestselling author Amber Cabral will offer a mix of communications tactics that arm you with the skills and language to speak up impactfully and with confidence. Walk away with the tools to advocate effectively, gain respect in the workplace and accelerate your career.

Speaker: Amber Cabral, Founder, Cabral Co, Inclusion Strategist and Author, Say More About That

Host: Marian Heard, President & CEO, Oxen Hill Partners and Board Vice Chair, MA Conference for Women


Leading Flexible Teams to Do the Best Work of Their Lives

The way we work has changed and the expectation now from our team members is for more flexible work. As a result, successful leaders are redesigning every aspect of how work gets done to ensure a level playing field for all employees. In this session, Helen Kupp will offer a blueprint for using flexible work to unlock the potential of your people and outline the steps necessary to build the new principles and guardrails to empower flexible, high-performing teams. Attendees will learn how to utilize AI to create flexibility without overburdening teams and walk away with a better understanding of the outcomes for redesigning the way we work together for truly flexible and productive teamwork.

Speaker: Helen Kupp, Author, How The Future Works

Host: Michelle Janisch, VP, Diagnostics, Marketing & Strategic Alliances, Hologic

Executive Spotlight: Nasim Afsar, Chief Health Officer & SVP, Oracle


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


Transform & Glow: Mastering the Art of Self-Healing

In the current, frenetic climate, self-care is more essential than ever, but few of us have the tool kit necessary to nurture ourselves. Stripped of her job and grappling with resurfaced traumas during the pandemic, Tara Schuster faced a reckoning that led to radical self-healing. Sharing her time-tested strategies, Tara will address the root causes of anxiety and how to navigate through trauma to move beyond feeling emotionally drained and directionless and find a purpose greater than yourself. This workshop offers access to the self-care superpowers needed to reclaim your authentic self and reignite your inner light. Prepare to be empowered and come ready to glow!

Speaker: Tara Schuster, best-selling Author, Former VP, Client Development, Comedy Central

Host: Kajal Gupta, Small Business Strategy & Initiatives Executive, Bank of America 


Next Move, Best Move: A Strategic Approach to Lasting Career Decisions 

Over the last several years, professionals have reprioritized what’s important to them and taken a different approach to their careers. Whether you are content at your current level, seeking advancement or looking to try something completely new, the process to figure out what’s right for you can be daunting. In this session, career expert Kimberly Brown will offer a framework to help you create a career strategy and determine what’s right for you short-and-long term. Learn how to regain control so you can take a strategic approach for making your next best move – even if that means you stay put.

Speaker: Kimberly Brown, Career and Leadership Expert and Author, Next, Move, Best Move: Transitioning into a Career You’ll Love

Host: Iva Morse, Head, Global Strategic Accounts & Services, US Country Speaker, the US Businesses of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Executive Spotlight: Melissa Nicholas, Global Diversity Recruiting, Oracle


Fixed Flexibility: How to Negotiate What You Need to Stay

The workplace has evolved over the last several years, and employee priorities have shifted dramatically as well. Beyond compensation, professionals are placing tremendous value on flexibility, quality of life and career growth – and they are willing to walk away if their needs are not met. This session will offer negotiation strategies that leverage your skills and strengths to secure what you need to stay. Learn actionable steps that allow you to emerge in the strongest position possible.

Speaker: Meg Myers Morgan, PhD, Author & Executive Coach

Host: Madeyline Brown, VP, North America Channel Inside Sales, Dell Technologies & TX Conference for Women Board Member 


Fair Play at Home: Creating Time for Your Personal & Professional Growth

In today’s fast-paced world, creating time for yourself is essential to living a fulfilling life and Eve Rodsky’s Fair Play Method offers a game-changing approach to creating that time. Join us as Rodsky applies a system to redistribute household responsibilities in a way that promotes equity, efficiency, and teamwork that will free up your mental space and time. Learn to set boundaries and discover strategies for effective communication and collaboration that will reduce stress and enable you to achieve your personal growth goals while maintaining a rich inner life.

Speaker: Eve Rodsky, New York Times best-selling Author & Creative Leadership Expert

Host: Iman Abbasi, CHRO, PLUME

Executive Spotlight:  Jean English, SVP, CMO, Juniper