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Reader Responses from Women’s History Month Poll: Women You’d Like to Take to Lunch

For Women’s History Month, we asked: Which women from history would you most like to take to lunch? Many of you suggested a wide range of women from performers to changemakers to spiritual leaders. Highlights appear below, slightly edited for brevity and clarity. Josephine Baker. She lived out her values and principles with courage and […]

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Charmaine McClarie

An Executive Coach Shares Her Hard-Won Insights into Finding Your Voice, and Strength, in 2020

One truth about tumultuous times like these is that it can be difficult to get a sense of perspective—the kind that allows you to take a bigger view than the day’s headlines and begin to find your voice, your strength, and your role in a changing world. That’s why, this month, we are happy to […]

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Suze Orman Has Some Advice for You: About Money, the Future of Work, and More

In a recent exclusive interview with the Conferences for Women, Suze Orman—America’s best-known financial advisor to women—was characteristically outspoken money, the future of work, and more. Orman, the author of 10 consecutive New York Times bestsellers and winner of two Emmy Awards, recently came out of a short-lived retirement to again advise women about a […]

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Tracy Dumas

3 Ways Employers Can Support Women (and We Can Support Ourselves) Now

It’s no secret that working women are facing unsustainable new challenges this year. Many working mothers have lost access to good childcare. Many working women without children are taking on new eldercare responsibilities. And even those without new caregiving demands are burdened by the fears and loneliness of these times. “Everybody’s lives have been upended. […]

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Yai Vargas

Creating Your Authentic Personal Brand In These Times – with Yai Vargas

COVID-19 has greatly changed the way we network—requiring us to be more innovative than ever, especially with our use of technology. So, how should you think about building a strong personal brand in this new environment? In this episode, Yai Vargas, branding guru and founder and CEO of The Latinista, offers actionable ways to create […]

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Courtney Carver

Conscious Minimalism: Success with Less | 2018 Session

Often, people measure their success based on their ability to earn more, produce more, be more of everything—including busy. Author Courtney Carver knows firsthand about the quest for success. She also felt the consequences of surrendering to the rat race which for her, resulted in compromised relationships and health issues. In this session, Carver offered […]

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Michelle J. Howard

Staying Calm In A Crisis: Tips From The Woman Who Faced Down Somali Pirates

When Admiral Michelle J. Howard was 12, she saw a show about people who attended U.S. military academies and realized that was what she wanted to do. “You can’t,” her older brother said. “It’s closed to women.”She thought he was messing with her and went to her mother. “He’s right,” her mom said. “But you’re […]

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How to Feel Successful in 2020
An Exclusive Conversation with Esther Wojcicki

If there’s anyone who can put the idea of success in perspective in 2020, it’s Esther Wojcicki, the author and educator who raised three wildly successful daughters and wrote the book, How to Raise Successful People. So, here’s what she says: “We have to back up on our idea of success now because maybe we […]

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Franchesca Ramsey

Authentic Activism: How to Create Lasting Change | 2018 Session

Franchesca Ramsey became an online sensation when she transformed her “viral moment” into a platform for social justice and ultimately became what she describes as an “Accidental Activist.” In this session, she moderates an engaging discussion with a panel of pioneers to discuss their personal journey to a forging a life of meaning. They offer […]

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