Breakout Session II
(Choice of four - repeat of first sessions)
Take A Seat:
Using Board Participation to Propel Your Professional Self
Speaker: Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow
Boards play a significant role in the success of a business but, despite research which demonstrates that boards with higher levels of gender diversity outperformed the others in return on equity, sales, and invested capital by more than 40% (across most industries), female representation on boards continues to hover around 20%.
In this session, Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow will share the significance of her experiences as a board member as they relate to her professional growth and success. She will discuss how to position yourself for a board appointment, lead a dialogue highlighting the many benefits of board service, and help you determine if a seat on a board can help you reach your professional goals.
A Powerful Pitch
Speaker: D. Yvonne Rivers
We’ve all heard that saying, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” When it comes to business, this impression is often shared through a pitch. Whether you are pitching yourself as an asset or collaborator, selling your venture's value proposition, or persuading an audience to gain broad buy-in to a concept, the ability to “pitch” is an invaluable tool to have at the ready. Your delivery can be the difference between winning big or striking out. Join Yvonne Rivers for this interactive session to learn how to develop and deliver a razor sharp pitch so the next time you find yourself on the mound you’ll be sure to hit your mark!
“Hello. It’s me.”
Using Your Personal Brand to Move You from New to Known
Speaker: Abby Kohut
From McDonald’s to Apple, you’re familiar with big business branding. A brand is what organizations use to identify themselves in the market and plays an integral role in how consumers feel about a company. But what about you? Each and every one of us has a personal brand that can drive us to reach our goals or set up road blocks along the way.
Join Abby Kohut as she shares her story of reinvention. From recruiter to motivational speaker and career counselor, Absolutely Abby is on a mission to get one million people back to work. Whether you’re looking for a career wake-up call or just need a little guidance on how to put your best foot forward, let her guide you on your path to career domination!
Get Fiscally Fit: Focus on Financial Wellness
Speaker: Jania Stout
We all know the importance of keeping your body healthy, but what about your wallet? Financial wellness is not only as important as your physical health, but can contribute to it. Join Jania Stout for a nuts and bolts session focused on developing a financial strategy and increasing your financial confidence – the underpinnings of financial health. Learn how to flex your fiscal muscles to achieve long and short term goals, enhance your financial security, and manage the life changes that might come your way in 2016 and beyond.