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Full-Day Conference in San Francisco: Empowered Women, Empowering Men & Women in Business

Deborah Tannen

DEBORAH TANNEN, PH.D. , PROFESSOR OF LINGUISTICS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

“YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE I CAN TELL: INSIDE THE LANGUAGE OF WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIPS”

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"AT A TIME WHEN THE MESSAGES WE GIVE AND GET HAVE SO MANY MORE WAYS TO BE MISCONSTRUED AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING, A BOOK THAT TAKES APART OUR LANGUAGE BECOMES ALMOST VITAL TO OUR SURVIVAL AS FRIENDS." -THE WASHINGTON POST

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This will be an all-day event featuring many great “Wonder Women in Business” speakers for our breakout sessions, including:

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The Path from Quota-Crushing Rep to Leadership

Samantha McKenna, Head of Sales, LinkedIn

The Path from Quota-Crushing Rep to Leadership

Research shows that women excel in sales over men for a variety of reasons, but that we’re under-represented in sales leadership roles.  Why?  One of the largest challenges anyone in sales faces is that once they prove to be consistent over-performers, no one wants to promote them because they want to keep them where they are – crushing quotas and producing revenue.  If you find yourself in this same situation, come hear strategies on how to get yourself promoted to the leadership role you seek and what you can do now to ensure success down the line.




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Developing Relationships That Develop Business

Jennifer Petrone Dezso, Principal at The BTI Consulting, Inc.

Developing Relationships That Develop Business

In any industry, the best rainmakers aren’t always the best sellers—they’re the best at developing meaningful relationships. Developing business relies on knowing what makes your clients tick and delivering it better than anyone else. Based on more than 15,000 interviews with buyers of professional services, you will discover the 17 activities clients say drive the absolute best relationships with their service providers—and the 4 activities proven to drive higher rates, faster growth, and stronger client satisfaction.

Behind every great rainmaker, mover and shaker, and leader are great relationships. In fact, replace great with superior. People who make things happen make superior relationships first. Relationships are the power source, if not the very soul, of doing good business-the kind of business where clients smile and believe your value simply dwarfs your fee. 

Buy their book, “Clientelligence.”


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Using Grit & Kindness to Combat Imposter Syndrome

Linda Hazelton, CEO, Hazelton Marketing and Management

Using Grit & Kindness to Combat Imposter Syndrome

Many women struggle with the feeling of being an imposter, evidence to the contrary. We’ll explore some of the underlying causes of this issue as well as some of the possible ways to surmount the problem by becoming grittier and kinder. Even if you don’t suffer from imposter syndrome, you’ll benefit from communication tips and self-care techniques that will enable you to polish your well-deserved star and own your greatness.


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Finding Your Edge

Merry Neitlich, Founding & Managing Principal of EM Consulting

Finding Your Edge

It’s easier than some might think. To find your edge uncover your “Why” message and share it. Incorporate your talents (and we all have talents) and lessons learned. No matter what we do in life we seem to have an inner desire to help others and share our gifts. And we each have a unique story and the ability to communicate our “why” message to help others. Finding my edge took time. Growing up in a world-class dysfunctional family with two alcoholic parents provided a unique “training ground” for me to overcome enormous fear and to learn the copping and life skills which allowed me to move beyond my challenging beginnings. Over time, I learned to flourish, to be happy and well, and to find my edge. I know I am not alone in having serious life challenges. My edge was learning to use those challenges in a constructive way to create clarity, focus, health and prosperity for me and my family.


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Living The Four Agreements in Life and in Business: How One Simple Book Helped me Find Confidence in Law Firm Public Relations, Marketing and Crisis Management

Gina Rubel, CEO, Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., Lawyer & Author

Living The Four Agreements in Life and in Business: How One Simple Book Helped me Find Confidence in Law Firm Public Relations, Marketing and Crisis Management

From as early as I can remember, I was inspired by the power of positive thinking. My mother said, “Just think positively.” My father said, “If you set your mind to it, you will do it.” The underlying theme — confidence. Confidence is the power to believe – and the first step towards being great at what you do is to be confident in your abilities. Even though my parents preached positivity, I suffered with the beliefs that, “I wasn’t good enough. I wasn’t smart enough. I couldn’t compete with the men. I wasn’t strong enough.” During this presentation, I will share how The Four Agreements advocate personal freedom from beliefs that we have made with ourselves and others that create limitations in our lives. Attendees will learn ways to build true and authentic confidence, to become free of limiting thoughts, and to harness the power of The Four Agreements for success in life and in business.


Earlier Event: July 11
Bubbles, Bites & Bits of Wisdom