Join Us If:
- You are considering going back to work full-time, part-time, or flexibly after having kids
- You never stopped working...and you're trying to make your career work for you AND your family
- You've got a great idea for your own business, or want to help someone else with their big idea
Waltham, MA: Register Here.
8:30 - 9:00 am Arrivals and Registration
9:00 - 10:00 am
Introduction: Meghan McCartan, Founder/Managing Partner
Opening Keynote: Randi Bussin, Aspire for Success
The world of work and business has changed FOREVER. In this difficult economy, layoffs are rampant and competition for jobs and new clients is intense. How are you dealing with the realities of this new world of work? Have you thought about these questions?
*What is unique and compelling about YOU?
*What is the VALUE you can offer your employer or customers?
*Are you in control of your career?
*Are you getting paid what you are worth?
If you are currently employed, out of work, re-entering the workforce or running your own business, the key to success and to achieving your goals is to differentiate yourself, through a strong personal brand. In her keynote address, Randi will explore What is Branding and and give an introduction to Personal Branding.
10:00- 10:55 am
Building Block Sessions:
*Note: Choose 1 of 2; each breakout will run 40 minutes with 15 minutes for networking within the breakout at the close.
Entrepreneurship/Running Your Own Show
Got a great idea for a business but don’t know where to start? We’ve gathered successful entrepreneurs to talk about what works and what doesn’t. From online businesses to networking options, you’ll get resources and ideas to put your dream into action.
Panel Discussion: Marie Schwarz, TeenLife Media LLC; Cary MacMillan Keller, Ziptivity.com
How Far Can you Bend? Making Flexibility Work
Ready to go back…but need some flexibility to make family AND career work? Keep everything running smoothly…and yourself sane! Lisa Adams
11:00 am - 11:55
Negotiating Skills to Help You Succeed
Whether you’re negotiating flexibility or salary with your boss, or using these skills to work tactfully and successfully with clients, co-workers – or anyone – you need to know how to get what you want without leaving a lot on the table, and still come out “looking good”.
Lisa Terrizzi, Esq.; career coach/outplacement consultant; Chair, Lawyers in Transition Committee, Massachusetts Bar Association; Jane Siebel, Employmoms/Employflex
Health and Wellness: Strategies for Keeping Stress at Bay
It can be tough to keep all those balls in the air and we all know that moms take care of themselves, last. Hear from wellness expert Ellen Palmer on strategies to manage your overall well-being.
Ellen Palmer, Ellen Palmer Wellness
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Speaker: Looking the Part (Getting Your Wardrobe Back in Shape)
Hear from an image consultant on the best five things you can add to your wardrobe to move it from mom – to – corporate cost effectively, while still in style.
Ginger Burr, Total Image Consultants
1:00 - 1:55 pm
Building Block Sessions
New Definitions of Success…Non Linear Careers
Hear from women who have followed different routes including job shares, career switches, and more to chart a career and a version of success that works for them and for their family.
Search Tactics and Strategies: Getting a Job in 2010
Facebook’s for more than just reunions with high school friends; learn how to linked-in your way to a great position, figure out which search engines can help you with career options, and get hands-on advice on strategies to build a compelling resume (including how to fill in those time-at-home “holes”).
Wendy Gelberg, Gentle Job Search
Not-For-Profit Success: How “Making a Difference” Can be the Career of Choice
Find out about options in not-for-profits, and learn how to make a career switch into a field or a job you might never have considered “a job” while you were doing it as a volunteer and/or for fun.
Hands-On: Q and A with a Panel of Career Coaches
Three top career coaches will answer all of your questions and provide insight and advice into your career options.
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Closing General Session
We will wrap up our day with an open discussion of some of the hot topics and answer any outstanding questions, while giving our sponsors an opportunity to share any important messages.
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