KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


 
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Darieth Chisolm, Author Visibility & Media Strategist

Adrianne Haslet, Speaker, Advocate, Dancer, Adventurer 

 

MISTRESS OF CERMONIES

 
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Candy O'Terry, Legendary Broadcaster

 

VIP NIGHT COMEDIAN

 
 

Emily Ruskowski Award-winning Boston-based Comedian


BREAKOUT SESSIONS


 

BREAKOUT SESSION 1:
Mindful Path To Wellness

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Develop a deeper awareness your mindset and the power it has physically and emotionally
  • Create space for greater joy
  • Discover new tools for identifying and conquering emotional triggers 


OVERVIEW:

Discover how to go from feeling unbalanced to balanced. This panel will share realistic and actionable tips to help you navigate today's fast paced word. Gain effective strategies to decrease daily stress in order to achieve your highest potential. We will help you to identify your personal stressors and learn how a positive state of mind, emotions, and body create optimal wellness.


BREAKOUT SESSION 2:
How to Feed Yourself: Body, Mind and Self


TAKEAWAYS:

  • Eating with Intention. Discover how to build in mindful and intuitive eating practices.
  • Nutrition demystified. Learn how to honor your unique biochemistry, sensitivities and lifestyle by tapping into your body's wisdom and intrinsic needs.
  • One diet does not fit all. Find your unique eating and nutritional sweet spot.
  • Meal planning empowerment!

OVERVIEW:

Dieting is hard and oftentimes it is difficult recognizing the difference between the desire to be healthy and disordered eating. This panel of health experts will demystify food fads and nutrition advice to help you learn intuitive eating practices. We will also tackle the difficult discussion of how to help yourself or someone else who may be suffering from food preoccupation, body image dissatisfaction, and possibly disordered eating.


BREAKOUT SESSION 3:
Building your Financial Knowledge and Confidence

TAKEAWAYS

  • Learn about the unique financial challenges Women face and how to address them
  • Understand how to be more engaged in your financial matters
  • Don’t wait to start the conversation.  The time is now!


OVERVIEW:

Women face unique financial challenges such as living longer than their male counterparts, going in and out of the workforce or going through a divorce. Learn how to tackle these financial obstacles and to make informed decisions about the financial choices you have.


BREAKOUT SESSION 4:
Access your inner resilience to thrive in your daily life

TAKEAWAYS: 

  • Recognize that feeling stuck is normal but that you have choice in everything you do
  • Discover how to access resilience and your inner resources
  • Learn how to define who you want to be regardless of the circumstances around you
  • Commit to a next step towards your life fulfillment

OVERVIEW: 

Life can be disruptive. From the small everyday moments that cause stress to the bigger traumas or crises that rock our core, we need ways to positively deal with challenges. Resilience is essential to surviving and thriving life. This panel will explore the topic of resilience, learn how to identify our stressors and recognize the power and ability to make our own choices.


BREAKOUT SESSION 5:
You're worth it. Ask for it!

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Master the art of acknowledging, appreciating and articulating your value
  • Learn about the art of negotiation and how to confidently ask for what you’re worth
  • Discover how to tackle pricing strategies and recover from “deep discount syndrome”

And so much more! 

OVERVIEW:  

Women often struggle with truly understanding their value and how to ask for what they’re worth. This panel will help you understand the reasons behind our struggle and provide practical steps to break the cycle. Through candid and frank conversation, panelists will share both personal experiences as well as the strategies they use to empower women across the country to work together and start asking for what we’re worth, NOW!


BREAKOUT SESSION 6:

You Are A Leader Already: How to Fortify Your Leadership

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Leadership is more than a title. We all have a leader within. 
  • In order to lead, you must take care of yourself (body and mindset)
  • Developing a strong network for support is necessary for women leaders today


OVERVIEW:

Leadership means many different things to women today. In fact, you're most likely already a leader without labeling it that. This panel will help you tap into your leadership, offering tools, tips and tricks for building capacity and developing the leader within to accomplish your goals. We will also examine what support networks women need in their careers to feel empowered and not isolated.


BREAKOUT SESSION 7:
Your Business BranD

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Authenticity is critical to creating a meaningful, lasting brand. We all have a unique story to tell.
  • Effective brand building determines the right intersection of your business & personal brand. You need to let people in.
  • Connect with your audience: you can't be everything to everyone and THAT'S OKAY!


OVERVIEW:

Building a meaningful brand is critical for business growth. This panel will help you determine your unique story, how to craft your authentic message and tips for creating real connections with your audience. We will also examine the importance of personal branding and how it works as part and in tandem with your business brand.


BREAKOUT SESSION 8:
Business, Vision, & Social Mission

 

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Helping others means helping YOURSELF first!
  • Overcoming obstacles one mistake or success at a time.
  • Ways to start a business or non-profit with a social mission.
  • Resources and organizations that support women in every aspect of their business.
  • Defining and articulating your vision, mission and values.


OVERVIEW:

Do you struggle with how to put all the pieces together? Find yourself contemplating, “how do I turn my vision and social mission into a business?” You know you should ‘get paid’ but have no idea how to create a business model that does that.

This panel of dynamite business women will guide you through a discussion about how they have done just that! Learn how living your purpose and passion by creating a sustainable business CAN BE your reality. These courageous ladies will share their mistakes and how embracing obstacles has shaped their careers. Safe work conditions, appropriate and competitive pay with a holistic approach to business.  Learn how their service to others creates a positive impact on their families, communities and the world. There will be a Q & A portion if time allows.

BREAKOUT SESSION 9:
Making the Entreprenurial Leap
(Passion to Profit)

 

TAKEAWAYS

  • Discover how passion and strategy are the winning combination in entrepreneurship. Setting goals and creating a plan will take your vision and turn it into action. 
  • Explore a variety of ways to monetize your passion.
  • Learn to embrace obstacles and mistakes along the way. 
  • Don't wait for perfection in order to take the leap! 


OVERVIEW:

Say YES to being your own boss! Turning your dream into a reality can feeling like a scary undertaking but it is also one of the most rewarding. This panel will examine the strategies and tools necessary to start your own business, the importance of support networks and navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.


BREAKOUT SESSION 10:

'Me Time' for Our Time: The Global Ripple Effect of Deep Self-Care!

 

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Discover The Powerful Difference Between 'Deep Self-Care' and 'Shallow Self-Care'
  • Learn Simple, 'Outside The Box' Tools To Reboot Your Life
  • Uncover Different (and Surprising) Ways To Reframe Deep Self-Care
  • Shatter The Evil Self-Care Myths
  • Learn How to Involve Your Family, Friends and Community in Deep Self-Care

OVERVIEW:

Self-care is one of the most deeply effective ways we can connect to our happiness, our power and our purpose. Even though we know this, many of us still truly struggle with connecting to our self-care. If you feel this way too, well, today is your lucky day! This panel is made of up four incredibly dynamic experts in the field of deep self-care. We have intentionally and specifically designed this heart talk for you, the MetroWest Conference of Women attendees, to immediately make a difference in your life! We are bringing authentic tools, stories and examples to give you, so we can all spread this deep self-care to our families, our communities, our nations and our planet. Together we are raising the collective vibration by learning in this fun, safe and sacred space. We are the change we want to see in the world! You are most warmly welcome to join in this global ripple effect we are forming right here! Be prepared to effortlessly, joyously and intentionally activate the juiciest level of your life, as we feed the global movement of deep self-care.