Work Smarter, Live Better:
Tipping the Balance Between Work & Life
April 24, 2018 FULL DAY SCHEDULE
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: REGISTRATION
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: ATHENA® AWARD PRESENTATION & BREAKFAST
Let’s start the day with breakfast & an award ceremony! Join us to honor this year’s recipient of the ATHENA Leadership Award® – a national award that celebrates the potential of all women/men as members and leaders of the community and recognizes those who support women.
Recipient: Toni Miller, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer, Boscov’s Inc.
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM: BREAKOUT SESSION I
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: BREAKOUT SESSION II
This year we are offering you the opportunity to attend two high impact breakout sessions of your choosing with a break in between. The choice is yours! Breakout sessions will be repeated twice so you can choose to attend two of the three different sessions OR spend more time with the vendors.
Wake-Up Productive: How to Get More Done and Create a Meaningful Life with Daily Routine
Presenter: Jamila Payne, Founder and CEO of Daily Success Routine
Overview: In this session you’ll get to design your perfect day. We’ll reveal the Daily Success Routine™ lifestyle design system that helps eliminate tasks that are a waste of your precious time. No longer will you feel like you have more to-dos than hours in a day. Attendees will learn how to: Prioritize projects when priorities are always changing, develop a routine for self-care and personal time you can stick to, manage life priorities while striving for big career, business and personal goals & design the day to leave work at the office and be present for family or social time.
Building Your Brand Through Your Why Story
Presenter: Christine Miles, Co-Founder and Chief Architect of C.i ²
Overview: Understanding your own story and what fuels your passion is the first step to changing how you converse with others. It’s a paradigm shift that requires that you learn how to find your story and how that connects to who you are and what you do today. It’s a road worth traveling to tap into your passion and ultimately communicate that passion, story, and your brand to your employees, customers, prospects, friends, and family. Let’s talk about the importance of storytelling in business and how to build your own WHY Story. What you’ll walk away with will help you build and own your brand to sell, understand, and differentiate yourself in whatever field you’re in or striving towards. It’s time to step up and step out!
Conflict, Compromise & Civility in the Workplace
Presenter: Joanne M. Judge, Esq., CPA, Co-Chair of the Health Law Department at Stevens & Lee
Overview: We all deal with many situations in the workplace. After this workshop you will learn how to effectively deal with workplace conflicts, determine when compromise is a strength in conflict resolution & why civility in the workplace is so important.
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: LUNCH BUFFET & NETWORKING
When you’re finished with lunch, take the time to go see the vendors and purchase something for yourself!
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JEN CRONEBERGER
Showing up as Your Best Self & The Five Words
Overview: As a leader in an ever-changing society, “showing up as your best self” is the cornerstone of our daily success. This “best self” comes from within and is best discovered by uncovering one’s non-negotiables as a human being. Understanding the way in which belief windows influence how we communicate with each other leads to sustainable change and effective productivity in the workplace. Being an effective relationship-builder hinges on our ability to be inspired by passion and driven by the mission of our life’s work. Being able to show up as your best self in a very change-centric time always and most effectively begins within. These Five words will not only open your eyes to a new way of seeing the world around you, but the humanity within you. Compassionate Leadership is an idea whose time is long overdue and very much the way of the future not only in the workplace, but in our daily lives. It’s time to push boundaries. We don’t know how far we can do until we go there.
Presenter: Jen Croneberger, President and Chief Inspiration Officer of JLynne Consulting Group, LLC
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: BREAKOUT SESSION III (choose one)
The choice is yours once more! Feel free to peruse the sponsor & local business vendor tables, sign up to have a 15-minute one-on-one consulting session with our Career Corner Consultants on a topic important to you, or attend our social media round table.
You Posted WHAT?! Navigating Your Social Media Presence
Overview: Let’s witness some of the worst mistakes people make on social media through humorous videos with discussion facilitated by the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance’s own Director of Communications & Marketing, Sarah Hunter-Lascoskie!
This session is a full hour.
Facilitated by: Sarah Hunter-Lascoskie, Director of Communications & Marketing – GRCA
Overview: New to the event, these face-to-face consultations are 15 minutes each & this personal time with a selected Career Corner Consultant will leave you with advice on your professional growth. Pre-registration is required.
Email us and sign up today for the topic of your choice! Limited availability & first come, first serve.
Lizette Epps – Carpenter Technology
Finding a sponsor and/or a mentor can seem like an overwhelming and intimidating task. When looking to identify one for personal or professional development you will want to find someone who has gone where you aspire to be. A good mentor/mentee relationship should challenge, motivate, inspire and push you to dream bigger. Let our Career Corner Consultant help you with identifying a sponsor or mentor and how to make the ask and further your career.
Adriane Hoke – The Etiquette Lady
Professionalism and proper manners are essential for success in the workplace. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in your career, being aware of proper etiquette can enhance your career and your collaboration with others. Our Career Corner Consultant can help answer your etiquette related questions and provide you with insight to help you achieve success in this area.
Interviewing Skills/Mock Interviews:
Alison Snyder – East Penn Manufacturing
Employers will want to know if you can be an asset to their organization and bringing you in for an interview is how they will find that out. Being able to control your nervousness, ask intelligent questions and behave appropriately during in an interview will help you get more job offers. Let our Career Corner Consultant help you identify the do’s and don’ts of an interview and answer any questions you may have.
Ramona Wolf, Mosteller & Associates
Your resume is your first opportunity to capture an employer’s attention. In today’s competitive job market it is important to make sure that your resume will make a good first impression and open the door to further discussion and interviews. Stop by the Career Corner and talk to our Resume Writing Consultant for tips and techniques on updating your resume and using key words that will make you stand out from the rest.
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM & All Day! VISITS WITH VENDORS
Be sure to visit more than 60 vendors throughout the ballroom, lobby and pre-function area. The vendors represent W2W sponsors as well as women-owned businesses from our community. Be sure to support them and learn more about their services by visiting during breaks between sessions and during the networking/lunch hour.
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: KEYNOTE SPEAKER II – ROMY NEWMAN
Advancing Your Career Through Gender Equality
Overview: The presentation will give the audience an overview of Fairygodboss and the research around women in the workplace. Whether you work in a small non-profit or a big corporate firm, Fairygodboss is obsessed with making sure you know what you’re getting into. Fairygodboss is the leading career community for women to share their workplace experiences and the inside scoop on the benefits, policies and culture at their employers. The website is a marketplace where professional women looking for jobs, advice, and the details on companies meet employers who believe in gender equality. All participants will leave with 10 action items that help you advocate for gender diversity in corporate settings while moving your career forward. Presenter: Romy Newman, President and Co-founder of Fairygodboss