Conversations with Women Leaders


What Every Professional Woman Should Know
Friday, December 11, 2015
Do you want to be successful in your career? Besides having a good reputation and a willigness to work, there is another "secret" ingredient: learning from others who have traveled the road before you. This conference will give you the opportunity to hear from successful women in different professions about how they got to where they are now.
The conference will also address specific challenges that women face in the workplace: making life-work choices, managing generational differences and professional attire and etiquette. more info...

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Holistic Care A Perspective on Human Dignity
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Each patient is not a room number or diagnosis, but a human being with aspirations, a family and looking for hope in the care we give. Dr. Kristina Leyden is a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor of Nursing at The University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. As a busy mother to five, she also devotes her time to the creative arts. Come hear why holistic healthcare is so vital to our practice! more info...

If I Knew Then What I Know Now...
Friday, November 6, 2015
Every professional goes through stages of leadership development as they progress in their career, learning from successes and mistakes made along the way. Women face unique challenges as they build their careers in male-dominated fields. more info...

Build Your Financial Home
September 18, 2015
More than ever, women want to take control over their finances. We are offering an opportunity to connect with other women just like you and learn more about planning for your financial future. more info...

The Business of Relationships in Healthcare
May 23, 2015
Dr. Hillary Patuwo, Chief Resident of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Houston Methodist Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital.
As medical providers, we have the privilege of caring for patients and their families at some of the most exciting and vulnerable times of their lives. Come learn how to acquire an ethical, professional and caring relationship as your most important business! more info...

Imposter Syndrome
April 24, 2015
Jennifer Hoffman, Senior Manager-Quantitative Services at Ernst & Young
Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in, or felt the fear of being discovered as not being up to the task in your professional life? Most people, even very successful people, have had a nagging doubt in their mind saying, “Maybe I don’t know this as well as someone else. Maybe I don’t deserve my success.” more info...

Building a Workplace Wardrobe
April 8, 2015
Debra Dekelbaum, a Merchandise Manager and model from Neiman Marcus
In a new CareerBuilder.com survey, 41 percent of employers said that people who dress better or more professionally tend to be promoted more often than others in their organization. more info...

The Art of Failing
Mar 27, 2015
Marie-Pierre Stien, Director of Talent Acquisitions for Weinstein Spira & Co.
The opposite of failure is not success but stagnation. By avoiding failure, we deprive ourselves of the experimentation that is crucial to personal and professional growth. more info...

Brand Yourself for Success in the Global Economy -- Authentically, Effectively and Ethically
Nov 14, 2014
Janet H. Moore, JD, ACC, Global Executive Coach, International Business Consultant Rice University, Adjunct Professor
Some women struggle to promote themselves for professional success in today's global economy. Janet Moore will explore specific techniques for personal branding done with maximum effectiveness, but also with integrity. more info...

Developing An Authentic Leadership Style
Oct 3, 2014
Niloufar Molavi, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Vice Chair, Houston Market Managing Partner & US Energy Leader
Women often struggle in business when deciding how much of themselves to share or compromise. Niloufar Molavi discusses how bringing your whole self to your career encourages an authentic leadership style that differentiates you from others. more info...

Becoming Successful Women in Male-Dominated Workplaces
April 25, 2014
Elizabeth Gold Romere and Nancy Gold
Women bring unique perspectives to the workplace, but how do we achieve success in male-dominated fields? We will explore the challenges women face and how to overcome them. more info...

What Happened to Me Could Happen to Anyone
How I Became a White Collar Criminal

April 7, 2014
Helen Sharkey
When Helen Sharkey was hired as an accountant in 1996 by Dynegy, she had no idea that job would ultimately lead to 28 days in a maximum-security federal prison. But that’s exactly what happened. Helen speaks about her experience with honesty and talks about her mistakes frankly, yet also delivers a message of hope. more info...

March 21, 2014
Susan Knight, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Advisor Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Investors increasingly are making financial choices that adhere to their personal beliefs. Using a values-based investing strategy can help give a sense that they are “doing good,” helping to facilitate change, and honoring personal beliefs while seeking to meet their long-term financial goals. more info...

Feb 7, 2014
Tracy Carmen-Jones, President WaterLight Group
Leadership is both an art and a science. Regardless of one’s position on the professional ladder, knowing how to be a good leader is a necessary skill for success in the workplace.
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You’re Charming but Who are you? An Exercise in Defining Your Professional Presence.
Nov 5, 2013
Tracy Carmen-Jones, President WaterLight Group
This workshop is a focused exploration on the concept of presence. It is designed to help you define your professional presence and become intentional about aligning conversations, actions and behaviors to reflect your professional brand.
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Oct 25, 2013
Marie-Pierre Stien & Weinstein Spira
Used in the same sentence, the words “power” and “money” evoke images not only of success, but also of coercion, corruption and abuse. From the Enron scandal of 2001 to the current debates on campaign financing reform, the ethics of power and money offer abundant opportunities for study and reflection.
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What Happened to Me Could Happen to Anyone - How I Became a White Collar Criminal
May 23, 2013
Helen Sharkey
When Helen Sharkey was hired as an accountant in 1996 by Dynegy, she had no idea that job would ultimately lead to 28 days in a maximum-security federal prison. But that’s exactly what happened.
Helen speaks about her experience with honesty and talks about her mistakes frankly, yet also delivers a message of hope.
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Business Etiquette - What it really means today
March 27, 2013
Janet Northrup, Hughes Watters Askanase
How you present yourself to others in the business world speaks volumes about you as a person and a professional. Knowing what is appropriate professional behavior will give you the confidence you need to present yourself as a competent professional woman.
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Commitments and Balance
January 31, 2013
Reva Ma, Financial Advisor at Mass Mutual Financial Group
Balancing work, family, friends, and other commitments is a daily challenge. Is it possible to be a good wife and mother while building a career? Reva Ma, a financial advisor at Mass Mutual Financial Group, is passionate about her family and her career. Married and with two small children, she knows her first commitment is to care for her family. At the same time, she does not see this is an obstacle to being a success in her profession.
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Fuel for Growth—how to ask for and use feedback to build your career
November 8, 2012
Laura Nichol of RIO Advisors LP
You want to learn and grow in your career but it’s hard to know how to navigate office dynamics, changing work environments and the pressures of performing at your best. Learning how to ask for and process through feedback are essential elements to continually improve and progress in your career.
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Decision Making
October 18, 2012
Janet Montgomery, Certified Financial Planner at First Allied Securities, Inc.
Making good decisions is essential to success in professional life, especially when they have an impact on others—clients, patients, co-workers, etc. Learn about the “art of decision making” from our speaker, Janet Montgomery, Certified Financial Planner at First Allied Securities, Inc. Throughout her career Janet has helped clients plan for the future by walking them through the decision making process to arrive at the best outcome.
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Navigating Your Career
April 19, 2012
Glenna Sharafeldin, Partner at Ernst & Young
Staying on track in one’s career can be challenging—especially for a woman.  Ms. Sharafeldin will address the different situations that can arise and how to use them to your advantage.
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Being a Woman in the Workplace
March 29, 2012
Rosalia Nolan, RIO Advisors Leadership Advisory Firm
How do you think of yourself as a woman?  Where do you fit in a male dominated work environment?  What are you concerns as a woman in the workplace?  These and other work-related issues will be examined in this networking and roundtable discussion session lead by Rosalia Nolan.
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Bringing Out the Best in Your Business Team
February 2, 2012
Jo Carcedo, Chief Operating Officer at Legacy Community Health Services
Having worked 25 years in health and human services implementing programs, developing service delivery systems, grant writing and fundraising, Ms. Carcedo will share valuable lessons learned in maximizing the talents of individuals on the team while respecting the differences.
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Work-Life Balance for Women in Medical Professions
November 10, 2011
Dr. Sue Ann Douglas, Pediatrician and Mother of 7 Children
Balancing professional, family and other responsibilities is a challenge for any woman, but especially for women in medical professions where the work schedule is not always predictable.  Dr. Douglas will share practical advice about how to prioritize and organize one’s schedule so as to maximize the time available for both work and family.
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October 19, 2011
Panel of speakers from Grant Thornton LLP
Success in one’s career depends on many factors.  Of vital importance is finding a mentor who can guide you along the journey and help you leverage your gifts and skills.  Grant Thornton has a history of helping women advance professionally through their “Advancement of Women Sponsorship Program” as well as other programs within the company.  They know much about the importance of mentoring especially for women.
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The Women’s Business Ethics ForumWomen's Business Ethics Forum

The Women's Business Ethics Forum is a study group for women executives and entrepreneurs who are interested in promoting ethical and effective business management, based on the dignity of the human person and the values of truth, freedom, and justice. Each quarterly meeting will focus on a case study that presents a specific ethical dilemma and the underlying philosophical points that should be considered in deciding on a correct course of action.

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