• Women & the Art of Risk 2018

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    Name: Women & the Art of Risk 2018
    Date: September 28, 2018
    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:


    Women & the Art of Risk

    Join us at the Log Cabin on September 28 for the 2018 Women & the Art of Risk, a women's leadership event featuring workshops, discussions and career development opportunities, all led by distinguished woman from the Pioneer Valley. Hear personal & professional stories of how taking calculated risks led these women to new adventures & made them stronger leaders.

    Our 2018 Keynote:

    Millions of people around the world, from executives to bright college students to Academy award winners, secretly worry they're not as bright and capable as other people, think, they are. It's called the Impostor Syndrome and it hurts individuals and the organization. Fortunately, there is a cure. Join us for an interactive presentation  led by speaker and award-winning author.

    Dr. Young is an internationally recognized expert on impostor syndrome. She has spoken to over 80,000 people at such diverse organizations as Apple, Boeing, Merck, IBM, McDonalds, Intel, Facebook, Raymond James, Chrysler, BP, Motley Fool, Women in Commercial Real Estate, Society of Women Engineers, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and many others. Her book, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women(Random House) is now available in five languages and her advice has appeared in dozens of major publications around the world including BBC radio, CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal, Science, and O magazine. In her surprisingly humorous yet highly practical keynote Valerie promises to help you or those you manage or mentor to interrupt needless self-doubt.

    Agenda of the Day:
    • 8:00: Registration | Breakfast                                                                     
    • 8:30 - 9:30: Keynote  
    • 9:30-9:45 Break
    • 9:45 - 10:45: Speaker Session
    • 10:45-11:00 Break
    • 11:00 - 12:00: Speaker Session
    • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
    • 1:00 - 2:00: Panel 
    • 2:00 -  3:00: Networking
    Breakout Sessions:
    The Committee is currently seeking speakers for the following sessions; Art of Storytelling, Art of Self Promotion and the Art of Balance.  If you are interested or know someone who might be the perfect woman for one of these topics, please send an email to anderson@holyokechamber.com or moe@easthamptonchamber.org  
    Send in your resume, cover letter of interest, name and phone number of at least two references, and experience with the subject matter. Please indicate which subject below you have interest in presenting on. Information should be received not later than May 31st.
    • Art of Storytelling
    • Art of Balance
    • Art of Leadership
    Speakers will have one hour for their presentation that should include time for questions.  

    Each speaker will be responsible for:
    • Keeping within the hour timeframe.
    • Have people fill out an evaluation form before leaving the workshop.
    • Build in time for people to ask questions or to share experiences.
    • Build in time for questions of the audience
    • Bring your own laptop, cables and presentation
    • Provide presentation to organizers by date TBD for review
    • Bio for introductions must be received with your proposal
    Event Sponsors:


    • Elms College
    • Turning Leaf Design
    • Fink and Perras Insurance
    • Polish National Credit Union
    • Daily Hampshire Gazette


    • Curran and Keegan Financial
    • Williston Northampton School
    • Richard's Fuel and Heating
    • Greenfield Savings Bank
    The Log Cabin
    500 Easthampton Road
    Holyoke MA
    Date/Time Information:
    September 28, 2018
    8:00 am | 3:00 pm
    Contact Information:
    Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce
    Register Early & $ave
    • Before July 1, 2018: $99
    • After July 1, 2018: $119
    • Table of 10: $875
    We are looking for your story!
    Are you willing to share your story of Risk?
    We are looking for four women in the Valley willing to share 
    their "Story of Risk" at the September 28th event.
    • Have you taken a bold move in your career?
    • Have you struggled with work/life balance?
    • Have you had a gnawing feeling you need to quell which compelled you to take a risk?
    • Has there been something looming over you that involved risk to overcome?

    If you feel your story could help other women then we would like to hear from you. From the entries we will select 4 to participate in the afternoon's panel discussion!

    Send your entry of 500 words or less or a 2 min. video to
     info@holyokechamber.com. Submissions must be received by May 31, 2018. By entering you give us permission to use your story to share. 

    This. Is. EPIC!
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