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The Boston GLOW Career and Empowerment Conference is a day of community building and skill sharing among women and their allies. We seek to uplift and validate the characteristics that make us great employees, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

Due to the evolving risks associated with COVID-19, the 5th Annual #BostonGLOWcon will be a virtual event.

For an easy access to all links, we’ve created this Session Link Overview. 

Please review this #BostonGLOWcon Participant Guide that contains details about how to access conference Zoom sessions, how to use the technology, and tips for a successful day. We recommend reading the guide before Saturday to make sure you are prepared. At any time, please feel free to send along questions to join@bostonglow.org or text 917-291-6666.

Gender and Leadership [clear filter]
Saturday, March 21

9:00am EDT

Welcome from Boston GLOW and Opening Keynote: Cultivating Creativity for Women in the Workplace
Conversations about women in the workplace espouse a number of values that women should be cultivating to craft their own success: confidence, grit, resilience, and the like. But I would argue that as workplaces adapt to shifting trends, women can make themselves invaluable by developing and regularly exercising a creativity practice. This keynote seeks to espouse the benefits of creativity as a practice, share some key traits and skills that women can develop to get in touch with their creative side, and why they matter so much - not just for the success of their businesses or organizations, but for their own personal affirmation.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

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Amma Marfo

Amma Marfo is a thoughtful yet incurably silly independent higher education professional, writer, and editor based in Boston, MA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Education from the University of South Florida... Read More →

Saturday March 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

1:00pm EDT

Conversation Circle: Gender & Leadership
Conversation circles are your opportunity to connect with other conference attendees informally and with a theme expert to guide the conversation.
Our theme expert, Catherine, will lead us through the conversation. This is your chance to process learning, connect with other attendees who are interested in the topic of Gender and Leadershipand share ideas and resources during our virtual events.
We hope that you will join us as a chance to strengthen your network, share goals, and connect with a local expert. We also hope that these conversations will help us identify great ideas for future sessions with GLOW!

We encourage folks to share what they are hearing during the day, and folks are welcome to join to chat or listen.

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Catherine Ternes

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Catherine Ternes is a Senior Project & Operations Manager for theInstitute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston, Massachusetts.She currently supports quality improvement projects across the LatinAmerica region as well as change management initiatives within theInstitute. Previously... Read More →

Saturday March 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
  Gender and Leadership
  • about Catherine Ternes is a Senior Project &amp; Operations Manager for the<br>Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston, Massachusetts.<br>She currently supports quality improvement projects across the Latin<br>America region as well as change management initiatives within the<br>Institute. Previously, she supported work in the United Kingdom,<br>Qatar, Singapore, Nigeria, and Liberia. Ms. Ternes has a strong<br>background in international nonprofit work, having previously<br>volunteered with Selfless UK in Bangladesh, worked with Northeastern<br>University in Costa Rica , and supported Defense for Children<br>International in Argentina. She graduated magna cum laude from<br>Northeastern University with a degree in International Affairs and<br>Political Science and is currently pursuing her Master's in Business<br>Administration at the Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy. Ms.<br>Ternes' personal passions include the study of memorialization,<br>supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees, as well as<br>empowering female leaders.

1:45pm EDT

Authentic Communication Strategies for Badass Women

"Women need to learn to speak with authority and to stop apologizing when they speak!" Are you exhausted from trying to keep all the advice on communication straight? Are you tired of hearing that your communication style isn’t good enough? Are you sick of the assumption that women need to fix the way they naturally communicate? ME TOO! Join this workshop to unlearn all the bad advice you’ve been given (which isn’t based on real data). Then you’ll learn how to hone in on and amplify your authentic communication style that is all your own! You’ll get real in-the-moment coaching & tips that will help you showcase your badass self at work, in front of a crowd, making sales pitches, and more.

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Judy Neufeld

Founder, Chief Change Officer, Spark Sisterhood
Judy Pineda Neufeld is the Fired up Founder of Spark Sisterhood. As a women’s leadership development coach, expert facilitator, avid runner, and Boston Marathoner, Judy is passionate about building authentic spaces for women to thrive. Judy has over 15 years’ experience in elevating... Read More →

Saturday March 21, 2020 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT

1:45pm EDT

Everyone is Angry: Leadership Tools Learned from Conflict Resilience

In the current national environment, tensions are extremely high.  Divisiveness and confrontation are the automatic reactions to many disagreements.  As leaders, how do we ensure our relationships foster a collaborative, forward thinking posture?  How do we lead with resilience and encouragement to promote sustainable working relationships?   Many federal agencies have alternative dispute resolution programs to resolve workplace disputes.  Similarly, community mediation works to solve disputes but among the various community stakeholders.  This workshop will discuss the principles leaders can use to ensure organizational and community relationships persevere through the tensions.

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Rochelle Howard

Deputy Executive Director, DC Office of Police Complaints

Saturday March 21, 2020 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
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