Five Reasons I’m Attending The Texas Conference For Women {And A Giveaway, Plus A Way To Save}

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The 16th Annual Texas Conference for Women is coming up on Thursday, October 15th. The full-day conference brings thousands of women together from across the state for networking, inspiration, professional development and personal growth. More than a hundred experts in business, philanthropy, health, finance, media and professional development will lead breakout sessions, and this year’s conference also features keynotes by Patricia Arquette, Candy Chang, Bert Jacobs and Robin Roberts.

We are all busy, and taking an entire day to attend a conference isn’t a decision many of us take lightly.

Why am I attending the 2015 Texas Conference for Women?

What’s in store at this year’s conference in one awesome glance.

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#1 THE SPEAKERS

I’ve already mentioned the headliners above, who are all amazing in their own right, but really, how often can you hear from over 100 speakers, who are all leaders in their respective fields? The hardest decision for me will be which sessions to attend. There are six tracks to choose from: Leadership, Career Advancement, Emerging Professionals, Transitions, Health & Wellness and Personal Development. There’s even a track for high school junior and senior girls, the Young Women’s Program. In addition to the keynotes and breakout sessions, panel discussions address some of the challenges we face in our work lives today, including how to advance your career in a virtual workplace, how to build your digital brand and how to mentor digital natives. Small business owners also have the chance to pick the brains of successful entrepeneurs, attendees can sign up for one-on-one sessions with local leaders and Social Media Roundtables allow for smaller-scale discussions and sharing lessons learned in the digital space.

#2 THE CHANCE TO LEARN NEW THINGS

Not only am I looking forward to hearing from an amazing lineup of speakers, but I’m also excited about what I will take away from the sessions. I’m grateful for the opportunity to hone my existing skills and be exposed to different perspectives. I have a feeling the conference will also offer ideas to help me navigate the always difficult intersection between my work and my home life. That, for me, is time very well spent.Advertisement
#3 CONNECTING WITH OTHERS

There are many benefits of working from home, but one drawback is that I miss having co-workers I see on a daily basis. My extroverted self comes away from these gatherings feeling recharged, having met like-minded women I wouldn’t have otherwise had the opportunity to bond with.

#4 GETTING INSPIRED

In the past, I’ve found that I leave the conference with a very concrete set of things I can do to to advance my career, and not a laundry list of items which feels unmanageable and overwhelming. A full day is just the right amount of time to be away from my regular to do list and gives me a chance to reflect and reorient myself.

#5 THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOMETHING FOR MYSELF

The real reason I’m attending the Conference is that this is something I’m doing for me. I got off the career track when I had my son, and I’m still finding my way back. It’s events like the Texas Conference for Women that give me courage to take the next step.

Save on Tickets:

Pssst. If you want to save $10 on your Conference ticket, and haven’t purchased yours yet, click here and enter in the following code at checkout: TXBG15. Unfortunately, this code only applies to new registrations can’t be applied retroactively.

Giveaway:

Would you like to win a ticket to the Texas Conference for Women and sit with Catherine and Nicole during the keynotes? Check out the Conference agenda and tell us which speaker or session you are most looking forward to. Let us know below in the comments section or complete the form for your chance to win!

All entries must be received by 10am CST on Monday, October 5, 2015. Approximate retail value is $165.

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway! Entries are now closed. We have emailed our winner.

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About Nicole Basham 793 Articles
A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".

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