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presented by #bossbabesATX
powered by Texas MSTC, Texas MBA and Bumble Bizz
July 20, 2019 @ Rowling Hall in Austin, Texas
$25 registration


 

• conference registration •

ROWLING HALL bottom floor
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

On the bottom floor of Rowling Hall, you'll find registration. We'll scan your ticket, compliment your outfit and get you settled in with a conference agenda.

As you check in, you can pop in for a complimentary headshot with Tess Cagle Photography. You can also download the Bumble Bizz app to virtually connect with other conference attendees throughout the day.

 

• networking, goal-mapping and
coffee •

ROWLING HALL ROOFTOP (Floor 5)
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

After checking in, you’ll then head to the Rowling Hall rooftop for some morning coffee in the Chameleon Cold-Brew lounge, a Cocoyo bar with GT’s Living Foods and some goal-mapping with #bossbabesATX using your WORK guide (delivered the day prior to the conference). Settle in and mingle!

 

• on FINDING YOUR FLOW: a keynote
introduction •

ROWLING HALL ROOFTOP (Floor 5)
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

A flow state, also known as “being in the zone,” is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement and enjoyment.

In life and in business, we know that we’ll face ebbs and flows. It’s natural and normal to go through stages of decline and regrowth, as technology, the market, or our own vision changes. What mindsets do we need to make sense of these cycles? Before we get started with the day’s workshops and panels, you’ll hear from Red Velvet Events founder Cindy Y. Lo on her journey toward a proverbial flow state.

meet our keynote, CINDY Y. LO:

Cindy is Red Velvet Events’ owner and top event strategist. Among touching every event, attending every meeting and answering every email, she is a wife and a mother with a passion for travel who dares to visit all seven continents within her lifetime. (She’s already tackled five.) Cindy started her career coding in the tech industry and also has a love for designing anything from invitations to a ballroom.

Cindy is Red Velvet Events’ owner and top event strategist. Among touching every event, attending every meeting and answering every email, she is a wife and a mother with a passion for travel who dares to visit all seven continents within her lifetime. (She’s already tackled five.) Cindy started her career coding in the tech industry and also has a love for designing anything from invitations to a ballroom.

 

 • workshops and discussions:
part I  •

Floors 3 through 5
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

For this segment of workshops and discussions, attendees will have to choose between four sessions. The sessions for Part I are as follows.

Session 1 - Classroom 3.310 - Understanding Your Brand Values
An exercise in personal and professional values, this session will provide you with the time, framework and space to determine your personal and/or professional mission statement and brand values. Led by Priscilla Castro with Planoly, you’ll see how your brand identity can show up in your social media strategy.

Session 2 - Classroom 4.408 - Battling Burnout
According to neuroscientist Nancy C. Andreason (author of The Creative Brain), creative people are prone to receive more criticism for their originality, question authority figures and pursue more stimulating lives, all of which generally lead to more stress. And when that stress builds up, we find ourselves at the bottom of what psychologists call occupational burnout (characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and lacking personal accomplishment). In this session headed by entrepreneur and yogi Kaysha Patel, we’ll learn how to incorporate strategies into our day-to-day life that will help us heal from burnout and be more mindful about the ways we work.

Session 3 - Classroom 3.406 - Bringing Your Brand Online
Once we’ve got a brand for ourselves or our small business, how can we bring it online—and then keep it consistent? In this session, Laurel Barickman of web design studio RECSPEC will walk through her methods of setting up a brand’s website and digital identity.

Session 4 - Classroom 4.416 - The Art of Negotiation
Negotiation is the art and science of securing an agreement between two or more interdependent parties. People engage in negotiations every day of their lives, whether it is asking a boss for a raise, brokering a deal with a new client, resolving a conflict with a co-worker, buying a car, or simply deciding which partner will take out the garbage. Being a successful negotiator can increase not only the amount of money earned, but overall satisfaction in life. This session focuses on basic negotiation concepts, tactics and techniques. Whether you’re looking for a salary raise or pitching a deal, Dr. Melissa Murphy's session will show you how to lay the groundwork to secure more deals.

 

• process and connect: lunch and networking hour •

1:00 to 2:00 PM

 

During this break, you can head out for lunch in the area (click here for a list of recommendations), process the workshops you just attended, or head to the Blanton Museum for a tour.

1:00 PM — Tarot Readings and Lessons In EFT with La Mystica Tarot
From 1 to 4 PM, you can head to the top floor of Rowling Hall to book complimentary tarot sessions and/or join group EFT sessions with Elise Entzenberger, founder of La Mystica. Elise will be located within the Chameleon Cold Brew lounge. Learn more about Elise’s process and approach here.

1:15 PM — A Little Art Tour — The Blanton Museum
Need a little break? At 1:15 PM, enjoy a complimentary visit to the Blanton Museum (only a few blocks away). The tour will end at 1:45 PM, so you can make your way back to Rowling Hall for the afternoon's workshops and panels.

 

• workshops and discussions:
part II •

Floors 3 through 5
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For this segment of workshops and discussions, attendees will have to choose between four sessions. The sessions for Part II are as follows.

Session 5 - Classroom 3.310 - When Busy Isn’t Better
When does the pursuit of “productivity” stop being productive? In this workshop, small business owner and founder of Women Who Werk, Ashton Lynne Haywood, will go over strategies for time management and creating space for good ideas.

Session 6 - Classroom 4.408 - Thinking Through Cash Flow
You don’t know what you don’t know—so, how can you start a business that sets you up for financial sustainability? In this session, branding consultant and biz coach Crystal Ngumezi will demonstrate how she approaches crafting cash-flow-positive business plans.

Session 7 - Classroom 3.406 - Designing Products With People In Mind
Led by Jessica Tremblay, a designer and front-end developer for IBM Design, as well as a team of designers as facilitators (Alisha Moore, Nathalie Martin, Joelle Williams, Kat Zhao, Alison Entsminger), this session will be a hands-on exercise in design thinking. You’ll walk away with a tried and true process for developing new products and services that keep your customer’s experience top of mind.

Session 8 - Rowling Hall Rooftop (Floor 5) - Cultivating Collaborative Work Environments
Leading (and working within) teams can be tough—especially when we have different communication styles. In this session, Christine McCarey will share different methods of collaboration that create space for thought diversity and inclusivity. We’ll explore what diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) mean, why DEI matters, current state of DEI in industry, how DEI work starts, how DEI efforts are measured, how you can make a difference and key takeaways.

 

• workshops and discussions:
part III •

Floors 3 through 5
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For this segment of workshops and discussions, attendees will have to choose between four sessions. The sessions for Part III are as follows.

Session 9 – Classroom 3.310 — How To Network (Even If You’re An Introvert)
In this session, Kyra Seay of Bumble Bizz will walk you through some strategies to ease the anxieties and nerves that often come with networking. You'll leave this breakout with tools and tips for better managing the community-building aspects of pursuing a career or launching a project.

Session 10 - Classroom 4.408 - Send That Invoice, Get That Paper
Led by Sara Iñes Calderón, in this hands-on workshop, you’ll sit down to co-work and create your own invoice template. While we work, we’ll offer feedback on each other’s templates and hold an open discussion about customer and client management.

Session 11 - Classroom 3.406 - Co-Work and Collaborate with The Riveter
Got something you’ve been working on? Looking for a co-working, coffee shop buddy? In this session, attendees are invited to co-work on their own projects and network in groups with The Riveter Austin. Through their events and programming, flexible memberships, and collaborative workspaces, The Riveter is working to champion and elevate the conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion in work and in business.

Session 12 - Classroom 4.416 - Get Out Of Your Head and Do The Work
A good leader needs both positive and negative feedback to do the job well. In this session led by Dr. Elizabeth Goins, we’ll hold a group discussion about leadership anxiety, trusting our intuition and learning from our mistakes.

 

• WHY FAILURE IS DATA: work summer 2019 keynote panel •

ROWLING HALL AUDiToRIUM (Bottom Floor)
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Moderated by Chelsea Francis, photographer and founder of Pass/Fail, this session will convene creative entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore what it looks like to pivot and maintain enthusiasm around our growing businesses and careers.

meet our keynote panelists AND MODERATOR:

Chelsea Francis  is a photographer, editor, consultant, connector, and all around people person out of Austin, TX. She's most passionate about helping others see the beauty in their own lives, a good cup of coffee, and a great slice of pizza. When she's not answering emails, she's editing pieces for Pass/Fail, hosting networking events, and shooting and editing photographs for incredible companies both in Austin and elsewhere.

Chelsea Francis is a photographer, editor, consultant, connector, and all around people person out of Austin, TX. She's most passionate about helping others see the beauty in their own lives, a good cup of coffee, and a great slice of pizza. When she's not answering emails, she's editing pieces for Pass/Fail, hosting networking events, and shooting and editing photographs for incredible companies both in Austin and elsewhere.


Jennifer Sinski is the Senior Vice President at Giant Noise (giantnoise.com) She is a graduate of Southwestern University and has a degree in political science. Prior to Giant Noise, Sinski worked as a freelance publicist for a variety of lifestyle clients and was the campaign planner and special projects director at lookthinkmake, an Austin-based advertising agency, where she gained extensive experience working with real estate development projects and with nonprofits. Her PR expertise in alcohol, lifestyle, media, culinary, hospitality, nonprofit, corporate, and entertainment includes working with such diverse clients as Texas Monthly; travel and hospitality clients such as Native Hostel; and events for The New York Times, CNN, and WIRED, among many others. Sinski has spearheaded the PR efforts for several development projects including the St. Elmo Public Market, Music Lane, and The Commodore Perry Estate. Sinski works on influencer outreach and traditional PR campaigns for brands including Lipton, Desert Door Texas Sotol, Rambler Sparkling Water, Camp Gladiator, and more. She also works on the PR for Wendy Davis and her nonprofit Deeds Not Words and the newly-launched Movement Mujeres project. Sinski also volunteers for the HOPE Campaign managing the PR efforts for the HOPE Outdoor Gallery and is on the 2019 Emancipet gala board. She frequently speaks about PR strategy and trends at industry events including Creatives Meet Business, The International Association of Business Communicators, and The Mom 2.0 Summit.

As a creative, scholar and organizer, Virginia Cumberbatch’s work sits at the intersection of community advocacy and storytelling. Virginia has served as the Director of Community Engagement and Social Equity, as a part of The University of Texas' Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, since 2016. In 2018 she co-founded Rosa Rebellion, "a platform for creative activism by and for women of color."  Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Virginia was appointed to the Mayor of Austin's Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Bias, and is on the Board of Directors of Six Square: Austin's Black Cultural District, KLRU (Austin's PBS Station), Waller Creek Conservancy and is a Global Shaper for the World Economic Form. She has spoken at SXSWEDU, TEDx, Q Commons, the University of Western Australia's Impact Festival and several conferences on topics related to diversity, inclusion, equity, racial reconciliation and the power of storytelling.  She is the recipient of the 2016 Anti-Defamation League Social Justice Award, 2017 ATX Boss Babe of the Year and the 2018 Austin 40 Under 40 Award for Civics, Government and Public Affairs. Her book,  As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at UT Austin  was published in the spring of 2018.  Virginia received her B.A. from Williams College in history and sociology and her M.A. in public policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

As a creative, scholar and organizer, Virginia Cumberbatch’s work sits at the intersection of community advocacy and storytelling. Virginia has served as the Director of Community Engagement and Social Equity, as a part of The University of Texas' Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, since 2016. In 2018 she co-founded Rosa Rebellion, "a platform for creative activism by and for women of color."

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Virginia was appointed to the Mayor of Austin's Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Bias, and is on the Board of Directors of Six Square: Austin's Black Cultural District, KLRU (Austin's PBS Station), Waller Creek Conservancy and is a Global Shaper for the World Economic Form. She has spoken at SXSWEDU, TEDx, Q Commons, the University of Western Australia's Impact Festival and several conferences on topics related to diversity, inclusion, equity, racial reconciliation and the power of storytelling.

She is the recipient of the 2016 Anti-Defamation League Social Justice Award, 2017 ATX Boss Babe of the Year and the 2018 Austin 40 Under 40 Award for Civics, Government and Public Affairs. Her book, As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at UT Austin was published in the spring of 2018.

Virginia received her B.A. from Williams College in history and sociology and her M.A. in public policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

Lynn Miller owns and operates Oseyo, a newly opened restaurant in Austin featuring traditional and modern takes on Korean dishes. Miller is a native Texan, born and raised in Dallas, and is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

Lynn Miller owns and operates Oseyo, a newly opened restaurant in Austin featuring traditional and modern takes on Korean dishes. Miller is a native Texan, born and raised in Dallas, and is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

 

• next steps happy hour •

Rowling Hall Bottom floor lounge
5:00 Pm to 6:00 PM

Following the conference's events, we'll wind down in the lobby for a happy hour with Austin Cocktails. Before you leave, share your next steps with someone you haven’t met!

Want more than a drink to decompress? During the Next Steps Happy Hour, you can also join Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, to discuss flow and the artist process in José Parlá’s monumental, 4,000 square-foot mural, Amistad América. The tour will be leaving from the happy hour at 5:30 PM.