SOURCE: Invent Your Future Enterprises

Invent Your Future Women's Conference

April 07, 2010 16:07 ET

Maximize Your Career Potential at the 2010 Invent Your Future Conference for Women

Showcasing Strategies for Career Innovation on April 19 - 20th

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010) -  Navigating the corporate landscape has never been more challenging as more women in corporate America face fewer internal resources, a shrinking pool of mentors and reduced human capital investments in their professional development. The Invent Your Future Conference for Women on April 19 - 20, 2010 will salute their resilience and provide practical solutions at a unique Bay Area business conference that offers new research and unconventional strategies for women to revive a stagnant career, accelerate a job transition or start a new venture.

The conference will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Register at and follow conference updates on Twitter @IYFconference.

From understanding brain and gender differences to unleashing peak performance, nationally-acclaimed experts and bestselling authors will debunk the myths and address the hottest topics being discussed in executive leadership programs, corporate boardrooms, social networks and the media. This unique event offers more than 12 hours of learning at a fraction of the cost of other business events, combining clinics, seminars, keynote sessions, "Share the Wisdom" roundtables, exhibits, networking events and book signings.

"Women face a deluge of confusing information about how to get ahead and stay on top of managing their careers, families and their health," said Ruth Stergiou, CEO, Invent Your Future Enterprises. "This is a cost-effective and highly focused learning opportunity that empowers women to become their own career catalysts -- a chance to roll up their sleeves, learn from their peers, and take immediate action with guidance from the experts. It's the best investment you'll make in your career and your team in 2010."

Keynote speakers will discuss the hottest themes for women's advancement:

  • Understanding Gender/Brain Dynamics in the Workplace -- Opening session, keynote and author's reception with Dr. Louann Brizendine, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF and author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain. Dr. Brizendine will discuss the research findings published in her brand new book, The Male Brain, followed by a Q&A session and panel discussion hosted by Sydnie Kohara of CBS 5 News with William Watkins, CEO, Bridgelux, former CEO, Seagate, and Eunice Azzani, partner, Azzani Search Consultants, relating the findings to successful leadership styles in the workplace.
  • Survival Strategies at the Intersection of Work and Life -- Presenters include media personality Janice Edwards, sharing "Survival Strategies at the Intersection of Work and Life," plus Kristin van Ogtrop, editor, Real Simple Magazine, and author, Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom; and Douglas Merrill, former CIO and vice president of Engineering at Google and author, Getting Organized in the Google Era: How to Get Stuff Out of Your Head, Find It When You Need It, and Get It Done Right.
  • Maximizing Human Potential -- Hear from technologist, entrepreneur and astronaut Anousheh Ansari, author, My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer, plus Dr. Nisha Money, flight surgeon, United States Air Force, who will describe tips for increasing your mental fitness, creating an internal stress management tool box and reaching peak performance.

Highlights for Busy Women

  • Share the Wisdom Forums -- Hosted roundtable discussions with professional coaches, corporate, entrepreneurial and technical executives and subject matter experts
  • In-Depth Clinics:
    • Health & Wellness Clinic -- Health screenings by Anthem Blue Cross
    • SerenDestiny Clinic -- "Taking Control of Your Future" with author, keynoter and consultant Sam Horn
    • Career Development Clinic -- "Becoming a Well-Connected Leader: How to Find coaches/sponsors/mentors to build your career and negotiate your next role" with Denise Brosseau, The Brosseau Group; Co-Founder, Invent Your Future
    • Entrepreneur Clinic -- Betsy Berkhemer and Renee Fraser, Ph.D., radio hosts and successful owners of executive search and marketing companies, will present marketing and branding for business success, social media strategies to extend your market reach, funding fundamentals and much more.
  • Exhibits -- Breakthrough products and services for busy women
  • Exclusive Invitation-Only Executive Women's Leadership Forum on April 19th -- A unique opportunity to listen, learn and interact with senior executives who have valuable insights into the inner workings of the C-Suite. Sessions include "Building Your Leadership Team" with Kyung Yoon, CEO, TalentAge and "Inside the C-Suite: Up Close & Personal," featuring lively discussions with top executives from leading companies. Request a Forum invitation by calling Jackie McNab at 408-554-4249.

More Informative Sessions to Accelerate Career Advancement

  • Branding 2.0: How to Brand Yourself Using Social Media and Web 2.0
  • Minimizing "Growing Pains" to Maximize Your Organization's Success
  • Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape
  • The Brain-Smart Approach to the Healthiest You
  • Young Women's Program: Careers of the Future
  • Working with Men: The Secret to Influence and Effectiveness
  • Stories of Adaptation and Resilience: Profiles of Successful Entrepreneurs
  • Ambition by Design
  • The Key to Longevity and Vitality


RSVP for the Invent Your Future conference at One day and evening registration options are available. For information by phone or to request special discount rates to register your team, department or women's group, call 408-554-4249.

For details on the program and speakers, visit


Invent Your Future is proud to present this conference in partnership with corporations such as: Anthem Blue Cross, Hewlett-Packard, New York Life, Oracle, Rambus, Robert Half International, American Airlines, Luna Bar, Hellbent Marketing and Home Instead Senior Care. Community partners include: National Center for Women & Information Technology, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) California, NAWBO San Francisco, NAWBO Silicon Valley, Women 2.0, Women in Consulting and Women Impacting Public Policy.

Additional support for the Young Women's Program includes: College Track, Hewlett-Packard, Northrop Grumman, Rambus and Robert Half International. Media partners include: Mix 106.5, 94.5 KBay, BlogHer and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

A limited number of partnership opportunities are available. Visit

About Invent Your Future
The Invent Your Future Conference is presented by Invent Your Future Enterprises, a professional development company that specializes in the retention, development and acceleration of women in corporations and small businesses. Based on extensive research on the training needs of corporate managers and high potential leaders, the company offers talent development programs, skill-building events and organizational consulting. Learn more at

Invent Your Future's CEO Ruth Stergiou was recently honored with the 2010 NAWBO Silicon Valley Enterprising Women of the Year Award and 2010 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

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