MetroWest Conference Speakers and Emcee

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

At the MetroWest Conference for Women, we are committed to highlighting the local women who work, live and thrive in the cities and towns in MetroWest, MA. Each year we reach out to the community to hear from women in our region who are experts, ready to share their passion and hard work with women, close to home.

Our conference follows 5 tracks (topic areas):

  • Personal Prosperity
  • Professional Success
  • Entrepreneurship/Leadership
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Family

 

Building a Business: Going from inspired to launched 

Inspiration can come from anywhere; it all depends on what you do with it once you’ve found it. Setting yourself apart in the marketplace, overcoming obstacles and continuing to persevere is all part of the journey in going from being inspired to being in business. This panel will help you learn from women who have started their own successful businesses from an idea, conversation or moment of inspiration.

Key Takeaways:  

  • Embrace inspiration and turn it into a successful business opportunity. 
  • Learn how to say, “screw perfection”, and get started. 
  • Be inspired to push through obstacles and roadblocks.
  • Create specific benchmarks for continued momentum.

Ditch the Doubt: How to Communicate with Confidence

Effective communication is vital for every part of our lives – from job interviews to client presentations to online branding and our personal relationships. For many, there is one thing that hinders their ability to communicate their thoughts, ideas, feelings and opinions effectively: fear of judgment. This panel will explore communication across various platforms and mediums, discussing how we can boost our confidence to allow us to communicate more fully and effectively in our work and everyday lives. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Reduce the fear of judgment, the first and one of the highest barriers to any form of communication. 
  • Enhance confidence and gain effective tools, techniques and strategies that will help to overcome fear of judgment.  
  • Adjust focus away from the potential for judgment and toward your own messaging.

Empowering strategies for building resilience in challenging times

Life can be challenging and disruptive. From everyday stressors to the bigger traumas that rock our core, it’s important to find ways to positively deal with challenges. Navigating stress and change is essential to surviving and thriving in life. This panel will explore traditional and creative approaches, strategies and hands-on resources to help build resilience. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Learn strategies to deal with challenging times and trauma.
  • Discover how to access resilience and your inner resources. 
  • Understand how to move forward with a fulfilling life.

Finding Food Freedom: Eating Freely & Safely

Our relationship with food can be complicated. We all should strive for optimal health, but often struggle with conflicting or unhealthy food advice. In addition, more and more people are struggling with gastrointestinal disorders, food allergies and sensitivities, which can lead to more confusion about where and how to start. Working to find the root cause of symptoms or disorders and educating why supporting your immune system is important is where this panel excels. They will introduce you to how to manage health obstacles, help bring awareness and education on where to start through food, nutrition and Integrative techniques.

Key Takeaways:

  • Introduce the importance our immune system and gut health is for overall health. How food/nutrition and techniques can play a role.
  • Learn practical tips everyone can use
  • Helping the audience exam obstacles and give tips for striving to support and overcome them.
  • Get our panelists top tips for healthy eating, food allergies, help to reduce stress and controlling your mindset.

 

Wise Women Plan Ahead; Financial and Legal Decision Making

Understanding your finances is empowering. It’s critical to determine your financial goals, learn the facets of building wealth and plan for your future as well as your family’s future. This panel will help you with real financial planning strategies and the legal decisions that go along with them to create security and peace of mind.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the information for parents and families about the importance of protecting their children and their hard-earned assets in the event of disability or death.
  • Determine the behaviors and habits that are the most important factors in reaching your financial goals.
  • Discover sustainable wealth building through real estate acquisition and investing.

Getting a Seat at the Table: The How and Hidden Whys of Community Involvement

Your voice is important and participating in the community at any level is invaluable. If you want to see things change for the better and are considering volunteering, joining a town committee, or running for a seat in your local government, this interactive panel will help you get started. Learn from personal, first-hand experiences that will help you a uncover the right role for you and the strategies you need to be successful.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Identify the type of involvement that aligns with your passions and supports your life & profession.
  • Build the courage to raise your hand, submit your name, and have your voice included. 
  • Create a strategy to get started and connect with supportive resources.

Mindful Mindset: Change the Story to Calm the Internal Chaos

Life can be chaotic. Recognizing our emotions and their triggers can help us to develop strategies and habits that develop a positive mindset. We also can identify stored emotions and their impact on the mind-body connection. This panel will allow you to identify the chaos in your life, its patterns and tools you can utilize the shift away from negative self-talk.

Key Takeaways:  

  • Discover the power self-awareness and how to identify emotional triggers.
  • Explore how we experience emotions and the mind-body connection.
  • Learn strategies to change the negative stories and thoughts we tell ourselves.

Setting Authentic Personal Goals

Setting and achieving goals that are truly authentic to you requires deep self-awareness. Understanding your motivators, values, skills, gaps to overcome and potential triggers to give up, are all key in successfully pursuing your dreams. Starting with a larger vision and determining your “why” allows you to carve out a direction with clear, specific steps. This panel will help you to identify what goals are truly meaningful to you and provide actionable strategies to realize your big, inspiring dreams.

Key Takeaways:  

  • Give yourself permission to be honest about yours goals.
  • Learn how to determine and define what you really want.
  • Discover how to take a big dream and break it down into realistic, achievable steps.
  • Get actionable strategies for planning the roadmap to your goals and how to stay authentic in your journey.

So, you want to be an entrepreneur?

Taking the entrepreneurial leap is big and exciting step. Perhaps you’ve got a potential idea for a business. Maybe you’re excited (or anxious) to jump in and get started. This panel will help you determine the best place to start on the entrepreneurial journey. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Examine what is your “why” and your driving force. 
  • Determine why others will need or want your product/service.
  • Recognize your differentiation from the competition. 

Empowering strategies for building resilience in challenging times

Life can be challenging and disruptive. From everyday stressors to the bigger traumas that rock our core, it’s important to find ways to positively deal with challenges. Navigating stress and change is essential to surviving and thriving in life. This panel will explore traditional and creative approaches, strategies and hands-on resources to help build resilience. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Learn strategies to deal with challenging times and trauma.
  • Discover how to access resilience and your inner resources. 
  • Understand how to move forward with a fulfilling life. 

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