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2017 Modern Day Woman's Conference

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The Southern College of Optometry

1245 Madison Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

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The Modern Day Woman’s Conference celebrates the advancement and self-empowerment of young women, and seeks to enlighten them to utilize their incredible education, resources and strengths to have an even greater effect on the world. The conference gathers women from various professional sectors to hear presentations and panels on topics ranging from women’s health and wellness, to career development and leadership. This conference will encourage young adult women to take a moment to connect with other women and build on these newfound relationships. Women can accomplish so much when they put aside their fast-paced roles in business or motherhood (or both) and make a decision to share, to listen, to learn and to celebrate what they all have to offer each other and the world.

This year's conference attendees will have the option to attend either three 1-hour standard sessions or a single 3-hour power session. For more information visit www.wfgm.org or email moderndaywomansconference@gmail.com.

$50 - Admission to Conference and Mixer

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 18, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
David Lusk Gallery
97 Tillman Street
Memphis, TN 38111

Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Southern College of Optometry
1245 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

8:00 – 8:25 a.m. Registration

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Empowerment Breakfast with Keynote Speaker

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Session 1 Concurrent (2 standard & 3 power sessions*)

  • Moving Upward and Onward in Your Career

  • Making Your Money Work for You

  • Coding is the New Black: Building a Website*

  • Hire Me: Job Search Strategy & Interview Etiquette*

  • Investing in Your Future (Personal Finance)*

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Session 2 Concurrent (3 Tracks)

  • The Newbies Guide to Civic Engagement

  • Teaming Up with a Mentor

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch & Community Engagement Fair

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Session 3 Concurrent (3 Tracks)

  • Becoming a Side Hustle Pro

  • Deep Breath In

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Modern Day Woman’s Speed Mentoring
Memphis’ most dynamic community & business leaders will offer sage advice to get you jumpstarted on your next chapter!

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Conference Session Descriptions

Standard Sessions (1 hour)

Becoming a Side Hustle Pro

Is this one thing you’re really good at, but you don’t know what to do with it? With some guidance, you can turn your talent into additional income, possibly even a full-time business. Find out how more women than ever are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and how you too can create a side hustle from what you’re already good at!

Deep Breath In

“I ate something green today,” is not the pique health statement of the year. True health is based on more than just what goes into your body. It’s about nutrition plus incorporating healthy routines and stress management. Help your mind, body and spirit work together for a healthier, happier you!

Making Your Money Work For You

Are you making more money than you ever have in your life but still in the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle? Are you trying to understand why you’re paying your credit cards on time but your score just isn’t going up? Maybe you’re just trying to figure out how to make more money without taking on another full-time job. Managing your finances can be overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. Learn budgeting skills, how to save money, and figure out the kind of lifestyle that you want to lead AND can afford.

Moving Up and Onward in Your Career

Maybe you know exactly what you want to do and maybe you’re still trying to figure it out. Wherever you are, progressing to the next step can be hard. Find out ways to move forward in your career.

Newbies Guide to Civic Engagement

Do you wake up in the morning with dream-notes like, “Save the world -- Plant 100 trees TOMORROW,” or, “Find out how to get on a board of directors”? As much as we want to change things in our community, we have to take it one day at a time. Learn the ins and outs of making the most out of investing your time into the community and making the maximum impact wherever you go.

Teaming Up with a Mentor

Even though you’re educated, powerful, and strong, some times you don’t have it all figured out. Maybe you’re missing the connections, experience or know-how to get to the next level. That’s what mentors are for! (I know you just sang that in a Dionne Warwick-ish tune.) Finding a mentor is more than emailing everyone in the latest Forty Under Forty list just hoping someone will respond. It takes networking, commitment and intention. Learn from women who have been there before how to team up with a mentor to help you be the best you.

Power Sessions (3 hours)

Coding is the New Black: Building Your First Website

The words HTML and CSS are not your enemies; they’re your friends! Learn the difference between the two and finally launch that website, blog or online portfolio you’ve had on your to-do list forever. Or, just come and learn some basics to add to the skills section of your resume. Make the binary your best friend!

Instructor: Audrey Jones

Hire Me: Job Search Strategy & Interview Etiquette

It’s the one thing we all hate, but that always needs to get done when we least expect it. Knowing how to market yourself and your skills in the job market is tough. Learn about different job application systems from a real career coach that can tell you why your resume gets lost in the system before a person ever sees it! In this workshop, you’ll discover ways to customize your personal brand for the different jobs you apply for AND leave with a solid job search strategy.

Instructor: Angela Copeland

Investing in Your Future

Are you struggling with whether you need a 401(K) or a Roth IRA? Do you sometimes open the Stocks app on your phone and feel like you’ve been thrown into an alternate universe. Want to dabble in real estate investment as an additional stream of income but not sure where to start. Learn how to take that Friday night burrito money and invest it into something that will benefit your financial future in the long run.

Instructor: Kerry Jackson

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Presenting Sponsor: Kroger

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1245 Madison Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

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