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Reshma Saujani (Exclusively WSB)

It’s no secret that the tech industry has a serious gender imbalance. We live in an era in which girls are told they can do anything, so why aren’t there more women in leadership roles to look up to? In 2012, Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code with the mission of correcting this disparity. Since then, she has sparked a national conversation about increasing the number of women in tech, and Girls Who Code has reached nearly 40,000 young girls, 90 percent of whom have declared or intend to declare a major or minor in computer science. With Google and Twitter as backers, and Facebook and AT&T (among others) signed on as mentors, the program aims to enroll 1 million women by 2020.

Drawing from her book, Women Who Don’t Wait in Line, Saujani will advocate a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course, both personally and professionally. 

Reshma Saujani (Exclusively WSB)

Reshma Saujani is a serial failed politician. Strikingly, it is because of her failures she has built a national movement that is changing the conversation about women and technology. Recounting her personal narrative and lessons learned in this compelling, dynamic and earnest presentation, Saujani also weaves in stories of other accomplished women who have overcome roadblocks and forged new paths—women who have similarly learned to live an authentic life by taking risks and choosing to seek failure rather than fear it. Offering tools to improve resiliency and embark on new ideas, she ignites and inspires audience members to pursue risk and help reshape the country. 

To be a great boss and create high-performing, happy teams, the single most important thing you can do is focus on feedback: giving it, receiving it, and encouraging it. Radical Candor is a simple framework developed to help you build a culture of great feedback.

Radical Candor is the ability to give feedback in a way that challenges people directly and shows you care about them personally. It will help you and all the people you work with do the best work of your careers and build stronger working relationships. Radical Candor really just means, “say what you think.” But people rarely do this. Why is it so rare that such a simple thing feels radical?

Radical Candor gives your organization concepts, vocabulary, and tactics you can put into practice immediately.

We all want to be happy, yet the pursuit of happiness has never been more elusive as we drown under the responsibilities of work and our other responsibilities. Yet research shows that a happy life does not involve big changes. It involves small habits we can incorporate into our daily lives in a practical and life-changing. Using empirically-validated data, Seppälä inspires us to live a more fulfilling life, and shows us how in very concrete ways.

Leaders need to both exert influence and be “likable,” commanding loyalty – yet the two often seem at odds. New research, however, shows how we can have both – in fact, if you are a leader who is more positive, you also have employees who are more engaged, hard-working and dedicated to you. Characteristics like compassion, humility and kindness are actually a competitive edge. The question is – how do you exert these characteristics while also leading a team. This talk will share science-backed tools and techniques to help leaders and managers create teams that thrive and excel.

Frank Sesno (Exclusively WSB)

Donald Trump broke all the rules in his campaign. His presidency will be like no other. Where is this taking us and how will it change us? In this talk, Frank Sesno assesses the politics, policies, and personalities of the Trump presidency. Are they a fundamental departure from previous presidencies, or do the rules still apply? What about President Trump’s attacks on the media and “fake news”? Sesno draws on decades in Washington and his considerable experience covering and interviewing presidents to discuss the precedent, practice, and public face of the Trump Administration.

 Sesno also examines the current state of our civil discourse, and whether it’s possible to bring people together in such divided times. What questions should citizens be asking of Trump, of the media, of their representatives going forward? How can we use our questions to hold those in power to account while also listening well enough to be empathetic to them and to those with whom we disagree?

Frank Sesno (Exclusively WSB)

In this talk, author and master interviewer Frank Sesno explains how you can use something you probably take for granted – the questions you ask – to make your company more innovative, creative, and successful. A single, simple question can be disruptive if you know what you’re after, understand how you listen, and ask more. Sesno, a former Washington Bureau Chief at CNN and now Director of The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, is author of Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions and Spark Change.

How can you use questions to spark creativity and increase your business? How do effective leaders learn, engage members of their teams, and inspire confidence through listening? How do questions convey trust and create empathy? This talk by someone who has asked and studied questions will provide clear examples and practical ideas to foster a more open, collaborative, and high-impact workplace.

Daniel Shapiro (Exclusively WSB)

Dr. Dan Shapiro, a world-renowned negotiator, understands that nearly every interaction we have—professional or personal—includes some form of negotiation. Drawing on his groundbreaking research on the five core concerns that motivate people, he teaches your audience how to listen and communicate more effectively, approaching tough conversations successfully. Dr. Shapiro identifies concrete tools that will strengthen interpersonal relationships, inspire customer loyalty, cultivate innovation, and produce meaningful results.

Happy people are more productive, healthier and more successful. New research shows that being happy significantly contributes to these positive outcomes. Take a pair of young siblings—one is happy and the other not so—revisit them in twenty years and you will likely find that the happier one has a better job, earns more and has stronger social bonds. The question then is - how do you increase happiness in your organization, community, family? In the last couple of decades scientists have made huge progress towards uncovering the answers. Working on the intersection of neuroscience, behavioral economics and psychology Tali Sharot has been part of this scientific revolution. In this talk she shares what we have learned. From creating anticipatory events to reducing inequality, what really matters for happiness may surprise you. The audience leaves not only with a deeper understanding of what drives well-being, but also with practical applications for enhancing it.   

What does the future hold? Every decision you make is guided by the answer to this question. We invest in a stock if we believe the value of its shares will rise, we accept a job offer if we believe the position will bring us satisfaction. Predictions are an integral part of every business decision from finance and security to entrepreneurship. How good are we at making these estimates? Turns out, there are systematic biases in how we view the future. In this talk Tali Sharot presents the most important one: our tendency to be overly optimistic. Optimism is a good thing; it makes people happy, productive, creative. Yet, it can also get us into trouble; lead to unnecessary risk taking, financial collapse and poor planning. In this talk Tali shares her decade long research into the science of optimism; why we have it, how we can use its power to our advantage and protect ourselves from making the wrong decisions.

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