Women in Wellness New York City Agenda

The 2019 event will feature an Inspiration Wall, Headshot Station, and Photobooth opportunities throughout the day.

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8:00am - 9:00am Registration

9:00am - 9:15am

Julie Keller Callaghan
Editor-in-Chief & Publisher American Spa


Keynote Session

Women with Money: Create the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and Yes, Rich) Life You've Always Wanted

Jean Chatzky, CEO and Cofounder, HerMoney

Helping you grasp the financial life you want, Chatzky provides a three-part plan—formed through detailed reporting with the world’s top economists, psychiatrists, behaviorists, financial planners, and attorneys as well as her own two decades in the field, helping women understand themselves in relation to money. She provides tactical solutions to help you earn what you deserve, find the courage to start your own business, invest for tomorrow, make your money last, leave a legacy, and create a joyful life. 

10:15am - 10:35am Networking Break

Breakout Sessions (please select one)

Leading with Integrity and Purpose to Create a Culture that Inspires a Commitment to Doing the Right Thing

Dolores Barclay, Adjunct Faculty, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and Administrative Manager, The Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights

Corporate social responsibility makes good business sense, but it takes leaders with courage to create an environment that values ethical decision making. This session will share the importance of navigating business with honesty and principled leadership and provide insightful advice on becoming a leader who inspires respect and loyalty.

Three Simple, Smart Money Moves that Will Change Your Life Forever

Diane Harris, Editorial Director, Considerable.com

Money is the primary cause of stress in this country and financial anxiety is linked to a number of health issues. Studies show women, in general, are more stressed about their finances than men. This informative session will offer simple steps you can take now to help you save more, invest smarter, and take control of your financial life and put an end to financial stress for good.

11:35am - 11:50am Networking Break
11:50am - 12:50am

Breakout Sessions (please select one)

Live Your Mission, Think Like an Innovator, and Win with Advocacy

Elizabeth Scherle, Cofounder and President, Influenster

Scherle will share how you can get out of your comfort zone, discover your aha moment, and take calculated risks. She’ll also reveal how to “sell” your business and yourself by making connections, communicating effectively, and going after what you really want.

Women, Health, and Age

Brunilda Nazario, M.D., BC-ADM, Associate Medical Director and Lead Medical Editor, WebMD

From excess weight that can result in heart, lung, and hormonal disorders and even dementia in later life to shifting hormones that can impact both mental and physical wellbeing, this session will help you learn to identify warning signs for compromised health and give you the tools to communicate the importance of maintaining healthy habits.

1:00pm - 2:15pm Networking Lunch
Moderated Topic Table Discussions
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Breakout Sessions (please select one)

Protect Your Energy, and Let Go of Perfectionism

Claire Wasserman, Founder, Ladies Get Paid

If you’re feeling constantly drained and on the verge of burnout or are super hard on yourself and constantly focused on your mistakes, this session is for you. It will help you set boundaries at work, handle mistakes with grace, and embrace who you are, flaws and all. Wasserman will also share tips for handling critical feedback, letting go of perfectionism, and realizing your own self-worth.

Creating Inclusive and Diverse Workplaces to Help Improve Innovation, Customer Relationships, and Employee Retention

Betty Ng, Founder and CEO, Inspiring Diversity

Diverse and inclusive workplaces foster a more creative and innovative workforce. In this session, Ng will offer tangible take-aways to help foster a more productive work environment. She will share how diversity needs to be a conscious effort and true inclusion is necessary to access all its benefits. 

3:30pm - 4:00pm Networking Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Keynote Session

Work It: Secrets for Success from the Boldest Women in Business

Carrie Kerpen, Cofounder and CEO, Likeable Media

Kerpen will explore what it means to be an entrepreneur in these challenging times and share insights from her own life as well as those of other inspiring women who have paved the way in business. She’ll reveal how to make your weaknesses work for you, not against you; show you how to tap into your network to help you avoid blind spots; and use your gut to make smarter decisions, faster. Most importantly, she’ll help you focus on your own unique super powers to realize there is no one way to achieve success. Working it is about understanding who you are, what you want, and what you bring to the table.

5:00pm - 5:15pm Closing Remarks
Julie Keller Callaghan
Editor-in-Chief & Publisher American Spa
5:30pm - 7:30pm Networking Cocktail Party
Experiential Spa Services