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Why do people quit work now — quietly or otherwise? Some, of course, are seeking other opportunities. Some have personal responsibilities that interfere with their jobs.
But some people, it appears, are desperately seeking balance. After all, a whopping 46 percent of women surveyed by Deloitte this year reported feeling burned out. 
So, what can we do when even the phrase “work-life balance” seems antiquated? 
During this National Work and Family Month, we are offering insights from three Conferences for Women speakers who we see as providing fresh ways to think about your work-life balance — by boosting your self-awareness, reflectiveness, and commitment to boundaries.
Lisa B.
Daniel PinkCreate the Work and Life You Want – Using the Power of Regret
“Too often, we think we have to figure things out and then do them. I’m going to change careers. I’m going to figure out what my new career is going to be, and then I’m going to do it. It doesn’t work that way. Doing is a form of thinking. So, if we have a bias toward doing and trying stuff, and using the feelings of awkwardness and apprehension as feelings of opportunity, I think that’s the solution.” Read the article.
Daniel Pink, author of The Power of Regret, Drive, and other books.
Erin FalconerYou Don’t Need to Be Busy to Be Productive. You Need to Be Reflective
“Socrates said to beware of the barrenness of a busy life. There is so much punch in that: You may be doing a lot, but there’s nothing in it. Self-reflection is quintessential to true productivity. You don’t have to do a ton of heavy lifting. The heavy lifting should be done on self-awareness and self-reflection. Then you just execute against that.” Read the article.

Erin Falconer, author of How to Get Sh*t Done
Myrna EstradaWhat to Do Before Your Boss Asks Too Much of You

“I think there’s a need to have a conversation upfront with your manager around let’s just be more open and transparent with each other. … Talk about priorities and that once the plate is full, the plate is full. There’s just nowhere else for it to go. Get that conversation on the table before we actually deal with that. Then I can tell you at that moment, ‘Hey, this is one of those moments where I’m booked solid.’ I think it all gets back to that comfort level, that trustworthiness between a manager and their employee and others to be able to have those conversations.” Listen to the episode.

Myrna Estrada, Senior Vice President and Field Executive for Liberty Mutual Insurance, on the Conference for Women podcast, Women Amplified

Amy GalloTips from Our Friends at HBR: 38 Smart Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Ever wonder how to ask the questions you really want answered in a job interview about an organization’s culture, the team you’re considering joining, or your prospective boss?

Check out this article from Harvard Business Review’s Amy Gallo.
📣 Calling All Attendees! If you'll be traveling to attend the November 30 Conference In-Person, you should know that we have discounted hotel blocks just for you!

Book early — special rates expire on November 8. Find discounted hotel options on our Travel page.
Seen and Supported: Non-Apparent Disabilities in the Workplace


In case you missed it last month, you can now replay this session featuring social impact entrepreneur, podcaster, disability advocate and 3x TEDx speaker Tiffany Yu. Explore actionable ways to support co-workers and employees who may be living with non-apparent disabilities.

Watch here.

The 2022 Conference Anywhere

November 30 & December 1, 2022
Tickets to our Nov. 30 in-person event in Boston are sold out, but you can still join us for a fabulous day of renewal and reconnection at our all-new online Conference Anywhere experience on Dec. 1!

You'll hear from Viola Davis, Reese Witherspoon, Misty Copeland, Jameela Jamil, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, and so many more amazing speakers.

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