Dare to Interrupt

Return on Emotion: Creating a Vibe that Drives Business

What is "Return on Emotion" and how can you curate experiences that provoke happiness, which in turn, lead to greater profitability? Liz Lathan, chief marketing officer at Haute, gives us a peek behind the curtain at Haute's groundbreaking study on emotion and the innovative experiences that have blown audiences away.

Unapologetic Advocacy: Using Your Voice to Create Change

How can you best advocate for yourself and your community? Nan Marchand Beauvois, senior vice president, membership and industry relations, at the U.S. Travel Association, shares what goes on behind the scenes when advocating for the future of the meetings industry, speaking to the importance of using one's voice.

Fate Favors the Bold: Entrepreneurship and the Future of Events

What does it take to make the leap into entrepreneurship? Tracy Leparulo, founder and CEO of Untraceable Events, shares how she built her company and reputation as an innovator, futurist and leader in the male-dominated fields of financial technology and cryptocurrency. 

Living Fearlessly, Embracing Change and Celebrating Life

How often do we pause to appreciate the life we have, and are we really experiencing the best life we can? Megan Powers, Chief Strategist at Powers of Marketing, shares her story of uniting the events community to celebrate and honor the legacy of industry leader and friend, Elizabeth Glau.

Girl Code, Outspokenness and Awkward Moments

Kate Patay, Chief Strategist, Patay Consulting, shares how outspokenness, awkward moments, and really fantastic women have shaped who she is— and where she is—as a successful entrepreneur in the events industry today.

Leaning In to Vulnerability, Tough Topics and Bold Leadership

Tune into a special live audience recording at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club in Las Vegas as host Courtney Stanley interviews influential leaders on the most pressing topics facing women in the industry, including mental health, diversity, equity and inclusion, office politics and more.

Toxic Bosses, Workplace Trauma and Choosing Yourself

What are the effects of working for a toxic boss and how do you know when it's time to walk away? Michelle Thornton, Events Producer at Meetings & Events by Michelle, shares her experience of working for a destructive leader and how it affected her overall wellbeing, as well as the lessons she learned along the way.

Progress, Not Perfection: Becoming a Wellness Warrior

With the global pandemic exacerbating our stress levels, how can we keep our health in check? When faced with a stress-induced thyroid disorder, Dr. Kim Bercovitz, Ph.D, Health Behavior Scientist and Chief Wellness Officer at Byte-Size Wellness, leaned on her expertise and took action. 

Eat, Pray, Love: Traveling the World and Making an Impact

Is it safe to host meetings abroad? Third generation incentive travel professional Ashley Lawson, VP of business partnerships at Achieve Incentives & Meetings, is spending a year traveling to the world's top incentive destinations to report back to meeting planners how—and where—they can safely host in-person events. With community impact at the heart of her work, Ashley shares how she has been able to change lives while executing events, including raising funds for a hotel employee's son to receive a life-saving surgery.