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And though she be but little, she is fierce.

December 7, 2017

BadgeWhere’s Lauren? Today, your chief blogger is off to the 2017 Massachusetts Conference for Women at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center to learn how she can work smarter!

This will be my second time at the conference, and it’s one of my favorite events. This year’s program is packed with exceptional keynote and special guest speakers including Viola Davis, Meryl Streep, Gloria Steinem, and Adam Grant. As a young professional, the values that the event represents are close to my heart. And I am more than grateful to work for a company that supports me in my pursuit to develop both personally and professionally from leaders who have paved the way.

There are so many great sessions, I wish I could be at them all! I’ve chosen to attend two that will help me grow as a person – a motivational interview about never doubting your greatness with best-selling author and success coach Jen Sincero (you might be familiar with her books) and an inspirational talk featuring real-life stories on perseverance and bravery with top-rate professor and best-selling author Adam Grant.

The sessions I enjoy the most are ones like these that help me be the best version of myself and continue living by my favorite Shakespearean quote that you see as the title of this post. It’s my motto! While specific job-related skills are certainly important, believing in yourself and understanding how to best tackle the situations you face at home, at work, and in the world at large is half the battle. And science tells us we work better when we’re happier! Check out this infographic from happify on why emotional well-being matters in the workplace.

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