Contained within this book are words of wisdom carefully handpicked from 20 years' worth of speeches delivered at the annual Texas Conference for Women in Austin.
Each chapter includes quotes from remarkable women, such as Amal Clooney, Brené Brown, Viola Davis, Melinda Gates, and Anita Hill. From executives to Olympic athletes, each speaker explores the obstacles and experiences facing professional women in the modern world, including imposter syndrome, work-life balance, and influencing others for good.
This is a collection of inspiration and insights for professional women, straight from some of the world's most successful creatives, CEOs, and other trailblazing leaders. Thoughtfully curated by Lisa Bennett, Communications Director for the Conferences for Women, Women Amplified offers compelling insights designed to capture the electric, infectious enthusiasm of a world-class leadership conference.
The Texas Conference for Women is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to promote, communicate, and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond. It was founded in 2000 and has attracted more than 100,000 women and men to its annual conferences during its first two decades.
This event is part of what has become the largest network of women's conferences in the United States, which includes the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, and the Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley. The four conferences attract more than 45,000 people a year.
Lisa Bennett is the Communications Director for the Conferences for Women. A former Harvard University fellow, she is co-author with emotional and social intelligence expert Daniel Goleman of Ecoliterate. She has also contributed to other books, including The Compassionate Instinct, Smart by Nature, and A Place at the Table.