13 workshops, DIY breakfast, comedy and connections
Friday, July 17 | 8 am-4pm
We’re #betterthanever at 40 & 50+ which is why we’re readying you for your second act #swivel.
BizLifeCon, recognized as the nation’s first business + lifestyle conference produced by and for women over 40 & 50+ is packed with 3.0-style business and lifestyle micro-sessions, socials, comedy, and Slack convos. We've curated content for you to sit back on the couch and enjoy a high-impact virtual gathering to take back 2020 and head into 2021 with vigor. We’re even giving you homework to pivot – or as we like to say, swivel with success. Basically, think of BizLifeCon as your conduit to getting things done and upping your game.
You're donating to Sense of Security!
For every ticket sold, we're donating $5 to Sense of Security in our guests honor. The Colorado-based organization provides living expense funding for women and men in breast cancer treatment. Visit SecondActWomen.com for details.
8 am - 9 am
Yoga, Meditation with Nikki Aiello and DIY breakfast with Heather Aardema and comedy Debbie Scheer (we're providing the recipe!)
9 am - 3 pm
BizLifeCon is on like donkey kong! Entrepreneurship, career advice and life. We're covering it all sprinkled with a few 'yoga snacks', entertainment and prize giveaways.
3 pm - 4:30 pm
BizLifeCon party... powered by Zoom!
The Middlescent Swivel | Barbara Waxman, Keynote speaker and storyteller
After listening to Barbara, you're going to walk away understanding how middlescence shatters cultural norms and breaks the myth of the midlife crisis and how you can consciously curate and cultivate an empowered midlife to thrive, personally and professionally. Barbara coined the term middlescence and we've been stealing it ever since we found her!
How to Just Start (and succeed) | Amy Cosper, Global speaker, writer, filmmaker, adventurer
Just start. Why your story is your greatest asset Be a storyteller: The clarity of your message is everything Do NOT panic. Be fearless. What that really means. How to fail How to rise from the ashes and do it all over again
7 Tips to Beat Ageism and Land Interviews | Barbara Brooks, SecondActWomen | We’re aged out! NOT. Barbara will share ways to get noticed and get the interview and it all starts with identifying your transferable skills, honing your personal brand, and more. In case you didn’t know, your brand walks in the door before you do.
5 Ways to Activate Your Resilient Nature Even in Trying Times | Katie Smith, Light Defined | Resiliency (noun) - 1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness; and 2. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
If we aren't sitting on the sidelines of life, it is a certainty that each of us will know a series heartaches, uncertainties, disappointments, rejections, injustices, loss, grief, and a plethora of other unpleasant experiences. During these inevitable times where we feel angry, hopeless, full of despair, depressed, and unworthy, resiliency is required to move through them and heal the wounds they have created. However, just when we seem to need it the most, our resilient nature can seem quite elusive.
Grow Subscribers: Tips for Building a Content & Content Calendar | Andrea Palten, WATCH ANYTIME | A content calendar is one of your most important marketing tools you can have for you for your small business increasing your ROI, serving your audience value and aligning your content to their needs and your business goals.
Tips for Instagram Success: Turn Followers to Fans | Toni Lipsey, | Get expert advice from a crafter with over 90,000 followers supporting her full-time handmade business. Oh, and she has 100K on YouTube.
PAsk a Hiring Manager | Megan Jo Specht Amazon Web Services, Kristen Knutson, City and County of Denver, Brian Curr, Uplight | You found a position and you want help getting that interview. Or you're looking and not sure how to go about it at 40 & 50+. Let our panel of experts share information AND answer questions to get you hired! Come with questions and think of them as your hiring consultant during the session and on Slack.
Where to Find Free Resources & Tools to Build Business | Michael Bevis, Innovation & Entrepreneurship for City and County of Denver WATCH ANYTIME | Whether you’re working on the next big thing or just getting an idea off the ground, Michael’s team brings together the entrepreneurial resources and support to help you make a real impact. He’s sharing the business resources and tools free to you to help you swivel.
Understanding Your Value as 40 & 50+ Badass Women | Guadalupe Hirt, SecondActWomen | All successful companies take time to calculate their value to better understand their worth and determine how to expand and grow. Similarly, we (especially women) should ask ourselves, what is our worth and do we know how to articulate our value? For starters, it’s all about perspective. Join Lupe as she reveals the truth about why women over 40 & 50+ are more badass now than they were in their 20s or 30s.
How to Discover, Evaluate and Act on Additional Revenue Streams for Your Business | Arezou Zarafshan, AZA Consulting, 47 | Finding new avenues for business revenue can be a great way to make up the lost income, grow your company and stay afloat. Arezou will share a formulaic approach for discovering and deploying new revenue streams that compliment your product or service.
Tips to Getting Things Done: Productivity and Planning | Jenn DePauw, Organized Priorities | Creating a planning routine or habit can be a cornerstone to a well-planned life. Effective planning not only helps you to be more productive but having a well-planned week has many other benefits like reducing stress, helping you maintain healthy habits, and may even save you some time.
If you want to up your productivity game, create more balance, or get yourself organized a regular planning routine is a great place to start. Whether you are planning for your home and work needs (or both!), this presentation will help you to find your direction, anticipate deadlines and appointments, and set realistic priorities for getting things done.
Launch Your YouTube Channel Already! | Olivia Omega, Brand Strategist WATCH ANYTIME With close to 7k followers and 2 million views on YouTube, Olivia will show you the key steps to planning your YouTube channel prior to launch including your YouTube branding, content creation, keywords and more. YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google (which owns YouTube) with more than one billion unique visitors each month. These visitors watch at least six billion hours of video monthly. Fear of the camera and concerns about what to post are people top reasons why they drag their feet on starting a YouTube channel. Let's crush those fears together and go for it!
The Humor muscle: How to strengthen it without pulling a hammie | Debbie Scheer, Enjoy a short and sweet interactive session where we discuss why it is important to infuse your life with more humor. Debbie will share three theories to help you start identifying your own humor style and then send you on your way with one weight bearing exercise that will help you begin to change the lens you use to view the world which will automatically strengthen your humor muscle.
BONUS Workshops! Purchase the Digital Pass Plus or Bundle
Be your own Video Producer and Get Results! Julie Dorough, Metta Media (Wednesday, July 22)
Learn the complete cycle of creating video for your business. Whether you’re a DIY kind of woman or prefer to just manage your projects, I’ll show you how to go from concept to delivery with confidence!
Deep Connection: Exploring Wild Nature and our Wild Selves | Deb Matlock
Nature is with us always, everywhere we go. In our second act, our minds and hearts are more apt to connect with the wildness that beckons us outdoors. Join Naturalist Deb Matlock as she shares ideas, activities, and inspirations to build deeper and more personal connections with the wild nature that awaits on the other side of your doorstep.
Startup founder, investor, startup advisor, and former corporate executive, Arezou (r-e-zoo) is known for her focus on execution and company-defining results. While being an executive in public and private enterprises, she drove record revenue growth, business transformation, and scale in record time and always on a global scale. Now, as a consultant and coach to founders, Arezou helps founders execute and move the needle for their companies. Always starting from business fundamentals, she helps entrepreneurs and founders devise a robust strategy for getting their idea to market and later scale it.
Julie has been producing impactful content on a national scale in the television/video production industry for more than 15 years. Her work includes launching, branding, and producing two entertainment channels, along with creating promos, spots, and all forms of videos for networks, small businesses, education, and non-profits across multiple platforms.
Metta Media provided video producing for BizLifeCon.
Amazon Web Services
Megan is a PASSIONATE Senior Recruiter with 13+ years of experience recruiting the top talent in the Denver market, across North America, and Internationally. I believe that the recruiting department helps to build and shape an organization's professional brand to the general public. I am enthusiastic about encounters with people and the critical role they play in driving success for any organization; this is why I continue to strive to connect the right talent to the right opportunities! Put the right people in the right places doing the right things and great things happen.
Bloom+Co Presents & SecondActWomen
Guadalupe is the co-founder and CCO of SecondActWomen, an IRL and virtual club that doubles as a resource hub and support system to spur the careers, business ventures and big ideas of women 40 & 50+. A public relations specialist turned four-time entrepreneur and cultural author, she most recently worked as an associate producer on a short-subject documentary that explored the intersection of culture, identity and belonging from the lens of first-generation American born Latinos.
We have three digital pass options for all budgets and if you're a SecondActWomen Insider member, yours is even cheaper Learn more about the Insiders at secondactwomen.com. We even have a BizLifeCon digital pass + membership!
Digital Pass Plus Bundle
We know. Another women's conference, but have you ever attended a conference that is tailored to meet the particular professional and lifestyle needs of women not by gender, ethnicity, or industry/trade, but rather by age? That is the unique beauty of BizLifeCon. We don't just provide the knowledge to upskill, we add in a splash of life and fun to encourage you to live life in full color.
Top 4 Reasons to Attend Any Conference
1. Network... Meet like-minded people and industry peers in a space dedicated to connecting and we're making it all possible through our conference Slack channel.
2. Expand your knowledge and find solutions to problems... Learn about new techniques or approaches to address current issues or take into consideration for future planning.
3. Present your ideas and work to others... Test drive your elevator pitch and/or work to present your product, service or idea on our private Slack channel for the conference.
4. Learn beyond your field of interest... Expand your perspective by stepping into opportunities, discussions or live chat sessions that fall outside of your current scope.
We're on a mission to set the record straight about women 40 & 50+. The time is now to challenge status quo and reclaim our narrative. We know we're preaching to the choir when we say that life is just getting started and we're done being told otherwise.
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