Presenting the compelling stories of the everyday women who came before us and broke barriers for the next generation, Meade examines what each seemed to have in common, asking "are we breakthrough women for the next generation?" If not, what's stopping us from being breakthrough women?
Mixing the stories of modern women such as the first female racecar driver and the first female war correspondent, as nominated by viewers of Meade's Breakthrough Women series on HLN, with well-known female figures from American history, this engaging, multimedia presentation incorporates video, sound bytes, pictures and slides.
"No!" is a Complete Sentence (and Other Ways to Balance Your Life)
Relating her personal experience of all work and no play, which helped lead to debilitating panic attacks, Meade guides the audience through tips to win over peers at work without alienating your true self and your life outside your career. This valuable presentation includes advice about setting boundaries while still being a team player and goal-oriented person.
Frenemies: Fielding Criticism from Friends Who Are Really Enemies
What is a "frenemy?" How do you identify one at work or in your personal life? Meade shares stories of the impact frenemies have had in her own life. She imparts a fascinating point: when a person criticizes you, it is the result of their own self-esteem and usually has nothing to do with you. A liberating dialogue, especially for teens and young women, this presentation includes tidbits on how to use a frenemy relationship for your own benefit.
Self-Confidence vs. Self-Esteem
We all have reasons to feel good about our abilities. However, somewhere along the way we tell ourselves little lies that eventually become our story, such as "I can't do math," "I'm not successful," or "I will never have money."
None of this has to be true. If you do an honest self-appraisal you will find all kinds of reasons to feel good about yourself and your abilities. Meade describes the "shapeshifting" she went through to win over others, how she slowly lost her self-image, and how she eventually experienced panic attacks on-air. She outlines how she was able to think her way back to self-esteem by doing a deep self assessment, and guides the audience through one as well.