Bold in Business Annual Forum

Each fall, the Regional Chamber welcomes a world-class speaker to share her insights on trends for women in business and how women can chart even greater success.

On Thursday, October 22 at the Albany Marriott, we welcomed award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and author of the best-selling book Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, Brigid Schulte.

A married mother of two ­, Brigid began her journey to writing Overwhelmed quite by accident, after a time­use researcher insisted that she, like all American women, had 30 hours of leisure each week. Stunned, she accepted his challenge to keep a time diary and began a journey that would take her from the depths of what she described as the “time confetti” of her days to a conference in Paris with time researchers from around the world, to North Dakota, of all places, where academics are studying the modern love affair with busyness, to Yale, where neuroscientists are finding that feeling overwhelmed is actually shrinking our brains, to exploring new lawsuits uncovering unconscious bias in the workplace, why the US has no real family policy, and where states and cities are filling the federal vacuum.

Each attendee received a complimentary copy of Brigid’s book, Overwhelmed.

In previous years, we’ve been honored to welcome the following speakers:

2014: Pamela Ryckman, author and writer for the New York Times





 2013: Karen Finerman, author and Co-Host of CNBC’s Fast Money





Final cover IShouldntBeTellingYouThis2012: Kate White
, author and former Editor-in-Chief for Cosmopolitan