Work & Life Conference 2018

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

A positive approach to finding freedom in professional work and daily life.

The Work & Life Conference is the pinnacle event of Yuma Center's mission to help women discover new perspectives on work and life that bring fulfillment and joy.

Our focus is on work and life, because we view each as inseparable and equally important parts of what it means to be a human person.

Our goal is not to offer practical tips on getting ahead and beating the competition, but to offer inspiring ideas on how to live well, both professionally and personally. 

Our line-up of speakers and facilitators will inspire you and offer multiple insights on how they blend work, life, family and faith.  

Space is limited.

KEYNOTE Speakers

Beth Griffin

Beth Griffin serves as Chief Marketing and Product Officer for Health Payment Systems, Inc. Beth is responsible for the strategic positioning of HPS and leads the company’s marketing, consumer engagement and product development efforts. She was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 110 Women in MedTech to Know in 2017. Read More.


Rosalia Nolan

Rosalia Nolan is president of ChallengeScope Corp, which provides services to guide leaders in implementing change. She was senior managing director of audit and finance at Koch Industries, a senior vice president at AIG, and an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She serves on the boards of Incarnate Word Academy and the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders.

Lunch Facilitators

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Jean Beatty   Building Networks: Personal & Professional

For over 25 years, the DC metropolitan area has been Jean Beatty's home. Having lived on both sides of the Potomac River, Jean is able to bring extensive insight into the housing market for anyone looking to relocate here, whether local, national or international.  As a REALTOR®, Jean's intention is to assist her clients in the sale or purchase of their home with enthusiasm, dedication, and diligence. Through hard work, effective communication, and a vast real estate market knowledge, Jean help my clients sail through their home listing or buying experience.

Pat Beccera   Thriving in the Workplace with Difficult People

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Patricia Becerra received a Doctorate degree (Major in Biochemistry) from the University of Navarra, Spain. Her postdoctoral training was in biochemistry at the National Cancer Institute, and in molecular virology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Dr. Becerra is head of the Section of Protein Structure and Function, Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health. She is an author of more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters. She serves as an editorial board member and reviewer of several journals in biochemistry, molecular biology and ophthalmology.

Ana Bethencourt Yrausquin   Integrating Work and Home Life with Joy


Ana Bethencourt Yrausquin is a wife and a mom to three energetic boys. She works as a psychotherapist intern at an out-patient clinic in Raleigh, NC. Ana completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at The Catholic University of America and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wake Forest University. She is a founding mother of CanaVox. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her boys, date nights, good wine, and coffee dates with friends.  


Additional speakers will be announced soon!


9:00 - 9:30 a.m.                    Sign-in; Coffee & Pastries

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.                  Morning Keynote Address

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.        Breakout Sessions

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.                  Lunch Roundtables

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.                    Afternoon Keynote Address

2:45 - 4:00 p.m.                    Networking Reception

Teaser Agenda


Women Rising:  Navigating Career Ups and Downs  

Women Leading:  Leadership with Kindness and Strength


Your Personal GPS: Knowing When to Reboot  

What, Me Worry?  Finding Peace in the Daily Drama

 A Woman's Ambition: Expanding Over Time 

Lunch Roundtables

Building Networks: Personal & Professional

Thriving in the Workplace with Difficult People  

Integrating Work and Home Life with Joy 

Being Healthy: Managing Stress and Down Time

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