Women in Leadership Conference to feature speakers, sessions
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The 11th annual Women in Leadership Conference on Saturday (March 6) will focus on the achievements, challenges and working relationships that women face in the work force and in leadership roles.
The conference, "Women in Charge: Empowered to Light the Way," will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Stewart Center and Purdue Memorial Union. It is open to all Purdue students and focuses on enhancing, exploring and developing leadership skills. Registration is $20 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.
"While the target audience is undergraduate women and men, faculty and staff are welcomed to attend and will also be inspired by our guests and our bright Purdue students," said Carol E. Ben-Davies, assistant dean of students.
The conference is presented by the Office of the Dean of Students with major support from the Procter & Gamble Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.
Tish Norman, a motivational speaker who talks about using honor, tradition and pride to promote personal dignity and self-respect, will provide the keynote address. Norman is a veteran of the Monster Diversity Leadership Programs and works nationally as a facilitator, workshop presenter and program emcee. She is a contributing author of "From Mediocre to Magnificent," a motivational book that encourages women to take charge of improving their lives.
The luncheon speaker will be Beverly Davenport-Sypher, associate provost, Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair for Leadership Excellence and a professor of communication.
This year's program panelists and their discussion topics are:
* Amanda Teder, Procter & Gamble's Febreze brand manager, "Leadership Early in Your Career."
* Vanessa Castagna, independent retail professional, "Risk Taking Without Fear."
* Susan Brock Williams, Purdue legislative initiative director, "Leadership Through Service to the Community."
* Viveca Fairbanks-Henderson, Procter & Gamble engineering associate director, "Mentors & Sponsors: How to Find Them and Keep Them."
* Patrice Buzzanell, Purdue professor of communication, "Can Anyone Have It All? A Woman's Guide to Career-Life Management.
Conference registration is available online at http://www.conf.purdue.edu/leadership
The conference is part of the larger celebration of Women's History Month, titled "Telling Our Story." More information is available online at http://www.purdue.edu/dp/sbbcle/index.php
Source: Carol E. Ben-Davies, 765-494-9028, firstname.lastname@example.org