BURLINGTON, NC (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Now in its seventh year, the Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference has become the premier event for leadership and executive development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds, and will be held Oct. 29-30, 2012 at The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. This two-day conference, titled “Lead with Passion, Power & Profits,” will include powerful keynotes, panel discussions and breakout sessions on women’s issues and experiences in business.
Attendees will gain new insight into workplace trends, opportunities and challenges, and will leave with ideas, solutions and resources to be a more effective leader. The conference is hosted by Diversity Woman Magazine and its advertising partners to educate and support diverse and multicultural women leaders and to facilitate their continued growth and success through solution-based editorial, website products and services, and events such as this national annual conference.
“Diversity Woman Magazine is honored to again continue its legacy of supporting leadership and executive development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds from various corporate backgrounds,” said Diversity Woman Magazine publisher Sheila Robinson. "Our annual conference will be a powerful showcase of more than 600 women leaders, entrepreneurs, executives and male champions from all over the country.” The only premier conference that focuses solely on celebrating, educating and empowering women of all races, cultures and backgrounds, the mission of the 2012 conference is to provide a venue for discussing the experiences in business for women, and supporting their advancement and leadership in the workplace.
Robinson holds an earned Master of Entrepreneurship degree from Western Carolina University. “Sheila was an immediate standout in our distance M.E. Program,” said Robert Lahm, associate professor of entrepreneurship at WCU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. “Her passion and leadership were obvious while she was a student, and she has continued to excel and give back as a speaker on our campus and through her publications and evermore fantastic conferences.”
Building on the success of last year’s conference, which featured bestselling author and educator Stedman Graham; Dr. Johnnetta Cole, executive director of Smithsonian African American Museum; and Tena Clark, founder and CEO of DMI Entertainment, Diversity Woman Magazine will close out the conference with the 2012 Mosaic Woman Awards Luncheon honoring Soledad O’Brien, journalist and anchor of CNN’s “Starting Point”; Lynn Tilton, founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners; Michele Kane, CEO of Cognosante; and Pat Harris, global chief diversity officer with McDonald’s Corp.
Registration for Diversity Woman Magazine Business Leadership Conference opens June 25 with a special early bird rate of $695as well as special conference room rates available through The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
Diversity Woman is a national magazine with a readership of over 100,000 women of all races, cultures and backgrounds. Our mission is to provide leadership and executive development to support a diverse population of women in achieving their career and business goals through solution-based editorial, web site products and services, special events and conferences.
The WCU College of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to serve as a catalyst for the creation of successful entrepreneurial ventures. The center provides educational support for aspiring and current entrepreneurs, and fosters cross campus and inter-institutional collaboration on the inclusion of entrepreneurship theory and practice for all disciplines. Faculty and staff of the center provide expertise to other organizations that work for economic development, including the SBTDC with which it shares offices.
Through its distance and residential undergraduate and master’s level programs in entrepreneurship, WCU’s center offers practical hands-on education and service-learning activities facilitated by a faculty of experienced entrepreneurs. The center endeavors to provide students with the skills necessary to think creatively, to successfully launch their own businesses, or to work with an employer in launching and growing an entrepreneurial venture.
For more information, contact Dr. Robert Carton, head of WCU’s Department of Entrepreneurship, Sales and Marketing, and Hospitality and Tourism, at 828-227-3984 or rcarton(at)wcu(dot)edu.
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