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Leslie Stiles, board president of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, shared with the Philadelphia Inquirer why it’s so important to support women’s career advancement through networking, mentoring, leadership opportunities, learning and events like the Oct. 2 Conference.

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Finishing Touch Accessory Drive at the Conference

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is once again partnering with Career Wardrobe to collect donations of accessories to help every one of their clients receive that “finishing touch.” Suggested items include: handbags, jewelry, scarves, shoes (especially size 9 and up) and stockings (new and unused, especially plus sizes). They are also accepting donations of your unused gift cards to help purchase the items they need to outfit each and every woman that comes to them for assistance. Collection boxes will be located across from the registration desk at the Oct. 2 conference. Read More

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What Is She Reading? Judith von Seldeneck

Below, Judith von Seldeneck, member of our Advisory Council, offers her thoughts on “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake,” in the first edition of “What is She Reading?”

Book Overview: In Anna Quindlen’s new memoir, “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning author applies her characteristic warmth and humor to an all-too-familiar topic: aging. As in her beloved New York Times columns, Quindlen explores the wants and needs of women at every life stage, concluding that every age is worth celebrating. Read More

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Meet Our 2012 Advisory Council

Women leaders from across the state have been selected for the Advisory Council for the 9th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, these women work together to create an empowering and inspirational day for attendees year after year.  Read More

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2012 Conference in Philadelphia

The 9th Annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. The nonpartisan, nonprofit Conference is Pennsylvania’s largest personal and professional development event for women attracting thousands of attendees each year.

While the Conference previously alternated between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the board has decided that the event will be held in Philadelphia this year.



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Early Bird Discounts Through August 22

Register now to take advantage of early bird discounts for the 2012 Pennsylvania Conference for Women! Discounts end at midnight, August 22. Early bird prices are: $140/individual, $270 for two, $1300 for a table of ten and $70 for students. Register now

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Walk Like an Egyptian…In Heels

by Shama Kabani

Shama Kabani with Egyptian Entrepreneurs (via Y.E.C.)

I never imagined that I would be showing a vivacious young Egyptian woman in a hijab how to stand in heels when making a pitch to investors. (Don’t sway, and walk strategically in the area given.) But, that’s exactly what happened on the last day of the NexGen IT Bootcamp in Egypt, the first event of its kind, sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Global Entrepreneurship Program, USAID, and the governments of Denmark and Egypt. Read More

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Music is Universal, Education Should Be Too

by Tammy Tibbetts

Girls around the world endlessly fascinate me. Although I’m 25, I’m able to develop a bond, and an awareness of their dreams, through social media. I’m focused on girls in my day job, where I tweet for a teen magazine, and after hours, when I’m burning the midnight oil working on She’s the First, a not-for-profit supporting girls’ education, and its benefit concert, GIRLS WHO ROCK. Read More

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Doing Nothing May Feel Easy, but It Makes You Unhappy!

Mel-RobbinsBy Mel Robbins

Our human behavior of taking the easy path actually makes no sense. By chasing easy pleasures, we lose happiness.

Study after study has found that passive activities, such as surfing the web in your pajamas or watching a marathon of Mad Men episodes, actually makes you unhappy compared with doing something active. Kids, for example, are much happier playing a sport instead of parking themselves in front of the television. In fact, they experience a higher level of enjoyment that brings increased benefits to their mind and body (what researchers call “elevated excitement”) when they play sports. Read More

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