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Registration Opens for PA Conference for Women, Keynote Speakers Announced

Media Contact:
Anthea Holley
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For Immediate Release

Philadelphia – April 26, 2011 – The Pennsylvania Conference for Women has opened registration and announced the keynote lineup for its eighth annual Conference Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Women’s rights pioneer Gloria Steinem, President and CEO of CARE USA, Helene Gayle, former Olympic athlete and WNBA player Marion Jones, life coach and O, The Oprah Magazine, columnist Martha Beck will be keynote speakers at this one-day event that attracts more than 5,000 women from across the state.

This year’s theme, Live Fearlessly!, encourages women to conquer the challenges of their daily life and boldly transform into the woman they want to become. The Conference features motivational keynote speeches, engaging workshops and panel discussions that cover a vast range of topics specifically designed for women, including healthcare, leadership, managing change, finding work life balance and personal finance.

“The Pennsylvania Conference for Women continues to be the state’s premier educational forum for women across the state,” said Leslie Stiles, Pennsylvania Conference for Women board president. “This year we have planned an extraordinary Conference with sessions that will focus on topics that truly resonate with women.”

Additionally, the Conference will feature networking opportunities at the Career Pavilion, which include community leader “Meet Ups,” our Mentor Match program and one-on- one resume critiques. We will also introduce a new Health & Wellness Pavilion that will include resources for your health and well-being.

To-date, Amtrak, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Highmark Blue Shield, PNC Bank, Thomas Jefferson Hospital and Wells Fargo will serve as sponsors of the Conference. Additional sponsors will be announced and sponsorship is still open. For more information, please contact Lisa Alonge at 866-509-7242 or [email protected].

Early-bird registration is $125 and includes access to all keynotes and sessions, Career Pavilion, Health & Wellness Pavilion, Exhibit Hall and tote bag. Registration will increase to $135 on May 23. High school juniors and seniors attending the Young Women’s Program receive a rate of $65. Scholarships are available for high school students.