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Women of Color Conference Aug 1-3

By on July 26, 2011

Women of Color Conference


The Women of Color Conference is coming to the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino’s Convention Center this coming Augest to host a conference about female advancement in the corporate world. Expect many informative and enlightening sessions from successful businesswomen and authors.


How to climb the career ladder and command a higher salary. What messages body language conveys to others. Successfully walking the professional tightrope. Ways to propel careers forward. For career and professional women seeking insight into these topics and much more, The MGM Resorts Foundation presents the Fifth Annual Women of Color Conference.

The event is considered one of the nation’s prominent annual gatherings of career and professional women. All conference proceeds this year will benefit organizations serving women and girls.


The Women of Color Conference offers information, perspectives, strategies and inspiration regarding issues of concern to women and men supporting women, to enhance their personal and professional development as individuals and leaders.

For attendees outside of Las Vegas, Southwest Airlines will serve as the conference’s official airline and offer a special discount to those traveling to and from McCarran International Airport. For special rates, attendees are encouraged to go to www.southwest.com/woc, promotional code: WCCLAS.





Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino’s Convention Center

3950 Las Vegas Blvd S.

Las Vegas, NV 89119


Monday, Aug. 1

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Gossiping for Good

This session will offer strategies to help participants start and build a network of supporters and resources to advance their careers. It will be followed by a speed networking session at which session leaders/panelists will be stationed at tables to preview topics that will be discussed over the next two days.

Exercise: Speed Networking

The purpose of this session is to spur introductions and promote networking among participants. Keynote: Julia Hubbel, president and CEO, The Hubbel Group


Tuesday, Aug. 2

9 to 10 a.m.

Is Your Body Talking?™

The way we walk, talk, sit, stand and gesture can influence others’s perceptions of us. Learn powerful techniques to enhance your personal impact while discerning unspoken messages that you really need to know about. Speaker: Linda Clemons, presidents and CEO, Sisterpreneur, INC.

10 to 11 a.m.

Leader Moms

This session will help you prepare for promotion and navigate the challenges of career growth. Hear from leader moms who are successfully balancing the demands of their jobs without sacrificing themselves and their families. Main speaker: Michelle DiTondo, senior vice president human resources, MGM Resorts

12 to 1:30 p.m.


The Climb

Stepping out-of-the box and working together can help us get the power and success we deserve. The author of the best-selling book “Lies at the Altar -The Truth About Great Marriages” will tell us why positive relationships matter. Keynote: Dr. Robin Smith, author

1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

Strategies to Empower Your Career

This session will inspire you to pursue your passions like never before. Learn strategies to funnel your ideas into action to achieve the career of your dreams. Main speaker: Deborah Rosado Shaw, Author, “Dream Big”

2 to 3 p.m.

The Leader Within

The leader of the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. shares how beliefs and values can enhance the “leader” in you. Keynote: Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza


Wednesday, Aug. 3

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Tightrope to the Top

A proven leader discusses the language and lessons of success while also sharing the critical tools necessary to reach your highest potential. Speaker: Renee West, president and COO, Excalibur/Luxor

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

From Full Figure to Seven Figures: A Woman’s Guide to Shifting Her Assets

Enhance your net worth by making wise money decisions no matter how much you earn. From reducing debt to increasing your bank account, this session will offer proven techniques to help you achieve your financial goals. Speaker: Gail Perry Mason, Senior Director of Investments Oppenheimer & Company, Inc.

10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Be the Change: Use Your Life to Make a Difference

In this session you will learn that we all have what it takes to “pay it forward” and in doing so, our contributions can become the ripple that leads to positive change in society and for ourselves. Main speaker: Tina Phyfer, practice administrator, Women’s Specialty Care


2 to 3:30 p.m.

Brand Essentials: Style Matters

You’ve heard the saying: attitude determines altitude. So does your personal style. An Emmy-award winning stylist will help you uncover and refine your own distinct personal style as a means to influence and impress, and ultimately, achieve your goals! Speaker: Brenda Cooper, fashion stylist and image expert


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