FRONTBurner Women’s Forum to Mark Milestone for Women in the Workplace

From Dan Smith, Valley Business FRONT:

The FRONTBurner Women’s Forum: Now That We’re in Charge is a women’s conference with a difference.

FRONTBurner Women’s Forum: Now That We’re in ChargeThe FRONTBurner Women’s Forum: Now That We’re in Charge, on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, will recognize a milestone for women in the workplace. In late October or early November of 2011, women are expected, for the first time in American history, to comprise more than half of all workers in the country. That number won’t immediately erase inequities (such as the salary difference and the number of women in power positions), but it is a milestone worth recognizing.

"Now That We’re in Charge" will mark the event by featuring some of the most respected, influential, thoughtful and engaging women executives in the region. Eight of them will be onstage at 9 a.m. Saturday morning to have a casual conversation on topics important to working women and you can be assured the hour and a half will crackle with wisdom, insight and humor.  Here's the full conference schedule.

Among those taking part in the forum are Nancy Agee of Carilion, the largest woman-led employer in the region; Maryellen Goodlatte, the dean of Roanoke’s women lawyers; Tamea Woodward and Nanci Hardwick, CEOs of heavy industrial companies; Susan Still, one of the very few women bank presidents in the state; and others with impressive credentials and considerable experience.

The morning forum will be followed by eight classes in three 45-minute segments, covering topics as diverse as how women are affected by the law and banking rules, as well as advice on leadership, taking advantage of opportunities, following your heart, community involvement and spirituality.

For the FRONTBurner Women’s Forum: Now That We’re in Charge on Saturday, October 1, 2011, here's a roster of presenters, the full conference schedule, and online registration.

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  1. Great line-up of women.

  2. This will be a fabulous event! Thank you Anne Giles Clelland for bringing this to our valley!

  3. Thanks for the comments, Gail and Raquel! And you know I’m just sharing the news – Hollins, Valley Business FRONT et al. are bringing us the event!

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