Texas Conference for Women hosts world-class talent
April 30, 2017

Texas Conference for Women to host world-class talent for inspiration and empowerment

By Monica Peña

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The 17th Annual Texas Conference for Women will host thousands of women from across the state for a full day of networking, inspiration, professional development and personal growth on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The one-day conference will feature keynote addresses from Amal Clooney, international human rights lawyer; Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and pay equity advocate; Diane Von Furstenberg, iconic fashion designer, philanthropist and author; Nina Tassler, highest ranking Latina in network television and recently retired chairman of CBS Entertainment; and Linda Cliatt-Wayman, Strawberry Mansion High School Principal in Philadelphia.

“We could not be more excited about our line-up of game-changing speakers,” Johnita Jones, president of the Conference Board, said. “Our attendees will hear so many words of wisdom and determination and will be inspired to set out and make change, in their own lives and communities.”

Among the over 100 speakers at the Conference will be Kemal Harris, stylist and costume designer for “House of Cards”; Christine Carter, sociologist and senior fellow, UC Berkley Greater Good Science Center and author of “The Sweet Spot: How to Find your Groove at Home and Work”; Robin Hauser Reynolds, documentary filmmaker (“CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap”); Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, co-founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Her Campus; and Nely Ganan, first Latina president of U.S. television network Telemundo, Emmy Award-winning producer and author of “Self Made.”

Breakout sessions will be led by more than one hundred experts in the fields of business, philanthropy, health, finance, media and professional development to the largest gathering of women in the state. The nonprofit, nonpartisan event draws women of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in building communication skills, leadership strategies and work-life balance tools. For more information on the conference, please visit txconferenceforwomen.org.

 

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