WRITER: JENNY FERGUSON
MEDIA CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
PROGRAM CONTACT: ANNE FRYE
Release: Oct. 10, 2002
Women And Leadership Conference Scheduled For Oct. 26
The Women in Business and Graduate Women in Business organizations in the
Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa invite the local
community to attend a conference on women and leadership on Saturday, Oct.
26, on the UI campus.
"Living the Life of a Leader: A Work in Progress," sponsored by
Union Pacific Corp., will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room W401,
the MidAmerican Energy Colloquium of the John Pappajohn Business Building
(PBB). The conference will begin with a continental breakfast and welcome
from UI Interim President Willard "Sandy" Boyd and his wife Susan
A kick-off speech by Mollie W. Marti, president of Performance Sciences,
a human performance consulting firm, will be followed by presentation sessions
on a variety topics by women professionals. Participants can register to attend
two of the following:
-- "Taking the Entrepreneurship Leap" with Iowa City entrepreneurs
Niki Neem of RSVP, Tara Cronbaugh of the Java House, Connie Champion of Catherine's,
and Barbara van der Woude of Bostick Guest House.
-- "The Right Career Path for You" with Becky Olejniczak, a human
resources specialist at Kimberly-Clark Corp.
-- "The Whole Leader Financial, Physical, Emotional Health"
with Beth Whited, assistant vice president of business planning at Union Pacific.
-- "Work/Life Balance" with Kathi P. Seifert, executive vice president
Seifert, who was recently ranked 38th on the list of "50 Most Powerful
Women in Business" by Fortune magazine, will also present the keynote
address at the luncheon following the sessions in Room W401 PBB, the MidAmerican
"Some leaders emerge from a need to share life experiences, and others
gain wisdom through their leadership," says Anne Frye, president of Women
in Business. "We invite leaders in our community to share their wisdom
and provide us with new tools to embark on our leadership journey."
Registration forms are available in the Undergraduate Program Office in
Room W160 PBB. The registration fee is $10 and is due Oct. 18. The conference
agenda and registration form are available at: http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/studorgs/wib/leadershipconf.htm.
For more information, contact Anne Frye at (319) 351-9595 and email@example.com.