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Kent State’s 2012 Spirit of Women in Business Conference Set for March 7

Posted Jan. 23, 2012

Kent State University presents its second Spirit of Women in Business Conference with the theme “The Empowered Woman.” The conference takes place on March 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kent Student Center. Students, professionals and seasoned business veterans are encouraged to attend.

The conference will be divided into three 60-minute breakout sessions where a range of topics, such as financial literacy, performance improvement, communication skills, workplace skills and breaking stereotypes, among others, will be discussed. In addition, networking opportunities will be available.

Two distinguished speakers will deliver keynote addresses at the event. DeLores Pressley, motivational speaker, author and founder of DeLores Pressley Worldwide and the BornSuccessful Institute, will deliver the breakfast keynote address. Pressley is sponsored by Kent State’s College of Business Administration. Regina Brett, author, Plain Dealer columnist and host of "The Regina Brett Show" on WKSU, will deliver the luncheon keynote address. Brett also will host a book signing at the event’s conclusion. Brett is sponsored by WKSU.

“The Spirit of Women in Business Conference features an excellent line-up of expert speakers and is a significant event for all women,” said Veronica Cook-Euell, co-chair of the Spirit of Women in Business Conference planning committee. “We have something for every woman— whether you’re a professional, business owner, seasoned woman embarking on a new career path or a student, this conference will empower you with new ideas and the forte to succeed.”

Early bird registration for the conference is $25 and ends Jan. 31. Late or on-site registration is $40. Students can pre-register for $10 or $15 for late or on-site registration. Registrants also have the option of earning continuing education units by indicating that preference on the registration form.

A vendor exhibit will be on display during the conference. Exhibitors can complete a vendor registration form at by Feb. 10.

Sponsor and program advertising opportunities are also available. 

For more information about the Spirit of Women in Business Conference, including pricing, registration, sponsorship, advertising and vendor information, visit

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Media Contacts:
Veronica Cook-Euell,, 330-672-9195
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595