Panelists include: President of Working Mother Magazine, President and COO of New York-New York Hotel & Casino and President of National Foodservice & On-Premise of Coca-Cola Refreshments
Submitted by: MGM Resorts International
Posted: Jul 29, 2013 – 12:45 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, Jul. 29 /CSRwire/ - Four of the nation’s top female executives of their respective fields will come together for one day only during next month’s Women’s Leadership Conference. The two-day conference will take place Aug. 8-9 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.
"We have a splendid slate of speakers joining us this year," said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). "Conference attendees will be able to return to their work environments inspired and equipped with new ideas, strategies and tools to foster greater personal and professional success."
A variety of topics will be discussed and debated during the Presidents panel taking place Friday, Aug. 9 at 9:00 a.m. Topics will include: the delicate balance of work vs. life; using the power of influence; the importance of role models; diversity in the workplace; the role of higher education; how to climb the corporate ladder and the development of tomorrow’s leaders.
The dynamic panel will include Carol Evans, President of Working Mother Magazine; Kathleen (K.C.) Ciaramello, President of National Foodservice & On-Premise at Coca-Cola Refreshments; Cindy Kiser Murphey, President and COO of New York-New York Hotel & Casino; and Gail Becker, Chair of Canada, Latin America and U.S. Western Region, Edelman Communications.
Held for the 7th consecutive year, the Women’s Leadership Conference is open to women of all ethnicities, professions and social backgrounds, locally and nationally, and men who support women. In addition to the Presidents panel, the conference will feature keynote speakers, empowering workshops, entertainment and networking opportunities. Conference registration is available at $350 per person.
The non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation is the conference’s presenting sponsor and – for the first time – will partner with the nationally renowned Women’s Food Service Forum (WFF), the industry’s premiere leadership development organization. Proceeds of the conference after costs will be donated to one or more local nonprofit agencies devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls.
Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of the conference. Current sponsors include: Diet Coke, Vegas PBS, Cox Communications, Southwest Airlines, Greenspun Media, Lewis & Roca, Cintas, Ernst & Young, IBM, Telemundo, Fish & Richardson, Tito’s Vodka, Toyota Financial Services, Black Meetings & Tourism, American Family Insurance, Deloitte, Santa Monica Seafood Company, Women’s Business Enterprise Council, Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada and Large Vision Business Network Mixer.
For more information about the Women’s Leadership Conference or to register, please visit www.mgmresorts.com/womensleadershipconference.
About The MGM Resorts Foundation
The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors and organized by MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation's Board.
About Women's Food Service Forum
The Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) is the industry's premier leadership development organization with more that 20 years of experience advancing women in the foodservice industry. WFF serves thousands of individuals and hundreds of employers in all segments of the industry including operations, manufacturing, distribution, publishing, consulting and more. Through highly effective and educational events such as the Annual Leadership Development Conference, Executive Summit and Regional Connects as well as professional development and rich networking opportunities, WFF provides the competence and strategic connections needed to make a positive difference in the careers of women in the foodservice industry. For more information, visit www.wff.org.
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