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Your Time Is Now – Attend the 2010 Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women: October 14th, 2010

25 Sep

Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 14th, 2010 from 7:30am-5pm – you won’t be sorry! The Pennsylvania Commission for Women and Governor Ed Rendell are presenting the annual Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Join 5,000 women as they come together for this awesome event, held this year in Pittsburgh.

The conference features a multitude of esteemed keynote speakers, workshops, exhibits, and networking opportunities, and always draws a large crowd of diverse, independent, and empowered women from all walks of life. At this year’s event you can learn about building up your resume and partake in mentor match services. You can attend a career fair, learn how to build your leadership skills, and even learn how to utilize social media to build your brand!

One seminar teaches mothers how to raise happy , healthy, balanced, and joyful children in today’s world, which so often tends to dwell on negativity. Another will tell you how to take your small business from a home-based or independent company to a larger, scalable enterprise.

Come, learn about money management, negotiation skills, planning for retirement, and “reinventing your life” – it is NEVER too late to make a change! Also, make sure to sit in on “How to Take Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others” – – something EVERY woman needs to learn about!

The Conference will also feature a session for young women – junior and senior high school girls, and, of course, the Keynote Luncheon.

There are some amazing keynote speakers at this year’s Conference. Keynote speakers at the event include Ellen Alemany, Kelly Corrigan, Eve Ensler, Jessica Herrin, Dr. Mae C. Jemison, and Tory Johnson. They all have impressive resumes and diverse backgrounds, and will surely be entertaining, interesting, and enlightening – not to mention, inspiring! Ellen Alemany is chairman and chief executive officer of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and RBS Americas. Kelly Corrigan is the author of “The Middle Place,” a memoir about that sliver of time when childhood and parenthood overlap, which spent six months on The New York Times bestseller list. Her most recent book, “Lift,” is written in the form of a letter to her children and weaves together three true stories of adults willing to chance terrible loss in search of the joys of raising a family, and also created a video called, “Transcending.” Eve Ensler is a playwright, performer and activist. She is the award-winning author of “The Vagina Monologues,” which has been published in 45 languages and performed in more than 130 countries. Jessica Herrin is the Founder and CEO of Stella & Dot. She is also a serial entrepreneur, who previously co-founded WeddingChannel.com. She’s been recognized for her passions, skills, and accomplishments by Oprah’s O Magazine, Fortune, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, InStyle Magazine, Glamour Magazine, and more! Dr. Mae C. Jemison is founder of the technology consulting firm, The Jemison Group, Inc. that integrates the critical impact of socio-cultural issues when designing and implementing technologies. She was also the first woman of color in the WORLD to go into space, when she worked with NASA and flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Tory Johnson has worked for ABC and NBC news, and now is a consultant on Good Morning America. She also has her own company, “Women for Hire,” and has published 5 books, one of which was a New York Times Bestseller!

Other reputable and intriguing speakers include Governor Edward G. Rendell, Marjorie Osterlund Rendell, Diane Holder, Sally Wiggin, Deborah Acklin, Jennifer Antowiak, Karen Marchi, Mary Anne Papale, and many, many more! (View an entire list at: http://www.pagovernorsconferenceforwomen.org/2010-speakers.htm)

Tickets are still available! Order online by clicking here!

There truly is something for every woman – and for any men who wish to get an insight to the world of women! Whether you’re a mom, a career woman, neither, or both, ladies, you should treat yourself to this day of fun, education, and networking at the PA Governor’s Conference for Women!

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Follow then on Twitter at @PennWomen.

Visit the Official Website, here: http://www.pagovernorsconferenceforwomen.org/

See you there!



What’s Up in Da’ Burgh? – Let Them Eat Cake, PA Film Industry, Power Hour, PRSA, Arthritis Walk & More!

24 Apr

Some fun events this weekend and coming up soon in and around Pittsburgh …

Let Them Eat Cake – This event is a “cake tasting” and cake decorating contest benefitting the Midwife Center. Held at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Grand Hall, it begins tonight (4/24) at 7:30 pm and runs until 10pm, featuring premier cakes, fun entertainment, and fabulous attendees, as well as an awesome auction. Buy tickets online at Blacktie Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania Film Industry Networking Event – This is a FREE event held by the PaFIA. To be held at the Firehouse Lounge, it is tomorrow, April 25th, 2010, from 6-9pm, and features a cash bar and appetizers. More info can be found at the Nancy Mosser Casting Blog, here.

Get Involved! Power Hour – This event will be held on Tuesday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30 at Alto Lounge. Held by Baker Leadership, it will feature a panel of guests and community leaders who come together to brainstorm ways to make a difference in our region. Get more info, here.

New PR Professionals’ Happy Hour presented by PRSA Pittsburgh – This event – a Happy Hour at Bar Louie Pittsburgh – is for young, up-and-coming PR professionals, and will take place on Thursday, 4/29, from 5:30-7:30pm.

Don’t forget …. there’s still time to join the Arthritis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania on May 8th for their 3-Mile Arthritis Walk, Wellness & Family Fun Day at Kennywood Park. Join or Start a Team HERE: http://WpaArthritisWalk.kintera.org Help spread the word about Juvenile Arthritis and let the world know that, “Kids Get Arthritis, Too!”