Hundreds of diverse women from across US gather for mentoring and leadership development
With the conference theme “The Future is Now For Women,” more than 500 women business executives and leaders will convene October 8-10, 2014, at Disney’s Grand Floridian Convention Center in Orlando, Florida for the 9th annual Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference hosted by Diversity Woman Magazine, a national publication that supports the leadership and executive development of women of all races, cultures and backgrounds.
A special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) panel of noted leaders and executives will be a highlight at this years conference in honor of Diversity Woman Magazine’s partnership with Million Women Mentors (MWM), an initiative designed to engage one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentors, to educate and empower girls and young women to actively pursue STEM education and careers. MWM is an initiative of STEMconnector®, the national organization that works closely with corporations and thousands of entities to assist in STEM best practices and smart STEM investments.
Also, among the speakers planned are Olympic skier, amputee, and bestselling author Bonnie St. John; Dr. Annie McKee Native American bestselling author, leadership advisor and co-founder of Teleos Leadership Institue; Dr. Rosina Racioppi, president and CEO of WOMEN Unlimited Inc.; and Sylvia A. Hewlett, economist and president/CEO, Center for Talent Innovation.
Sheila Robinson, conference founder, publisher and CEO of Diversity Woman Media, says she is pleased that the conference speakers and agenda will focus on topics such as: “Transformational Leadership, STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math), and Inclusion
as a Cultural Competence, all topics that resonate with developing women leaders today and tomorrow.” In addition the conference will host and mentor college students in career development, with a special focus on science, technology, engineering and math opportunities. The two-day conference is the perfect platform for coaching, mentoring and empowering students, women and anyone seeking to support the advancement of diverse and multicultural women says Robinson.
Diversity Woman Magazine (www.diversitywoman.com) is recognized as the No. 1 magazine for supporting leadership and executive development of women of all races, cultures and backgrounds. It is distributed nationwide in 129 Barnes and Nobles stores and specialty newsstands. The publication, website and events support employee retention, recruitment and executive development.
For more information on Million Women Mentors and how you can participate in this very important initiative, please visit www.MillionWomenMentors.org