CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 8, 2001
Women's Leadership Conference set for Oct. 13 in Pappajohn Business Building
IOWA CITY, Iowa The Women in Business, Graduate Women in Business,
and Women in Science and Engineering organizations at the University of Iowa
are hosting the first annual Women's Leadership Conference on Saturday, Oct.
The conference titled "Living the Life of a Leader: A Work in Progress"
is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pappajohn Business Building. The conference
is sponsored by Hewitt Associates, a global management consulting and outsourcing
firm specializing in human resource solutions.
The conference is not only open to all UI students, but to anyone who wants
to enhance their leadership skills.
Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld of the Hawkinson Institute of Finance at the Henry
B. Tippie College of Business, will be the kick-off speaker for the morning.
Before coming to the UI, Colloredo-Mansfeld was a top executive at eToys and
Citysearch, and worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs.
The luncheon address will be given by Marda Higdon, UI alumna and retired
senior vice resident for business planning and strategy in wireless networks
group at Lucent Technologies.
-- "Celebrate Your Identity" and "Permission to Dream"
with women's leadership consultant Ginny Wilson-Peters.
-- "Negotiation Strategies for Women" with Terry Boles, professor
of management and organizations at the Tippie College of Business.
-- "Dealing with Conflict Confidently and Professionally", with
Nancy Hauserman, associate dean of Undergraduate Programs in the
Tippie College of Business.
-- "Job Search Strategies" and "How to Accept a Job Offer"
with Hewitt Associates.
-- A panel discussion on balancing career, community and family.
Conference fee is $5 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch for
the first 50 applicants. Registration forms and a complete conference schedule
are available on the Women in Business web site at http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/studorgs/wib/
and can be returned to the Undergraduate Programs Office in the Tippie College
of Business, Room S160 PBB. For more information, call (319) 335-1037 or email