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Feb. 15, 2007

Women's Leadership Conference Registration Opens

Influential women from around the nation and within the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor will take part in the first Iowa Women's Leadership Conference in April.

"Choosing to Lead: Empowering Women in Work and Life" is scheduled for April 12-13 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The two-day event is dedicated to informing, inspiring and challenging professional women.

Donna Katen-Bahensky, director and chief executive officer of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, will provide opening remarks, and other UI faculty and staff are scheduled to make presentations during the conference.

Other speakers will include nationally syndicated columnist Arianna Huffington; Maryland's first female lieutenant governor, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; and current Rutgers University women's head basketball coach and former University of Iowa women's head basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer.

Early bird registrations are being accepted through March 2. For more information or to register, visit

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACTS: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, Amy Johnson Boyle, Iowa Women's Leadership Conference Steering Committee, 319-730-1410