Duquesne’s Emerging Women’s Leadership Conference to Focus on Influence, Motivation and Leading Through Change

Women in business who are interested in further developing their leadership skills will be at the center of an upcoming conference presented through Duquesne University's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Executive Education offerings.

The Emerging Women's Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday, April 26, through Friday, April 28, in Room 505 of Rockwell Hall. The registration deadline is April 17.

Some of the topics addressed during the conference include influencing across the organization; leading in a multigenerational environment; and leading through change.

Virginia Berger, founder and principal of Partners for Performance, and Dr. Linda Coleman, assistant professor of communication at Slippery Rock University, will serve as instructors for the conference. David Milbourne, vice president of talent management at Arconic, will give the conference's keynote address.

"Multiple studies consistently reveal that companies with higher gender diversity on their management teams and boards report better financial performance," said Erinn Ummer, program manager for executive education in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. "Duquesne University has produced a program that can help women create strategies for increasing their effectiveness as a leader and give them that competitive edge to become part of their company's strategic pipeline of future leaders."

Conference participants are asked to complete a DiSC assessment to be used for a self-assessment during the first day of the event. After the self-assessment, participants will engage in networking, defining a personal brand, and cultivating influence and leadership. They will also work in small groups to prepare a 10-minute presentation, which they will present on day three.

Past participants at the Emerging Women's Leadership Conference have represented organizations such as the Bayer Corporation, EQT, GlaxoSmithKline and Kennametal, among others.

For more information, call 412.396.1968, email ummere@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/ewlc

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