Jones School to host 14th annual Women in Leadership conference

Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business will host the National Association of Women MBAs’ (NAWMBA) 14th annual Women in Leadership conference, “A View from the Top,” Feb. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in McNair Hall.

The event will include keynote speeches by Angela Blanchard, president and CEO of Neighborhood Centers Inc., and Jo Miller, CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching Inc. Panel discussions will feature leading women executives, including Dorothy Ables, chief administrative officer for Spectra Energy Corp.; Elizabeth Killinger, president of both NRG Texas Retail and Reliant; Catherine Clark Mosbacher, CEO of the Center for Houston’s Future Inc.; Kim Ruth, central region commercial banking executive for Bank of America Merrill Lynch; and Fran Vallejo, vice president and treasurer for ConocoPhillips.

The Women in Leadership Conference is an annual conference organized by a committee of MBA women leaders from the Rice University chapter of MBA Women International.

The conference will also include a networking lunch and opportunities to interact with and learn from some of the most inspiring women leaders in the community, according to event organizers. For a full list of conference speakers, visit http://business.rice.edu/nawmbaconference2014.

The Women in Leadership Conference is an annual conference organized by a committee of MBA women leaders from the Rice University chapter of MBA Women International. This event was created to provide present and future women business leaders with a unique forum to exchange ideas, an opportunity to gain thought leadership on professional development and issues important to women in today’s workforce and a chance for corporations and industry leaders to directly contribute to the development of women leaders in the community.

NAWMBA is dedicated to empowering graduate women in business to propel more women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance diversity in the workplace. For more information, visit www.mbawomen.org.

Registration for the event is free for NAWMBA student volunteers, $20 for NAWMBA student members, $25 for Rice students, faculty and staff and $75 for NAWMBA professional chapter members and the general public. To register online, visit http://business.rice.edu/nawmbaconference2014reg.

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