Mississippi Leadership Conference for Women
The Mississippi Leadership Conference for Women, April 24 and 25, 2005, has been organized by the Delta Business Women and is being hosted by Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, to provide to the women of Mississippi and their organizations affordable, highly professional and motivational leadership training. The conference is designed to provide new experiences, leadership skills development, networking opportunities and goals assessment. Attending the conference will be motivating, inspiring and challenging.
Monday’s lineup includes four dynamic and nationally recognized keynote speakers. Celeste Jonson of Celeste Jonson International, Inc., Atlanta, GA, will lead a seminar entitled “Empowering Yourself.” Elizabeth Ola Martin, formerly of Greenwood, MS, now of Atlanta, GA, is an executive coach. Elizabeth will present a seminar on “The Authentic Leader.” Fern Silver, Fern Silver and Associates, will close the conference with a dynamic seminar on “Maximizing Who You Are.” Additionally, Fern Silver will conduct a one day workshop at the Capps Technology Center in Indianola, MS, the day following the conference, April 26.
During the conference, workshops will be conducted by Celeste Zepponi, “The Creative You;” Sally Paulson, “Your Personal Image;” and Gayden Metcalf and a panel of published authors, “So You Want to Write a Book!” These accomplished ladies will deliver a lively discussion on the perils of writing, publishing and marketing your written work.
Additionally, a Leadership Panel of Excellence, moderated by Dr. Myrtis Tabb, Delta State University, will reveal the challenges encountered on the road to success. Guest panelists are: Dr. Frances Lucas, President, Millsaps College; Ms. Freddye Webb-Petett, Clinton Center on Public Service; Ms. Ann Shackelford, Vice President, Delta and Pine Land; Kay Cobb, Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and Carolyn Shanks, President, Entergy. These accomplished women will host a lively and candid Q&A session after opening remarks.
Sunday evening, April 24, in the opening ceremonies, the endowed Lucy Howorth Award will be presented recognizing a Mississippi woman who has achieved significance in her chosen field of endeavor. Constance Curry, author, will deliver the presentation. The Nellie Nugent Somerville Guest Lecturer, Dawna Markova, President, Professional Thinking Partners, will be the banquet speaker on Sunday evening. Dawna is known for her groundbreaking research in the fields of learning and perception.
To register for the conference contact Dr. Myrtis Tabb, Delta State, firstname.lastname@example.org or 662 846-4023 for a registration form. The cost of the conference is: Sunday evening session, 4:30 PM – 8:30PM, $25; Monday conference, 8AM – 4PM, $45; and Capps Technology training on Tuesday, April 26, with Fern Silver, $25. Registration forms must be postmarked by April 11.
Sponsors for the event are: BellSouth, Entergy, Viking, Delta Regional Medical Center, Guaranty Bank, Delta State University, Planters Bank & Trust Company, Dawkins, Mississippi Business Journal, James Ceranti Motors, Mississippi Delta Community College, Shamoon Advertising & Marketing, and Delta Business Journal.