Gannon University’s Small Business Development Center Hosts Eighth Annual WILD Conference
Posted: April 28, 2015
The Gannon University Small Business Development Center suggests
the best way to deal with the phrase "It's A Jungle Out There" is
to go WILD.
WILD is the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference,
which will present its jungle-themed eighth annual celebration
recognizing, supporting and promoting women in business on April 29
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ambassador Banquet and
Conference Center, 7794 Peach St.
More than 400 attendees are expected to attend "It's A Jungle
Out There," where they will hear presentations on topics such as
social media, financial management, entrepreneurship and
leadership. Nine workshops and seminars will be offered in three
thematic areas: women business owners/entrepreneurs, executive
leadership and risking leaders.
The keynote speaker for the WILD Conference will be Janet Rose
Wojtalik, Ed. D. Her research in the area of women and leadership
won her Clark Scholar designation in the 2006 David L. Clark
National Graduate Research Seminar in San Francisco, California.
Dr. Wojtalik has presented her research in many settings including
San Antonio, Texas at the 2006 UCEA National Convention; in La
Crosse, Wisconsin at the United Council's 11th Annual Women in
Leadership Conference; in Nashville, Tennessee at the 2005 UCEA
National Convention, as well as, the 2005 PASA Woman's Caucus
Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
A highlight of the WILD conference is the presentation of the
Legacy Award. This year's recipient is Colleen Moore Mezler,
president and CEO of Moore Research services, an Erie-based
marketing research firm.
The mission of the Women in Leadership Development (WILD)
Conference, founded in 2008, by Gannon University's Small Business
Development Center, is to empower professional and enterprising
women with knowledge, energy and passion. This concept of
connectivity is achieved by encouraging networking, providing
leadership opportunities and supporting each other.
More information and registration is available here.