Gannon University Holds 10th Annual Women in Leadership Development Conference
Posted: April 24, 2017
Gannon University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
will be holding the 10th annual Women in Leadership Development
Conference (WILD) Thursday, April 27.
The full-day event will be held at the Ambassador Banquet and
Conference Center, 7794 Peach St.
The conference is held in recognition of the growth of
participation of women in business, but also to celebrate the trend
of women helping women through knowledge, energy and passion.
The opening session is entitled "10 Years, 10 Leaders, 10
Views," and will feature speakers such as Erie County Executive
Kathy Dahlkemper, Jeff Parnell from Gannon University's Erie
Technology Incubator, SBDC Director Maggie Horne and Kelly Hunt,
Ph.D., from U.S. Small Business Administration.
Attendees will then attend a variety of breakout sessions that
will cover various topics in leadership, financial management,
social media and entrepreneurship.
This year's keynote speaker is Atiya Abdemalik, an author, nurse
Abdemalik has served in a variety of community, hospital and
insurer settings, most recently as Director, Community Programs and
Employee Volunteerism at Highmark Health, where she focused on
building impactful community partnerships and volunteer
opportunities for Highmark employees.
WILD also presents a Legacy Award each year to a woman leader
who mentors other women, supports her community and excels in her
career. This year's Legacy Award winner is Jodie Camillo, who holds
a master's degree in public administration from Gannon.
Camillo, assistant registrar at Gannon, had served as the SBDC's
educational program coordinator and is a co-founder of WILD.
This event is open to the public and the cost is $100.
Registration for the event is open through April 25 at this link.