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Contact: Christine Payton MARCH 11, 2011
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 4th Annual Women's Conference will be on March 30, 2011. Jacqui Vines, senior vice president and general manager for Cox Louisiana is scheduled the keynote speaker.

This year’s theme "Our History is Our Strength" will showcase ways in which women can educate and empower themselves.

Each year, the conference grows in participation and updates topics of interest. Dr. Jennifer Jackson, assistant to the president for campus diversity and community outreach at UL Lafayette, said that though the conference is targeted towards women, it is open to the public.

Jackson, along with a committee of 16, has organized the event each year. “I believe we can meet the needs of the community, regardless of where they are in life,” she said.
The conference is arranged so participants may choose three informational sessions they would like to attend.

Sessions will cover:

• academic research by UL Lafayette female faculty members
• assets of etiquette
• breast cancer awareness
• females in the Bible
• financial knowledge
• helping others
• improving your workspace
• local politics and knowledge of the system
• personal branding and building connections
• spirituality
• women in history
• yoga and meditation

New to the event will be a panel discussion consisting of dynamic women: Deanna Head, founder and owner of Unitech, Tonya Bolden-Ball, community activist and Jackie Edgar, founder of Jackie Edgar Ford. Topics that will be addressed include how to say no, how to you reach your goals and what you can do to get ahead in the work place. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

This year’s event site will be the Cajundome Convention Center and is sponsored by UL Lafayette, South Louisiana Community College, Cox Communication, Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Courtesy Cadillac.

A continental breakfast and full lunch will be served. A free gift will be given to everyone who attends and chances to win door prizes will occur throughout the day.

Paid registration is $40 by March 16 ($50 afterwards) and $15 for students with ID. For more information please visit http://diversity.louisiana.edu/



About UL Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with over 16,000 students. It’s a public institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and leads the nation in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes – Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns – compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

Document last revised Friday, March 11, 2011 10:45 AM

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