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Contact: Christine Payton March 19, 2012
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
Personal growth, business and philanthropy are just a few of the topics that will be covered during the 5th annual Women's Conference on Wednesday, March 21. The event begins at 8 a.m. at the Cajundome Convention Center.

This year’s theme is “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment.” Michelle Vallot, founder and owner of Zydeco Bars, will be the keynote speaker. She will discuss her success during a luncheon at 12:15 a.m. Vallot, an Abbeville native, created the energy bars while studying law.

The conference, which is targeted towards women, is open to everyone. The day will begin with a continental breakfast and registration at 8 a.m. Patricia Cottonham, interim vice president for Student Affairs, will welcome participants at 8:30 a.m. then breakout sessions will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Sessions will cover:

• philanthropy
• the Arts
• business fundamentals
• confidence
• lifelong learning
• negotiating pay
• management
• personal financial health
• Feng Shui
• etiquette

The conference will close with a fashion show at 3:15 p.m. Registration is $50 and includes all conference materials, breakfast and lunch. Student registration is $20 with a valid ID. This year's sponsors include Cox, Women's and Children's Hospital, South Louisiana Community College, Courtesy Cadillac and the Louisiana Lottery Corperation.

For more information, contact the Office of Campus Diversity at (337) 482-6464.


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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with nearly 17,000 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 is a national leader 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 Monday, March 19, 2012 11:40 AM

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