2011 Conference: “Tough Women in Tough Times”

  • We Can Do It! (Rosie the Riveter) poster from War Production Board, 1942-1943, U.S. National Archives

    The fourth annual conference, cosponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women at IUP and Indiana Regional Medical Center’s “Spirit of Women,” is titled “Tough Women in Tough Times.”

    The conference will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

    The morning session will begin at 8:00 a.m. with registration and welcome, followed by breakout sessions from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m.

    The morning and afternoon half-day conferences are anchored in the middle by lunch and the keynote speech from noon until 1:30 p.m.

    Afternoon breakout sessions will begin at 1:45 p.m.

    Jennifer Antowiak

    Jennifer Antkowiak, news anchor at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, will be the keynote speaker over the lunch hour.

    Most of the workshops scheduled for the morning will be repeated in the afternoon, so you can choose to attend for a half day (morning or afternoon) or the full day. If you missed an interesting topic in the morning, you are welcome to stay for the afternoon session.

    Presentation topics include organization tips, coupon-saving techniques, nutrition on the run, yoga and meditation, work/life balance, grief counseling, professional development, and more!

    In addition to the workshops being offered that day, vendors and nonprofit organizations will have tables in the Kovalchick Complex lobby. So, be prepared to shop!

    Complete and print the registration form for the conference. Deadline to register is Friday, May 20, 2011.