Fourth Annual Spirit of Women in Business Conference Call for Papers

Kent State’s College of Business Administration requests presentations to be submitted for the Spirit of Women in Business Conference to be held in March 2014

Attendees at the 2013 Spirit of Women in Business Conference listen to a guest speaker in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. There is a call for papers for the 2014 conference with an Oct. 31 deadline for submissions.Kent State University’s College of Business Administration will host its Fourth Annual Spirit of Women in Business Conference on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

The conference has sold out for the past two years and brings together women from diverse professional backgrounds.

Last year, Bernett L. Williams, vice president of external affairs at Akron Children’s Hospital, and Collette Carlson, human behavior expert and author, were the keynote speakers. More than 350 professional business women attended the conference.

The conference includes three break-out sessions featuring 12 topics aimed at enhancing your professional life, breakfast, lunch and a networking reception.

“This is an amazing event that provides women who are continually seeking knowledge for their personal and professional development with learning and networking opportunities,” says Corianne Kocarek, outreach program manager for Kent State. “Learning opportunities are focused on providing actionable insights that will advance skill development and positive lifestyle changes.”

This year, the conference is seeking programming that can speak to the informed woman.

Kent State is currently soliciting program proposals and encouraging presentations on the following topics: philanthropy, technology, healthcare, professional development opportunities, women in inclusion, starting and growing your own business, time management, work/life balance, networking, leadership, financial literacy, performance improvement, the Sandwich Generation, coaching/mentoring and workplace skills.

The presentation requirements can be found on the proposal form.

The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2014 Conference is Oct. 31, 2013. You can submit proposals to P.O. Box 5190, Attn. Corianne Kocarek, Room 204 Schwartz Center, Kent, Ohio, 44242-0001 or email them to Kocarek at

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POSTED: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:44am
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