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THRIVE: Engaging Women Conference to Be Held May 25, 2016


April 26, 2016 (Notre Dame, IN) — The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) at Saint Mary’s College is proud to present the 2nd annual “THRIVE: Engaging Women Conference” from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 in the Student Center on campus. WEI, 1st Source Bank, Gibson Insurance, Michiana Life, Ignite Michiana and Force 5 sponsor this premier regional event for women. The event is part of the ongoing THRIVE series offered through WEI and 1st Source Bank. (Click for a campus map.)

The conference features dynamic women leaders who will engage, empower, and energize participants with their insights and experience. The registration fee is $55, including a continental breakfast and lunch. To register go to:

“We intentionally chose speakers in our region with a diverse set of gifts and talents to share with attendees. We hope that women leave the event not only feeling connected and engaged with other women, but also empowered to use what they have learned to take action in work, health, and community,” said Joan McClendon, WEI associate project director.

“1st Source Bank is excited to again partner with Saint Mary’s College to bring Engaging Women 2016 to our community,” said Julianna Herring, 1st Source vice president and business banker. “Through this conference and our Thrive program, 1st Source supports women with educational and networking opportunities. To see women connecting, learning and inspired by the dynamic speakers at the conference is powerful and we look forward to another great turnout this year.”

Keynote speakers include Tricia Sloma, WNDU-TV news anchor, and Regina Emberton, of Michiana Partnership, who will talk about their careers. Meanwhile psychologist Milene Jeffirs will offer a talk titled “Addressing Conflict, Speaking up as Women”.

Attendees can also select from 21 breakout sessions throughout the day, including:

There will also be live entertainment and an “Ask the Social Media Experts” session where attendees can participate in an interactive question and answer session with social media gurus.

For more information on this event, contact Joan McClendon at [email protected] or (574) 284-5275.

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, residential, women’s liberal arts college offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study, such as business, nursing, art, chemistry, and social work. Saint Mary’s College also offers two graduate degrees: a Master of Science and a Doctorate. All programs that fall under these degrees are co-educational and include a Master of Science in Data Science, a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College seeks, according to its mission statement, to educate students, develop their talents, and prepare them to make a difference in the world. Saint Mary’s College ranks among the top 100 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges for 2016 published by U.S. News & World Report. Follow Saint Mary’s College on Twitter @saintmarys and @saintmarysnews.

Contact for News Media: Gwen O’Brien, director of media relations, Saint Mary’s College, [email protected] (574) 284-4579.

Event date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – 08:30