July 12, 2012

SUNY Empire State College to Co-Sponsor Women in Leadership Conference

Nicole Williams, Connection Director for LinkedIn, to Keynote


Michael Mancini

SUNY Empire State College




(Syracuse, NY July 12, 2012) SUNY Empire State College, in conjunction with the SUNY Leadership Institute, will host a Women in Leadership Conference on Aug. 24 at the college’s Central New York Center in Syracuse. The conference, “Leadership Tools for Women Conference:  Creating the Right Mentoring Environment for You,” will focus on development of sustainable mentoring relations.  The event is part of the SUNY Leadership Tools for Women Conference Series. 

 “We are excited about the conference, and know that it will offer attendees help in developing a strategic plan for being effective mentors or proactive and successful protégés.” said Dr. Roselyn Dow, assistant professor of business at the college and co-organizer of the conference   

“We have gathered a group of experts in mentoring, conflict resolution and negotiations, communications and networking who will provide conference participants with useful and practical advice on how to approach mentoring.” noted Lee Riddell, director of the SUNY Leadership Institute and co-organizer of the conference. 

 “SUNY Empire State College has a long tradition of valuing the mentoring relationship and this conference highlights its important role in the development of women leaders. I am honored to be part of the day.” says Nikki Shrimpton, dean of the Central New York Center.

The conference keynote speaker is Nicole Williams, LinkedIn Connection Director.  She is a best-selling author of three books, the latest of which is, “Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules in Career Success;” co-founder of WORKS, the go-to resource for career-minded young women, which  was named one of Forbes magazine’s Top 10 Career Websites for Women; a regular guest on TV (Today, Good Morning America, CNN); and often interviewed by publications such as ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Clair and the Wall Street Journal.

Visit the conference website to learn more. 

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