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9th Annual Women In Leadership Conference           

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We invite you to the 9th Annual Women In Leadership Conference hosted by the Rice University chapter of the National Association of Women MBA's (NAWMBA)
Friday, February 13, 2009
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management
McNair Hall, Rice University


Before January 30, 2009

 $10 Student
 $50 Professional

After January 30, 2009

$15 Student
$60 Professional
Conference Schedule:

Thursday, February 12

6:00 pm  - Cocktail Reception

NAWMBA Houston Professional Chapter

                                    Early-Registration only: Event Closed for Registration 1/27/09


              Friday, February 13


 7:00 – 8:00 am           Breakfast and Registration


 8:00 - 9:00 am            Morning Keynote

Jo Miller, CEO of

Women’s Leadership Coaching



Creating a Network of Influence:  Women who break through into leadership positions get there by building a broad network of advocates, including mentors, sponsors and stakeholders. In this session, identify your six sources of influence, and the 5 types people you need to have in your network. Explore ways to gain a voice and a seat at the table in your organization, by creating a powerful workplace network.


 9:15 – 10:00 am         Panel Session 1


Concurrent Sessions:

    * Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Energy

    * Your On-Ramp: Career Switching or Returning to the Workforce

    * Grassroots Marketing: The importance and Influence of Social Networks

    * The Role of Networking from an HR Perspective


10:00 –11:30 am         Networking Fair

10:45 – 11:30 am        Panel Session 2


Concurrent Sessions:

    * Networking to Begin Your Business

    * Environmental Sustainability into Corporate Strategy

    * Baby Boomer Retirement and its Effect on the Healthcare Industry

Click here to view more information on the conference panelists



11:45 am – 12:45 pm  Afternoon Keynote

Janet Clark, CFO and

Executive VP of Marathon Oil


12:45 – 1:30 pm          Networking Lunch