By Special to the Daily World
Spelman College will sponsor the Eighth Annual Leadership and Women of Color Conference May 16-17. The conference will assemble notable leaders to discuss and define what it means for women to “lead with purpose.” Leadership requires tremendous responsibility, accountability and at times, immense sacrifice – especially for women. Those who lead with purpose integrate their personal and professional priorities to provide a strong base for their leadership.
The conference will provide practical solutions on how to lead with purpose in a manner that is effective, sustainable and rewarding. Conference attendees and key experts will explore how to build a strong foundation of leadership, the value of innovation, renewal and change in leadership; and the importance of mentoring future leaders.
Convened by Jane E. Smith, Ed.D., executive director of the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement at Spelman College, the conference features experts who will offer proven methods to effectively align values and goals in one’s professional and personal life, including: Henna Inam, CEO, Transformational Leadership Inc; Deborah Owens, CEO, Owens Media Group LLC; Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan, C’2000, Ga. State House, District 39; and Legacy of Leadership Award Honorees .
There also will be conversations with Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.; Katherine Giscombe, vice president, Diverse Women & Inclusion Research, Catalyst; conference coach Kym A. Harris, Ed.D., CEO and president, Your SweetSpot Coaching and Consulting Company; and conference Fitness Expert Andrea Riggs, national fitness expert and TV personality/trainer.
The conference will be Wednesday, May 16, 3-8 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center, and Thursday, May 17, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. at Spelman College. For more details and to register, visit www.spelmanwomenofcolorconf.com .