LSCS presents inaugural Women's Conference

Published on: January 29, 2010

Lone Star College System and Lone Star Corporate College are holding the first Women's Conference on Friday, Feb. 19.

The conference, which will be held at LSC-Montgomery from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is designed to inform, inspire, and challenge professional women. The theme is “Step Up and Reach Your Potential.”

LSCS officials said that the purpose of this inaugural event is to partner established women executives with new business professionals, to encourage them to reach their potential – both in and out of the workplace.

Attendees will hear two keynote presentations – one by Fawn Germer, bestselling author and motivational speaker, and one by Nelda Luce Blair, community leader and chairman of the board of directors for The Woodlands Township. In addition, attendees will participate in hands-on breakout sessions and a panel discussion featuring local business leaders entitled, “Women in Leadership - Best Practices.”

“Fawn will connect with women who need that jolt to leave the ranks and excel without limits,” said Amy Cooper, program manager for continuing education at LSC-Montgomery.

The breakout sessions will include Charlotte Stallings, a financial powerhouse, who will guide participants in creating their own financial security. Other sessions will include:  “Smart Money-making Decisions,” “Effective Workplace Communication,” “Online Marketing and Social Networking Tools,” “Career Options After Retirement,” “Resume Writing,” and “Personal Growth and Leadership.”

The closing session is the panel discussion of local women leaders in business who will share best practices and answer questions from the audience.

Registration for the daylong Feb. 19 event is $99, which includes breakfast and lunch.

To register for the conference or to obtain additional information, visit LoneStar.edu/womensconference or contact Amy Cooper, program coordinator, at (936) 271-6191 or amy.f.cooper@lonestar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 62,000 students in credit classes this spring, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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