Lone Star Corporate College, LSC-Montgomery to host Women’s Conference on Feb. 11

Published on: January 10, 2011

(Jan. 10, 2011) –  An impressive line-up of featured speakers from the arts, business and journalism headlines the second annual Lone Star College 2011 Women’s Conference set for Feb. 11.

This day-long forum, presented by Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Montgomery, will explore topics that are designed to empower professional women to balance their lives. The conference will be held at Lone Star College System Office Conference Center, 5000 Research Forest, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Break-out sessions will include a panel of professional and successful business women  representing multiple generations discussing their own personal challenges and the balance solutions they created for themselves.

The attendees will also have the opportunity to network during a continental breakfast, a “power lunch” and a post-conference dessert reception.

Last year’s inaugural conference drew more than 100 women to campus for a day-long program; this year, a capacity crowd of more than 200 is expected to attend.

The goal of the women’s conference is “to leave women of all ages and backgrounds feeling energized, inspired and empowered,” said Linda Head, chair of the women’s advisory committee at LSCS and associate vice chancellor of workforce development.

Among the scheduled speakers this year is Amilya Antonetti, who turned a family crisis into a life-changing solution that launched Amilya’s Soapworks, one of the first household products for the “human and earth friendly” movement which consumers are embracing in waves today.

Antonetti has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The BIG Idea with Donny Deutsch and is regularly seen on FOX Business, MSNBC, and the Glenn Beck program. Her latest book, The Recipe: A fable for leaders and teams, shares the lessons that she learned along the way.  Antonetti will sign books following her keynote presentation.

Also speaking is local favorite Nelda Luce Blair, a Texas attorney and political advisor. Luce Blair is chair of the Woodlands Township Convention & Visitors Bureau, serves on the board of the Woodlands Township and is president of the Conroe ISD Education Foundation. She is also a national TV commentator, prolific author, popular public speaker, fund raiser, community leader, board chairman, university regent, real estate investor and elected official, and wife, aunt, niece, sister, mother and daughter to an extremely active family. Balancing is her specialty.

The women’sadvisory committee at LSCS, made up of local established business women and leaders, spent months developing and planning the conference agenda and breakout sessions.

Registration fee for the daylong Feb. 11 event is $99, which includes breakfast and lunch. To register for the conference or for more information, go to LoneStar.edu/womensconference.

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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