For Immediate Release
Roland S. Martin, other distinguished leaders to provide insight on integrating professional and personal priorities; Evelyn Lowery, founder, SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., Inc., others honored with Legacy of Leadership Awards.
ATLANTA, (April 18, 2012) – Multimillion dollar businesswoman and author, Lisa Price, will share personal insights on the theme “Leading with Purpose” at the Eighth Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference, May 16 and 17, in Atlanta.
Price, founder of the natural beauty care line Carol’s Daughter, will be joined by other renowned and diverse thought leaders who will define what it means to lead with purpose. Through self-exploration, discussions, and interactive workshops, attendees will be able to unlock their full potential to lead in a manner that is practical, sustainable and rewarding. They will also leave with a blue print and the tools necessary to make intentional choices about why, when, how and where they lead despite competing personal and professional priorities.
“Leading with purpose demands strength and courage,” said Jane E. Smith, Ed.D., executive director, Spelman College Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (LEADS). “It requires women to be prepared for the challenges they will encounter at all points in life. Then relying on firm principles and beliefs, they will find innovative solutions that provide valuable and lasting benefits in their homes, workplaces and communities.”
To highlight the role innovation plays in purposeful leadership, journalist and syndicated columnist Roland S. Martin will moderate a panel discussion with leading industry influencers on how social media can help shape your leadership brand. A 2011 study conducted by Ogilvy and ChatThreads found: “Social media by itself is particularly effective at rapidly impacting brand perception—exposure to social media generated the largest impact on brand perception over a short (one week) period of time.”
Organized by LEADS, this intergenerational conference for women, assembles leaders from the private and corporate sectors to identify and dialogue with attendees on best practices to enhance essential leadership skills.
Attendees will have the opportunity to attend sessions and workshops lead by prominent business executives including Kimberly B. Davis, president, JPMorgan Chase Foundation and Telisa Yancy, director, Advertising, Brand and Media, American Family Insurance.
The Legacy of Leadership Awards Dinner, a signature event of the conference, will recognize outstanding women who have lead with the purpose of breaking down barriers. Among this year’s honorees, Evelyn Lowery, founder, SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., Inc. and Shinae Chun, former director, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor.
The two-day conference will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center and the Spelman College campus. For registration, schedule and additional details, please visit www.spelmanwomenofcolorconf.com. The Conference also welcomes discussions and thoughts on its theme on FaceBook and Twitter.
About Spelman College
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the college’s picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman; Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer; JPMorgan Chase Foundation President Kimberly Davis; former acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley; Harvard College Dean Evelyn Hammonds; author Pearl Cleage; and actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. For more information, visit www.spelman.edu.