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Top national speakers to share success strategies at next month's Women's Leadership Conference

The MGM Resorts Foundation announces nationally recognized speakers for Women's Leadership Conference, Aug. 8-9, 2013 at MGM Grand Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, July 22, 2013 – Nationally renowned  business experts and speakers will divulge top tips for success during the 2013 Women’s Leadership Conference, Aug. 8-9 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV.
“We have a splendid slate of speakers joining us this year," said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of MGM Resorts International.  “Conference attendees will be able to return to their work environments inspired and equipped with new ideas, strategies and tools to foster greater personal and professional success.”
Themed “Navigating Your Future,” the 2013 Women’s Leadership Conference will feature more than a dozen dynamic speakers, including: 

  • Dr. Bertice Berry, Former National Talk Show Host, Best-Selling Author and Award Winning Lecturer
  • Christine Cashen, Humorist, International Speaker and a 2012 Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker
  • Dan Coughlin, Business Thought Leader, Executive Coach and Best Selling Author
  • Kathleen Wood, Nationally Recognized Growth Strategist, Motivational Speaker and Author
For a complete list of speakers, please visit the conference website at
Held for the 7th consecutive year, the Women’s Leadership Conference is open to women of all ethnicities, professions and social backgrounds, locally and nationally, and men who support women. In addition to keynote speakers, the conference will feature empowering presentations, informative workshops, entertainment and networking opportunities. Conference registration is available at $350 per person.
The non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation is the conference’s presenting sponsor and – for the first time – will partner with the nationally renowned Women’s Food Service Forum (WFF), the industry’s premiere leadership development organization. Proceeds of the conference after costs will be donated to one or more local nonprofit agencies devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls.
Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of the conference. Current sponsors include: Diet Coke, Vegas PBS, Cox Communications, Southwest Airlines, Greenspun Media, Lewis & Roca, Cintas, Ernst & Young, IBM, Telemundo, Fish & Richardson, Tito’s Vodka, Toyota Financial Services, Black Meetings & Tourism, American Family Insurance, Deloitte, Santa Monica Seafood Company, Women’s Business Enterprise Council, Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada and Large Vision Business Network Mixer.
For more information about the Women’s Leadership Conference or to register, please visit
About The MGM Resorts Foundation
The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors and organized by MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation's Board.
About Women's Food Service Forum
 The Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) is the industry's premier leadership development organization with more that 20 years of experience advancing women in the foodservice industry. WFF serves thousands of individuals and hundreds of employers in all segments of the industry  including operations, manufacturing, distribution, publishing, consulting, and more. Through highly effective and educational events such as the Annual Leadership Development Conference, Executive Summit and Regional Connects as well as professional development and rich networking opportunities, WFF provides the competence and strategic connections needed to make a positive difference in the careers of women in the foodservice industry. For more information, visit
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