The MGM Resorts Foundation Announces the 2019 Women’s Leadership Conference August 5 and 6, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
The event, which has drawn sell-out crowds, offers opportunities for development in leadership, career and entrepreneurship, while exposing participants to networking and more
LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2019) – Save the date; The non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation is gearing up for the 13th annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) on August 5 and 6 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
The mission of the two-day event is to provide women, and men who attend, the developmental tools they need to continuously advance their lives and careers.
The event had more than 1,600 attendees last year and sold out early. Conference organizers are encouraging attendees to register early to ensure a seat and take advantage of the early bird registration fee of $449. Early registration runs through April 30; after that, the cost will increase to $549. Registration includes the full conference and all workshops and lectures, a networking reception, and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by MGM Grand. Time is also allotted for attendees to build key professional relationships with others while enjoying the hospitality and entertainment of MGM Grand and other MGM Resorts attractions.
Each year the event’s net proceeds are donated to a local nonprofit organization devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls.
"We are thrilled to present our 13th annual Women’s Leadership Conference. Gender issues are in the forefront of our society and the world more than ever before. We are focused on the advancement of women’s personal and career development, presenting powerful and inspirational thought leaders who are transparent about challenges women face and solutions, and providing ample opportunities for attendees to form lasting relationships with other women," said Phyllis A. James, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer for MGM Resorts International. "This two-day journey will leave you renewed, inspired and motivated to take on your personal goals with a fresh perspective."
The conference, first established as the Women of Color Conference in 2007, was meant to provide women from all walks of life with education and development opportunities. Over the past decade, the event has grown in size, scope and reputation, drawing a devoted following. Over the years, men have played an increasingly important part in the conference, as supporters and attendees.
Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference.
For more information about the Women’s Leadership Conference, or to register, please visit www.mgmresortsfoundation.org/WLC.
ABOUT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 29 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company acquired the operations of Empire City Casino in New York in 2019, and in 2018, opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The over 82,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.
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.
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