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Thursday, 22 July 2010 7:29 P.M.

Top Women Leaders To Be Honored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association

15th Annual Women and Leadership in the Workplace Conference and Awards is March 9

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WARREN, Mich. -- Nine area women leaders will be honored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association at its 15th Annual “Women and Leadership in the Workplace” Conference and Awards on March 9, 2011 at The Henry in Dearborn. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. followed by a brunch. The conference runs until 12:00 noon.

The event is held to promote high professional standards, encourage leadership, provide education and assure equal advantages for women. This year’s theme is “Looking to the Future.” More than 500 women are expected to attend the event.

This year’s honorees represent extraordinary professional women who have excelled in seven distinct categories. They include:

  • Business: Lizabeth Ardisana, Principal Owner and CEO, ASG Renaissance
  • Human Services: Juanita Moore, President and CEO, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
  • Professional: Dr. Bonita Stanton, Schotanus Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine/Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Media: Carole Valade, Editor, Gemini Publications
  • Education: Carol Goss, President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation
  • Small Business Achievement: Margery Krevsky, President and Owner, Productions Plus
  • Shooting Stars: Kerry Doman, Founder and CEO, After 5; Shanelle Jackson, State Representative, 9th District; Sonya Zanardelli, Energy Storage Team Leader, US Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC)

“Now more then ever, today’s women business leaders need to be recognized for their contributions to our economy,” said Ed Deeb, MBPA president. “This year our honorees are great examples of how women are making an impact in Michigan and have broken the glass ceiling.”
This conference offers workshops on the transforming workforce and self-awareness, networking opportunities and honoring these top women. This event is sponsored by leading businesses of metro Detroit, local media partners, and a distinguished advisory committee of leading businesswomen and community leaders.

Association members can purchase tickets for $75 and non-member tickets are available for $85. Admission includes all workshops and the awards brunch. For more information or to register, call 586.393.8800 or visit michbusiness.org. For sponsorship opportunities, call the events team at 888-277-6464.

Based in Warren, Mich., the Michigan Business & Professional Association is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 200,000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA).

Source: Michigan Business & Professional Association

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This year's honorees at the 15th Annual Women and Leadership in the Workplace conference.

 

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