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Arianna Huffington Headlines ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference April 4 in Omaha

ICAN the Institute for Career Advancement Needs presents the 2012 Women’s Leadership Conference Thursday, April 4 at CenturyLink Center Omaha. Now in its 19th year, the event offers attendees education, inspiration and the connections to be successful leaders in all aspect of their lives. Over 1,800 attend the event annually, making it one of the largest women’s leadership events in the country.

“Since 1993, ICAN has hosted a gathering of women leaders from a wide variety of professions, cultural and religious organizations and geographic regions,” said Mary Prefontaine, ICAN’s President and CEO. “In 2011, we started a Global Conversation and in 2012, we are excited to continue this conversation and bring attendees additional change makers who will facilitate energetic and provocative conversations for personal and professional development.”

This year’s keynote speakers include:

  • Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of AOL Huffington Post Media Group one of the most widely read media brands on the internet.
  • Mallika Chopra, Founder and CEO of Intent.com, a website focused on personal, social and global wellness.  
  • Jeannette Walls, Author of New York Times Best Seller, The Glass Castle; her story of growing up impoverished in America.

Attendees also can choose from a wide-range of morning and afternoon breakout sessions featuring both national and local experts.

In addition the 2012 conference offers:
Connection Corner, April 3, a community networking event the evening before offering women the opportunity to meet someone new, get new business information, ask for advice, expand their professional network and make dozens of connections. There is a separate cost of $20 for the event.  
The presentation of the following awards: The Tim Rouse Advocate for Women in Leadership Award honoring a male leader in the community who embodies and supports the advancement of women; Best Places to Work for the Advancement of Women Award recognizing a local company that promotes the advancement of women in the workplace.

Conference registration is $269 per person. The conference offers special pricing for students, non-profit organizations and small businesses. Scholarships are available. Visit www.icanglobal.net/womens_conference or call 402.392.0746 for more information.  

The event is presented by ICAN the Institute for Career Advancement Needs, Inc. For over thirty years, the Omaha based, non-profit leadership development organization has successfully helped inspired leaders bring their authentic selves to the workplace and to their leadership. Participants come from across North America, representing varied industries and career levels. To date over 16,000 professionals have participated in their programs.

The conference is made possible thanks to major support from Methodist Health System, Baird Holm and TD Ameritrade. Honorary Chair for the conference is Sue Korth with Methodist Women’s Hospital and honorary co-chairs are Susan Harpster with Lincoln Financial Group and Jackie Pueppke with Baird Holm, LLP.




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