Apr 25, 2008    #036
Contact: Wandra Brooks Green

Black Women Leaders Conference presents President of Bennett College for Women Dr. Julianne Malveaux discusses the leadership journey at the May 15 dinner

Provocative, progressive, insightful leadership … the participants at the Black Women Leaders Conference (BWL) will discuss current leadership challenges and issues; learn strategies for career advancement and success; and receive tips to assess their leadership.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Division of Diversity, Access and Equity is sponsoring the third Annual Black Women Leaders Conference, on Thursday and Friday, May 15-16 at the UMKC University Center, Pierson Auditorium, 5100 Rockhill Road. The conference focuses on assessing leadership, developing partnerships and creating ownership of your legacy.

• Dr. Julianne Malveaux, keynote speaker on Thursday, May 15, 7:00 p.m., presents “Defining Your Legacy: ‘Journey to Success.’” Malveaux is an economist, author and commentator, and president and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc., a multimedia production company.

• Dr. Lynette Danley will give the opening address on Friday at 8:30 a.m. Danley is assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy and Ethnic Studies Program, University of Utah.

• The vendor fair begins at 3 p.m. May 15 in Pierson Auditorium at University Center. The opening reception starts at 6 p.m., followed by Malveaux’s keynote address at 7 p.m. A question-and-answer session and networking follow.

To register, go online to or call (816) 235-6222. Participation costs $200 for the general public and $125 for students. Vendors interested in participating in the vendor fair should call (816) 235-1769. For a schedule of events, visit

UMKC is one of four University of Missouri campuses. It is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Celebrating 75 years, UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health and life sciences, and urban engagement.


This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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