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Women's Leadership Symposium 2011
Women DARE - Decisive Actions Resulting in Empowerment

Thursday, June 9, 2011
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted

Open to Faculty, Staff, Students, and the Public

Advanced Registration Required
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 3rd


$55.00 (UIC faculty and staff)
$20.00 (Full-time Students)
$60.00 (Community members)
Late Registration Fee: $65.00



Go to http://www.uic.edu/depts/owa/wls2011/

For participants paying through their departments, you can directly register
online at the above address. For participants paying by personal check,
please print out the registration form and mail to the Women's Leadership
and Resource Center (M/C 363).  Payment must accompany form in order to be
officially registered.  No online or faxed registrations will be accepted.

General information regarding workshop descriptions, schedule, and workshop
confirmations is available on this web site.

The UIC Women's Leadership Symposium was founded to make leadership
development more accessible to women on campus and to address the unique
issues faced by minority women. 


Keynote Address: Sylvia Friedman

Sylvia Friedman, president of Insight Track is also an Author, Coach,
Motivational Speaker, Handwriting Analyst, Astrologer and Entertainer. Her
dynamic personality and instant sense of familiarity are what clients and
audiences respond to and what enables her to get her important message
across. Friedman brings to her work a keen understanding of the human
personality and human dynamics, born out of her experience with hundreds of
corporations, individuals and families over the past 20 years.  She is the
author of "The Stars in Your Family: How astrology affects relationships
between parents and children". In her keynote address, "Let Me Lead the
Way", Sylvia  will provide the steps to conquer fear in order to recognize,
explore and utilize each individual's talent and ability to it's fullest
potential. Leadership is about truth, action and courage. It's not
frightening, it's enlightening!

Luncheon Address: Nicole Jones

Highly-inspired Nicole Jones, is the founder of Sensual Steps, Inc. and the
owner of the NJ Management Company, a property rehabilitation, real estate
management and development company. Nicole also hosts monthly seminars and
events catering to the growth and development of women, a passion she has
fostered for the past fifteen years. As chairman and founder of Sensual
Steps, Nicole has unearthed one of her many great talents - seeking out
beautiful, sensual and unique shoes that woman can feel proud about wearing.
Having discovered a demographic that was fashionable, yet underexposed and
underrepresented in the Bronzeville community, Nicole aimed to break the
mold by offering this growing population of stylish women distinctive and
inspirational fashion bearing an unmistakable hint of sensuality.  She is
known throughout the Midwest region as the "Shoe Professa" or "the Shoe
Lady". Nicole states, "Women admire my consultation and my ability to
'assist them with surfacing their shoe craze, while building their
self-esteem from a simple, affordable and unique shoe design'". 

We are very proud and excited to have both Sylvia and Nicole speaking this


In addition, we will be offering raffle prizes, entertainment and great
networking opportunities.  This event should not be missed!



8:00 AM - 8:50 AM         Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM       Keynote Address by Sylvia Friedman

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM     Morning Workshops

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM       Luncheon Address by Nicole Jones

                                   Lunch, Booths and Networking

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM         Afternoon Workshops

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM        Refreshments, Free Raffle, Booths

                                    Entertainment by UIC's very own -
                                  Dorothy Roberson-Watson


For additional information, please contact us at 312.413.1025 or
wlrc@uic.edu.  If you have a disability and require an accommodation in
order to participate in this event, please contact us at least two weeks
prior to the event.  


Organized by the Women's Leadership and Resource Center and the WLS 2011
Planning Committee.


Endorsed by the Office of the Chancellor.


Co-Sponsors: Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women, Chancellor's
Committee on the Status of Asian Americans, Chancellor's Committee on the
Status of Blacks, Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Latinos,
Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
Issues, Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities,
and the Centers for Culture and Diversity: African American Cultural Center,
Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, Disability Resource Center,
Gender and Sexuality Center, and the Latino Cultural Center.

Event Information
Thursday, Jun 9 2011 at 8:00am [ iCal ]
UIC Student Center East
750 South Halsted
Chicago, IL 60607 USA

University of Illinois Photographs courtesy of L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois