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Rice University
News Release
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Women in Leadership Conference to be held at Rice's Jones School Feb. 9

HOUSTON - Local women business and thought leaders will gather at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business

Feb. 9 for the annual Women in Leadership Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Deliberate Leadership: Forging Your Path With Purpose." 

The conference is open to the public and registration is $95. Panel themes will include "Building Your Empire," "Difficult Discussions: Preparation. Initiation. Discussion. Conclusion," "Power in Philanthropy: Making an Impact Outside an Office," "C-Suite," "The Modern Balancing Act," "Brand You: Create Your Destiny" and "Dynamic Management: Leading Multigenerational Teams of Men and Women."

18th annual Women in Leadership Conference on "Deliberate Leadership: Forging Your Path With Purpose.

Who: Keynote speakers Donna Cole, president and CEO of Cole Chemical and Distributing Inc.; Yan "Anthea" Zhang, the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Management at the Jones School; and Tracye McDaniel, founder and CEO of McDaniel Strategic Ecosystems.  

When: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. (Breakfast and registration begin at 7.)

Where: Rice University, various locations within McNair Hall, 6100 Main St. A lunch with Zhang's and McDaniel's keynotes will be held in Baker Hall's Doré Commons. Parking is available in the West Lot. For directions, see

The conference is organized by a committee of MBA women leaders from the Rice chapter of National Association of Women MBAs.

For a full list of conference speakers and to register, visit

Members of the news media who want to attend (free of charge) should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at
or 713-348-6775.

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