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Austin Women’s Conference & Show brings women together for personal and professional empowerment

Austin Women’s Conference & Show brings women together for personal and professional empowerment

On November 2, 2011, women from around Central Texas will gather at the Austin Convention Center for the annual Austin Women’s Conference & Show, a daylong event featuring speakers, workshops and exhibits. The event is designed to empower and inspire women and is unique in its approach, addressing women’s personal and professional lives in the same event. The conference will feature some of the best speakers and authors from Austin and around the nation.

Keynote speakers at the event will be Dr. Christiane Northrup, an author and speaker in the field of women’s health and wellness; Carson Kressley, a stylist who will host the upcoming makeover show Carson-Nation on the OWN Network; Sara Hickman, a local musician; Brian Olsen, founder of Art in Action; Renée Peterson Trudeau, a local life balance coach; Lisa Copeland, a professional speaker and expert on gender and millennial communication; and Kim Iversen, host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Your Time with Kim Iversen.”

Conference attendees will choose three workshop sessions to attend from a variety of options. Highlights include a “Top 10 Handy Hints From Heloise” session; sessions on personal branding, business protocol, leadership styles and dealing with stress; and a session based on Smart Girls at the Party, a co-venture of Meredith Walker and Amy Poehler of Saturday Night Live.

Workshops will cover a variety of topics designed to appeal to a wide age range. Mothers of young children may enjoy the session called “Families That Create Together, Do GREAT Together!” or “Say Yes to a Healthy Life.” Women with aging parents may appreciate the workshop on “The Everything Guide to Caring for Aging Parents.” Entrepreneurs may enjoy “@you: Making Social Media Work for You and Your Business” or the “austinwoman Magazine Entrepreneur Round Table.” And any age can appreciate “It’s Never Too Late (or Too Early) to Make a Change” or “The Big Secret to a Happy Life.”

A wide variety of exhibitors will be set up all day, and local musicians will be playing throughout the conference as well.


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