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Women's Conference March 3

UC Riverside Hosts Women’s History Month Conference March 3

(February 24, 2003)

The “2003 Women’s History Month Conference” will bring women from the Inland Empire together for workshops, exhibits and discussions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 3. The event will be held at the UC Riverside Extension Center, 1200 University Ave., Riverside, Calif.

The Honorable Mayor Ron Loveridge will be making a presentation and Nanci McGraw, an author and award -winning broadcaster, will give the keynote address. The theme this year is “Women Pioneering the Future.” McGraw was the news director for Kyxy-FM in San Diego and has received many media awards for her journalism, including two “Golden Mikes.” Her presentations emphasize time management, achieving goals, interpersonal communication and public speaking.

“The conference brings women together in leadership,” said co-organizer Adrienne Sims, director of the Gender Education and Resource Services (GEARS) office at UC Riverside. “This annual women’s history month event is about moving forward on concerns and being in one accord.”

Speakers will include Sims, Theresa Ashby, Ph.D, and Gisella Thomas, chapter President of For You NetworkTM. Workshops will be conducted by Vivian Crowe, MBA, UBS Paine Webber, Inc, and Christine Gaily, chair of the Department of Women’s Studies at UC Riverside. Sponsors are For You NetworkTM, the University of California, Riverside, The Press-Enterprise and the National Association for Female Executives.

Cost is $30, which includes lunch, workshops and door prizes. UC faculty and staff pay $10. UC students with identification may attend for free.

Registration and exhibits will begin at 10:00 a.m. while the conference starts at 10:30 a.m. in rooms C, D, and E at the University’s Extension Center. For registration, or for information about corporate sponsorships or display tables, please call (909) 787-3337.


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