The Women's Leadership
Conference on April 11 at College of the Canyons will be a day filled with
professional enlightenment. With keynote speakers, including the newly added
Marta Waller, breakout sessions and exhibitors, attendees will be challenged
to broaden their perspectives and encouraged to pursue new ways of thinking
about professional development, entrepreneurship skills, personal growth and
The closing keynote speaker, Marta Waller,
provides medical reports and special features for "KTLA Prime News." Waller
has been with KTLA/WB for 20 years. She has reported on stories that have
impacted and shaped Los Angeles, such as her contribution as anchor of
KTLA/WB's coverage of the O. J. Simpson murder trial. Waller has won
numerous awards for her reporting and anchoring, including one from the Los
Angeles Press Club for her reporting of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Jamaal Wilkes will be a morning keynote
speaker for, "Successful under fire: Lessons for being your best in crunch
time." Wilkes, a former NBA Laker, is currently president of Jamaal Wilkes
Financial Advisors, a company that offers comprehensive investment planning
and management services to foundations, business owners/entrepreneurs,
affluent professionals and non-profit organizations.
Three women scientists from NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena-Ashley Stroupe, Jaime Waydo and Ruth
Fragoso-will be the luncheon keynote speakers.
Stroupe will talk about her experiences
working in operations for the Mars Exploration Rovers, a pair of robotic
geologists looking for signs of water on Mars in hopes of determining if
Mars ever supported a habitable environment. Stroupe will also briefly
discuss the current combined efforts of developing the next generation of
robotic planetary explorers, including climbing and construction.
Waydo, a lead mechanical engineer for the
rover mobility system, will speak about NASA's next rover mission planned
for a fall 2009 launch.
Ruth Fragoso is a mission training
operations engineer for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and is one of the
Spanish media representatives for JPL. Fragoso will speak more about MRO and
it's abilities and duties while orbiting the red planet.
The breakout sessions include topics on
professional development, entrepreneurship and personal growth, including:
Breakout 1: Be a leader not a
Breakout 2: Teaching kids how to
manage their money
Breakout 3: Entrepreneurship: Is it
really for you?
Breakout 4: Power, politics and
influence: presenting yourself with impact
Breakout 5: Moving sales
Breakout 6: Cultivating your career
Breakout 7: Let's talk money
Breakout 8: Creating mentors and
allies: building successful relationships
The afternoon program includes:
Breakout 9: Nuts and bolts of
starting your own business
Breakout 10: Win-lose or win-win,
it's up to you
Breakout 11: Networking 101: Build
your business by networking with a purpose and plan
All-day cost of attendance is $95, $60 half
day, and $40 for students with a valid student ID.
For more information about the conference
and registration, contact Agnes Eguaras at (661) 362-5034 or at
firstname.lastname@example.org  or visit the conference website at www.cocwlc.org .
The Women's Leadership