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Conference on 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling' to be held, April 13

The Organization of Women Leaders will present "Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Conference on Feminism and the Workplace," from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, on the 300 level of Frist Campus Center.

Guest speakers will include Valerie Ackerman, president of the Women's National Basketball Association; Geraldine Laybourne, chairman and chief executive officer of Oxygen Media; Michaela Walsh, founder and executive director of Women's World Bank; Joyce Carol Oates, the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities; Janet Dickerson, vice president for campus life; Nancy Lublin, founder and chief executive officer of Dress for Success; Deborah Nord, director of the Program in the Study of Women and Gen der; Bonnie Reitz, senior vice president of sales and distribution for Continental Airlines.

The conference will provide the opportunity for feminists to discuss, network and learn from a wealth of experience. Through a wide range of panels, debates an d discussions, the organization aims to broaden the perspective of every woman at the conference.

The organization will also present the "Reclaiming the OWL" award to one woman in each of 15 fields in recognition of her role as a pioneer.

The conference is sponsored by the Organization of Women Leaders. For more information or to register for the free catered dinner, visit their conference Web site .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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