Suffolk Holds Women’s Career Lab Conference

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The Center for Innovation and Change Leadership at Suffolk University and the CIO Executive Council will co-host a Women’s Career Lab Conference this October. The event will also be sponsored by the Sawyer Business School. The conference, titled “Refine Your Power: Live, Work, Play on Your Terms” will bring together female business leaders for an all day conference highlighting strategies for reaching work-life-family balance. More than 100 women, from a variety of leadership levels and organizations are expected to attend the conference

Suffolk Professor of Management and Center for Innovation and Change Leadership Associate Director, Jodi Detjen will facilitate the conference with her co-author Kelly Watson. The two published the book The Orange Line: A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family and Life. The event will be held on October 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Suffolk campus in Boston. Conference discussions will examine the ways in which women have moved past career limiting assumptions in relation to family and career integration.

The event is open to all Suffolk alumni, faculty, current graduate students and the general public. In addition to Professor Detjen and Kelly Watson, featured speakers for the event include Pam Stenson, President of the CIO Executive Council and Carrie Mathews, Senior Director of Client Delivery at CIO Executive Council. The cost of the program is $695 for members of the CIO Executive Council and $995 for non-members. There will also be an awards recognition and a reception following the event. Those interested in attending the Career Lab can complete a registration form online.

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