UT to Host Second Women’s Leadership Forum

Posted May 27th, 2011 by Meghan Cunningham  Category: Arts & Entertainment


Health challenges faced by women as they strive to succeed in their personal and professional lives will be the focus of The University of Toledo’s second Women’s Leadership Forum.

Dr. Holly Atkinson, chief medical officer and senior medical correspondent for HealthiNation, will be the keynote speaker at the event 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at The Pinnacle in Maumee.

The Women’s Leadership Forum is sponsored by the UT Center for Family and Privately-Held Business and The UT Executive Center for Global Competitiveness, both within the College of Business and Innovation.

“We are excited to bring Dr. Atkinson to our business community to address specific health related issues that affect the leadership success of professional women,” said Debbe Skutch, director of UT Center for Family and Privately-Held Business.

Atkinson will explore women’s desires for food, love, work and pleasure and the reasons why it’s so hard to satisfy them in our culture. Known for reporting health stories for national news media such as NBC’s Today Show and CBS Morning News, Atkinson is an assistant professor of medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and the author of the book Women & Fatigue.

There are 250 professional women already signed up to attend the event. The first Women’s Leadership Forum in 2010 drew a crowd of more than 300 people.

“We look forward to expanding this leadership series and providing further resources to assist women in reaching their professional success. This forum is a wonderful collaboration between The University of Toledo and our regional business partners,” said Carrie Herr, director of the UT Executive Center for Global Competitiveness.

Other sponsors of the event are the UT Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women, ProMedica, SSOE, The Blade, The Andersons, The Employers’ Association, Tenneco, Owens Corning, Huntington, First Solar, O-I, iet, WEN, and Ballas Buick GMC.

To register for the event, which cost $20 per person and includes a light lunch, contact 419.530.2036.

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