Held on multiple dates in September, The Conference On Women looked at ways women in the Carolina’s could actively become involved with and engaged in changing their future. The locations of the conference were: Raleigh, NC (September 20) at Holiday Inn Brownstone Hotel; Charlotte, NC (September 22) at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel; Wilmington, NC (September 28) at Holiday Inn Wilmington; and Columbia, SC (September 29) at Marriott Hotel Columbia. The conference was the initiative of the Kansas City based non-profit CareerTrack.
The conference included various break out sessions throughout the day, which were color-coded to address different issues in the professional development of women. An example includes the “Blue Track” which looked at “Enhancing Your Career and Professional Development” and had session devoted to “Power Negotiation Skills for Women.”
A more detailed explanation of the conference’s purpose read:
You and other carefully selected achievers from the metro area are cordially invited to one of the most dynamic, life-changing events ever to come to your city.
The Women’s Conference is a power-packed day of workshops and sessions designed to energize and invigorate you–giving you new ideas and strategies to achieve and succeed according to your goals and standards.
This conference offers a unique 3-track format that lets you select from 12 sessions–making it easy to jump from track to track and choose the workshops most relevant and important to you. And in between, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with other area professionals–contacts that will be valuable to you long after the conference has ended.
This unique event brings nationally respected speakers and workshop leaders together with the area’s most capable professional women (including you!). Miss the day, and there’s no telling how many opportunities will pass you by.
The opening session for the conference was as follows:
Achieving Your Potential: How to Gain Respect ,Credibility, Power, and Influence in a Competitive Business World
The Women’s Conference was part of a larger set of courses offered by CareerTrack and was intended to streamline into other forms of career training, with the itnent of providing up-to-date information and services for those involved.