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Women in Leadership Conference at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business explores career choices
08 Nov 2000

By Ute Frey, Haas School of Business

Berkeley - Veteran's Day weekend is approaching, but the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, is gearing up for women's weekend.

The 5th annual Women in Leadership conference, organized entirely by UC Berkeley MBA students, will take place at the Haas School on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year's theme is "Options on Your Future."

The one-day event will explore the particular issues women face in balancing their work, family and personal lives. It aims to promote the wide variety of career options and lifestyle choices available to women today through panel discussions, a networking lunch, and professional skills development workshops.

Keynote speakers include:

* Pat House, co-founder and executive vice president of Siebel Systems, from 9:10 to 10 a.m. As executive vice president, House manages the strategic alliance and marketing communications efforts of Siebel Systems.

* Judy Lichtman, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF), from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Through NPWF, Lichtman uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.

Panel discussions will include "Women Entrepreneurs;" "Changing the World Through Your Work;" "Women in Venture Capital;" "Personal Finance for Women;" Start Up Fever;" "Traditional Investments: Women in Traditional Careers;" "Investing in Foreign Assets: Working Outside Your Home Country;" "Balanced Success; Risk and Return: Technology Career Choices;" and "Women in Media."

This year's conference is sponsored by FORTUNE magazine, Andersen Consulting, Ford Motor Co., Johnson & Johnson, PG&E Corp., and others.

The conference is open to the public. Men are encouraged to attend. The Women in Leadership conference is the longest running student-run conference at the Haas School. Tickets are available at the WIL Conference Web site