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Media Advisory

Women in Leadership Conference

02 March 2005

ATTENTION: Business, international writers and editors

Contact: By Ute Frey, Media Relations
(510) 642-0342 frey@haas.berkeley.edu

The 9th annual Women in Leadership Conference at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business will celebrate the wide variety of career options, professional networks, and lifestyle choices available to women today.

Panels will address topics ranging from "Is Feminism Dead?" to "Writing Your Business Plan for Life." The program also will feature industry- and skill-based workshops and panels on negotiating, volunteering successfully, and finding mentors and allies.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, March 5

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, on Gayley Road between Hearst Avenue and Bancroft Way on the east side of campus, across from Memorial Stadium.

Speakers will include:

Sheryl O'Loughlin, CEO of Clif Bar Inc. and creator of the Luna nutrition bar for women.

Barbara Desoer, UC Berkeley M.B.A. 1977, chief technology, service and fulfillment executive at Bank of America, and one of U.S. Banker magazine's "25 Most Powerful Women in Banking" in 2003.

The annual Women in Leadership Conference is the longest running student-organized conference at the Haas School, attracting more than 400 participants, including students, alumni and professionals from the greater Bay Area and around the world.

The conference is sold out. However, media representatives are welcome free of charge. Please make a reservation with Ute Frey at the Haas School at (510) 642-0342 or at frey@haas.berkeley.edu.

Further information is available at: http://www.wilconference.org.


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