Access Hollywood’s  Shaun Robinson/Photo Credit: Zimbio

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

This May, Spelman College will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its pre-eminent annual Leadership and Women of Color Conference. Themed “21st century Leadership: Leading Forward,” the 2014 conference will explore several essential components vital to leadership success.

Featuring groundbreaking women across a variety of fields, conference speakers include retired NBC Universal Chief Diversity Officer and multimillion dollar businesswoman Paula Madison; Major General Marcia Anderson, the first African-American woman Major General in the U.S. Army Reserve; civil rights icon Roslyn Pope; former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin; award-winning journalist and host of NPR’s “Tell Me More,” Michel Martin; and award-winning journalist, editor, author and Essence Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Bush, among others.  Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and Access Hollywood host Shaun Robinson, the two-day event will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, May 14 -15, 2014.

“This year’s theme, Leading Forward speaks to the advancement of women over the next decade,” said Jane E. Smith, Ed.D., executive director of the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (LEADS) at Spelman. “At this special 10th anniversary conference, we are featuring women who currently lead global strategies that improve organizational and personal effectiveness. Through this gathering, we will solidify collaborations that will strategically lead both businesses and communities into the future.”

The 10th Anniversary Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference will begin at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, with the “Game Changers: A Decade of Success” Luncheon at the Georgia International Convention Center.

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