Nov. 20, 2012
-- November 20, 2012—Warren, Mich. – Women leaders will be honored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association at its 17th Annual “Women and Leadership in the Workplace” Symposium and Awards program on January 16, 2013 at The Henry in Dearborn. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. followed by a brunch. The conference runs until 12 noon.
The event is held to promote high professional standards, encourage leadership, provide education and assure equal advantages for women. This year’s theme is “Power Forward With Your Strength.” More than 500 women are expected to attend the event.
This year’s honorees represent extraordinary professional women who have excelled in distinct categories. They include: Business, Civic Affairs/Government, Professional, Media, Education, Human Service/Philanthropy, Small Business Achievement and Shooting Star (women under age 40).
“We feel strongly that today’s women business leaders need to be recognized for their contributions,”
said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA president. “There are so many women out there who are making an impact in Michigan and moving the state forward.”
This conference offers workshops on the transforming workforce and self-awareness, networking opportunities and honoring these top women. This event is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Corp! magazine, Davenport University, Detroit Free Press, DTE Energy, MGM Grand Detroit, Pepsi, Staples, Styleline magazine and St. John Providence Health System, as well as a distinguished advisory committee of leading businesswomen and community leaders.
Association members can purchase tickets for $85 and non-member tickets are available for $95. Admission includes all workshops and the awards brunch. For more information, to register or learn about sponsorship opportunities, call 586-393-8800 or visit www.michbusiness.org.
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Based in Warren, Mich., the Michigan Business & Professional Association (www.michbusiness.org)
is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 200,000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations;
discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA).