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2019 Women's Leadership Conference announced

4 March 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The nonprofit MGM Resorts Foundation is gearing up for the 13th annual Women's Leadership Conference (WLC) on 5 and 6 August at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV.

The mission of the two-day event is to provide women, and men who attend, the developmental tools they need to continuously advance their lives and careers.

The event had more than 1,600 attendees last year and sold out early. Conference organizers are encouraging attendees to register early to ensure a seat and take advantage of the early bird registration fee of $449. Early registration runs through 30 April; after that, the cost will increase to $549. Registration includes the full conference and all workshops and lectures, a networking reception, and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by MGM Grand. Time is also allotted for attendees to build key professional relationships with others while enjoying the hospitality and entertainment of MGM Grand and other MGM Resorts attractions.

Each year the event's net proceeds are donated to a local nonprofit organization devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls.

"We are thrilled to present our 13th annual Women's Leadership Conference. Gender issues are in the forefront of our society and the world more than ever before. We are focused on the advancement of women's personal and career development, presenting powerful and inspirational thought leaders who are transparent about challenges women face and solutions, and providing ample opportunities for attendees to form lasting relationships with other women," said Phyllis A. James, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer for MGM Resorts International. "This two-day journey will leave you renewed, inspired and motivated to take on your personal goals with a fresh perspective."

The conference, first established as the Women of Color Conference in 2007, was meant to provide women from all walks of life with education and development opportunities. Over the past decade, the event has grown in size, scope and reputation, drawing a devoted following. Over the years, men have played an increasingly important part in the conference, as supporters and attendees.

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