Women's Business Conference Announces Speakers

Oct 23, 2009, 10:59 ET from Dallas Regional Chamber

Deborah Norville to Keynote

DALLAS, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dallas Regional Chamber announces the speaker line-up for the 14th annual Women's Business Conference. The 2009 Conference will take place on Friday, November 6th at the Sheraton Dallas (400 N. Olive Street, Dallas, TX 75201. 8 AM - 3:00 PM). The Women's Business Conference is a day-long professional development conference and networking opportunity for businesswomen and men - professional, corporate and entrepreneurial - at all levels in their careers, created to enlighten, educate, inform and inspire attendees.

Luncheon keynote speaker, Deborah Norville, is a two-time Emmy(C) award winning journalist and New York Times Best Selling author. Norville is the anchor of the nation's top-rated syndicated newsmagazine, Inside Edition, seen by just under five million viewers nationwide, as well as in 30 foreign countries.

Concurrent seminar speakers include:

Erin Botsford, CFP(R), CRPC - President/Chief Executive Officer, The Botsford Group

Merrie Spaeth - President and Founder, Spaeth Communications

Valerie Sokolosky - Founder, Valerie & Company

The Honorable Kathy Taylor - Mayor, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Closing keynote speaker, Allison Cerra is the Vice President, Marketing, Americas Region for Alcatel-Lucent. She brings more than 15 years of telecommunications industry experience to her position and is responsible for regional marketing activities to support service providers in the areas of strategic and customer marketing, operations, intelligence, and communications.

ATHENA(R) Award Presentation

Catherine Rodewald, President, Prudential Asset Resources and Managing Director/Chief Information Officer, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, is the recipient of the 2009 ATHENA Award(R). The ATHENA Award(R) is a national program that recognizes the accomplishments of a Dallas businesswoman. Sponsored by the Dallas Regional Chamber, the award will be presented to Ms. Rodewald at the 2009 Women's Business Conference luncheon on November 6, 2009 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

Jackson Walker L.L.P. is the Platinum Sponsor of the 2009 Women's Business Conference. Gold sponsors include Texas Instruments and WFAA Channel 8.

For more information on the conference call 214-746-6776 or womenbiz@dallaschamber.org. Cost for attendance is $135 for Chamber members and $170 for non-members. Corporate sponsorships are still available. The day's agenda and a link to registration information can be found at http://www.dallaschamber.org/index.aspx?id=WBC.

Dallas is home to a dynamic community of successful businesswomen. The Dallas Regional Chamber promotes economic opportunities for all women -- entrepreneurial, professional and corporate.

The Dallas Regional Chamber promotes regional prosperity through sound public policies, focused economic development, member education and member engagement.

(Note to Editors: If you would like to RSVP for this event or would like photo or interview opportunities please contact Lauren Parsons at 214-746-6690 or lparsons@dallaschamber.org. Photos are available.)

    Contact: Lauren Parsons
    Communications Director
    Direct Line: 214-746-6690

SOURCE Dallas Regional Chamber