‘A World of Infinite Possibilities’ topic of women’s leadership summit at Auburn in May

AUBURN – Twenty women leaders from around the Southeast will share their stories at a leadership summit on May 27, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Titled “A World of Infinite Possibilities,” the summit is hosted by The Women’s Leadership Institute in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University. The summit is open to the public.

A luncheon will feature Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb of the Alabama Supreme Court as keynote speaker. Other speakers will include Alabama State Treasurer Kay Ivey; Alabama Public Service Commissioner Susan Parker; Auburn University Provost Mary Ellen Mazey; Faye Baggiano, founding member of Women Executives in State Government and Women Business Leaders; and Auburn University Board of Trustees members Sarah Newton and Virginia Thompson. The summit will offer panels on women in the areas of business, health care, politics, education and law.

Registration is $39 for the keynote luncheon; $69 for the entire event and $49 for students. For more information or to register, go to http://www.auburn.edu/womensleadership or call (334) 844.2491.

Since 2004, the Women’s Leadership Institute has hosted a five-day intensive leadership training program for women across the Southeast. The Leadership Summit is part of this year’s program, from May 24-28, at Auburn University. The mission of the Women’s Leadership Institute is to create a network, think tank and cutting edge learning environment to empower all women for a lifetime of leadership.

For more information about the institute, contact the director, Barbara Baker, at (334) 844.2491 or barbara.baker@auburn.edu.

(Contributed by Vicky Santos.)

Barbara Baker, (334) 844-2491 (barbara.baker@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)