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Powerful Connections for Women Conference

  • Slippery Rock University Robert M. Smith Student Center (map)

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Networking with a Purpose (Alex Gianetti): Networking with Purpose! Build strong relationships and make powerful connections. Be more confident in networking situations. Learn strategies of successful networkers. Turn an acquaintance into a close relationship. Become a powerful referral giver by learning how to connect others.

How to Change What You Believe (Dan Hudock): Everything you currently have and/or do is because of your beliefs. If you want something better, something newer, to happen in your life, it first starts with changing your beliefs. How do you change your beliefs?

Stress and How it Manifests According to Ancient Chinese Medicine (Michelle Wheeler): Michelle is an Acupuncturist and owner of Wind in the Willows. As modern day women we experience stress on a daily basis.  Today we are going to look at how stress affects us from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, looking closely at the relationship between mind, body, and spirit.  We will discuss the meridians, how they are affected by stress, and practical diet and lifestyle choices we can apply to improve imbalances we may be experiencing. Michelle's website is

Girls on Guard (Gwyn Nickens): Developed by nationally known self defense experts Steve Kardian and Brad Parker, the Girls on Guard course is a system that allows women to maximize strengths and disable an attacker, as well as recognize potential danger. This program includes both lecture and active group participation. The objective is to provide participants with a better understanding of self defense, awareness, avoidance, and ultimately the power of the human spirit.

Positively Productive (Sandra Lane): Want to increase your productivity level at the office and at home? Sandra Lane, Certified Professional Organizer and founder of Organization Lane, will lead this engaging breakout session to help identify common road blocks to completing your to-do list and how to overcome them. Participants will learn how to integrate efficient time and email management strategies to improve daily success.

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Rose Tennent is host of syndicated radio show “Rose Unplugged”. She is an author, TV and Radio host, and columnist. She currently co-host's the TV show "Rush To Judgement" with forensic pathologist and lawyer, Dr. Cyril Wecht. Additional TV work includes Hannity's TV show on FOX News and CNN. She is also a frequent guest-host for Sean Hannity's radio program.

Rose nationally delivers speeches on topics of interest to women, and at rallies supporting the troops, on culture, media, parenting, social issues of the day, and more.

Her writing has been published in Primo Magazine, The Blaze, and at Her latest book, "Thanking Our Soldiers", is a compilation of letters from her listeners. It is a collection of inspirational stories demonstrating the generosity, kindness, and basic goodwill of ordinary Americans toward those who proudly serve the nation in uniform. Included in the collection are a foreword by Sean Hannity, and an interview with country artist Charlie Daniels. She also co-authored Award winning children’s book "Wilson Won't Be Bullied”.

Conference Agenda:

8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast, Vendor Shopping 

9:00 AM Welcome

9:10 AM Julia Kaluzny, Lifesteps Transitions Student

9:45 AM Break

10:15 AM Networking Session

10:50 AM Breakout Session I

11:50 AM Break

12:00 PM Breakout Session II

1:00 PM Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

2:30 PM Networking and Vendor Shopping

Earlier Event: September 26
Debate Watching Party