Nichols College News

Empowering Women in Business Conference Set for Nov. 16th

Nichols College and the Center for Women & Enterprise will be co-sponsoring an Empowering Women in Business Conference on Wednesday, November 16th from 3-8 p.m. The goal of the 2011 Conference is to provide strategies that will empower women to prosper through business and entrepreneurship.

Two guest speakers will share their insights and strategies for success:

Martha Ackmann, Author/Commentator
Martha Ackmann is a journalist and author who writes about women who have changed America. Her works have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications around the country. A frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of the nation’s newspapers, Ackmann is also a commentator for National Public Radio. Ackmann’s book, The Mercury 13, tells the story of thirteen women pilots who secretly tested to become America’s first woman in space. Her newest book, Curveball, recounts the life of the remarkable Toni Stone, baseball’s “female Jackie Robinson.”

Laurie Kirby, CBS Reporter / Anchor
Laurie Kirby joined CBS-WBZ just before the summer of 1998 as anchor for the WBZ Weekend News. She is now a full-time reporter and anchor, hosting Women’s Watch on WBZ News Radio 1030 and  filling in on various shifts,  including  the WBZMorningNews.    She serves on the faculty of Emerson College where she teaches graduate students the art of writing and producing good radio. Kirby is the recipient of the R.T.N.D.A  award for “BEST WRITER”  in a Large Market. Kirby graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Speech Communications with a concentration in musical theatre and fine arts from the London program abroad.

In addition, attendees may choose from 10 concurrent sessions which offer “hands-on,” relevant advice from successful business women. Attendees will also have time to network with peers. There will be light refreshments and door prizes. A one-time registration fee of $25.00 is required to attend.