The MGM Resorts Foundation Announces Program For 2014 Women's Leadership Conference

July 29, 2014
Conference will Spotlight National TV Broadcast Journalists Soledad O'Brien and Natalie Allen; Top Women Executive Speakers; Custom-Designed Learning Tracks; and Networking Sessions for Career Women

LAS VEGAS, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Leadership Conference announces its 2014 program featuring two days of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, luncheons and networking opportunities. The conference, themed "Women Inspiring Women," will be held Aug. 6 & 7 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.

Award-winning TV journalist Soledad O'Brien will kick off Thursday morning as the keynote speaker. Attendees will also get up close and personal with CNN International anchor Natalie Allen, who will emcee the event.

On Aug. 6, Allen will moderate a lively discussion panel profiling "Women in Leadership." Top women executives slated for the panel are Pat Mulroy, former general manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District; Wendy Davidson, President of U.S. Specialty Channels at The Kellogg Company; and Jean Birch, former President of IHOP Restaurants and Romano's Macaroni Grill. 

After the general session, custom-designed learning tracks will offer attendees tools that fit their individual career development needs. Tracks include Emerging Leader, Emerging Executive, and Executive.

Several workshops are scheduled for Wednesday, including "Managing Your Reputation: What They Say When You're Not There," and "You've Leaned In, Now Lean Out." Another breakout session will give tips on why and how people get, keep and move ahead in coveted jobs. Attendees can also learn about the global economy and strategies for managing change during turbulent times, as well as how to set expectations to maximize working relationships.

Wednesday evening will feature a special celebration reception that will allow guests to mingle and network. Thursday afternoon will be filled with more track breakout sessions, including:

  • The Power of Influence: Increase Your Impact
  • Practical Leadership: Bridging the Gap Between Knowing and Doing
  • The Essentials of Leadership: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
  • The Power of Social Media
  • Women: The Next Emerging Economy

Prominent Nevada women Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada Attorney General, and Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Clark County Director of Aviation, will participate in an afternoon panel titled "Women Leading Dynamic Organizations," followed by the closing of the conference.

The Women's Leadership Conference, in its eighth year, is open to women of all professions, job levels and social backgrounds, locally and nationally, and men who support women. Conference registration is available at $350 per person.

The non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation is the conference's presenting sponsor and will partner with the nationally renowned Women's Food Service Forum (WFF), the food industry's premier women's leadership development organization. Proceeds of the conference after costs will be donated to one or more local nonprofit agencies devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls.

Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of the conference. Current sponsors include: The Coca-Cola Company, Ernst & Young and CBS Radio Las Vegas. For information on speakers and workshop descriptions, or to register for the conference, please visit

About The MGM Resorts Foundation

The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors and organized by MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation's Board.

SOURCE MGM Resorts Foundation

For further information: MGM Resorts International, Sonya Padgett, 702-891-1837,