Oakland County Diversity Council Hosts Women in Leadership Summit

Denise Ilitch is Keynote Speaker

At Oakland County Employment Diversity Council

Women in Leadership Summit  

PONTIAC, MI, October 11, 2010 – Denise Ilitch is this year’s keynote speaker at the Oakland County Employment Diversity Council’s 9th annual Workplace Diversity Forum, “Women in Leadership Summit.” The event will be held 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2010, at The Metropolitan Hotel Troy, 5500 Crooks Road in Troy.

The theme is “Advancement for Women in Challenging Times.”  The moderator of the panel discussion will be Juliette Thorpe Okotie-Eboh, senior vice president public affairs of MGM Grand Detroit. The summit objective is to provide attendees with up to date information about the current status of women in leadership in the workplace. The session will energize and provide human resource professionals, diversity and inclusion practitioners and others with effective tools to use in their workplaces and personal lives. 

Participants will also experience an interactive panel discussion among a diverse panel of women from government, education and leading industries. Topics will include understanding the barriers that contribute to a lack of women in leadership roles; increasing awareness of the vital contributions women make to leadership; sharing best strategies of successful women; sharing best practices and lessons of progressive companies; and creating long-term strategies that increase representation of women in leadership roles.

To register for the event, please call the Oakland County Employment Diversity Council (OCEDC) at 248-858-5204 or visit online at www.ocedc.net. Tickets are $50 per person or $45 per person in groups of five or more. A table of 10 is available for $400. Lunch is included. Society for Human Resource Management credits will be available for human resource professionals.

Oakland County Michigan Works is the presenting sponsor of this event. Other sponsors include: Oakland Community College – Auburn Hills; Oakland County Human Resources Department; Baker College of Auburn Hills; Arab American Chaldean Council; MGM Grand Detroit; Michigan Chronicle and The Pontiac News.

Denise Ilitch is vice chair of University of Michigan Board of Regents and owner and publisher of Ambassador Magazine.

About The OCEDC:

The OCEDC helps increase awareness of diversity in the workplace and assists in building an inclusive work environment. The OCEDC is a leader in creating forums to advance employment diversity for governmental agencies, private business, community service agencies and residents.

For information about this event, please contact Kiesha Speech, event chairperson, at 248-586-8925 or speechk@ocedc.net; or Frank Russell, OCEDC PR/marketing chair, at 248-858-5204 russellf@ocedc.net.

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