Office of the Governor Rick Perry

First Lady Announces Texas Conference for Women Returning to Austin

Annual conference will take place on October 24
Wednesday, March 21, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

First Lady Anita Perry today announced that the 13th Annual Texas Conference for Women will be held at the Austin Convention Center on October 24. The conference was held in Austin from 2000 to 2007, and has been held in Houston for the last four years.

"The Texas Conference for Women is truly a powerful experience, uniting thousands of women from all walks of life and giving them the opportunity to realize their dreams," First Lady Anita Perry said. "I look forward to the conference returning to Austin, and am excited to hear the inspirational stories from our guests and see so many Texas women given the power to positively impact lives, their communities and the world."

Since the conference's inception in 2000, thousands of women have come together for networking, professional development and personal growth. Each year, nationally recognized speakers and leaders from Texas and across the nation share their wisdom and expertise on a wide range of topics including career advancement, money management, health and wellness, small business and entrepreneurship, and social media and branding.

Some of the world's top women leaders have been featured as keynote speakers, including celebrated poet, author, educator and historian Dr. Maya Angelou; former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-founder Melinda French Gates; neonatologist and medical director for Texas Children's Hospital's Pediatric Simulation Center Dr. Jen Arnold; personal finance expert Suze Orman; Chilean-American novelist Isabel Allende, and many more.

The conference also offers mentoring with career coaches, resume reviews by human resource experts and an exhibit hall with hundreds of companies that offer services and products for women.

Registration for the conference opens in April. Find out more about the 13th Annual Texas Conference for Women.

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