Join Us for the 2012 Young Women LEAD Conference
Young Women LEAD is a leadership, education and development conference for high school and college women in Gibson, Henderson, Perry, Pike, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. Admission is free to all who attend! Registration will be limited and will be open from September 24 – October 29, 2012.
Keynote Speaker – Koren Zailckas
Koren Zailckas was twenty-three when she wrote the international bestseller, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Childhood, a candid and extremely conversational account of her experiences as an underage drinker. The book sparked national conversation about teenagers and alcohol, earning her literary praise, igniting talk show debates, and helping to change national policy. Critics described Koren as “gripping”, “original”, and “brutally honest,” and praised Smashed as “one of the best accounts of addiction, let alone the college experience, or even what it means to be a teenage girl in America.”
As an expert, Koren appeared on programs like 20/20, The View, Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, and Anderson Cooper 360. As an advocate, she spoke at town hall meetings in Washington, D.C. In 2007, she helped U.S. Surgeon General unveil his Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking.
Event Emcee – Laura Kirtley of Local 7 News
Laura Kirtley joined Eyewitness News as host of Local 7 Lifestyles and anchor of Eyewitness News at Noon. She is excited to be back in the area after working as a morning anchor/reporter for WLFI in West Lafayette, Ind. While at WLFI, Laura was proud to focus on education, health, and wellness stories. She was the station’s reporter for HELEN Magazine, a magazine created for local women.
Originally from Crawfordsville, Ind., Laura has four years of experience in the political sphere. She began her work as a staff assistant in the Office of U.S. Senator Evan Bayh from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, she worked in Evansville on Brad Ellsworth’s successful campaign for the Indiana 8th District Congressional seat. After the election, she worked in Congressman Ellsworth’s office until 2008. She also served as Assistant Director of Internal Affairs and Community Outreach for Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette.
Laura is a 2004 graduate of Indiana University. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and political science. Her interests are running, fitness, politics, reading and cooking.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
9:30am – 3:30pm
Ivy Tech Community College
3501 N. First Street • Evansville, IN • 47710
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COST: Free! Attendees will also receive lunch and a gift bag.
All attendees will be entered to win an iPad, provided by CDW, and other exciting door prizes!