Sloan Leadership and Diversity Dialogue March 31

Meredith College will hold the Sloan Leadership and Diversity Dialogue on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. The featured speaker will be Jane E. Smith, executive director of the Spelman College Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement.

This interactive and informative lecture and workshop session will bring statewide nonprofit, corporate, government, and academic professionals and students together to develop strategies, skills, and connections that will strengthen their individual and organizational brand and capacities. We invite you to come to learn new ways to increase your reach through credible and trusted professional relationships.

The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. in Johnson Hall Rotunda, followed by the Sloan Leadership and Diversity Dialogue at 6 p.m. in Jones Chapel. The evening concludes with a dessert reception.

Smith is an accomplished educator and nonprofit executive. Since 2004, she has served as the executive director of the Spelman College Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (LEADS at Spelman College). Prior to joining LEADS, Smith held leadership and executive positions at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, INROADS Inc. and The Carter Center. Previously, she served as president and CEO of the National Council of Negro Women and CEO of Business and Professional Women/USA.

Smith is a nationally recognized thought leader and was appointed by former President William Jefferson Clinton to the National Women’s Business Council and by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to the United Nations Beijing Plus Five Conference delegation.

The Sloan Leadership and Diversity Dialogue is free and open to the public.

Date Submitted: 2010-03-18

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