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The 2011 Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference Tells Women To Put Self First
The 2011 Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference Tells Women   To  Put Self First

Women will learn the edict: “put self first” to attain greater health, career success and overall well-being at the Seventh Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference, May 11–12.

This year’s conference, “Reset: Sustaining Women for 21st Century Leadership,” offers best practices to help women achieve better personal and professional sustainability. Conference dialogue will address how society’s assignment of gender roles on women, combined with today’s tough economic environment, has led to:

Globally, 23% of women executives and professionals say they feel “super-stressed.” (Roper Starch Worldwide Survey)

Women more stressed at work are more likely to have a heart attack or other forms of heart disease. (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute)

Two-thirds of American families with children now rely on a woman’s earnings for a significant portion of their family’s income. (Center for American Progress)

The cost to businesses because of absenteeism and workday interruptions due to female caregivers activities has been estimated at $3.8 billion. (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company & National Alliance for Caregiving)

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