Leadership and Entrepreneur Summit Announced by the Women's Council

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Council, an outgrowth of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the CU's Leeds School of Business, is proud to announce its inaugural Women Inspiring Leadership Development (WILD) Summit Feb. 1, 2013 in Colorado. The Women's Council promotes the mission of the CU Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, supports its programs and events, and nourishes entrepreneurially minded students and business leaders of the Front Range community to live up to their potential as business leaders.

The WILD one-day career leadership Summit provides a forum for women of all ages and professions to learn, engage and share their wisdom with a dynamic network of students, professionals and educators. Sessions throughout the one-day, information-packed venue will be offered to encourage meeting other WILD women and aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs. Participants will discover new ideas, including the market trends driving opportunities for women to lead and affect lasting change. The WILD Summit will inspire attendees to achieve their professional goals – whether to seek out knowledge and insight or share their story with tomorrow's leaders. It will focus on key trends within some of today's fastest growing and dynamic industries among other timely and provocative topics.

"Supporting the Women's Council and women's development benefits everyone in our economic ecosystem here on the Front Range," said Cindy Carrillo, event chair for the inaugural WILD Summit and former chair of the Women's Council. "We'll be hosting 300 dynamic leaders - from students through highly successful and nationally recognized professionals - to share their experiences, challenges, successes and wisdom that come with the never-ending process of leadership development and the drive for excellence."

"WILD" -- A Stellar Leadership Program

Carrillo says the Summit will emphasize the continuum of leadership development, as there is always something to learn, regardless of age, position or industry. Shelly Lazarus, chairman Emeritus of Ogilvy and Mather, long-time advocate of promoting women's leadership in the workplace, will provide the keynote for the event. Ogilvy and Mather also has agreed to be the Summit's title sponsor. Participants will engage in lively discussions on timely, relevant, educational and provocative content with more than 20 speakers and panelists discussing topics ranging from Natural Foods and Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Education, Social Ventures and Sustainability, Business and Mass Communications.

"One tremendous value of networking with these amazing and accomplished women is realizing that you are not alone – that whatever situation you're struggling with, someone in this group has worked through something similar and has some good insights to offer," said Anne Sandoe, director of MBA Programs at the Leeds Business School at CU. "Advice, support, encouragement, inspiration, friendship – these people are an amazing resource!"

The WILD Summit will take place on Feb. 1, 2013 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster. To register, click (http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1129021). For more information on the Women's Council and the WILD Summit, please visit (http://cudemingcenterwomenscouncil.org/index.html).

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About the WILD Summit:

The mission of The WILD Summit is to provide a professional forum for women who want to learn and share; inspire and be inspired. Its objective is increase the visibility and accessibility of successful WILD women in the community to students and each other. It offers a venue for the presentation and sharing of relevant topics that are provocative and engaging to WILD women across university majors, industries and functional roles. It engages a broad audience of WILD women who fit in every place along the continuum of age and experience – bringing together those who are seeking knowledge and those with a desire to share and give back. For more information on the WILD Summit, please visit (http://cudemingcenterwomenscouncil.org/wild-2013.html).

About the Women's Council:

The Women's Council is a membership group of professional women who serve the efforts of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado (CU).

The purpose of the Women's Council is to support the mission of CU's Deming Center for Entrepreneurship by providing access and connection for students to successful women business leaders who will provide their support and expertise and nourish both students and other women in our community to live up to their potential as entrepreneurs and leaders in business.

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