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Connecticut Women’s Conference to Feature Workshops and Panels to Inspire Personal Growth, Self Discovery

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Luncheon Keynote by Best-Selling Author, Joan Anderson

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Connecticut Women’s Alliance (CWA), an organization dedicated to the advancement of women and girls through educational programming and events, will hold The Connecticut Women’s Conference on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Farmington Marriot.

Designed to unite women from all walks of life, the Connecticut Women’s Conference will include speakers, panels, workshops, exhibitors and book signings meant to inspire women to courageously pursue their true purpose.

The day-long event will feature a luncheon keynote by best-selling author, Joan Anderson. Anderson has authored several best-selling books, including A Year By the Sea, and The Second Journey- The Road Back.

Among the panels at the Conference, will be the featured discussion panel, “Courage and Conviction: Taking the Leap,” in which panelists will discuss their experiences as women taking the leap and leading their lives with conviction.

Workshop sessions include: Five Negotiation Mistakes Women Make and How to Avoid Them; The Authentic Marketing and Mindset Secrets of Six-Figure and Seven-Figure Entrepreneurial Women; Personalities Unlocked: Power Up Your Connections!; Woman in Philanthropy: A Panel Discussion; Women and Vitality: A Panel Discussion; Style Yourself with Confidence; Dreams are Only the Beginning: Becoming Who You Were Meant To Be; Women are Leaders.

The conference will also feature Mary Jones as Emcee, the presentation of The Connecticut Women’s Alliance’s Woman of Distinction Award and unveil the newly transformed Mary Jones Believe Team Make-Over contest winner.

“The Connecticut Women’s Conference will give women across Connecticut the opportunity to come together to celebrate their achievements and feature information and discussions to inspire further self-growth,” said Wendy Leahy, president, Connecticut Women’s Alliance.

The Connecticut Women’s Conference will take place on March 24, 2011 from 7:30a.m.-5p.m. at the Farmington Marriott.  To register for the Connecticut Women’s Conference, or sign up for email updates, visit  Registration is $149 and includes breakfast, lunch, a gift bag, ice cream social, and door prizes.  Tickets can also be purchased at a discounted rate for a table of ten.  A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, one of the oldest women’s rights organizations in the Country.

The Connecticut Women’s Conference is sponsored by: Sun Life Financial; WDRC, The Talk of Connecticut; CG WEBhelp; Co-Communications, Public Relations & Marketing; TonSha Marketing & Printing; Hutchinson Financial Services, LLC, Ben & Jerry’s, Bearingstar Insurance, Cynthia Lang Photography, Harvest Moon Ink, and, Accounting Software Services.

About the Connecticut Women’s Alliance

The Connecticut Women’s Alliance consists of energetic women from all walks of life, who want to help every woman take the next step toward health, happiness, business and wealth. The purpose of the organization is to support the advancement of women and girls through educational programming and events. The proceeds of these events are donated to nonprofit charitable organizations that share this goal. The company’s Board of Directors include: Wendy Leahy, President; Tonya Healis, Vice President; Joanne S. Gustafson, Secretary; Annabel Pedemonti, Treasurer; and Board Members: Cile Decker; Sharon Fales Grodzicki, Carolyn Griswold, Marge Piccini, Dorothy Martin Neville, PhD, and L. Kay Wilson Esq.  The members of the CWA have all previously served on the Executive Committee of the Greater Hartford Women’s Conference.  Their past success was the foundation to create the CWA to provide a broader scope to their mission.  For more information:


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