Women Mean Business Conference

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In addition to hearing the keynote speakers and enjoying the conference’s large tradeshow, attendees have an opportunity to become the 2004 Protégé. Sponsors are joining forces to offer one lucky Kentucky woman a special opportunity. The winner will receive a prize package worth over $5,000.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky will host its 12th annual Women Mean Business Conference on Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Lexington Convention Center. Amy Henry, the only woman to reach the final four in NBC’s “The Apprentice,” hosted by Donald Trump, will be the keynote speaker. The conference is organized by the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC).

Henry was considered one of the superstars on Trump’s reality television show. Her success led to a book, “What It Takes: Speak Up, Step Up, Move Up,” which shares her secrets and provides candid advice to women looking for success in the business field. The conference also features Gail Evans, former executive vice president of CNN.

“This conference has grown each year, and we've decided to take it to an even higher level in 2004,” said Becky Naugle, the KSBDC’s state director. “It will be a great day of professional development and networking for business women in this area.”

In addition to hearing the keynote speakers and enjoying the conference’s large tradeshow, attendees have an opportunity to become the 2004 Protégé. Sponsors are joining forces to offer one lucky Kentucky woman a special opportunity. The winner will receive a prize package worth over $5,000, which includes an invitation to meet speaker Amy Henry, a makeover from Planet Salon in Lexington, an outfit and fashion consultation from Boutique Milan, three months of professional coaching from PR Enterprises, and one year of mentoring sessions. The 2004 Protégé will have the opportunity to work with some of the most successful business owners in Kentucky. Additionally, the winner will outline her successes at next year’s conference.

The KSBDC is a network of 15 service centers throughout Kentucky. The organization’s central office is located in the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Registration for the event is $99, and sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available. UK employees and students can attend the conference at a reduced registration fee. For more information, call (859) 257-7668 or (888) 475-7232 or visit www.ksbdc.org.


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