Conference for Women in Nonprofit Leadership

MADISON, NJ (May 1, 2013)—Fairleigh Dickinson University will host an all day event, “Conference for Women in Nonprofit Leadership: Building Upon your Strengths,” at the Parsippany Hilton Hotel, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The keynote speaker is Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children.

Panel discussions and presentations will include: “Lessons in Leadership,” “Advancing Women’s Leadership in the Board Room,” “Female Mentors in the Workplace: Where are you hiding?,” “Women’s Perspectives on Philanthropy,” and “Women in the Executive Office: Opportunities and Challenges.”

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Miles became the first woman to head Save the Children in September 2011, after joining the organization in 1998 and serving as its chief operating officer (COO) for the past seven years. She has traveled to Save the Children’s field operations in nearly 50 countries, and during her tenure as COO the organization’s efforts have doubled the number of children it reaches with food, education, and other programs.

The conference is hosted by FDU’s Continuing Education’s Center for Excellence: Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy. The Center is designed as a resource for emerging or ascending leaders in nonprofit executive management, board leadership, and executive philanthropy.  The programs are targeted to those who aspire to be future nonprofit leaders as well as those individuals who want to increase their skill sets and individuals seeking to increase their organization's performance and results.

Registration is required prior to the event. The $75 registration fee includes breakfast and lunch. To find a schedule of the days events, or to register online, visit For questions, call the Division of Continuing Education at 201-692-6500, or by emailing The Hilton Parsippany Hotel is located at 1 Hilton Ct, Parsippany, N.J, off of Route 10.

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