The PA Governor’s Conference for Women

Times are tough, and if you are a woman- looking for a job, looking for a way to help your family live better, or just looking for a recipe to be healthier–October 14, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center may be a destination for you. It is the seventh annual Pa Governor’s Conference for Women–co-hosted by Governor Ed Rendell and the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. It is non-profit, non-partisan, and one day, with 75 speakers from around the country. It was here in Pittsburgh two years ago, and they had the hosts of Biggest Loser as speakers, as well as Elizabeth Edwards. This year you can hear from author Kelly Corrigan, who wrote the best-selling, “The Middle Place.” The playwright who created ,”The Vagina Monologues,” Eve Ensler is also speaking. She  founded a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space will be on the ground in Downtown, and there will be a Career Fair led by Women For Hire CEO Tory Johnson, She is the workplace contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America. The Fair will be from 2:30 to 5:30, and will feature workshops on career development and advancement.  There will also be one-on-one’s with people about resumes and interviews. All cool stuff.

And ,with the election front and center in many women’s minds, PA Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato will be on stage for an interview, as well as Susan Corbett, the wife of Tom Corbett, the Republican opponent.  I will be interviewing them separately, and asking questions important to the women of this state. Hope to see you there. For more information, go to


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