Simmons Leadership Conference Celebrates "Spirit of Resilience" with Keynote Speakers Angela Bassett, Tina Brown, Mia Farrow, and Sheryl WuDunn

Citation metadata

Date: Feb. 10, 2010
From: PR Newswire
Publisher: PR Newswire Association LLC
Document Type: Article
Length: 876 words
Lexile Measure: 1470L

Document controls

Main content

Article Preview :

BOSTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Simmons College today announced the speakers for its April 30 premier Leadership Conference focused on the theme, "The Spirit of Resilience." Featured are keynote addresses by four remarkable women: award-winning actress Angela Bassett, renowned editor and entrepreneur Tina Brown, humanitarian and actress Mia Farrow, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Sheryl WuDunn.

Conference Executive Director Joyce Kolligian said, "This year's extraordinary speakers personify the resilience needed to excel in these challenging times. The program continues the Simmons tradition of blending timely presentations delivered by exceptional leaders, information-packed seminars and workshops, and informal networking opportunities with fellow attendees."

Celebrating its 31st year, the conference is the preeminent women's leadership forum in the country and annually attracts a global audience of 2,000 business and professional women. The event will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston.

Keynote Speakers - Background

A gifted actress on stage, screen and television, Angela Bassett has attained stardom by playing strong women familiar with adversity - particularly women who have become icons in African-American culture. Perhaps best known for her award-winning portrayal of singer Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It?, Bassett has given memorable performances as Rosa Parks, Betty Shabazz and Katherine Jackson. A long-time advocate for children's causes, Bassett serves as a UNICEF Goodwill...

Source Citation

Source Citation   

Gale Document Number: GALE|A218576318