Taniya Nayak Dr. Gina Barreca

UMass Lowell Women’s Leadership Conference

Emilie-Noelle Provost on May 19th, 2016

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UMass Lowell will hold its first ever Women’s Leadership Conference on June 21, 2016 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center. The daylong event will celebrate women’s potential, focus on the challenges women face in the workplace and explore avenues to women’s career success, financial and physical health and personal fulfillment. Keynote speakers, celebrity interior designer and UMass Lowell alumna Taniya Nayak and best-selling author Dr. Gina Barreca, will discuss gender, power, politics, opportunities and their careers.

Nayak, who has appeared on major television networks including ABC, HGTV and the Food Network, is known for combining innovative, fresh design concepts with real-life functionality. She started her own design firm in 2005 and has completed projects for several famous actors and musicians as well as for number of local establishments including The Poynt restaurant in Newburyport and Back Bay Harry’s in Boston.

Barecca is the author of several best-selling books including “It’s Not That I’m Bitter: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World” (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2010). She has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, Dr. Phil, NPR and Oprah.

Several workshops will be offered at the conference in four different tracks: holistic health; impact, influence and innovation; cultivating a rewarding career and ways to lead, power and inspire. A buffet luncheon and closing reception are included.

UMass LowellFor more information or to register online visit continuinged.uml.edu/wlc.

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