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“Educate, Empower and Execute” is the theme of the Women’s Leadership Network conference being held Saturday, March 2, in the Olin B. Sansbury, Jr., Campus Life Center at USC Upstate.

Dr. Denise Shaw, associate professor of English and Women’s Studies at USC Union is the keynote speaker. She specializes in Southern literature and the 20th Century American novel and is a two-time recipient of the USC Union Distinguished Teaching Award. In addition, her research areas include women’s studies, as well as American and Southern literature.

“We are excited to have Dr. Shaw as the keynote speaker for this year’s conference,” said Sarah C. Butler, USC Upstate instructor and counselor. “Her areas of expertise and study will certainly enhance the focus of our theme, ‘Educate, Empower and Execute,’ and provide participants with much food for thought.”

Conference registration is $10. USC Upstate alumni pay only $5, and USC Upstate students are admitted free. Registration for all participants is required.

The WLN will donate half of the conference proceeds to the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), this year’s selected philanthropy project. The mission of FPWR is to eliminate the challenges of Prader-Willi Syndrome through the advancement of research.  Prader-Willi Syndrome is the most common known genetic cause of life-threatening obesity in children.

The Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) is a community of women leaders on the USC Upstate campus who hold executive positions and maintain a presence in the community.

For more information about the conference or to register, visit www.uscupstate.edu/wln. The Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) is a community of women student leaders on the USC Upstate campus who hold executive positions in student organizations and maintain a presence in the community.

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