The 11th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference to Feature a Lineup of Dynamic Speakers on August 7 & 8 in Las Vegas

The 11th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference to Feature a Lineup of Dynamic Speakers on August 7 & 8 in Las Vegas

Anne Clarke Wolff, managing director and head of global corporate banking and global leasing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will deliver keynote at the sold-out event, which is sponsored by The MGM Resorts Foundation
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Women’s Leadership Conference

CONTENT: Press Release

LAS VEGAS, July 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Teamwork, diversity, mentorship and paying it forward are among the topics attendees will hear about Aug. 7 and 8 during the 11th annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. 

The 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference theme is “Women Inspiring Women.” For the fourth year in a row, WLC has sold out, an indication that women are seeking career advice more than ever, organizers said.  The conference will offer a wide range of learning opportunities, career guidance and personal growth tools, including:

  • Exposure to diverse and nationally recognized speakers and accomplished women role models. 
  • Two days of career-oriented workshops that will give women hands-on opportunities to develop skills based on their career needs. 
  • Three distinct learning tracks: Emerging Leaders, Emerging Executives and Executives.
  • Workshops for entrepreneurs who are well-established or just thinking of starting their own businesses. 

Anne Clarke Wolff, managing director and head of global corporate banking and global leasing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will join a lineup of dynamic women leaders who are scheduled to speak on WLC’s mainstage, offering their expertise, advice and wisdom to attendees.

Clarke Wolff manages a team of 1,000 professionals across 30 countries. She chairs the Women’s Leadership Council of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which reaches a cross-section of nearly 1,000 women and is focused on Opportunity, Connections, Empowerment and Results.  

A leader who credits teamwork as a key to success, Clarke Wolff is passionate about investing in employees, celebrating diversity and helping other women achieve their highest level of potential. She attends and speaks regularly at dozens of employee network groups, including the Women’s Leadership Council, and regularly hosts initiatives aimed at providing development opportunities for women in business, including Elizabeth Street Capital, a Tory Burch Foundation, a Bank of America initiative designed to provide women entrepreneurs in the U.S. with access to capital.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Anne Clarke Wolff as a keynote speaker at WLC 2017,” said Dawn Christensen, the conference’s organizer and executive director of National Diversity Relations at MGM Resorts International. “Our attendees will benefit from hearing how she rose through the ranks to become a leader in banking and finance worldwide and about the life lessons she learned early on that have propelled her to international success.”

Based in New York, Clarke Wolff  was recognized as one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and is responsible for the firm’s corporate banking coverage efforts globally, which touch over 2,500 clients across a range of credit, financing, treasury and risk solutions.

Conference background:

The conference is open to women of all ethnicities, professions and social backgrounds, locally and nationally, and men who support them. The MGM Resorts Foundation is the conference’s presenting sponsor. Each year, proceeds from the conference after costs, are donated to one or more local nonprofit agencies devoted to the welfare and development of women and children.

Dress for Success Southern Nevada recently received a $30,000 gift from the 2016 conference.

Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference. Current sponsors include: The Coca-Cola Company, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Bank of America, CBS Radio, Southwest Airlines, Diageo, Everi Payments Inc., Cashman Photo, Enterprises, Greenspun Media Group, Vegas PBS, COX Communications, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, R&R Partners Foundation, Cirque du Soleil, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Agilysys, Inc., L3 Technologies, Inc., Kr8, CORT Events, Quick Change Display, Global Gaming Women, Black Stallion Winery, Taylor Communications, Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, and Waggl. Conference supporters include: America First Credit Union, Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., BMW of Las Vegas and Henderson, Caesars Entertainment, Clear Channel Outdoor-Las Vegas, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Las Vegas Billboards, Las Vegas Springs Preserve, MasterCard, McCarran International Airport, M Resort, Phyllis A. James, sbe, Winston & Strawn LLP.

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About MGM Resorts International 
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is a global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands.  The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 27 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The company is expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts and MGM COTAI in Macau, and debuting the first international Bellagio branded hotel in Shanghai.  The 77,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at

About The MGM Resorts Foundation
The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by 
MGM Resorts employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors and organized by 
MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation's Board.

Sonya Padgett
MGM Resorts International 

Callie Driehorst
MGM Resorts International