Alison Levine, Acclaimed Mountain Climber, Explorer and Leadership Expert, Will Speak at 10th Annual Women’s Leadership

Alison Levine, Acclaimed Mountain Climber, Explorer and Leadership Expert, Will Speak at 10th Annual Women’s Leadership

A best-selling author, Levine served as team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition; she is one of few who have completed the Adventure Grand Slam, climbing the highest peak on each continent and skiing to both the North and South Poles
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CAMPAIGN: Women’s Leadership Conference

CONTENT: Press Release

LAS VEGAS, June 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The MGM Resorts Foundation is proud to announce Alison Levine as a keynote speaker at the 10th annual Women’s Leadership Conference. Hosted by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), the 2016 conference will be held Aug. 8 & 9 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. 

A world-renowned adventurer, Levine served as the team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition; scaled the highest peak on every continent, and skied to both the North and South Poles, an accomplishment known as the Adventure Grand Slam. Less than forty people in the world have accomplished that task. 

Whether discussing the unpredictable environments in the mountains or business world, Levine is a highly-sought after motivator who is known for entertaining audiences with practical, humorous, and often unorthodox lessons learned from the harshest and most remote places on earth.

“Alison is a living legend and a great role model for our conference attendees,” Dawn Christensen, the conference’s organizer and director of National Diversity Relations for MGM Resorts. “Her journey is sure to inspire others to scale whatever big peaks they aspire to climb, figurative or literal.” 
Levine’s success in extreme environments is especially noteworthy because of her medical history. She was born with a congenital heart defect and she suffers from Raynaud’s disease, which leaves her at extreme risk for frostbite.  

Levine currently serves as an advisor to the Thayer Leader Development Group at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she spent four years as an adjunct professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership. She is also on the board of the Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics at Duke University. Over two decades, her professional career has encompassed healthcare, technology and finance. She holds an MBA from Duke University. 

She is the founder of the Climb High Foundation, which trains jobless women in western Uganda to work as trekking guides in the Rwenzori Mountains. She has presented at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Her best-selling book, On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments, was released in 2014.

Conference Background
The two-day, Women’s Leadership Conference will offer a wide range of learning opportunities, career guidance and personal growth tools, including:

  • Exposure to diverse, nationally recognized speakers and accomplished women role models
  • Career-oriented workshops that will give participants hands-on opportunities to develop skills based on their career needs
  • Three distinct learning tracks for participants who are Emerging Leaders, Emerging Executives and Executives

It is open to women of all professions, job levels and social backgrounds, locally and nationally, and men who support women. Conference registration is available at $450 per person. Proceeds of the conference after costs will be donated to one or more local nonprofit agencies devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls. 

The non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation is the conference’s presenting sponsor. Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference. Current sponsors include: CBS – Radio, The Coca-Cola Company, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Millennium Staffing Solutions, R&R Partners Foundation, Cirque Du Soleil, Cashman Photo Enterprises, DAVID Magazine, Large Vision Business Network Mixer, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, and Agilysis, Inc.

Conference supporters include Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Candid Worldwide LLC, Capital One, City of Las Vegas, Clark County Department of Aviation, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Global Gaming Women, Nevada State Bank, Phyllis A. James, Scientific Games, and Whiting Turner Contracting Company. For information or to register for the conference, please visit 

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls, and holds a 73 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (HK: 2282), which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is a FORTUNE Magazine World's Most Admired Company. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website 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. For more information about MGM Resorts Foundation, visit their website at

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