Women Gather at Sold-out 2016 Women's Leadership Conference

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Women Gather at Sold-out 2016 Women's Leadership Conference

More than one thousand women (and a handful of good men) gathered at MGM Grand Las Vegas for the annual two-day event, which featured a acclaimed keynote speakers, workshops and more

Emmy-Winning Broadcast Journalist and CNN Anchor Natalie Allen returned to host the Women's Leadership Conference for the third year.

Political strategist Donna Brazile opens the conference as keynote, presenting to sold-out audience.

Former professional ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet survived the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, where she lost her left leg below the knee. Now a motivational speaker, she spoke on how she used strength, determination and a positive attitude to move beyond tragedy.

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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 9:00am

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For the 10th consecutive year, empowered women (and a few good men!) gathered for the MGM Resorts Foundation Women's Leadership Conference. They came from around the city and around the country.

The two-day conference – which sold-out for the third year in a row with the largest crowd in the event’s history – featured a robust lineup of dynamic speakers, including Donna Brazile, the first African American woman to serve as campaign manager for a major party presidential campaign, Adrianne Haslet, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and Alison Levine an acclaimed mountain climber who served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition. 

Emmy-winning broadcast journalist for CNN, NBC and CNBC Natalie Allen returned to host the highly-anticipated event, that also offered career-oriented workshops and  personalized, professional development training.

The tenth annual event was presented by The MGM Resorts Foundation and The Foundation all proceeds, after costs, will be donated to a nonprofit organization in the Las Vegas community that specifically focuses on helping women or girls.

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