Registrations Going Fast for the 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference at MGM Grand Las Vegas, July 13 & 14

Organizers expect the conference to sell out for second year in a row. Sponsored by The MGM Resorts Foundation, the conference provides attendees with career growth training, networking opportunities and inspirational workshops.
Jul 7, 2015 3:15 PM ET
The Women's Leadership Conference kicks off at MGM Grand in Las Vegas July 13.

LAS VEGAS, July 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ - MGM Resorts Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Conference may be days away, but there is still time to register for this annual gathering being held at the MGM Grand Conference Center on July 13 and 14.

The Women’s Leadership Conference sold out last year and organizers expect to reach capacity once again. Now in its ninth year, the conference is designed for women at any stage in their careers. It is open to women of all ethnicities, professions and social backgrounds, locally and nationally, and the men who support them.

Natalie Allen, the award-winning journalist for CNN, NBC and CNBC, will host this year’s event, which will features a full schedule of keynotes and panel discussions with local and national thought leaders. Award-winning motivational speaker Patricia Russell-McCloud and MGM Resorts International board member Mary Chris Gay round out a roster of other successful speakers and panelists. Among them are: Karen Hinds, Chief Executive Officer of the Success Group, and Cheryl Durst, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Interior Design Center. For a full list, please visit

Details were recently finalized for “It’s a Man’s World…Not Really,” a panel discussion set for July 13. A trio of successful executives will be featured, including Las Vegas’ own Tina Quigley, General Manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC); Cathy Tull, Senior Vice President of Marketing with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, Vice President, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations for Coca-Cola Company.

The two-day 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 

The MGM Resorts Foundation is the conference’s presenting sponsor. Proceeds of the conference after costs will be donated to one or more Las Vegas-based nonprofit agencies devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls.  

Registration is $375, which includes the full conference and all workshops and lectures; a networking reception, and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by MGM Grand.  Time is also allotted for attendees to build key professional relationships with other conference participants while enjoying the hospitality and entertainment of MGM Grand and other resorts of MGM Resorts International. 

Sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference. Current sponsors include Cirque du Soleil, CBS Radio, The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Communications, Greenspun Media Group, Nevada Public Radio, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Vegas PBS, R&R Partners, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, United Way of Southern Nevada, Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada and Ernst & Young. Southwest Airlines is the official airline of the conference. For more information about the Women’s Leadership Conference, please visit: 

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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 International (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



Anne Kellogg

MGM Resorts International