AddThis Share1MEDIA ADVISORYJeff [email protected] in Leadership Conference to be held at Rice’s Jones School Feb. 9HOUSTON – (Jan. 23, 2018) – Local women business and thought leaders will gather at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business Feb. 9 for the annual Women in Leadership Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Deliberate Leadership: Forging Your Path With Purpose.”The conference is open to the public and registration is $95. Panel themes will include “Building Your Empire,” “Difficult Discussions: Preparation. Initiation. Discussion. Conclusion,” “Power in Philanthropy: Making an Impact Outside an Office,” “C-Suite,” “The Modern Balancing Act,” “Brand You: Create Your Destiny” and “Dynamic Management: Leading Multigenerational Teams of Men and Women.”What: 18th annual Women in Leadership Conference on “Deliberate Leadership: Forging Your Path With Purpose.”Who: Keynote speakers Donna Cole, president and CEO of Cole Chemical and Distributing Inc.; Yan “Anthea” Zhang, the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Management at the Jones School; and Tracye McDaniel, founder and CEO of McDaniel Strategic Ecosystems. When: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. (Breakfast and registration begin at 7.)Where: Rice University, various locations within McNair Hall, 6100 Main St. A lunch with Zhang’s and McDaniel’s keynotes will be held in Baker Hall’s Doré Commons. Parking is available in the West Lot. For directions, see www.rice.edu/maps.shtml.The conference is organized by a committee of MBA women leaders from the Rice chapter of National Association of Women MBAs.For a full list of conference speakers and to register, visit https://business.rice.edu/deliberate-leadership-forging-your-path-purpose.Members of the news media who want to attend (free of charge) should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6775.-30-Follow Rice Business via Twitter @Rice_Biz.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.