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Women's commissions conference to convene in Charleston

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Women's Commission will host the 42nd annual conference and business meeting for the National Associations of Commissions for Women, which opens July 25 and runs through July 28 at Charleston Embassy Suites.

Many of the sessions and workshops are open to the public. Keynote speakers include equal-pay activist Lilly Ledbetter at 8:30 a.m. July 26; Lucia Bruce, a regional administrator with the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau, for the 5 to 6:30 p.m. dinner session July 26; and Nancy Leppink, deputy administrator for the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Labor Department, at the 6 p.m. awards banquet July 27.

Workshops during the conference include human trafficking, small business certification, money management, the use of social media and balancing work and life.

The fee for attending the entire conference is $400 for nonmembers; single-day admissions cost $250. West Virginia Women's Commission Executive Director Tara Martinez said social workers will receive continuing-education credits for attending the conference.

The West Virginia Policy Roundtable will hold several free discussion sessions for women and women organizations to discuss policy issues that are open to the public. Martinez said representatives from the Governor's Office and the Secretary of State's Office will attend. These sessions will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. July 25, from 3:15 to 5 p.m. July 26 and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 27 in Salons C and D at Charleston Embassy Suites.

For details on the conference, visit www.wvwomenscommission.org. To register, visit www.nacw.org.


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