GREENSBORO, N.C. — WithIt, the home and furnishings industries’ leadership development network for women, has set the focus for its 2014 Professional Conference, slated August 11-13 in Atlanta.

The two-day program offers industry professionals at all stages of their careers the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, develop leadership skills and connect with industry peers. Titled “The Art and Science of Leadership,” the 2014 event will present accomplished leaders from a variety of industries to inspire and educate attendees.

“Our program will help attendees identify and cultivate leadership attributes that are more of an art – like building rapport, influencing others and learning to ‘listen to your gut’ – as well as those leadership attributes that are more of a science – such as learning effective techniques for networking, managing time and priorities, and negotiating effectively,” explains 2014 Professional Conference Chair Carol Gregg, president of Red Egg.

The 2014 Professional Conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, centrally located in the heart of the Buckhead business, shopping and entertainment district. The hotel is within walking distance of the MARTA-Lenox Station, steps away from Lenox Square Mall, and convenient to many of the area’s major attractions.

“The 2014 conference will empower our attendees to return to their companies throughout the home industries with new skills and knowledge to perform their jobs better,” states Violette Forman, WithIt’s 2014 president and general manager of Haverty’s in Monroe, La.

Conference registration is $300 for WithIt members and $425 for non-members. Students may attend for $150. A discounted group rate of $159 a night (single or double) has been negotiated for attendees at the Marriott Buckhead. Registration and a link to the hotel are available on the WithIt website, www.withit.org.

WithIt was formed in 1997 to encourage and develop leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries. It is based in High Point, N.C. withit.org

Source: WithIt

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