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Atlanta women's conference announcement: KSU announces early bird discount

KSU's Siegel Institute announced on Jan. 16 that an early-bird price discount is now in effect for those women eager to attend their 14th Annual Phenomenal Women's Conference in March. And according to an email to the Atlanta Top News Examiner on Jan. 16 by Joann Trodahl, the event program coordinator, this year's workshop will "instruct, inspire and leave a lasting impression" on the women who attend. And of course it will, as author Johnnetta McSwain of Georgia Public Broadcasting documentary fame will be one of the workshop leaders this year.

2014 Phenomenal Women's Conference speaker Johnnetta McSwain has a powerful personal story behind her message of how to "Beat the Odds" in their lives.
2014 Phenomenal Women's Conference speaker Johnnetta McSwain has a powerful personal story behind her message of how to "Beat the Odds" in their lives.Johnnetta McSwain with permission
Former KSU Phenomenal Woman of the Year, author Johnnetta McSwain, will inspire those who attend her KSU workshop this year.
Former KSU Phenomenal Woman of the Year, author Johnnetta McSwain, will inspire those who attend her KSU workshop this year.Johnnetta McSwain

McSwain's heart-wrenching story of child abuse, which was narrated by Jane Fonda and depicted in "The Road Beyond Abuse" in April 2009, is an inspiring story about how one woman rose from a violent abusive past as a child to become a successful and educated woman entrepreneur now. You can watch part 1 of it in the video clip to the left.

Past Phenomenal Women award-winner McSwain will lead the workshop "Preparation Meets Opportunity: There are no shortcuts, what's your plan?" And who better than her to help other women learn how to prepare themselves for the opportunities out there, as she was originally a high school dropout who went on to earn a PhD, and no one in her family had ever done that before her.

Another past Phenomenal Women award-winner will be leading one of the workshops this year and her name is Taunya Lowe, the CEO of the Resurgent Group of Metro Atlanta. Lowe will be presenting "Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn." And Lowe has definitely been in the "sometimes you win" group, but it will be encouraging for women to hear her talk about when she wasn't, and what she learned as a result.

Other topics to be covered in the annual one-day event, which includes a fine-dining luncheon meal experience, include these helpful topics:

"Being Assertive: How to Ask For What You Want Without Creating Enemies or Losing Yourself," and "Five Simple Steps to Take Control of Your Career (Even When You Think You Can't)." Altogether, eight workshops will be offered at this year's Siegel Institute Phenomenal Women's Conference. And to save money off the cost of the one-day event take advantage of the early bird pricing now in effect until March 1.

To register for "Believe, Begin, Become" visit Kennesaw State University's epay system by clicking here. To see a complete list of workshops for the event click here.

Early bird discounts for general admission registration is $80 per person and includes the keynote address and meal as well as workshop participation. After March 1 the cost will return to $99 per person for general admission.

KSU alumni, faculty, staff and students pay a discounted rate for participation, but they also receive an additional discount for early registration until March 1. The last day to register for the Kennesaw State University Siegel Institute "Phenomenal Women's Conference" is March 14. The event will be held March 21 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 2:15 p.m.