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 Women in Leadership Speaker Series Begun at SRU 




Contact: Ross C. Feltz – 724-738-2919; email:; cell: 412-400-6913


           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- A new Women In Leadership Speaker Series, sponsored by Slippery Rock University’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and SPRINT, will bring women business leaders to campus to share professional development advice with university students and the general public.

            The series will begin Thursday, November 6 with the Rock Women in Business Roundtable, which will feature SRU graduates who are now business leaders in western Pennsylvania. It will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 and will be moderated by retired attorney Jan Sargert, ’62.

           Panel participants will be:

                      Mary Del Brady, ’72, president, BioSpace Development

                      Betty Berkely, 70, vice president, Great American Federal

                      Linda Gill Jones, 70, senior vice president, Mellon Bank

                      Elaine Jewart, 66, owner, Jewart Gymnastics

                      Regina Rossi, 87, senior acquisition manager, Pepsi

                      Candy Hartley, 88, owner, Temps Unlimited

            Developing Leadership Skills will be the topic for Dr. Joanne Sujansky, CEO of KEYGroup, a Pittsburgh-based consulting and training services company she founded in 1980.  Also a graduate of SRU, Dr. Sujansky consults nationally and internationally to industry, government, health care, business and education organizations. Her firm offers customized training in leadership, managing change and influencing skills. Her presentation on December 2 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. will be open to the public with no charge.

 Both sessions will be held in the newly renovated auditorium in the Eisenberg Classroom Building on the SRU campus.

           “I am grateful for the financial support from SPRINT and the commitment of the group of Slippery Rock alumni who have formed our Women’s Leadership Initiative and organized this series,” said Dr. Robert Smith, SRU Interim President. “I am certain that this speaker series will be highly valued by our students and by area professionals.”

      "I believe that the Women in Leadership Speaker Series will grow into a renowned forum where compelling and exciting ideas are shared. Sprint is proud to underwrite the costs of this program for Slippery Rock University and the greater community," added Theresa Brick, Sprint’s western Pennsylvania public affairs manager.

For more information on the series, contact 724-738-2191


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