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Nontraditional occupations for women to be showcased at ISU Women and Work Conference

Posted February 17, 2010

The Center for New Directions at Idaho State University is presenting the 10th annual Women & Work Conference on Wednesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom.

The Woman & Work Conference is provided for all women interested in nontraditional careers. Why would women want to consider nontraditional careers?  These careers may offer higher wages, better employment benefits packages, and well-defined career ladders.  The Conference is an exceptional source of information and offers workshops, speakers, networking and knowledge of local training and educational resources.

The conference keynote  speaker is Yvonne Perez, a recent graduate of the ISU Master of Public Administration program.  Yvonne’s personal story is one of overcoming challenging barriers to become a first generation college student and reaching her goal of earning her Master’s degree. 

Conference fees are $20 for the general public and $9.50 for students. Scholarships are available.  The keynote speaker session is free of charge and open to the public. 

Contact the Idaho State University Center for New Directions at 282-2454 to register or for more information.  Registration forms and a conference scholarship application are available online at  Registration deadline is March 5, 2010.