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March 2: Women’s conference stresses empowerment, healthy living

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Feb 22, 2019

Practical tips on topics ranging from career success to healthy eating are part of the seventh annual “Empowering the Woman in You,” a free conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the College of Lake County. The event, which is open to Lake County women age 16 and older, will take place in Lower Level A Wing of the Grayslake Campus.

The keynote speaker is Karyn Quick (pictured), a Lake County-based information technology leader, speaker, career coach and author. She holds a B.S. in computer science from Jackson State University and an M.B.A. from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry Photo of Karyn QuickUniversity. At the conference, Quick will present highlights from her book, “Cubeonomics,” which explains strategies to help women move beyond the confinements of their office cubicles in order to gain visibility, create strategic relationships and boost their brand. For details, visit

Breakout sessions cover topics including healthy eating, financial planning and networking basics. A complimentary boutique includes the distribution of free, gently used business attire for job interviews.

Registration and a free continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. The event also includes a free lunch buffet. Register by March 1 at

Sponsors include: College of Lake County Women’s Center and Sister 2 Sister student group, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Lambda Nu Omega chapter) and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Sigma Phi Zeta chapter).

For more information, contact Beverly Phelps, multicultural coordinator, at (847) 543-2778 or

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College of Lake County is an innovative community college in Lake County, Ill. that transforms lives with its variety of accessible, quality education options. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, College of Lake County provides affordable options in a state-of-the-art setting close to home. A large student network, with small class sizes, provides advantages to our students on a career-related program or a path toward a transfer degree. We’re proud to serve the diverse needs of our community and student body. Connect to your future today at College of Lake County.