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Viola Davis, Anna Deavere Smith to speak at Simmons College Leadership Conference

Posted by Your Town  January 19, 2013 08:59 AM

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Simmons College has another stellar lineup for its annual Leadership Conference this April.

The school has announced that actress Viola Davis, who earned Academy Award nominations for her performances in “Doubt” and “The Help,” will headline the April 2 event, themed “Women of Influence.”

The longest-running women’s leadership forum in the country will also feature talks by former Wall Street banker Sallie Krawcheck, best-selling author Charlene Li, fashion innovator Josie Natori, crisis management expert Judy Smith, and playwright Anna Deavere Smith.

The conference will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center.

"This year's exceptional speakers are not only distinguished by their achievements, but also for their role in inspiring other women to strive for greatness," said Conference Executive Director Joyce Kolligian. "Attendees tell us that the caliber of our speakers and the spirit of collaboration they experience at the Simmons Leadership Conference energizes them, empowers them to tackle professional challenges, and motivates them to give back to other women."

The Simmons Leadership Conferenceannually attracts a global audience of more than 3,000 business and professional women. For the full conference schedule and registration information, visit: www.simmons.edu/leadership. You can follow the conference live on Twitter @SimmonsLeads and #SLC13.

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