LTU Hosts Young Women’s STEM Leadership Conference

LTU Hosts Young Women’s STEM Leadership Conference

SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University’s College of Management will host a Young Women’s Leadership Conference Oct. 21 aimed at middle school, high school, and undergraduate young women interested in business, technology, and STEM fields.

Around 200 attendees are expected for the event, according to Minakhi Jena, director of business programs in LTU’s College of Management.

“The conference goal is to help build a network of support to empower young women, to provide them with an opportunity to learn about business and technology careers and pathways to success,” Jena said. “It will be an excellent opportunity for young women to interact and learn from accomplished women who work in variety of fields – business, information technology and STEM.”

The event will also include panel discussions and leadership development exercises.

The conference keynote speaker is Andra Rush, CEO of the Rush Group of Companies. She will speak on building businesses in male-dominated industries. Rush launched Rush Trucking Corp. with a $5,000 loan and $3,000 in savings in 1984. Today, Rush Trucking transports goods for Fortune 50 companies across the United States and Canada. She also launched Dakkota Integrated Systems LLC in 2001, providing assembly and sequencing of automotive interiors to several automakers. And in 2012, with joint venture partner Faurecia, she launched Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC, which now employs more than 1,000 people.

The event is free but registration is required by Monday, Oct. 16 at www.ltu.edu/ywlc

By |2017-10-06T05:43:55+00:00October 5th, 2017|Entrepreneurs, STEAM|

About the Author:

Matt Roush, a former business and technology journalist for such publications as the Traverse City Record Eagle, Crain's Detroit Business and WWJ News Radio's GLTR, is now the director of communications at Lawrence Technological University. He also is editor of the Engineering Society of Detroit's Technology Century website, plus a co-host of M2 TechCast on the PodcastDetroit Network.

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