Lilith Professional Development and Formal Mentoring Program

Lilith Professional Development and Formal Mentoring Program

March 07, 2011 09:30 ET

Mayor Nenshi to Speak at Innovative Leadership Dinner

More than one hundred business leaders to attend sold-out event co-hosted by Lilith Professional and ConocoPhillips Canada

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - His Worship Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Calgary Chamber of Commerce CEO Adam Legge will be joining a group of highly respected community leaders on Wednesday, March 9 to discuss innovative leadership at a special event co-hosted by Lilith Professional and ConocoPhillips Canada.

This sold-out event will feature a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. at the city's luxury boutique Hotel Le Germain followed by a dinner at 7 p.m., and will gravitate around the topic of civic engagement.

"The evening will focus on innovative leadership and building community connections, a topic that is very close to our organization," says Ronnalee McMahon, Founder, Lilith Professional. "We see the opportunity to participate in the community both as a privilege and an opportunity, and we strongly believe in mentorship and learning from industry experts and our peers. Community leadership starts with the creation of a passionate consensus for action, and that is what we are hoping to achieve through this event."

"Programs such as Lilith Professional play an important role in developing leaders in our community," says Nenshi. "Participation in the program will enhance and enrich our city."

The full roster of speakers for the evening will include: His Worship Mayor Naheed Nenshi; Mary Rozsa de Coquet, Chairman and President of the Rozsa Foundation; Ruth Ramsden Wood, CEO for the Calgary United Way; and Adam Legge, CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

"I would like to express my advance gratitude to all of our keynote speakers for agreeing to take part in this event, and also to our special event partner ConocoPhillips Canada who will be co-hosting," added McMahon. "I'm looking forward to a very inspirational and informative evening."

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About Lilith Professional Development and Formal Mentoring Program
Founded in 2008, the Lilith Law Professional Development and Formal Mentoring Program was the first of its kind in Canada. It was designed and implemented to address female attrition rates and promote the advancement of high potential female lawyers in the legal profession. Recognizing that female attrition and advancement issues are not exclusive to the legal industry, Lilith Professional expanded to include high potential female professionals with five or more years experience in the legal, finance, engineering and accounting professions. Lilith Professional, a one-year professional development and formal mentoring program, has grown from a grass roots initiative of eight companies in 2008 to a web of 21 corporate organizations by 2010.

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