Dates Announced for the 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference


August 27 & 28, MGM Grand in Las Vegas

The non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation is gearing up for the 12th annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) on August 27 and 28 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

The mission of the two-day event is to provide women, and men who attend, the developmental tools they need to continuously advance their lives and careers.

The event had nearly 1,200 attendees last year and sold out early. Conference organizers are encouraging attendees to register early to ensure a seat and take advantage of the early bird registration fee of $399. Early registration runs through April 27; after that, the cost will increase to $499. Registration includes the full conference and all workshops and lectures, a networking reception, and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by MGM Grand. Time is also allotted for attendees to build key professional relationships with others while enjoying the hospitality and entertainment of MGM Grand and other MGM Resorts attractions.

Each year the event’s proceeds, after costs, are donated to a local nonprofit organization devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls. Last year The MGM Resorts Foundation donated 2016 conference proceeds to Dress for Success, Las Vegas Chapter.

“We are thrilled to present our 12th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference. The growing popularity of this conference tells us how strong the demand is for forums that expand women’s personal and career skills development, present powerful women role models and thought leaders who express women’s perspectives and solutions to life and career challenges, and expose women to new peers and contacts,” said Phyllis A. James, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer for MGM Resorts International. “No matter your frame of mind when you start this conference, you will learn something new and impactful by the time you leave this highly inspirational experience.” 

The conference, first established as the Women of Color Conference in 2007, was meant to provide women from all walks of life with education and development opportunities. Over the past decade, the event has grown in size, scope and reputation, drawing a devoted following. Over the years, men have played an increasingly important part in the conference, as supporters and attendees.

Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference.

For more information about the Women’s Leadership Conference, or to register, please visit

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