The inaugural professional women’s conference at Cal State San Bernardino will help professional women take their business game to the next level and learn what their body language is saying about them.
Designed for college students, CSUSB alumni, entrepreneurs, medical professionals, educators, lawyers, authors and law enforcement, “Living Your Best Professional Self” will be held on Monday, April 20 at the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center.
This event, sponsored by the Cal State University San Bernardino Health Professions Advising Center and the California Leadership and Entrepreneurs Organization, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. General admission for professionals is $50 and college students with ID are $10. Parking is $6 per vehicle.
The morning keynote speaker will be Astrid Sheil, associate professor of communication studies and interim chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance in the College of business and Public Administration. Sheil will focus on what it means to be a woman professional in today’s current climate of today’s workforce. Prior to her career in academia and publishing her book, “Dynamic Public Relations: The 24/7 PR Cycle,” Sheil worked in communication management for two Fortune 500 companies.
The luncheon speaker, Eloise Gomez Reyes, became the first Latina to open and manage her own law firm in the Inland Empire.. For the past 30 years she has been a tireless advocate for working families, union workers and injured workers as an attorney and community activist. The Colton native has been volunteering with Inland Empire Latino Lawyer Legal Aid for the past 25 years, providing pro bono legal services to the community.
Conference workshops will be presented by various faculty and staff members of CSUSB and professionals from the Inland Empire community. They will address topics such as “Financial Literacy in Uncertain Times,” “Creating Healthy Relationships in Your Life,” “The Importance of Community Engagement,” “Mastering the Resume Game,” “What Your Body Language is Showing About You,” “Self Defense for Women” and many other fascinating topics.
The afternoon will feature a panel of professionals who will address a variety of new subjects.