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Joyce Aboussie, CEO of Aboussie & Associates Heads Roster at St. Louis Business Journal’s Women’s Conference

St. Louis Business Journal’s Women’s Conference, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.

Joyce Aboussie, CEO of Aboussie & Associates 2011

Joyce Aboussie, CEO of Aboussie & Associates 2011

This year’s conference features the rock stars of St. Louis, women who lead their companies, schools, organizations and our community. The roster is stellar. For those who think the St. Louis business world is a male bastion, think again. The keynote speaker is Brown Shoe President and CEO Diane Sullivan. It will be time to meet Laclede Group President Suzanne Sitherwood who will kick off the morning session. They’re joined by a spectrum of women leaders included in the roster below:

Joyce Aboussie, CEO of Aboussie & Associates

Barbara Archer, President & Founder of Archer Wealth Management, LLC

Erin Budde, Sr. VP, Head of Community Affairs of Wells Fargo Advisors

Maxine Clark, President of Build-A-Bear Workshop

Dr. Myrtle Dorsey, Chancellor of St. Louis Community College

Tracy Elsperman Hart, President of Tarlton Corp.

Laurna Godwin, Co-founder & Principal of Vector Communications Corp. and Board Chair of Greater St. Louis Community Foundation

Darlene Green, Comptroller of City of St. Louis

Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Director of Lambert International Airport

Catherine Hanaway, Partner of The Ashcroft Group, LLC

Ellen Harshman, Dean of Saint Louis

University, John Cook School of Business

Wendy Henry, Managing Partner, St. Louis & Decatur of BKD, LLP

Jan Hess, Senior Vice President of St. Luke’s Hospital

Deb Hollingsworth, Regional VP, External Affairs of AT&T

Stephanie Leffler, CEO of CrowdSource LLC

Peggy Lents, President of Lents & Associates

Linda Locke, Principal and Founder of Reputare Consulting

Lisa Lyle, Head of School of MICDS

Patricia Mercurio, President of Missouri of Bank of America

Brenda Newberry, CEO of Nesher, LLC

Kathy Osborn, Executive Director of Regional Business Council

Vicki Pohlman, CEO & Founder of PohlmanUSA

Anika Porter, Founder/Owner of Fitness with Anika

Kathleen Ratcliffe, President of St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission

Lisa Richter, Managing Principal of Stakeholder Insights

Sally Roth, Area President, Missouri, Iowa and Western Kentucky of Regions Bank

Suzanne Sitherwood, President of Laclede Group

Julie Stackhouse, Sr. VP and Managing

Officer, Division of Banking Supervision, Discount Window Lending, and

Community Affairs of Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Dr. Elizabeth Stroble, President of Webster University

Diane Sullivan, President & CEO of Brown Shoe

Patricia Whitaker, CEO of Arcturis

Last year more than 800 women attended the conference. This year, we’re hoping for a thousand.

I hope you’ll join them by attending the conference and/or sending women you know. There are sessions on banking, philanthropy, politics, you name it. I promise you’ll learn something you can use the very next day.

Check out www.slbjwomensconference.com. It has all the registration details.

Hope to see you or a woman you know at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch on Jan. 18.

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