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Lebanon, VA -  Jeanne Robertson, award winning  speaker, will be the keynote speaker at the Women In Business Leadership Conference hosted by Southwest Virginia Technology Development Center in Lebanon, Virginia on April 23, 2014.

Robertson utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate how a sense of humor can be an integral part of a strategy for success. Using original hilarious stories from everyday life, she will show us how to laugh at ourselves and accept the things that cannot be changed about us and the people around us.

Registration is now open for the conference, which will be held at The Russell County Conference Center on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  The event is for women in business at all levels, and will include a day of networking, professional development and personal growth opportunities.  Robertson and other speakers will share their experience and expertise on a range of topics including, managing emotions, starting your own business, networking that works, and fitness.    This year’s theme, “Lead, Learn, Laugh – Own your Own Success,” encourages women to take a greater role in changing the course of their own life and careers. 

Cost of the conference is $89.95,  which includes program materials, refreshments and lunch.  Pre-registration is required and seating is limited.  For more information call 276-889-8180, or visit

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