WithIt to hold 2014 conference in Atlanta

Event set for Aug. 11-13
WithIt, the home and furnishings industries' leadership development network for women, has set the focus for its 2014 Professional Conference, slated for Aug. 11-13 in Atlanta.

The two-day program offers industry professionals at all stages of their careers the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, develop leadership skills and connect with industry peers, according to a press release. Titled "The Art and Science of Leadership," the 2014 event will host accomplished leaders from a variety of industries.

"Our program will help attendees identify and cultivate leadership attributes that are more of an art - like building rapport, influencing others and learning to ‘listen to your gut' - as well as those leadership attributes that are more of a science - such as learning effective techniques for networking, managing time and priorities, and negotiating effectively," said 2014 Professional Conference Chair Carol Gregg, president of Red Egg.

The 2014 Professional Conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, centrally located in the heart of the Buckhead business, shopping and entertainment district. The hotel is within walking distance of the MARTA-Lenox Station, steps away from Lenox Square Mall, and convenient to many of the area's major attractions.

"The 2014 conference will empower our attendees to return to their companies throughout the home industries with new skills and knowledge to perform their jobs better," said Violette Forman, WithIt's 2014 president and general manager of Havertys in Monroe, La.

Conference registration is $300 for WithIt members and $425 for non-members. Students may attend for $150. A discounted group rate of $159 a night (single or double) has been negotiated for attendees at the Marriott Buckhead. Registration and a link to the hotel are available on the WithIt website.

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