SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University will host its second annual Young Women’s Leadership Conference on Friday, Nov. 9 from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event is organized by LTU’s College of Business and Information Technology. The goal, according to CoBIT Dean Bahman Mirshab, is to “ignite the passion and expand the interest of women and girls for education and careers in business, IT, and STEM fields.”
The event is open to female middle school, high school, and college students in the Detroit area. Attendees will hear from prominent women leaders from the Detroit area and participate in leadership development training exercises.
Keynote speaker for the event is Lynn M. Torossian, president and CEO of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, a 191-bed, $360 million hospital that opened in 2009. The title of her talk is “Finding Your Inner (Girl) Power.” Torossian has nearly 30 years of experience as a health care executive and has managed finance, physician organizations, and health care operations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Eastern Michigan University and is a certified public accountant, as well as board certified as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is also a council member of the American Hospital Association Section for Metropolitan Hospitals, and is on the boards of the Rose Hill Center in Holly and Huron Valley State Bank. She was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of its Notable Women in Health Care 2018.
The event is free of charge, and will be held in Room A200 of LTU’s Architecture Building. LTU’s campus is at 21000 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield (see www.ltu.edu/map). Attendees are asked to register by Tuesday, Oct. 30 by calling (248) 204-3050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 15 percent of universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.