SheUnited Conference Brings Women Together for Renewal, Inspiration and Networking

Monday, March 11, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (March 11, 2013) – Women of all backgrounds and ages will convene at Saint Joseph’s University’s SheUnited Conference on March 23, 2013 at the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena to share their collective wisdom and experience through speaker sessions and networking.

“What do you need right now in your life? A new network connection? Ideas for reinvention? A day to kick back or recharge with women like you? All that and a day full of inspiration are waiting for you at SheUnited,” says author, entrepreneur and television personality and event co-chair Mary Lou Quinlan ’75.

Quinlan will team with co-chair Rosemarie Greco ’75, a respected business, government and civic leader, to deliver the noon keynote address “Lean In to What You Love,” and offer perspective on when to give it your all and when to reflect and reinvent.

“We each are called to be our best self, and to lead others to their better selves. This day focuses on women as leaders,” says Greco.

Conference attendees will learn how to balance their competing priorities from internationally recognized experts, educators and accomplished female authors through five conference tracks held during the two concurrent afternoon sessions (2 – 3 p.m. and 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.): “Live Healthier,” “Network it, Girl,” “Renew Your Spirit,” “Embrace Milestones,” and “Simplify Your Life.”

Highlights of the presentations include:

  • Ignatian Leadership: Leading from the Heart – Changing the World
  • Organize to De-Stress
  • The Core Competencies of a Healthy Woman
  • Tap into the Woman You Were Meant to Be
  • Five Tasty Tips on Eating Better in 2013
  • “Speak” Your Way to Success
  • Personal Branding – The Power of Brand You
  • Turning Points – Turning Transitions into a Catalyst for Renewal
  • Living Rich with Coupons
  • Living in the Moment and Your Body
  • Performance of the one-act play, The God Box: A Daughter’s Story, by Quinlan.

“Events like SheUnited provide you with tools and resources to understand and manage what should be your priorities and how to organize them to attain your goals,” said Kate McConnell, who works in the University’s Office of Graduate Admissions. “And more important, it helps you realize you are not alone and that others are balancing, too.”

In addition to the speaker presentations, the conference will host a health and wellness corner (10:30 a.m. – noon and 4:15 – 5 p.m.) with presentations, screenings and information booths, a career corner with a mentor meet-up, resume review, student presentations, and LinkedIn primer; and an author corner, where published conference speakers will sign their books for attendees.

Saint Joseph’s University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. ’72 will celebrate a Vigil Mass to close the day’s activities at 5 p.m.

Proceeds from the conference support the University’s partnership with the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, which provides scholarships to women 25 years and older who are completing their undergraduate degrees.

Visit the conference’s online communities:, (LinkedIn) and Follow @sjusheunited on Twitter and search #sjusheunited.

To register for the conference, visit

About SheUnited: SheUnited offers comprehensive, year-long programming that connects, networks and inspires the women of Saint Joseph’s University and beyond through social, professional, service and spiritual events. This conference is the program’s signature event. Established by the SJU’s Women’s Leadership Council in 2011, SheUnited was launched to commemorate the University’s 40th anniversary of coeducation in the day student population.

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Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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