Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Business, professional, and career women have been making a difference in the workplace for years now. Today the College of Southern Idaho hosted a workshop for those ladies to compare notes.
About 80 women turned out for the third annual Women's Business and Career Conference. The theme "Take the Lead" encouraged women to grow as professionals, along with launching or expanding their businesses.
Jane Freund, owner of Freundship Press in Boise, says, "One is connection. They get to meet other people who work in business, or who are striving to learn more about business. And then it's also about communication, which is part of the connection, but is also part of learning new things, because there is so much out there."
Attendees were able to sign up for three separate workshops. Sponsors included D.L. Evans Bank, Thrivent Financial, and St. Luke's Quick Care.
Trish Searle from D.L. Evans Bank says, "I think most women probably wrestle with their life and work, and balancing that with their life at home, and trying to find an even balance. A lot of the speakers here today talk about balancing your life with work and home."
Searle says the motivational speakers gave these women ideas about things they could learn about themselves, and take back those back to where they work in their businesses.
Freund says, "This conference is about empowerment and opportunity. It's about creating options for the future, and that is so very important, regardless of what you're doing in life."
About the same number of women showed up for this year's workshop compared to the first two years.
Mar. 1, 2013.