Seminars focus on how women can start a business, build personal brand

February 27, 2012


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 Lisle, Illinois ~ Want to feel better? Want to look better? Interested in starting a business or marketing your talents in a competitive work environment?

The Women's Institute for Global Leadership at Benedictine University will present a series of seminars during Women's History Month on improving one's health, building a professional image and entrepreneurship.

During "How to Stay Young for the First 100 Years," chiropractors Travis Bertke and Darrin Redinger, founders of Illinois Spinal Care of Elmhurst, will talk about how to avoid and prevent spinal disorders so that people can enjoy their extended lives. The free seminar will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2.

A-line Chicago founder Tamika Martell-Price, who has appeared on NBC's "Rachel Ray Show" and is a wardrobe coach and personal shopper, will help women create a wardrobe that will compliment their personality, budget and lifestyle with "It's Time to Look and Feel Confident." The free seminar will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.

Holly Katko, a well-known keynote speaker, corporate trainer and entrepreneurship expert and the owner of Chicago-based U-Connect, Inc., which customizes training and entrepreneurship services for companies throughout the United States, will present "How to Star Your Business" from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16.

A person's personal brand can distinguish them from their peers and give them a competitive edge in the workplace. "Building and Maximizing Your Brand" will teach people how to create a personal brand and capitalize on their unique qualities. The seminar will be held from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30. The cost is $25.

All four seminars will be held at the Moser Center for Adult and Professional Studies at 1832 Centre Point Circle in Naperville.

The Women's Institute for Global Leadership at Benedictine University was established to provide women around the world access to unparalleled educational opportunities to grow, advance and lead while sustaining and expanding the gains they have already made in the workplace and society.

The Institute seeks to cultivate an appreciation of the distinctive needs and matters concerning women; empower women with academic, practical and inspirational knowledge and understanding; foster greater collaborative efforts among women worldwide; and advocate for women via executive sponsorships of students and Institute members.

Seating is limited and registration is required by sending an RSVP to


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls more than 5,000 students in 59 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the seventh consecutive year in 2017. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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