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Oct. 27, 2006 Communique

Author, national expert to provide keynote speech at woman-to-woman series

The chief executive officer of Smart Girl Inc., a noted program to build confidence and self-esteem in middle school girls, will be the keynote speaker at a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs conference for women.
Nicky Marone, Boulder, will deliver “Tickled Pink:Women, Health and Humor” as part of an 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Woman-to-Woman Dialogue Series at the Lodge on the UCCS campus.

Marone is an international lecturer, author, workshop leader, and authority on personal achievement and women's issues. A former entertainer and junior high school English teacher, she is the author of four books, including “How to Father a Successful Daughter,” and a national authority on women’s achievement.

As CEO of Smart Girl Inc., she directs a prevention and enrichment program for middle school girls which uses positive peer influence to inspire them to become confident, capable and self-reliant women. UCCS is home to a Smart Girl chapter and works closely with local middle schools.

In addition to Marone’s remarks, three breakout sessions are planned. The sessions include “Re-imagining Our Aging Selves,” “Update on Sexuality: From Politics to Personal Identity,” and “How to Get Moving and Keep Moving: Discovering Your Body’s Wisdom.” UCCS faculty  members will serve as speakers and facilitators for the breakout sessions.

The event is sponsored by the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion and the Women’s Studies Program at UCCS and the Colorado Springs Chapter of the American Association of University Women.

Parking is free. Admission is a $5 suggested donation, payable at the door. Reservations by Nov. 6 are encouraged. Contact Jane Muller, 262-4553 or jmuller@uccs.edu.