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Andrus Center Conference on Women and Leadership

Wednesday, Sept. 9-Friday, Sept. 11

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The women who come to speak at the Andrus Center Conference on Women and Leadership are some of the most badass women in the country. This year's confab includes presentations by Lisa Bielawa, a Rome Prize-winning composer and vocalist; Adm. Ronne Froman (retired), the Navy mayor of San Diego; Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal, the first African American woman to pilot the U2 stealth plane (pictured above); and Mary Wagner, the associate chief of the U.S. Forest Service. They and other speakers will discuss preparing for the unexpected, working for the greatest good and meeting goals. There will also be panels on women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and philanthropy.