April 14, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- The non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation is proud to welcome
as host of the 2014 Women's Leadership Conference. The event will be held at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in
Las Vegas, NV
As host of the conference, Ms. Allen will preside over the two-day event designed to inspire and encourage women to achieve their highest potential personally and professionally. The 2014 Women's Leadership Conference theme is "Women Inspiring Women."
The conference will offer a wide range of learning opportunities, career guidance and personal growth tools, including:
-Exposure to diverse and nationally recognized speakers and accomplished women role models
-Two days of career-oriented workshops that will give women hands-on opportunities to develop skills based on their career needs
-Three distinct learning tracks for women who are Emerging Leaders, Emerging Executives and Executives
-Workshops for entrepreneurs who are well-established or just thinking of starting their own businesses
An award-winning journalist, Ms. Allen has 25 years of experience in broadcast news. Before becoming an anchor and correspondent for CNN International, Ms. Allen was an anchor for CNN from 1992-2001. She also served as news anchor for MSNBC.
Ms. Allen started her career at WREG-TV in
, becoming the first newsroom intern elevated to General Assignments Reporter while still a student. Three years later, she was named Co-Anchor of WREG'S
In 2011, Ms. Allen videotaped, produced and wrote a three-part "Freedom Project" special for CNN International on child trafficking from
, primarily focusing on one community in the Mekong Delta. As a correspondent for NBC, she appeared on "The Nightly News," "The Today Show" and CNBC.
Beginning in 2007, Ms. Allen served as The Weather Channel's first full-time environment and climate correspondent. As Primary Anchor for the network's weekly news program, "Forecast Earth," she traveled the country interviewing environmental pioneers and leaders in sustainability.