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Soledad O'Brien Keynote Speaker At 2014 Women's Leadership Conference

LAS VEGAS, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The MGM Resorts Foundation is proud to announce Soledad O'Brien as a keynote speaker at the 2014 Women's Leadership Conference. The non-profit event will be held at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV Aug. 6 and 7.

The theme of the 2014 conference is "Women Inspiring Women."

"Soledad is not only an award-winning journalist; she's also well-known for her philanthropic endeavors. She brings with her a rich and varied background that will inspire conference attendees," said Phyllis James, Chief Diversity Officer for MGM Resorts International.

The two-day conference will offer a wide range of learning opportunities, career guidance and personal growth tools, including:

-  Exposure to diverse, nationally recognized speakers and accomplished women role models-  Career-oriented workshops that will give participants hands-on opportunities to develop skills based on their career needs-  Three distinct learning tracks for participants who are Emerging Leaders, Emerging Executives and Executives

A winner of multiple Emmy and Peabody awards, Ms. O'Brien is well-known for several critically acclaimed and successful documentary series on CNN, including "Black in America" and its follow-up, "Latino in America." She will continue to produce those documentaries and other content through Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production and distribution company she launched in June 2013.

Starfish Media is dedicated to presenting empowering personal stories that explore the often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity. Ms. O'Brien has also won numerous journalism awards for her documentaries "Latino in America 2," the story of a Latina boxer who dreams of Olympic glory; "Gay in America: Gary and Tony have a baby," and "Unwelcome, the Muslims Next Door."

Earlier in her career, Ms. O'Brien co-anchored for Weekend Today and contributed to segments on The Today Show and Nightly News before joining CNN in 2003.

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