Photos courtesy of MGM Resorts Foundation

The event, which has drawn sell-out crowds, offers opportunities for development in leadership, career, and entrepreneurship, while exposing participants to networking and more

The non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation is gearing up for the 12th annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) on August 27 and 28 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

The mission of the two-day event is to provide women, and men who attend, the developmental tools they need to continuously advance their lives and careers.

The event had nearly 1,200 attendees last year and sold out early. Conference organizers are encouraging attendees to register early to ensure a seat and take advantage of the early bird registration fee of $399. Early registration runs through April 27; after that, the cost will increase to $499. Registration includes the full conference and all workshops and lectures, a networking reception, and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by MGM Grand. Time is also allotted for attendees to build key professional relationships with others while enjoying the hospitality and entertainment of MGM Grand and other MGM Resorts attractions.

Each year the event’s proceeds, after costs, are donated to a local nonprofit organization devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls. Last year The MGM Resorts Foundation donated 2016 conference proceeds to Dress for Success, Las Vegas Chapter.

“We are thrilled to present our 12th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference. The growing popularity of this conference tells us how strong the demand is for forums that expand women’s personal and career skills development, present powerful women role models and thought leaders who express women’s perspectives and solutions to life and career challenges, and expose women to new peers and contacts,” said Phyllis A. James, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer for MGM Resorts International. “No matter your frame of mind when you start this conference, you will learn something new and impactful by the time you leave this highly inspirational experience.”

The conference, first established as the Women of Color Conference in 2007, was meant to provide women from all walks of life with education and development opportunities. Over the past decade, the event has grown, scope and reputation, drawing a devoted following. Over the years, men have played an increasingly important part in the conference, as supporters and attendees.

Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference.

For more information about the Women’s Leadership Conference, or to register, please visit

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife, and retail offerings. For more information visit us at

About the MGM Resorts Foundation
The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts’ employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors and organized by MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation’s Board.

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