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Bentley College Hosts Conference on Culture, Work & Power

March 12, 2002

WALTHAM, Mass.- The Bentley College Multicultural Center, in collaboration with the New England Women's Studies Association, is hosting a conference on Culture, Work and Power: Building Working Relationships Between Women of Color and White Women on Saturday, March 23 from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at Bentley College. The conference will provide a common ground for feminists, activists, academics and professionals to discuss feminism and race in the workplace.

The conference will include a keynote lecture by Linda James Myers, author of Understanding an Afrocentric World View, and a series of panel discussions on economics and race, class and social dynamics, communication styles and family issues.

Other presentation speakers include: Ana Martinez Aleman, Boston College professor, on cross-cultural and ethnic studies and feminist theories; Flavia Eldemire, human resources researcher and instructor at Bentley College, on leadership development; Rev. Gloria Hammond, pediatrician and co-pastor of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopalian church on youth, health and faith in action; Rosa Hunter, Bentley College instructor, on leadership development and workforce diversity; Joan Mikalson, director of admissions at Holyoke Community College, on social justice; Jane Tuohy, Cambridge Hill Partners, on diversity in the workplace; and, Frances W. West, IBM Global Services, on leadership and upward mobility.

"When it comes to issues in the workplace, minority women and white women often have a different take on things," explained conference organizer Claudia Salguero, assistant director of the Bentley College Multicultural Center. "If we want to succeed in our professions, women need to build bridges and work together."

Registration for the conference is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. College students are free with a valid ID. Contact Jessica Wandrei at 781-395-9791 or email to register.

New England Women's Studies Association is a feminist anti-racist network that actively seeks new meeting ground for discussion about Women's Studies and social change.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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