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Enable America Supports NAWIC in San Antonio

  • Synopsis: Published: 2010-11-04 - NAWIC is working to increase leadership skills and experiences women need to compete and succeed more effectively in todays challenging job market - Enable America.

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Enable America, a non-profit organization devoted to empowering people with disabilities to achieve independence through employment, is encouraging participation in this week's "Breaking Boundaries" women's leadership conference sponsored by The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).

"Just as Enable America works to improve economic opportunities for people with disabilities and wounded warriors, NAWIC is working to increase the leadership skills and experiences women need to compete and succeed more effectively in today's challenging job market," said Steve LaBour, Executive Director of Enable America. "We think this is a tremendous event with numerous benefits for all who attend."

The all-day event is being held this Thursday, November 4, at Pearl Stable at the Historic Pearl Brewery in San Antonio. The conference is being hosted by motivational speaker and broadcaster Sonny Melendrez, and features six of San Antonio's top female executives: Jelynne Burley, Terry Brechtel, Rita Phillip, Kathy Acock, Trish DeBerry Mejia, and Melinda Wickley.

The keynote speaker will be Roslyn Courtney, CEO of the executive training firm Roslyn Courtney Consulting. Courtney will discuss how to win big, change mindsets, and do business in a better way, for those who are looking to accelerate careers, businesses, and organizations.

One of Enable America's primary sponsors in San Antonio, Clark/Hunt Construction, is also a sponsor of the conference. Clark/Hunt has supported Enable America's work with disabled veterans and wounded warriors in Texas in holding employee mentoring days. Thanks to the company's Belinda Graham, NAWIC has agreed to aid Enable America in this effort by sponsoring five women who are disabled veterans, and will pay their registration and conference fees.

The "Breaking Boundaries" conference is aimed at women who are looking to improve strategies needed to take advantage of opportunities in a rapidly changing marketplace, by learning from some of San Antonio's top leaders. More information and registration material for the event can be found at the NAWIC website,

About Enable America: Enable America was established in 2002 by attorney Richard Salem as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment and live independently. The organization's Community Connections, Business Connections, and VetConnect programs unite members of the disability community and business community to raise awareness and increase employment opportunities for the 54 million Americans with disabilities, including our nation's wounded warriors. More information can be found on the organization's web site,

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