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Many women have knack for meeting/event planning: Industry requires people who have good organizational and communication skills-traits females are known for

Like many women in the meeting and event-planning industry, Lois A. Vining entered the field by accident. Vining, president and owner of Event Planning Services in Indianapolis, developed an interest in meeting and event planning in 1983 when she was working as an administrative assistant for the Indiana chapter of the Dallas-based American Heart Association. Part of her responsibility was to coordinate three annual board meetings. "I loved the meeting-planning aspect so much that every job after that I wanted...
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Center offers businesses a challenging experience: Year-old school program adds corporate component to build community awareness and financial support

Simulating the events of a real-life space mission is not just child's play anymore. Decatur Township Schools' Indianapolis Challenger Learning Center now allows area businesses to participate, too. The center, in Ameriplex Business Park, has been hosting field trips and summer camps for children for about a year. An adult program lifted off last fall. "We do not just want to do school-oriented projects," said Director Gary Pellico. "We want to be a part of this community and we are...
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IUPUI discovers Office for Women still needs to exist: Program uses workshops, discussions and awards to keep the issues affecting women in the forefront

While many universities have programs dedicated to women's equality, the IUPUI Office for Women is not taken for granted by the administration there. "It is important as part of the university's diversity department," said Kathy Grove, director of the IUPUI Office for Women. "It helps women to fulfill their potential and ensure that we have an environment free of harassment based on gender." Established in October 1996 under the leadership of Dr. Kathleen Warfel, who was a professor of pathology...
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