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Mon., July 1, 2013, 11:10 a.m.

Andrus Center conference to draw array of women leaders to Boise

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, novelist Alexandra Fuller, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, PBS News Hour commentator and reporter Anne Taylor Fleming, Amazon Vice President Teresa Carlson, New York Times sports reporter Karen Crouse, Longaberger Co. CEO Tami Longaberger, former ambassador to Finland Bonnie McElveen-Hunter and more are headed to Boise in September for an Andrus Center conference Sept. 4-6 entitled “Transforming America: Women and Leadership in the 21st Century.”

The conference will take place at Boise State University, where the Andrus Center for Public Policy put tickets on sale today. “This conference will focus on accomplishments of women leaders from business, government, science, the media and other fields and gain their unique perspectives on women in leadership positions,” the center announced. It also will explore “what Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has called the opportunity for all women ‘to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability.'” O’Connor will be the keynote speaker. David Adler, Andrus Center director, said tickets are expected to sell out quickly.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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