Northwood Professor Jennifer Luzar to Speak at Women's Empowerment Symposium

Professor Jennifer Luzar

Northwood University Professor Jennifer Luzar will be the keynote speaker for the Women’s Empowerment Symposium to be held on Wednesday, November 6, at the Great Hall Banquet & Convention Center located at 5121 Bay City Road in Midland. The silent auction and strolling appetizers will start at 5:00 p.m. with the symposium beginning at 6:00 p.m. and to include four breakout sessions.

The purpose of the event is to help women advance their career, network, mentor others and/or increase their knowledge and skills. It is sponsored by S. C. Johnson, Saginaw Valley State University, Women in Leadership Inforum, Chemical Bank, Covenant Healthcare, Dow Corning and Wildfire Credit Union. All proceeds from the event support programs for the economic advancement of women in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Jennifer Luzar is an award-winning professor of business communications and will introduce the benefits of Laughter Yoga and how it can help create a powerful and vibrant workplace. Participants from the symposium will leave the event with new perspectives, skills and enthusiasm for their work and their life. Luzar, professor of language arts, joined Northwood University in 2002. She earned her B.A. from Western Michigan University and M.S. from Indiana University.

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