erie, Pennsylvania - April 30, 2014 - The 7th annual Women In Leadership Development Conference (WILD) kicks off at 8am at the Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center. Gannon Universitys Small Business Development Center (SBDC) founded WILD to emphasize the concept of women helping women through knowledge, energy and passion. 350 women are expected at this years conference. Those in attendance, women from all levels of business, experience knowledge-filled breakout sessions. Panel discussions include the following topics: · Are you Ready: Succession Planning & Retirement Planning · Hone Your Negotiation Skills · Leveraging On-Line Communications · Leading Effective Teams · Developing & Leveraging Professional Connections This years renowned key note speakers include: Grace Killelea, CEO and founder of Half the Sky Leadership. She has over 30 years of corporation human resources experience. Grace works with CEOs, executives, and professionals to achieve sustained business and personal success. She has delivered keynote addresses at such premier events as ESPNs Womens Leadership Conference, the 2012 WILD Conference, and the WithIT Conference. Jayne Huston is the Director of Seton Hill Universitys e-Magnify, a United States Small Business Administration (US SBA) supported womens business center, where she is responsible for the strategic vision and administrative oversight. The Gannon SBDC will also be taking donations towards the "Power Scholarship" fund to be awarded to a Gannon graduate majoring in business with a 3.0 or above grade average.