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Upcoming women’s conference aims to help attendees find jobs

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The Center for the Women of New York will host its 26th annual World of Working Women Conference Friday, Oct. 18. The goal of the conference is to address one subject: how women can find jobs. The event will be held at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, at 135-20 39th Ave. in Flushing. There is no registration fee to attend.

Founded in 1987, the nonprofit strives to be a one-stop, walk-in resource center for women.

The keynote speaker at the conference will be Melinda Katz, a former city councilwoman who is currently running for Queens borough president.

There will be a two-hour morning panel, moderated by TimesLedger Newspapers Editor Roz Liston, which will feature a number of esteemed guests: Julie Cordero, vice president of operations for Reddy-Care Physical Therapy; Gillian Gutierrez, a program analyst for the Women’s Bureau Region II office of the U.S. Department of Labor; Cassandra Hill, community relations director for Delta Air Lines; Pauline Kuyler, a psychiatrist at the Queens County Mental Health Association; Denise Doyle, recruitment manager at Nontraditional Employment for Women; Gloria Martin Amaya, community district manager at New York Life; and Nancy Baldwin, director of the engineering department at Northrop-Grumman.

Following the panel there will be a three-hour job fair, featuring representatives from companies, government agencies and educational organizations available to discuss employment opportunities.

The conference will also include workshops on a variety of subjects, including how to start a new business, planning for financial security, writing résumés and using social media to find a job. There will also be information available about membership to the center and career training classes and programs.

The event will conclude with a “reality” fashion show, in which participants will be selected from attendees. The fashion show is slated to be run by an organization called Fashion Societe.

For more information, visit cwny.org or call 718-793-0672.

Reach reporter Bianca Fortis by email at bfortis@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4546.

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