Registration has begun for U.S. Senator Patrick Leahys annual Womens Economic Opportunity Conference, to be held on Saturday, October 25, on the campus of Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center. The conference is free and includes lunch and childcare. To register today for this free conference go to Senator Leahy’s homepage at www.leahy.senate.gov(link is external).This year’s Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference will focus on achieving professional goals while managing family, finance, and stress. The program includes engaging presentations on business, technology, life management, and stress elimination, all while focusing on how to simultaneously manage these many factors. The conference presenters have experience navigating the complexities of the Vermont business sphere, and offer valuable knowledge and understanding.Marilyn Skoglund, Vermont Supreme Court Justice, and mother of two, is this year’s keynote speaker. Justice Skoglund offers unique perspective and inspiration. After passing the bar exam on her first try while raising her seven year-old daughter, she went on to rise through the ranks of the Vermont Office of the Attorney General. She served as both Chief of the Civil Law division and Chief of the Public Protection division before her appointment in 1994 to the District Court, and subsequently the Vermont Supreme Court in 1997. In addition to her impressive career, she raised two extraordinary daughters while facing the difficulties that come with being a single mother.The Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference is a valuable resource for women looking to further their career, or for those just entering the business world for the first time. This year’s program promises to span a wide range of topics, catering to those looking to expand their business, begin a new venture, or just deepen their understanding of Vermonts ever-changing economy. So register for this free conference today by going to Senator Leahy’s homepage atwww.leahy.senate.gov(link is external).