Business Leader To Speak On Balancing Career And Family Jan. 31

Jan. 30, 2002

Barbara Conklin, vice president of World Kitchen Inc., will speak on "Balancing Career and Family: The New Face of Corporate America" at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Meadows Recital Hall at Baylor University. The lecture is sponsored by Baylor's department of sociology and the gender studies program.

"As a business woman, Barbara Conklin is admired for her penetrating insight into the complexities of the global economy, yet she also is admired in her community for her strong commitment to her family and the betterment of the community," said Kathryn Mueller, director of the gender studies program and lecturer in sociology.

Conklin graduated cum laude from Milligan Christian College in Tennessee. She began working for Corning Glass Company and in 1992 and 1995 was the recipient of Corning's President's Circle Award. As vice president for World Kitchen Inc, a Fortune 500 company that is the maker of cookware, cutting boards, and knives for kitchen or crafts, Conklin has been nominated for the Vendor of the Year award given by the Wal-Mart Corporation. The mother of three sons, she lives with her husband, Larry Conklin, in Sugar Land.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 710-6235.

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