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WithIt announces keynote speakers for August conference

 Image of Emily BenningtonEmily Bennington Image of Mary KnackstedtMary Knackstedt
 Image of Lou QuinlanLou Quinlan Image of Arlene BlumArlene Blum

RALEIGH, N.C. — WithIt, the home furnishings industry's women's leadership network, has announced the keynote speakers for the organization's 2013 professional conference with the theme, Vision of the Modern Renaissance Woman.

Lou Quinlan, Emily Bennington, Arlene Blum and Mary Knackstedt will speak at the event, to be held in Raleigh Aug. 12-14.

Quinlan is a marketer and author of "The God Box," a New York Times bestseller. WithIt officials say she "will explore the factors that compel us to work so hard and examine how we can take back control and discover our very best selves."

Bennington is the author of "Who Says It's a Man's World: The Girls' Guide to Corporate Domination" and founder of Awake Exec leadership coaching for women. She will draw on her research to present what, specifically, the most accomplished executives to differently.

Blum is a biophysical chemist and author of "Annapurna: A Woman's Place" and "Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life." According to WithIt, "She has been a trailblazer in both science and mountaineering, and she will share dramatic stories and stunning visuals in lessons in leadership...."

Knackstedt is a design consultant and author of "The Interior Design Handbook." She will summarize the program and emphasize the key takeaways for conference attendees.

For more information on the event go to An early registration discount is available through July 8.



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