MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Fourth Annual Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women comes to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Feb. 26 and Feb. 27, 2014.

Pre-conference workshops begin Feb. 26 at 1 p.m., followed by the formal conference on Feb. 27 that kicks off at 7:15 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast. The conference leads up to the celebration of inspiring women at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 27.

Sponsored by the Women in Philanthropy and Leadership at Coastal Carolina University, the theme of this year's conference is "Lead the Change." Speakers include:

  • Wendi Nix, the host of ESPN'S "NFL Live" and a Murrells Inlet native
  • Michelle Cabruso-Cabrera, chief international correspondent for CNBC
  • Paula Harper Bethea, executive director of the South Carolina Education Lottery

"The Women's Leadership Conference offers inspiration, resources and connections for women from all walks of life," said Beth Steadman, associate director of women's programs and initiatives at CCU. "The contacts and friendships I've made with speakers, attendees and exhibitors have greatly enriched my life both professionally and personally."

"This event draws fabulous speakers from around the country who have excelled in a variety of areas, from education, music and government to healthcare, financial services, business and more. They share their stories - of struggles and success - for us to learn from and be inspired by," said MaryJo Roberts, a Women in Philanthropy and Leadership member.

A full listing of speakers, events and workshops can be found at

Ticket prices are $75 for the pre-conference workshops, $125 for the "Lead the Change" conference and $125 for the celebration of inspiring women. To register, go to