‘Strong Women Saturday’ set for Boston

Stonyfield Farm’s Strong Women conference – profiled last year in the New Hampshire Business Review – is coming to Boston in September.

“Strong Women Saturday” is billed as an ambitious undertaking patterned after the Londonderry-based yogurt maker’s successful Strong Women Weekend Summits, held last year in New York. The conference is designed to give women in the region a chance to discover new strategies to succeed in the face of everyday stress, learn how to contribute to overall wellness and develop strengths to reach their full potential.

The event will be held Sept. 18 at Tufts University’s Medford campus.

Host of the event will be Liz Walker, the noon news anchor on WBZ/CBS 4, who has been a fixture in Boston television for more than two decades.

Other highlights:

• Dr. Miriam Nelson of the Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy, author of the “Strong Women” book series and a noted authority on the benefits to women of weight training and exercise.

• A panel discussion featuring marathon champion and author Kathrine Switzer (the woman who broke the gender barrier at the Boston Marathon), professional triathlete Karen Smyers, Boston Breakers soccer star Kristine Lilly and Christina Economos, assistant professor of nutrition at Tufts.

• Humorist Regina Barreca, University of Connecticut professor of feminism and English literature and a columnist for the Hartford Courant.

The day also will feature free health assessments, yoga sessions with a professional instructor and a continental breakfast and lunch.

For more information, visit stonyfield.com/strongwomen.

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