The 2009 Women’s Leadership Conference, sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s Poultry & Egg Institute, is slated for October 22-23, in Destin, Fla.

Elise Durbin of the Marshall Durbin Companies will be a featured speaker. Durbin is the corporate secretary-treasurer and vice president of legal affairs for the company her grandfather, Marshall Durbin Sr., founded. She will present a "Profile of Women in Management."

Co-featured at the event is Jim Perdue, president and CEO of Perdue Farms. Perdue will discuss “A CEO’s Perspective of Women in Leadership Roles.”