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Viola Davis among leading women at conference

Viola Davis (left) with Jackie Glenn of EMC at the Simmons conference at the Seaport World Trade Center.

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Viola Davis (left) with Jackie Glenn of EMC at the Simmons conference at the Seaport World Trade Center.

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Actress Viola Davis was among the featured speakers at Tuesday’s Simmons Leadership Conference at the Seaport World Trade Center. An Oscar nominee for her roles in “The Help” and “Doubt,” Davis was part of a high-powered panel that also included former Wall Street banker Sallie Krawcheck, “Groundswell” author Charlene Li, fashion designer Josie Natori, crisis management expert Judy Smith, and playwright/actress Anna Deavere Smith. The annual conference hosted by Simmons College attracts more than 3,000 business and professional women from around the world.

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