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October 3, 2011
Dean Essary Gives Keynote Address at 2011 Women Leaders in Business Seminar


RALEIGH, N.C. – On Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, Melissa A. Essary, Dean of Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, presented the keynote address at the 2011 Women Leaders in Business Seminar sponsored byWard and Smith, P.A., a statewide law firm that offers a variety of educational seminars and conferences throughout the year.

Dean Melissa Essary and Amy Wang, attorney with Ward and Smith

Dean Essary’s message, “Don’t Underestimate Your Ability to Lead,” was heard by more than 100 women business leaders attending the seminar. She spoke to the group about leadership strategies that are universal, but also are particularly helpful in challenging times.  She listed optimism, knowing you will make a difference, inspiring a shared vision, and grit as attributes of a strong leader.


The event was held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, N.C. Throughout the day, panelists presented on the topics of branding and marketing, estate and family-law planning, and federal funding for minority-owned businesses.

About Ward and Smith, P.A.: Ward and Smith, P.A. is a full service law firm serving clients locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally from offices in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh and Wilmington, NC. The firm has more than 80 attorneys who are committed to quality and responsiveness and to building and maintaining a relationship with every client. Visit for more information.

About Campbell Law School: Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 23 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit




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