AUSTIN — Sponsored by KVUE along with other companies, the Texas Conference for Women kicked off in Austin this week.

KVUE anchor Terri Gruca and investigative reporter Erica Proffer spoke Nov. 9 at the conference, which unfolded at the Austin Convention Center.

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Proffer, outlining the big topics that would be covered that day, opened the conference in a packed ballroom.

Gruca then opened the conference's luncheon.

She got a little help from the marching band at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.