MOUNT PLEASANT — Job prospects look promising in the Charleston area in the fields of biomedical research, wind energy and electronics for the aerospace and military sectors.

That’s what a panel of professional businesswomen told more than 370 of their colleagues gathered at the Omar Shrine Auditorium in Mount Pleasant during the seventh annual Women In Business Conference on Friday.

Through networking and speeches, the conference sought to empower women with the tools they need to be successful in the ever-evolving business climate in Charleston, the state and the world.

The panel discussion on emerging business opportunities included Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, director of development of Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston; Lisa Saladin, dean of the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston; and Rebecca Ufkes, president of UEC Electronics LLC of Hanahan.

Each said the future looks promising for employment for skilled workers in their respective fields.

Read more in Saturday’s editions of The Post and Courier.