Everyone talks about the inequality in various key positions, but not everyone is doing something about it. While some only complains, yet others point fingers at various individuals and institution and despite the name calling and blame labeling, there is not much progress that result from complaining and blaming.
In order to move past this common trend of just pointing fingers and blaming, a new set of bold women leaders from across the country are stepping up and stepping put to systematically work towards increasing the number of women that would hold key leadership positions. These individuals, organizations and supporters want to reverse the trend of having not having enough women at the table. As the saying goes, ‘If you are not at the table, you are on the table’, it is the ripe time for more women to be at the table and companies like The Hatchery is bent on making this happen with support from various individuals and organizations.
In response to the data about the lack of women in leadership positions within business, particularly in technology, entrepreneurship, The Hatchery, Wall Street Journal and the UN Happiness Assembly will hold a Women Leadership Summit today at Regis High School located in the Upper East Side in Manhattan, NY from 6:00pm- 9:00pm to address these issues. Participants can register at http://summit062613.eventbrite.com
The speakers confirmed are all women who have excelled and defied odds in their respective fields. Panelists include Francis Hesselbein, who has been honored by several United States Presidents for her leadership in Community and Non-Profit leadership, particularly in 1998 when she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest civilian honor, for her transformative leadership as CEO of the Girl Scouts from 1976-1990. Since then Mrs. Hesselbein has served on the Leadership Committee at U.S. Military Academy at West Point, she was the first civilian and woman to serve in this position. Additionally, Mrs. Hesslbein has been awarded over 21 honorary degrees from universities from around the globe. It is a true honor for her to share her insights and wisdom with our audience.
Christine Comaford has been active in the entrepreneurial and tech scene for several decades; she was an original investor to Google. She has started, built and sold over five businesses all with an average of 700 percent return on investment. Ms. Comaford has distinguished herself as a New York Times Bestselling Author of several books: Rules for Renegades: How to Make More Money, Rock Your Career, and Revel in Your Individuality. Additionally, she is highly sought after strategists and consultant who has helped several Fortune 500 companies and small business generate millions of dollars in revenue.
Carole Hyatt is a pioneer in executive leadership and mentoring her company has guided several business owners for over 38 years. She also has a distinguished career in theater which she co- founded The Peppermint Players a leading children’s Repertoire Company, which has sold over millions in recordings, she also created and produced several children’s programs for CBS.
The moderator for the evening will be Gabrielle Stern, Managing Editor of the WSJ.com.
The event will conclude with the launch of the UN Happiness Assembly, which is a global art narrative which was created in response to the UN Secretary General- Ban Kim Moon’s goals to create a world in which all citizens are happy in their own ways.
The main event sponsor for this evening is The Hatchery which is New York City’s leading technology and entrepreneurial collaborative; started by a fearless young woman Yao Huang who received global press on The Hatchery’s ability to connect entrepreneurs to resources through innovative programming and incubator programs.
If you have any questions or concerns and would like to be part of this in anyway, do not hesitate to contact Kathleen Adams. Her email address is : KathleenAdams56@gmail.com
I look forward to seeing you there.
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