Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Article of Interest: The 100 Most Powerful Women

In Forbes.com

In addition to WPO members, take a good look at some of the "other" powerful women in the world. Hint: Our very own Oprah is featured as one of the Top 10!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Event: Women's Summit (October 6, 2005)

The Women Presidents' Organization has agreed to partner with the University of Chicago Women’s Business Group to support the Women’s Summit, to be held on October 6, 2005 from 3:30 to 9:00 pm.

The Women’s Summit, the first of its kind, will provide a venue for diverse leadership from corporations, law, medicine, economics, public policy, education, journalism, science, technology and non-profit organizations in the Chicago area to join together. In addition to celebrating successes and connections, we will develop a collective vision for increasing the contribution and success of women and minorities to the community in which we live and work. A portion of proceeds from this event will go to support "Junior Achievement" in its pursuit of building the free-market leadership of tomorrow.

In honor of this momentous occasion, Mrs. Katerina Chumachenko Yushchenko, accomplished Chicago GSB alumnae and First Lady of the Ukraine, will be the featured speaker at the event.

The Summit will start with four facilitated visioning sessions to explore important topics for women today. Each session will have a thought leader with expertise on the topic and a professional facilitator. You are invited to share your thoughts and ideas and get involved. Our goal is for the community to come together, create a shared vision, and shape our future. The topics to be discussed include:

• "Mentors -- A Lifelong Strategy for Success"
• “Positions of Power – Women in Policymaking Roles”
• "Entrepreneurship"
• "Women in the World – Visioning for the Future"

The breakout sessions will be followed by a networking opportunity, and by dinner and the keynote address.

"The Women Presidents' Organization is delighted to be a part of the UCWBG's Women's Summit. In our brave new world, we all care about not only how the world works but how we can work together to make a better future for generations to come." -- Laurel Delaney, Chicago Chapter Facilitator

For more information and to register please visit:
www.ucwbg.org/files/womenssummit.html or click here.

All Women Presidents' Organization members will be entitled to the member rate ($100), so please click the appropriate option when registering.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Event: The 19th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman's Conference (September 13-14, 2005)

Join us (as we are a Community Partner to the WBDC) for a national two-day conference and business opportunities fair for today's woman business owner presented by the Women's Business Development Center.

The Women Presidents' Organization will be at Booth No. 534 -- stop by and visit!

September 13-14, 2005 || Navy Pier || Chicago, IL


• Women's Forum Luncheon, September 13
• Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon, September 14
• Women's Business & Buyers Mart
• Workshop/Panel Discussions
• Ask the Experts
• Corporate Connections

WBDC Co-Presidents:
Hedy M. Ratner and S. Carol Dougal

For more information or to register online visit:
WBDC online or call WBDC at 312-853-3477 (Ext. 24).

Hope to see you there -- Booth No. 534. And watch for our upcoming ad in the Chicago Sun-Times!