Thursday, September 29, 2005

Thursday, September 22, 2005

News: WPO Chicago Conference April 27-29, 2006

For Immediate Release Contact: Patty Briguglio (919) 233-6600

Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) Announces 2006 Conference
Chicago to Host National Conference for Presidents of Multimillion-Dollar Corporations

New York – The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) has named Chicago as the location for its 2006 annual conference, to be held April 27 – 29 at the Ritz-Carlton. With approximately 1000 members and 55 chapters located throughout the U.S. and in Canada, the WPO has experienced rapid growth since its inception. The annual conference offers WPO members the opportunity to share experiences in business with other successful female entrepreneurs from all over the country and Canada, as well as gain important information from interactive seminars and speakers.

Read the entire news release here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

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

It's not too late ... don't miss out!

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: or click here.

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

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

News: WPO Member Receives Entrepreneurial Award (September 14, 2005)

One of our WPO members has just been selected as the 2005 recipient of the Women's Business Development Center's (WBDC) "Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Award." Ms. McNally will be honored at the WBDC Hall of Fame Awards luncheon attended by the mayor and governor as well as over 1,000 women business owners and community leaders. The WBDC Hall of Fame Awards luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the Grand Ballroom on Navy Pier.

Read more about the honor here.

I will see you at the luncheon!

Best wishes,

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Event reminder: WBDC Conference (Sept. 13-14, 2006)

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 exhibiting at Booth No. 534 -- please stop by and visit. Adriana Pentz, Event Coordinator for WPO and one of our members will be woman-ing the booth and talking us up! You won't want to miss meeting them and getting additional information on WPO.

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

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

Hope to see you there -- Booth No. 534. I plan to attend the luncheon on Wednesday, September 14th to see one of our suburban chapter members accept her much-deserved entrepreneurship award. And don't forget to watch for our upcoming ad in the Chicago Sun-Times!