Wednesday, March 29, 2006

News: WPO Conference Keynote Speaker Cathleen Black

Cathleen Black – dubbed “The First Lady of American Magazines” and “one of the leading figures in American publishing over the past two decades” by the Financial Times – heads Hearst Magazines, a division of Hearst Corporation and one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines.

She manages the financial performance and development of some of the industry's best-known titles: Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper's BAZAAR, Marie Claire, Popular Mechanics, Redbook, Town & Country and our very own O, The Oprah Magazine, -- 20 magazines in all.

She also oversees 145 international editions of those magazines in more than 100 countries. Most recently, she oversaw the launch of three new magazines, SHOP Etc., Weekend and Quick & Simple, Hearst’s first weekly magazine in the U.S.

No one embodies the magazine business like Cathleen Black. Read her bio here. And read WPO news release here.

Not registered for the conference yet? Do it here -- now! Again, the dates are April 27-29, 2006 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Chicago.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

News: WPO Conference Keynote Speaker Gary Hamel

Women Presidents' Organization
"Building Bridges to Opportunity" Conference
Ritz-Carlton Hotel Chicago April 27-29, 2006

We will be spending a great deal of time blogging (and bragging!) about our Chicago conference which is poised to exceed expectations by empowering and educating all who attend. However, you cannot attend this special event unless you are a woman business owner who runs a million or multi-million-dollar business! You do? That's great, then sign up here.

What's so special about WPO conferences? Plenty but first, let's focus on what a Chicago WPO member had to say about one: "Hands down, this is the most important women-centered networking and educational event I participate in every year. You'll walk away with usable information and new relationships you can count on forever.” Can't beat that.

But wait ... that's not all. This time we also have a Wal-Mart keynote address by Gary Hamel (pictured). He is the author of "Leading The Revolution," "Competing for the Future," and Founder of Strategos and the Woodside Institute, is considerd to be one of the most brilliant minds on business strategy, and will open our eyes to a whole new way of looking at our world of business. Find out more about Gary here. And catch our news release here.

More information forthcoming on the other two spectacular keynote speakers ...