EmployeeROI Announces Featured Speakers for Women's Leadership Breakfast – September 22, 2004 in NYC

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EmployeeROI announces featured speakers for the Women's Leadership Breakfast September 22, 2004 in midtown Manhattan.

Conference partners include: AXA Financial, Boardroom Bound, Madrinas – A Latina Leaders Network, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), Patriot Career Network, The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, New York Women's Agenda (NYWA), Trendsetters Network, Women's American ORT, Women in Technology International (WITI), and World-Wide Business Centres. Corporate executives, women business owners with $1M plus annual revenue, select non-profit executives, and other invited guests will attend this event.

“We encourage all of our women executives, those who currently hold leadership positions and those who aspire to, to actively participate in development opportunities such as this program to increase their awareness and gain new insights into what it means to be a successful leader,” said Heide Sacher, Director Women’s Marketing for AXA Financial.

“The EmployeeROI women’s leadership breakfasts are like an affinity group for the leaders of affinity groups. Madrinas is a support network for Latina corporate leaders in the U.S. – participating in these breakfasts lets us expand our peer network to include “new” prominent Latina leaders that otherwise might have taken months or years to connect with,” said Maria Hernandez, Founder and President of Madrinas, and Director of e-business on demand solutions for IBM.

Featured speakers are:

  • Gail Blanke, CEO Lifedesigns

Gail's book "Between Trapezes," just released by publisher Rodale, is the inspiration for the theme of this breakfast. A much sought after speaker at corporate and other business conferences, Gail will discuss how, in this "Code Orange World" - as individuals, as leaders within our companies or organizations, and as citizens - we can embrace, thrive and profit from change.

  • Muriel Siebert, President and Chairwoman of Siebert Financial Corp

Muriel is the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and the first to head one of its member firms. For Muriel Siebert, the secret of making a difference is to "take stands, take risks, take responsibility -- and care deeply about how America's big institutions affect the lives of individual people."

  • Linda Bolliger, CEO of Boardroom Bound

Linda will highlight corporate governance and other challenges facing companies today, with special emphasis on the growing opportunity for women to lead, and profit from the response to these challenges, by serving as a paid Board Director.

  • Patricia González-Pérez, Executive Director for Verizon

Pat will share with us her experience leaping into an international leadership role - how she evaluated the opportunity and why she decided to take the risk.

  • Marjorie Geller, Vice President Recruiting, Johnson & Johnson

Marjorie will highlight the changing face of leadership - hiring and developing leaders with skills and competencies that are very different than just 3 years ago.

Particpants will have a unique opportunity to develop, share and reinforce new leadership skills and competencies, expand their sphere of influence (power base) through peer networking, and extend access to knowledge and perceived priority - through affiliation.

Please visit http://www.employeeroi.com/eROI_events_wib_September2004.htm for full speaker biographies.

About Employee ROI

Since 1991, EmployeeROI has helped our clients hire, develop and retain the ethical leaders our clients depend on to inspire confidence, lead innovation and drive productivity. Our core businesses are leadership development and organizational development coaching, training, consulting programs designed to increase innovation, drive productivity, and retain key employees; and specialty executive search. In 2002, EmployeeROI organized our first women's breakfast as a way to invest in those women leaders that we predict, over the next 10 years, will increasingly take responsibility for the stewardship of our economy - including the direction of personal, corporate and philanthropic resources.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, to nominate a future speaker, or to learn more about EmployeeROI services please call Bill Shulman at (212) 937-8413.

For all media inquiries, including press badges and scheduling interviews with featured speakers, please call Erin Flynn, Flynn Media at 212-987-0354.

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