Catherine M. Coughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Midwest to Keynote Executive Symposium for Women Business Leaders, Chicago June 23rd

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P&L Group, Ltd. announced today that Catherine M. Coughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Midwest will give the keynote speech at the Executive Symposium for Women Business Leaders on June 23 at Spiaggia Private Dining Rooms in Chicago. The event will be co-hosted by P&L Group, Boardroom Bound® and Diversity Pipeline Alliance®.

P&L Group, Ltd. announced today that Catherine M. Coughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Midwest will give the keynote speech at the Executive Symposium for Women Business Leaders on June 23 at Spiaggia Private Dining Rooms in Chicago. The event will be co-hosted by P&L Group, Boardroom Bound® and Diversity Pipeline Alliance®.

The symposium will draw corporate and non-profit executives committed to advancing women and other diverse leaders into top executive roles, including paid corporate board service. Nearly 55 percent of participants are vice president level or above and 70 percent are director level or above. One-third of all participants will be representing Fortune 500 companies.

Speakers will talk about how mentoring and their experiences outside of work helped shape their leadership skills and successful career path. They will share personal career stories and practical tips and be open to a Q&A with the audience.

As President and CEO of AT&T Midwest, Ms. Coughlin recently celebrated her 26th anniversary with the company and is responsible for the leadership of more than 32,000 employees delivering AT&T products and services throughout Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. Previously serving as president of SBC Midwest Business Communication Services, Ms. Coughlin was responsible for a multi-billion dollar portfolio with nearly 500,000 customers and more than 3,500 employees.

“Cathy’s success exemplifies how being involved in activities outside of work can help you develop the experience needed to become a better leader and to excel in your career,” said Cindy Burrell, VP Corporate Communications for Boardroom Bound.

Ms. Coughlin serves on the board of directors of several organizations, including the Museum of Science and Industry, the College of DuPage Foundation, Junior Achievement, Civic Consulting Alliance and the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. In addition, she is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, The Civic Committee, The Commercial Club and The Chicago Network.

About the New AT&T:

AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with 55.8 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at http://www.att.com.

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About Boardroom Bound:

Boardroom Bound is a 501c(3) public service that supports the nation’s interest and works to restore public trust in corporate America by pre-qualifying a new generation of director candidates for Fortune 1000 and emerging and rapid growth companies AND by creating the pipeline network that delivers them to the corporate board room. Boardroom Bound focuses on two of the largest, frequently overlooked talent pools from which companies are encouraged to select independent board directors from; these are multi-ethnic executives and women. Boardroom Bound’s goal is 50% parity in the corporate boardroom by the year 2015. Please visit http://www.boardroombound.biz for additional information.

About Diversity Pipeline Alliance:

The Diversity Pipeline Alliance (DPA) is a network of the nation’s leading organizations who share a mission of preparing people of color for leadership and management positions in the 21st century workforce. Founding members of the Alliance include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), INROADS, Inc., Leadership Education and Development Program in Business, Inc.(LEAD), Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA). The PhD Project, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) and The Robert Toigo Foundation. Please visit http://www.diversitypipeline.org for additional information.

About P&L Group, Ltd.:

P&L Group is a family of certified women and minority owned companies, including: P&L Publishing, whose products include Black MBA Magazine, the official publication of the National Black MBA Association and Black IT Professional Magazine, and Diversified Recruitment Inc.(DRi), which provides sourcing and staffing of IT, Engineering, MBAs, and business professionals, and DRi Consulting which provides leadership development and retention consulting services. The Executive Symposium for Women Business Leaders, now in its fourth year, was acquired recently by P&L Group as the foundation of P&L's new Executive Leadership division.

Contact:

William Shulman

Vice President

P&L Group, Ltd.

212-937-8413

http://www.WomenBusinessLeaders.com

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