WomenBusinessLeaders.com Announces Keynote and Featured Speakers for June 23 Leadership Breakfast and Conference, to be Held in Chicago

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Catherine M. Coughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer for AT&T Midwest, and Joyce E. Tucker, Vice President Global Diversity and Employee Rights for The Boeing Company, will headline the Executive Symposium for Women Business Leaders (http://www.WomenBusinessLeaders.com) on June 23 to be held at Spiaggia Private Dining Rooms in Chicago. The event will be co-hosted by P&L Group, Boardroom Bound and Diversity Pipeline Alliance.

Catherine M. Coughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer for AT&T Midwest, and Joyce E. Tucker, Vice President Global Diversity and Employee Rights for The Boeing Company, will headline the Executive Symposium for Women Business Leaders (http://www.WomenBusinessLeaders.com) on June 23 to be held 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. Leaders from a number of regional companies have signed up, including: Abbott Laboratories, AT&T Midwest, The Boeing Company, CDW, Corn Products, Crowe Chizek, Ernst & Young, LaSalle Bank, Navy Pier, and RR Donnelley. In addition to learning from exemplary speakers, participants share over 90 minutes of peer networking time including 45 minutes led by a guest expert-networking facilitator.

Speakers will talk about how their experiences outside of work, external networking, and mentoring 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. 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.

Joyce E. Tucker, VP Global Diversity and Employee Rights, Boeing Company, is a nationally recognized expert with more than twenty-eight years of experience in equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action in both the public and private sectors. In her role at Boeing, Tucker is responsible for establishing and implementing innovative diversity and compliance initiatives as well as enhancing the company’s existing diversity performance. In 1990, Former President George H. W. Bush appointed her as Commissioner for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where she served until 1996. Additionally, Tucker spent 10 years at the Illinois Department of Human Rights as its first director. Tucker was also a court appointed consent decree monitor for the landmark $34 million dollar consent decree between the EEOC and Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America.    President George W. Bush appointed Tucker to serve on the White House Initiative Advisory Board for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She is also a member of the board of directors for the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) Chicago -- Northern Illinois Region and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. Tucker is a member of the Illinois Bar Association. A native of Illinois, Tucker received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School.

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 The Boeing Company

Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft, with additional capabilities in rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs approximately 154,000 employees in 48 American states and 67 countries, with major operations in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, southern California and St. Louis. Boeing is the largest U.S. exporter, with customers in 145 countries. Company revenues for 2005 were $54.8 billion.

About Boardroom Bound (http://www.boardroombound.biz):

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 (diversitypipeline.org)

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 A Better Chance, American Indian Graduate Center, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), College Summit Inc., Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Gates Millennium Scholars, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), INROADS, Inc., Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), National Hispanic Business Association (NHBA), National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), The PhD Project, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), the Riordan Programs and The Robert Toigo Foundation. DPA has a number of ongoing strategic initiatives, including “Destination College series,” “Destination Business series,” “Destination MBA series,” and “Destination Executive Suite.” Destination Executive Suite targets executives of color, with 10 or more years experience, providing professional development opportunities that lead to senior suite leadership roles.

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. Plans for the future of the symposium, now in its fourth year, include adding national editorial coverage for each event, partnering with other major business and diversity journals, and adding additional cities in 2007.


William Shulman

Vice President

P&L Group, Ltd.



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