People always talk about multi-taskers wearing many hats, but in my experience today’s businesswomen don’t wear a lot of hats. They do, however, wear multiple pairs of shoes for all the jobs they do.”
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
The event, initiated by Kathy Ameche, Travel Expert, Business Consultant and Traveler-in-Chief of the website WomanRoadWarrior.com after the success of her book The Woman Road Warrior: A Woman’s Guide to Business Travel, honors women business travelers. “What better way to celebrate our fifth year than bringing together extraordinary women, good food and great shoes,” Ameche commented.
WGN Reporter Marcella Raymond will act as hostess for the festivities. The event will cover a lot of ground from Ameche’s latest travel updates, and improv from Second City performers, to a fall preview and shoe fashion show featuring the latest and greatest for walking the walk. There will even be a shoe salon for a little on-site shopping.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Women Who Go the Extra Mile and the Shoes They Do It In.” “It’s a great metaphor,” says Ameche. People always talk about multi-taskers wearing many hats, but in my experience today’s businesswomen don’t wear a lot of hats. They do, however, wear multiple pairs of shoes for all the jobs they do.”
Awards will be given to women business travelers who go the furthest, fastest, and most unusual places in their travels while going the extra mile for their community, clients or family. “We’ve had nominees from around the country from a wide variety of professions,” Ameche said, “it’s incredible all the things these women do.”
Woman Road Warrior has also linked with local non-profit Bridge to Success and is encouraging attendees to bring donations of gently worn shoes. “Most of us have collected traveling shoes, business shoes, Mom shoes, fun shoes, slippers, clogs and heels,” Ameche explained. “If we can pass some of these on so that someone else can gain a little confidence or make a better first impression, I would be delighted.”
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at http://womanroadwarrior.com/.
The event is open to the public.
Kathy Ameche is a well-known speaker and corporate travel advisor whose comments have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. She has appeared on Oprah and Friends, CNN Airport News and WBBM CBS, Chicago. As head of the Ameche Group she has launched the MicciMicci line of travel products.
She is former Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Tribune Company, and has held other senior positions with companies in the consulting and technology sectors, including Dun & Bradstreet Software. She began her career as a consultant with Deloitte, an international public accounting firm.
Kathy co-founded a leadership group for women Chief Information Officers (CIO's); this invitation-only organization provides collaboration and support to senior female corporate executives in the Chicago area. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of Chicago and the Advisory Board of Loyola University's Center of Information Management and Technology Group. When not traveling, Kathy lives in Chicago with her family.
The Woman Road Warrior is a division of Ameche Group LLC,
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