Lori Blaker, President/CEO TTi Global advocates for Women’s Leadership in new video

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A newly released video features highlights from Lori Blaker’s speech at the US Chamber of Commerce’s “Advancing Women Leadership Breakfast” in Auburn Hills, Michigan on March 13, 2013.

“When a critical mass of women in senior management is obtained, companies score higher in key areas of excellence such as values, vision, capabilities, corporate culture and motivation.”

Speaking to a sold-out audience, Blaker spoke passionately on the subject of “Why Women Leadership Matters.” The event which was a partnership between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Women in Business (CWB), the Rochester Regional, Auburn Hills and Troy Chambers of Commerce focused on helping employers better understand how to recruit, retain and leverage the talent of female leaders.

The timely event supported the release of a CWB report entitled, “Advancing Women to the Top” and increased media attention on the topic of women’s leadership due to the publication of Sheryl Sandburg’s book Lean In. Blaker strongly advocated for the development of women leaders in the workplace at the event saying, “When a critical mass of women in senior management is obtained, companies score higher in key areas of excellence such as values, vision, capabilities, corporate culture and motivation.”

When asked about her experiences in developing global work teams, Blaker explained, “Women serve as a catalyst for so much positive change in society. If you want to lift a family out of poverty, educate the woman. If you educate the women, you educate a nation. When business includes women society wins.”

Lori Blaker exemplifies successful leadership and entrepreneurialism. Her company, TTi Global has ranked consistently among the "Top 25 Woman-Run Businesses in the USA" as recognized by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. In 2012, Blaker received the “Leader of Leaders” Award from Leadership Oakland. Also in 2012, Blaker participated in the first ever US Department of Commerce trade mission to Afghanistan and has since opened an office in Kabul.

TTi Global has experienced 263 percent growth over the past five years and continues to receive recognition for corporate achievement. In 2012, TTi Global earned a position on the coveted Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list for the second time. TTi Global was ranked as one of Michigan's fastest growing privately-held companies (as recognized by Crain's Detroit in 2010 and 2011) and ranked as one of the fastest growing private companies in America (according to Inc. Magazine). For more information visit their website http://www.tti-global.com

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TTi Global provides staffing, learning, research and consulting solutions to industries across various sectors with automotive as a core focus. TTi Global oversees operations on five continents with offices spanning the globe, which include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela, UK and most recently Afghanistan.

With a staff of over 2000 employees in international operations, they offer a wide range of services, tailor made to drive business goals, including business consulting, research, staffing, workforce development and learning solutions. TTi Global world headquarters are located in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

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