Two Ten Announces that Shelly Lazarus will Speak at WIFI National Conference

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Women from around the country will gather in New York with Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus at Ogilvy and Mather

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Two Ten’s WIFI network is the premier professional group for women in the footwear industry.

The Two Ten Footwear Foundation announced today that Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus at Ogilvy and Mather will be speaking at the Women in Footwear Industry (WIFI) National Conference on June 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Ogilvy and Mather at 636 11th Avenue in New York City.

Ms. Lazarus has appeared numerous times in Fortune magazine’s annual ranking of America’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. She rose through the ranks of Ogilvy and Mather assuming positions of increasing responsibility in the management of the company, including president of O&M Direct North America, Ogilvy & Mather New York and Ogilvy & Mather North America. She was named worldwide CEO of Ogilvy & Mather in 1996, Chairman in 1997 and Chairman Emeritus in 2012.

Two Ten’s WIFI network is the premier professional group for women in the footwear industry. Established by women leaders, including co-chairs Carol Baiocchi, VP-DMM Kohl’s Department Stores and Diane Sullivan President and CEO Brown Shoe Company, WIFI inspires women to strive for excellence and become leaders in our industry.

In fewer than five years, WIFI counts over 700 women involved in local WIFI chapters in Boston, Columbus, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York Milwaukee and St. Louis. In 2013, Two Ten expects WIFI growth in the Northwest and West Coast of the United States.
To register or become a sponsor of the WIFI National Conference visit http://www.twoten.org and click News and Events and Upcoming Events or contact Tanya Allain at tallain(at)twoten(dot)org.

About Two Ten Footwear Foundation
Two Ten Footwear Foundation is the charitable foundation of the U.S. footwear industry. Founded in Boston in 1939, when the average wage for a shoe salesman was $60 a month and unemployment was 17%. Every Wednesday evening brought salesmen together to pass a hat in order to support their friends who were out of work. Today, Two Ten continues the tradition of shoepeople helping shoepeople. Every dollar raised from the footwear industry goes right back to help shoepeople and their families who need help. Two Ten serves thousands of footwear workers every year with emergency financial assistance, confidential counseling, referrals to community-based social services, information about rights and benefits, higher education scholarships, and sensational networking opportunities that strengthens footwear unity. In 2012, Two Ten provided $2.5 million in financial assistance and scholarships to footwear families during times of pressing need.

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