Susan Tardanico to Keynote “Women Leading the Future” Conference at U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC

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As keynote speaker, Tardanico will address 400 leaders from business, politics, media, health care and technology

Leadership expert Susan Tardanico will keynote the "Women Leading the Future" conference on May 5 in Washington, DC

Leadership expert Susan Tardanico will be a keynote speaker at the “Women Leading the Future” conference at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on May 5, 2012. Sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Center for Women in Business and Ladies America, the conference will cover topics spanning technology for social advancement, innovation, women in politics, business leadership and the development of women’s rights around the world.

Tardanico, who is CEO of the Authentic Leadership Alliance, Executive-In-Residence at the Center for Creative Leadership and former corporate senior executive and broadcast reporter, will cap off the conference by talking about the connection between personal leadership and organizational, community and societal leadership. She will elaborate on the power of authenticity, strategic clarity and accountability as drivers of positive change.

“We are delighted to have Susan as our closing keynote speaker. She has distinguished herself in many ways and offers refreshing perspectives on leadership that are sure to inspire participants to create a better future for themselves, their organizations and the global community at large," said conference founder Lindsey Mask.

In addition to her roles at the Authentic Leadership Alliance and the Center for Creative Leadership, Tardanico is a leadership and motivational speaker, addressing corporate, civic and professional groups around the country. She also lectures on leadership strategies at Georgetown and NYU graduate schools and writes about leadership for Forbes and ForbesWoman. She is a 23-year veteran of corporate America, most recently serving as Vice President and Corporate Officer of Textron, then a $14 billion multinational company. Tardanico is also a former Boston-based television news reporter and anchor.

As the world's largest business federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is uniquely positioned to promote the potential of women in business. “The goal of the Center for Women in Business is to help unleash the untapped potential of women in business for the benefit of our local and national communities,” said Roberta Phillips, Executive Director of the Center for Women in Business.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit

About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Women in Business
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Women in Business (CWB) works to increase the number of women on corporate boards and in the C-suite, mentors women in all stages of their careers, and is building a network of women entrepreneurs.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Members range from small businesses and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations.

About Ladies America
Ladies America is a national network of professional women aimed at connecting and assisting one another and ultimately creating a national voice on issues important to women.

About the Authentic Leadership Alliance
The Authentic Leadership Alliance LLC (ALA) is a leadership and communications consultancy that helps people maximize their potential as leaders of themselves and others. ALA advises and coaches CEOs and executives at major corporations, in the political arena and at nonprofit organizations. It also focuses on entrepreneurs, women and emerging leaders.

About the Center for Creative Leadership
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked global leadership development organization that accelerates strategy and business results by unlocking the leadership potential of individuals and organizations. CCL helps clients worldwide cultivate creative leadership - the capacity to achieve more than imagined by thinking and acting beyond boundaries. Ranked among the world’s Top 5 providers of executive education by Bloomberg, BusinessWeek and the Financial Times, CCL is headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., with campuses in Colorado Springs, Colo.; San Diego, Calif.; Brussels; Moscow; Singapore; Pune, India and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Its work is supported by 500 faculty members and staff.

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