Susan Tardanico to Keynote at the Upstate Women’s Show in South Carolina

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Tardanico to be featured in first-ever professional development program in the show’s 5-year history

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Leadership and communications expert Susan Tardanico will be a keynote speaker at the Upstate Women’s Show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina on August 26, 2012. She will be featured in the show’s inaugural professional development program targeted to women who are seeking to increase their effectiveness and expand their horizons.

Tardanico, who is CEO of the Authentic Leadership Alliance, Executive-In-Residence at the Center for Creative Leadership and former corporate executive and broadcast reporter, will elaborate on the power of authenticity and accountability as enablers of defining leadership, career advancement and personal growth. She will also discuss the importance of mentorship as a critical component of career management.

“We’re excited to have a leader of Susan’s caliber speak at our upcoming event. With a multi-dimensional background that includes experience in consulting, corporate executive leadership, academia and the media, Susan will undoubtedly provide rich and refreshing insights to attendees,” said conference executive producer Jacqui Bomar.

In addition to her roles at the Authentic Leadership Alliance and the Center for Creative Leadership, Tardanico lectures on communications and leadership strategies at Georgetown and NYU graduate schools and writes for Forbes and ForbesWoman. She also is a professional speaker, addressing corporate, civic and professional groups around the country. Tardanico 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. Previously, she was a Boston-based television news reporter and anchor.

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About the Authentic Leadership Alliance
The Authentic Leadership Alliance LLC (ALA) is a leadership and communications consultancy that 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. 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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