Friday, February 4, 2011

Greensburg to Hold Women’s Entrepreneurial Symposium

On March 8th, 2011, the E-Magnify Women’s Entrepreneurial Symposium is coming to the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center located on Harrison Avenue. Focusing on the entrepreneurial renaissance with an update on the progress made by the Westmoreland County Status of Women Committee, the Symposium will feature Marie C. Wilson as their keynote speaker.
Marie C. Wilson
Founder and President of The White House Project

An advocate of women’s leadership for more than 30 years, Marie Wilson is founder and President of The White House Project, creator of Take Our Daughters to Work ® Day and author of Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World (Viking 2004). In 1998, Wilson founded The White House Project in order to build a richly diverse, genuinely representative democracy.

Since its inception, The White House Project has been a pioneer in advancing women’s leadership in every sphere—political and social, cultural and economic. Under Wilson’s stewardship, innovative research and programming initiatives have been hallmarks of The White House Project. Highlights of the last decade include groundbreaking research, including the November 2009 release of “The White House Project Report: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership”, the creation of, a database with over 330 women experts, two national leadership summits, and “Vote, Run, Lead,” a training program that has given more than 10,000 women the tools they need to run for office.

An innovator and change-maker, Wilson’s ultimate goal is to transform American culture so that the number of women leaders in all sectors achieves a critical mass. Marie Wilson is a mother of five and a grandmother of seven. She is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and contributor to The Washington Post’s “On Leadership” Forum. Marie has been profiled in The New York Times’ “Public Lives” column, and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, National Public Radio and other national programs.

Marie will feature her keynote address titled “Add Women, Change Everything” at the 2011 Symposium. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is still open and can be completed by visiting or contacting Joanna Markle for more information at 724-830-4625 or The cost for the Symposium is $65 per person or $50 per person with a group discount. March 1st is the registration deadline.

After the Symposium, stay in town and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant or coffee shop and find the special gift at one of the many retail stores. A downtown map and listing of businesses will be distributed to event attendees.

The Seton Hill University E-Magnify women’s business center focuses on providing resources, educational programs, advocacy initiatives and networking opportunities to women entrepreneurs.

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