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Friday, July 22, 2016
Middlesex County Chamber Announces 2016 Women’s Conference with Keynote Speaker CBS Sunday Morning Contributor Faith Salie
Faith Salie - photo by Sharon Schuster
Chairman Gregory Shook of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
announced that the 2016 Women in Business Leadership Conference,
Luncheon, and Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Thursday, July
28, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel Cromwell.
event, sponsored by Citizens Bank, brought to you by RJ Julia
Booksellers, and presented by the Women’s Business Alliance (WBA), will
feature a full day of learning, growing and networking.
Bank is committed to helping build Connecticut’s economic vitality by
supporting programs that help businesses to grow and thrive,” said Lisa
Maass, President, Citizens Bank, Connecticut. “We are proud to partner
with the Middlesex Chamber as a sponsor of this important conference
that will provide professional development, learning and networking for
women in business.”
luncheon portion of the event will be headlined by keynote speaker
Faith Salie, an Emmy-winning contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning and a
panelist on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! She also hosts the PBS
show, Science Goes To The Movies. As a commentator on politics and pop
culture, she's been interviewed by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Bill
O'Reilly, and Anderson Cooper. As a television and public radio host,
she herself has interviewed newsmakers from Lorne Michaels to President
Carter to Robert Redford. “Approval Junkie” is a collection of daring,
funny essays chronicling the author's adventures during her lifelong
quest for approval. Signed copies of Faith’s new book, “Approval
Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much,” will be included for registrants
of the conference.
important chamber event will also feature appearances by Dr. Gina
Barreca and Grace Killelea. Dr. Barreca is a well-known and successful
author in addition to being a Professor of English and Feminist Theory
at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Gina Barreca has appeared on
20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, NPR and Oprah to discuss gender,
power, politics, and humor. Grace Killelea, a speaker coming to the
conference thanks to sponsorship of Comcast, is a sought-after
leadership coach, speaker and consultant and author of “The Confidence
Effect.” Her cornerstones of professional development focuses on the
four R’s: Reputation, Relationships, Results and Resiliency. Prior to
launching Grace Killelea Consulting in 2012, Grace served as Senior Vice
President of Talent for Comcast Cable Corporation, a Fortune 50 company
headquartered in Philadelphia, where she led talent acquisition and
talent management supporting executive search and diversity initiatives.
of Ceremonies for the event will be Kara Sundlun. Kara is a two time
Emmy Award winning news anchor and talk show host at WFSB-TV. She hosts
the popular daytime talk show Better Connecticut with Scot Haney. Kara
has covered some of the biggest stories of our time, and is also the
author of her inspirational memoir called Finding Dad: From Love Child
to Daughter, where she shares the story of meeting her biological father
when she was a teenager. In 2005, Kara received an Emmy award for
outstanding achievement in reporting. She has been named "Best Local TV
News Reporter" by Hartford Magazine and recognized by the HBJ in 2006 as
Hartford Business Journal's Top 40 under 40.
for this exciting event is $99.00 and includes: Continental Breakfast,
Health & Wellness Fair, Keynote Luncheon, and autographed copy of
Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much" by Faith Salie.
Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic business organization
with over 2,175 members that employ over 50,000 people. We strive to
be the voice of business in Middlesex County and the surrounding area.