Women in Business Leadership Initiative - Breakfast with Ambassador Anderson

Date: Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location: The Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Avenue, Seattle WA 98104
Members: $40 ($50 after 6/20)
Non-Members: $60 pre-paid ($70 after 6/20)
Table Price: $500 for a corporate table with 10 premium seats
Register: Online registration is now closed.
Parking: Area parking
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About our Women in Leadership Business Initiative program

Empowering women in business and leadership is necessary to sustain a healthy and vibrant community. This breakfast meeting provides women at any career level with access to hear from Ireland's first female Ambassador to the United States, network with attendees who range from emerging to current leaders, and learn about issues and tactics that can positively affect and enhance one's career trajectory.

Ambassador Anderson was born in County Tipperary, Ireland. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Politics from University College, Dublin and has a diploma in Legal Studies from King's Inn. She entered the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1972.

During her Washington assignment, the Ambassador is particularly focused on further strengthening Ireland-US economic, trade and investment links; highlighting Ireland's interests in relation to reform of US immigration legislation; supporting US interest and engagement on key issues still to be fully addressed in Northern Ireland; and further deepening the vibrant cultural connections between the two countries.

Ambassador Anderson has undertaken a wide range of responsibilities in her assignments to date. Highlights of her multilateral work have included chairing the UN Commission on Human Rights (1999) and heading the Irish team in Brussels during Ireland's EU Presidency in 2004 She was awarded European Voice "Diplomat of the Year" in recognition of her Presidency role. During her New York assignment, she oversaw a review of the UN Peace-building machinery and was tasked by the President of the General Assembly with facilitating preparations for the UN Special Event on the Millennium Development Goals, held in September 2013.

WIBLI is committed to achieving a three-pronged goal by:
  1. creating mutually beneficially relationships for women in the Puget Sound region;
  2. inspiring women in all levels of their careers to take tangible steps toward career growth; and
  3. providing tools, access, and resources related to resolving issues women face along their career path.

Events following this event will also feature networking matches, forums, and mentorship opportunities
The Rainier Club
820 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104

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Emmy Jordan at (206) 389-7247.