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Women Presidents’ Organization Hosts over 600 Small Business Owners April 27-29, 2011

VANCOUVER, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The 14th annual Women Presidents’ Organization conference will host more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs for keynote speakers, workshops and an awards presentation to honor the winners of the 4th annual 50 Fastest-Growing Woman-Owned/Led Companies in North America sponsored by American Express OPEN. The conference, entitled Grow Boldly, Lead Globally, will be held on April 27- 29, 2011, at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC. The WPO is the premier peer advisory organization for multimillion dollar women entrepreneurs.

This year’s keynote speakers include, Dr. Mae Jemison, First Woman of Color in Space; Rebecca MacDonald, Executive Chair, Just Energy Group; Chip Wilson, Chairman of Board, Lululemon; and Meredith Whitney, CEO, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, LLC.  The closing session of the Conference will feature a performance by Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan.

Through the WPO, a diverse group of women presidents are able to tap into the collective wisdom of their peers and advance their business success. Local WPO chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator and meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential and collaborative setting. In fourteen years, the WPO membership has grown to over 1,400 members strong on four continents.

“Our theme this year, Grow Boldly, Lead Globally, sets the direction for our conference workshops, keynotes and case studies,” said Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., President & Founder, WPO.  “This conference is unlike any other in that every one of the women attending is a president, a CEO and a role model for all entrepreneurs.”

This exceptional group is supported by the commitment and dedication of incredible corporate sponsors including; American Express OPEN, Avis, Chubb, Denihan Hospitality Group, Edward Lowe Foundation, Fisher College of Business, Foley & Lardner LLP, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, KeyBank, Office Depot, PNC Wealth Management, Principal Financial Group, Prudential, Sam’s Club, United, UPS, and Wells Fargo.

For additional information, please contact the WPO at 212-688-4114

If you are interested in attending as press contact Kirsten@womenpresidentsorg.com

About the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO):

The WPO is the premier peer advisory organization connecting women who own multi-million dollar companies.  In monthly meetings across four continents (North America, South America, Europe, and South Africa) chapters of 20 women presidents – from diverse industries– invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. Local WPO chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator and meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential setting. For more information, call 212-688-4114 or visit www.womenpresidentsorg.com.

SOURCE Women Presidents’ Organization

 

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