YWCA Women In Leadership Breakfast May 4

The Power of Empowerment is the topic of a breakfast session this weekend.

The YWCA Lake County is launching a series of breakfast sessions aimed at professional women as part of its 90th Anniversary Celebration. Attendees will hear a panel discussion on the topic of the Power of Empowerment.

When empowered, people gain the skills and knowledge that will allow them to overcome obstacles in life or in their work environment. Come and listen to three successful women that have been empowered and hear their stories.

Carolyn Gable is the CEO of New Age Transportation, Distribution and Warehousing, Inc. in Lake Zurich, a business she founded in 1989 literally out of her home. Gable has beena recipient of many awards including the national Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2002 from Ernst & Young. Crain's Chicago Business has listed her a number of times in the top 100 women-owned businesses. In addition, Gable believes in giving back and since 2001 has founded the Expect a Miracle foundation helping over 5,000 children of single parents to enjoy extracurricular activities.

Michelle Kuhn is President/Chief Executive Officer of Aeffect, Inc., a leading research and consulting firm. Ms. Kuhn launched Aeffect in 1994 and has fostered the company's growth since that time. With offices in the Chicago and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas, Aeffect works closely with Fortune 500 companies and federal government agencies to improve customer relationships through insights that enable effective communication. She enjoys speaking to and providing guidance to new start-up companies and female entrepreneurs.

Susan Glatt is a Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Susan started her career in 1983 and has led her national sales team of 127 women to over $350,000 annually. Her success with Mary Kay has been built by mentoring women to become more self confident and financially independent. She has had the privilege of representing her achievements andthose in her unit by earning 15 career cars, including three “PINK Cadillacs." Susan was honored with the Women of Achievement award from Women in Management in 2005 and raised $3,000 in scholarship funds for the organization.

YWCA Lake County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA serves 20,000 Lake County residents each year with job training, child care resources, parenting, health, literacy and youthprograms. Learn more at www.ywcalakecounty.org.

Event Snapshot:

  • What: Women in Leadership Making a Powerful Impact breakfast
  • When: Friday, May 4, 2012, 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Where: White Deer Run Golf Club, 250 W. Gregg's Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
  • Why Go: Power of Empowerment Panel Discusion with Michelle Kuhn, CEO, Aeffect, Inc.; Carolyn Gable, CEO, New Age Transportation, Distribution and Warehousing; and Susan Glatt, SeniorDirector with Mary Kay.
  • Fee: $30 includes breakfast
  • Info: www.ywcalakecounty.org or call 847-406-5694


- Submitted by YWCA.


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