JUNE 27, 2012
How have leadership skills changed over time for women?
Exemplary Women Through Time: Lessons for Modern Leaders with Patricia Ronan, JD.
As we face challenging times, leadership skills and abilities are challenged. However, there are some lessons to be learned from some of the women in our past that inform how to lead now.
This session will focus on the difference in leadership approaches in the stories of:
1. Christine di Pizan- Sophisticated late Medieval author who used her knowledge of the aristocracy and court practices to challenge misogyny
2. Madame Clicquot- entrepreneur in wartime France, famous now for her champagne
3. Harriet Tubman- liberator and leader of the Underground Railroad
4. Frances Perkins- First woman in a Presidential Cabinet, Secretary of Labor under FDR
Patricia Ronan will highlight differences in leadership approaches in the stories of four specific women. Patricia Ronan is an experienced state and federal litigator who has represented clients in matters involving employment discrimination, contracts, advertising, and financial fraud. Patricia considers litigation a mechanism to move past broken relationships, preserve boundaries between parties, and protect rights. Often, Patricia is able to negotiate constructive solutions for her clients without resorting to court action. In addition to her law degree, Patricia holds a graduate degree in history from the University of Cambridge.
WHAT: Exemplary Women Through Time: Lessons for Modern Leaders
WHEN: Wednesday, August 1 from 5:30 – to 7:30 p.m. Networking from 5:30 – 6 p.m. Meeting from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Silverado Country Club, 7605 East Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale, AZ 85250. (Country Club is located behind a condo complex).
Admission: Cost is $25 for members and $30 for guests. You can pay by cash or check day of the event. You can also pay online using PayPal at www.bpwmetroaz.org. Cost includes meeting, guest speaker, beverage and 3 course dinner, tax and tip. Cash bar is also available.
Registration: To make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register and pay online at www.bpwmetroaz.org .
About the Organization:
Business and Professional Women (BPW) is the oldest women’s group in the nation, founded in 1919 and dedicated to achieving equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Our vision is to promote full participation, equity and economic self-sufficiency for working women.
The local chapter, BPW Arizona’s platform includes economic equity: equal educational and economic opportunities, health: ensure reproductive choice and full access to all health services and education and civil rights: ensure equal rights and remedies for women in all phases of their lives.