100 Wise Women on Sept. 16 to feature founder of Hope Scarves, Lara MacGregor


 – Event nearly sold out, limited registration available at www.leadershiplouisville.org/100ww 


Lara MacGregor, founder of Hope Scarves, is keynote speaker at the next 100 Wise Women breakfast on September 16.

Louisville, Kentucky (Sept. 1, 2015) – The next 100 Wise Women event in 2015 on Wednesday, September 16, will feature keynote speaker Lara MacGregor, founder of Hope Scarves. A cancer survivor herself, Lara decided to turn her difficult experience into something positive, and created an international non-profit organization that shares scarves, stories and hope with women facing cancer.  Attendees will hear a powerful and inspiring story from a woman leader followed by facilitated conversation with the “wise women” table hosts.

Registration is still open for the event; the cost is $35. These events typically sell out quickly, so register soon at www.leadershiplouisville.org/100ww. For more information, contact the Leadership Louisville Center at (502) 561-0458 or email info@leadershiplouisville.org.


WHAT:     Together with presenting sponsor EY, the Leadership Louisville Center and Today’s Woman magazine host 100 Wise Women to bring successful women leaders – Wise Women – together with emerging women leaders to share perspectives on themes presented by distinguished keynote speakers.  Designed to increase the base of Louisville’s qualified, connected women leaders, over 785 women representing 447 companies attended the forums in 2014 and every event has sold to capacity since the series started in 2007.

WHEN:     Wednesday, September 16, from 8 – 10 a.m.

  • 8:00 a.m. – Networking
  • 8:30 a.m. – Introductions and keynote address
  • 9:15 – 10 a.m. – Table discussion and pearls of wisdom overview

WHERE:   The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave.

For more information, contact the Leadership Louisville Center at (502) 561-0458 or email info@leadershiplouisville.org.

Proceeds from 100 Wise Women go to the Joan Riehm Women’s Leadership Fund, created to allow women to participate in Leadership Louisville Center programs.  Since the scholarship fund was created in 2007, 104 women have received scholarships totaling more than $98,000.

100 Wise Women Partners & Sponsors:

100 Wise Women is held in partnership with the Leadership Louisville Center and Today’s Woman magazine.  The Presenting sponsor is EY.  The event is also supported by Gold sponsor Ford Motor Company and Official Smile Sponsor Delta Dental of Kentucky;  Silver sponsor Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield; Bronze sponsors: Allegra Marketing Services, Bachman Auto Group, Sam Swope Auto Group, Stoll Keenon Ogden, Thorntons Inc. and UPS. Additional support is provided by DBS Interactive, DMLO CPAs, and Davis Jewelers.

About the Leadership Louisville Center

Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement.  Its mission is to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections. Over 6,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows and Encore Louisville.

For more information, contact:

Holly Prather
Vice President
Main: (502) 561-0458   Direct: (502) 753-6503

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