Laura Lane is responsible for all of UPS’ worldwide government affairs activities in more than 200 countries and territories. Prior to her corporate career, Ms. Lane served in the U.S. Foreign Service and led the evacuation effort of American citizens from Rwanda in 1994, later returning as political advisor to U.S. forces providing humanitarian relief to refugees. She was a political commentator for the PBS/Frontline documentary on the Rwandan genocide. Join us to hear Laura Lane’s fascinating story of leadership, courage and compassion.
Laura J. LaneJune 14
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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, 111 women have received scholarships totaling nearly $102,000 to participate in Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Leadership Louisville, and Bingham Fellows.
Jeanne James started her career as police officer in Florida, then spent 16 years with the FBI in a variety of undercover and leadership roles. After 9/11, Ms. James joined the Federal Air Marshal program. Now retired, she is currently enrolled in Spalding University’s Masters program in creative writing, and is working on a novel based on her work in the FBI. Her adventures have also included a 700-mile hike on the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. Don’t miss Jeanne James’ intriguing career stories and insights.
Jeanne JamesOctober 25
Nikki Jackson leads the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Louisville Branch is focused on community development and education, as well as regional economic research and policy input. The branch covers western Kentucky, metro Louisville and southern Indiana. Formerly, Ms. Jackson was personnel cabinet secretary for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and chief human resources officer for Charter Schools USA. Join us to learn from a woman leading her organization in a role that “taps more into who I am versus what I’ve been trained to do.”
Nikki JacksonJuly 28
Dana Bowers has been an entrepreneur and leader in the financial industry for more than 30 years. Through Venminder, Ms. Bowers created a state-of-the-art vendor management software solution. Prior to Venminder, she founded and served as CEO of iPay Technologies which she grew from a start-up to one of the largest, independent bill pay providers in the U.S. In 2009, she was awarded an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the South Central Ohio/Kentucky region. Join us to learn from a high profile/high risk entrepreneur with proven leadership and talent.
Dana BowersSeptember 20