2019 line-up announced for 100 Wise Women – May 15th event to feature Top Auto Industry Leader

100 Wise Women 2019 SeriesRegistration now open for first two 100 Wise Women events of 2019 at www.leadershiplouisville.org

Louisville, Kentucky (March 22, 2019) – Together with presenting sponsor Chase, 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.

The 2019 speaker line-up for 100 Wise Women will feature a series of women leaders as keynote speakers beginning with the first event on May 15 featuring Linda Cash, VP, Quality & New Model Launch, Ford Motor Company, who has been recognized by Automotive News as one of the 25 leading women in the European auto industry, was honored in Black Enterprise’s 2017 list of Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America and 2019 Most Powerful Women.

Register now for the May 15th event

Additional speakers for the series include one of the top leaders of Humana, a former Silicon Valley CEO now helping kick Louisville’s startup ecosystem into high gear, and a leader driving change as part of the Executive Leadership Team at Papa John’s International.

The 2019 event series will feature keynote speakers:
• May 15 – Linda Cash, VP, Quality & New Model Launch, Ford Motor Company
• June 26 – Jody Bilney, Chief Consumer Officer, Humana Inc.
• September 11 – Wendy Lea, Chief Entrepreneurial Advisor, Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP)
• October 22 – Victoria Russell, Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Papa John’s International

Registration is now open for both the May 15 and June 26 events, both will be held from 8-10 a.m. at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave.; the cost is $35. These events sell out quickly, so register soon at www.leadershiplouisville.org/our-events/100-wise-women/. For more information, contact the Leadership Louisville Center at (502) 561-0458 or email info@leadershiplouisville.org.

About 100 Wise Women
Designed to increase the base of Louisville’s qualified, connected women leaders, over 1,200 women attended the events in 2018, representing over 400 companies from industries including major employers, small businesses, professional service firms, universities, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations of all kinds. Every event has sold to capacity since the series started in 2007. 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, 150 women have received scholarships totaling more than $142,000.
100 Wise Women is held in partnership with the Leadership Louisville Center and Today’s Woman magazine. The Presenting sponsor is Chase.

ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP LOUISVILLE CENTER
The Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. With a purpose to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better, it has graduated over 10,000 through its civic programs since 1979. The Center is recognized as a national best practice and is known for its dynamic programming and strong community connections. Programming includes five social impact leadership programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows, and Encore Louisville), leadership skills training courses presented through the Leadership Green Room, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change. Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.
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For more information, contact:
Holly Prather, Vice President
Main: (502) 561-0458 Direct: (502) 609-9227
hprather@leadershiplouisville.org