100 Wise Women on Oct. 2 featuring Jean West is SOLD OUT

This event is sold out


Jean WestLouisville, Kentucky (August 23, 2013) – The last 100 Wise Women event in 2013 will feature WAVE-TV’s Jean West, a woman with a fascinating career story. Jean started her broadcasting career with the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service in Japan and later became Louisiana’s first African-American, prime-time co-anchor. That job led to many interesting stories and some potentially dangerous situations. Join us for Jean’s inspiring and entertaining story on Wednesday, October 2 from 8-10 a.m. at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave. NOTE: This event is sold out.

Together with presenting sponsor EY (formerly called Ernst & Young), 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 700 women attended the forums in 2012 and every event has sold out since the series started in 2007.  These events fill quickly, so be sure to register right away.  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, 80 women have received scholarships totaling more than $85,000.

About our keynote speaker:

Jean West, WAVE-TV Previously the morning anchor for WAVE 3 Sunrise program in Louisville and an anchor/reporter for two decades for WHAS-TV, Jean is now the producer and host of the area’s first and only television program devoted entirely to medical and health issues, “Jean West’s Medical Digest.”

About 100 Wise Women

100 Wise Women provides an opportunity like no other for professional networking and is ideal for developing a network of mentors, colleagues and friends – essential to helping women lead in their careers and in the community. The conversations related to career success and professional and personal goals between distinguished women leaders and emerging career women allow the women to foster comfortable mentoring relationships.

100 Wise Women is held in partnership with the Leadership Louisville Center and Today’s Woman magazine.  The Presenting sponsor is EY.  The Gold sponsor is Ford Motor Company.  Silver sponsors are Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Hosparus.  Bronze sponsors are Allegra Marketing Services – Louisville East, BB&T, Delta Dental, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC and UPS.

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 including Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville and Bingham Fellows. 

For more information, contact:
Holly Prather
Vice President – Marketing
Main: (502) 561-0458     Direct: (502) 753-6503

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