June 12th 100 Wise Women to feature Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt

Dr. LaQuandra NesbittLouisville, Kentucky (May 13, 2013) – The wise woman tasked with transforming Louisville into “the most fit city in the country,” Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, will be the featured keynote speaker for the next 100 Wise Women event on Wednesday, June 12 from 8-10 a.m. at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave.

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Together with presenting sponsor 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:

Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, will share her leadership journey, including stories of mentors who helped her along the way, challenges she’s overcome to deliver results and secrets of success she learned as a Girl Scout.

In addition to leading Louisville’s health department, Dr. Nesbitt is an assistant professor at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Prior to coming to Louisville in 2011, Dr. Nesbitt was Deputy Director at the Department of Health in Washington, D.C. In that role, she focused on improving the health of targeted populations by providing greater access to prevention, medical care and support services. She is a graduate of Wayne State University medical school and holds a master of public health degree from Harvard University.

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 Ernst & Young.  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 that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville and Bingham Fellows.  In 2011, the Leadership Louisville Center was recognized as one of the top seven community leadership programs in the U.S. in a benchmark study by the Center for Creative Leadership, the “gold standard” global provider of executive leadership education and research.

For more information, contact:

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