Sept. 12 – 100 Wise Women features Heather Howell

Registration now open for 100 Wise Women event on September 12 at the Olmsted –

Heather Howell to be featured as keynote speaker

Louisville, Kentucky (August 7, 2012) – The Leadership LouisvHeather Howellille Center will open registration today for the next 100 Wise Women event on September 12 featuring Heather Howell, chief tea officer for Rooibee Red Tea, as keynote speaker.  Heather left a successful 15-year corporate career to take an entrepreneurial path leading Rooibee Red Tea, a local startup which has become a top brand in bottled organic teas. A rising national leader, Heather is the current Chair of the Board of Directors of MBA Women International. She will share lessons learned about embracing risk, following your passion and life at the top of a small, rapidly growing business.

The event, held in partnership by the Leadership Louisville Center and Today’s Woman magazine, will be Wednesday, September 12 from 8 – 10 a.m. at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Avenue.  This event is SOLD OUT. For more information, contact the Leadership Louisville Center at (502) 561-0458 or email

The 100 Wise Women series brings 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 2011 and every event has sold out 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, 70 women have received scholarships totaling more than $77,000.

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 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 Blue Shield and Delta Dental.  Bronze sponsors are BB&T, Bittners LLC, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC and UPS. Additional support provided by Julie Pogue Properties 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.

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