Long Island Women Leaders to "Lean In" for Success Strategies in 2014 HIA-LI Women's Executive Breakfast Event Moves Beyond Typical Discussions; Courageous Conversations™ Will Drive Strategy for Coming Year; Friday, December 6, 2013; 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM; Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Long Island women leaders will have to step outside their comfort zones in 2014 to get what they want," says Ellen Cooperperson, CEO of Corporate Performance Consultants and moderator of the HIA-LI Women's Executive Breakfast on Leadership. To help women leaders leap forward – whether in business, education, government or non-profit organizations – HIA-LI, the recognized voice for business on Long Island, will convene an expert panel to lead discussions through a series of "Courageous Conversations" on key business issues. The women's executive breakfast event will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 8:00 AM10:00 AM at the Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY. To register for the event and obtain more information, visit http://hia-li.org/event_detail_wf2.cfm?eventid=332 or call 631-543-5355.

"HIA-LI is proud to host a panel of successful women leaders willing and able to explore their success with our attendees in an open, honest discussion," says Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of HIA-LI. "The five women on our panel will provide a framework to guide women leaders to develop new strategies to determine where they are today, where they see themselves tomorrow, and what it will take to bridge that gap."

The panel moderated by Cooperperson, the "Woman Whisperer" and a thought leader on women's leadership topics, includes four women with interesting perspectives on life as a woman leader:

  • Karen Brannen, "The Soothsayer" and CEO of Jefferson's Ferry Lifecare Retirement Community, offering perspectives on determining what is really important versus what you think is important.
  • Nancy Engelhardt, "The Servant Leader" and director of The Energeia Partnership, discussing leadership as a service to others.
  • Beverly Fortune, "The Connector" and publisher of Milieu magazine, focusing on ways women can do a better job of connecting and helping one another.
  • Jackie Gernaey, "The Business Maven" and chief executive of The Alternative Board, discussing what women can do to achieve financial independence.

Four Questions Every Woman Leader Must Answer
"It's time to shift priorities and elevate professional performance by moving beyond conversations about work/life balance and breaking through the glass ceiling,"  says Cooperperson. She offered four questions for women leaders to answer as they enter 2014:

  1. What are your intentions and priorities?
  2. Is your ladder against the right wall?
  3. Do you have what you want and want what you have?
  4. Are you holding the money or is the money holding you?

The women's executive breakfast is sponsored by People's Alliance Federal Credit Union (PAFCU).

To register for the event and obtain more information, visit http://hia-li.org/event_detail_wf2.cfm?eventid=332 or call 631-543-5355.

About HIA-LI
HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For over 30 years, we have been the recognized voice for business on Long Island and a powerful force and economic engine for regional development. We provide a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses. Our member companies represent tens of thousands of business professionals. We're headquartered in and support one of the largest industrial parks in the United States. HIA-LI programs and events promote strategic partnerships, targeted networking, and information sharing and business advocacy. Members benefit from our committees, educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities and business advisory services. For more information, visit http://www.HIA-LI.org or call 631-543-5355.

Terri Alessi-Miceli, 631-543-5355, talessi@hia-li.org

Monique Merhige, Communication Strategy Group for HIA-LI, 866-997-2424, monique@gocsg.com



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