CHICAGO, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 22 The Executives' Club of Chicago will host a Women's Leadership Program at the Palmer House Hilton featuring Beth Brooke, Global Vice Chair of Public Policy at Ernst & Young.
Brooke's presentation will examine the economic empowerment of women as a driving force of growth in the global economy. She is expected to discuss the positive implications for businesses of increasing diversity, policy, and social challenges that affect women's economic power in the U.S. and abroad. Brooke will also talk about the new opportunities presented by "the third billion" - women on the verge of joining the global economy as emergent employees, business owners, and consumers.
Brooke joined Ernst & Young in 1981 and is responsible for the company's position on public policy. She is a global sponsor of diversity and inclusiveness efforts and is regularly named by Forbes as one of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Her engagement with regulators, policy makers, business leaders, investors and other key stakeholders has allowed her to become a prominent voice in the public policy arena.
Ernst & Young and NiSource are platinum series sponsors of The Club's Women's Leadership Series, and Merrill Lynch is a gold series sponsor. Baxter will be a gold sponsor for the May 22 breakfast.
Event Details: Wednesday May 22, 2013; Registration and Networking: 7:15-8:00 a.m. Breakfast: 8:00-9:15 a.m., at the Palmer House Hilton, Grand Ballroom, 17 E. Monroe.
About The Executives' Club of Chicago One of the nation's oldest and most prestigious organizations, founded in 1911, the Club facilitates strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange and development of future leaders. Through its Global Leaders, Women's Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, the Club brings together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world.