CHICAGO, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gillian Tett, managing editor of London's Financial Times and author of The Silo Effect - The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers, and Yvonne Thompson, author and personal development and leadership coach, were keynoters at the POWER: Opening Doors for Women forum in Chicago on June 9. The female executives from the UK joined local and national leaders at the 12th iteration of POWER, a global leadership forum held at the headquarters of Edelman Chicago.
Founded by Deirdre Joy Smith, the event convenes senior level executives on three continents to discuss the new business imperative: inclusivity. POWER engages participants on today's foremost career and leadership topics in intimate gatherings with preeminent thought leaders and business leaders, as well as tomorrow's leaders. "Global economic recovery depends on women entering and contributing to the workforce," says Joy Smith. "POWER believes that women and men working together will create inclusive environments that spur creativity, innovation and leadership."
POWER: Opening Doors for Women is an exclusive, three-part program that consists of workshops, a keynote presentation/reception, and simultaneous, theme-specific, executive dinner panels. Since its inception in 2004, POWER has garnered support from multinational corporations as well as civic and women's organizations. More than 7,000 women leaders have participated in POWER programs internationally.
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