Women Leaders Leverage STEM Degrees and Break Boundaries; To Discuss at The Executives' Club of Chicago Women's Leadership Breakfast

Panelists to Address Business and Personal Benefits of an Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Oct 21, 2013, 14:15 ET from The Executives' Club of Chicago

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 31, Kim Hammonds, Cristina Negri, Wanda Reder and Sophie Vandebroek will serve on a panel at The Executives' Club of Chicago Women's Leadership Breakfast to discuss how their backgrounds in STEM have shaped their careers, as well as contributed measurable value to their organizations.  These four outstanding female scientists, engineers and business executives representing The Boeing Company, Argonne National Laboratory, S&C Electric Company and Xerox Corporation, will also share their perspectives on the challenges of being female in male-dominated fields. The discussion will be moderated by Beth Resse, President, Nicor Gas and Senior Vice President, AGL Resources.

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STEM is an extremely viable career path – many of the opportunities available today require STEM training and background. STEM education also provides an advantage for women in leadership positions - half of the top global women CEOs have degrees in STEM.  The Club promotes supporting an interest in STEM for young people and welcomes attendees to register young women (under 20) interested in STEM as guests for this program at a special rate.

Event Details

  • Women's Leadership Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 31
    In conjunction with the Technology Committee
    "Women Leaders Leveraging STEM"
    Panelists include:
    Kim Hammonds, CIO, The Boeing Company
    Cristina Negri, Principal Agronomist and Environmental Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory
    Wanda Reder, Vice President, Power Systems Solutions, S&C Electric Company
    Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox CTO and President, Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox Corporation

    Chicago Hilton Grand Ballroom, 720 South Michigan Avenue
    Registration and Networking: 7:15 a.m.; Panel Discussion: 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

For more information regarding this program, purchasing tickets or about The Executives' Club of Chicago please visit www.executivesclub.org.

About The Executives' Club of Chicago: The Executives' Club is Chicago's premier membership and business forum.  For more than one hundred years, The Club has been a valued resource for Chicago's business leaders – connecting members, and providing opportunities for strategic relationship development, access to intellectual exchange and world class speakers, and enhanced exposure to the global business community. 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. For more information on The Club, visit www.executivesclub.org.

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