CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 3, join The Executives' Club of Chicago in welcoming hometown Chicagoan, Ertharin Cousin, one of the "World's 100 Most Powerful Women" and "100 Most Influential People in the World," to keynote the next Women's Leadership Breakfast / Diversity Leadership Series.
Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will discuss how hunger and food insecurity undermine the world's investment in the next generation, what we can do about it, and why it is a critical issue for the corporate world. In addition to sharing her vision and approach to ending world hunger, she will also share her compelling story, from growing up on Chicago's South Side, to executive roles in the public and private sectors, service with The White House and State Department, and international management of the world's largest humanitarian organization.
Cousin brings more than 25 years of national and international non-profit, government and corporate leadership experience focusing on hunger, food and resilience strategies. Cousin guides the WFP in meeting urgent food needs while championing longer-term solutions to food insecurity and hunger.
As the leader of WFP with approximately 14,000 staff serving about 100 million beneficiaries in 75 countries across the world, Cousin is an exceptional advocate for improving the lives of hungry people worldwide and travels extensively to raise awareness of food insecurity and chronic malnutrition.
The Executives' Club of Chicago is proud to recognize the accomplishments of diverse local and global leaders. Promoting inclusion leadership is at the core of The Executive's Club's mission to develop Chicago's current and next generation of business executives and we are honored to host Cousin at the next program of the Diversity Leadership Series.
The discussion will be moderated by Ann Walker Marchant, CEO, Walker Marchant Group.
- Women's Leadership Breakfast / Diversity Leadership Series: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
"The Zero Hunger Challenge – An End to Hunger in Our Lifetime"
Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Registration and Networking: 7:15 a.m.; Program: 8:00-9:15 a.m.
Diversity Leadership Platinum Series Sponsor: Deloitte LLP
Women's Leadership Breakfast Gold Series Sponsors: Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and NiSource
Women's Leadership Breakfast Gold Sponsors: Exelon and ITW
Diversity Leadership Gold Sponsor: Northern Trust
For further information on this program, purchasing tables and tickets, membership or sponsorship, contact The EC at: (312) 263-3500 or [email protected].
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.
About the World Food Programme:
WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 75 countries.
SOURCE The Executives' Club of Chicago