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Leadership in a Diverse World - Keynote and Networking Reception for 85 Broads, Ms JD & White & Case's Women's Initiative

Washington, DC • June 24, 2010

Join 85 Broads, Ms JD and White & Case’s Women’s Initiative for a conversation with Laura Liswood, author of The Loudest Duck. Laura Liswood is a noted author, co-founder and Secret...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

White & Case LLP
701 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Join 85 Broads, Ms JD and White & Case’s Women’s Initiative for a conversation with Laura Liswood, author of The Loudest Duck. Laura Liswood is a noted author, co-founder and Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders, as well as Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs. A networking reception will follow Laura’s remarks.

Thursday, June 24, 2010
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
(Networking reception to follow Laura’s keynote at 7:30 pm)

White & Case LLP
701 Thirteenth Street, NW

Laura’s latest book The Loudest Duck dives into the many aspects of diversity in the ever-expanding, increasingly global workplace. Through practical stories, cultural anecdotes and personal experiences, Laura explains how to ensure a fair and level playing field for anyone working his or her way up the ladder in this new corporate world order. Non-dominant groups – women, minorities, short people, just to name a few – face an uphill battle when it comes to reaching the top levels in leadership. In her keynote speeches, conversations with world leaders at Davos and in her role as an advisor to companies worldwide, Laura addresses the challenges of diversity in the workplace – with humor, insight and motivation – and offers original and practical solutions that allow employees and employers alike to benefit from the differences we all bring to the office.

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About Laura Liswood

In 1996, Laura Liswood co-founded the Council of Women World Leaders with President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir of Iceland. The Council is composed of women presidents and prime ministers, and is a Policy Program at the Aspen Institute. In 2001, Liswood was named Managing Director, Global Leadership and Diversity for Goldman Sachs. She is now a Senior Advisor to the firm. From 1992 – 1996 Liswood interviewed 19 current and former women presidents and prime ministers, which she chronicled in her book and video documentary, Women World Leaders (1996, 2007 and 2009, Harper Collins). In 1997, Liswood co-founded The White House Project, which is dedicated to electing a woman President of the United States. Liswood’s professional experience includes executive-level positions in Fortune 500 international companies. After the events of September 11, 2001, Liswood became a reserve police officer in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and is now a Sergeant. Liswood’s book The Loudest Duck is a business guide that explores workplace diversity and uses practical stories to offer an alternate, nuanced approach to diversity to create a truly effective workplace for all. (Wiley & Sons, November 2009). She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from California State University, San Diego. She holds a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law, and is admitted to practice law in California and Massachusetts. For additional information, please visit: http://www.lauraliswood.com

The Loudest Duck is available in bookstores as well as on Amazon.com and bn.com.



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