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A Matter of Simple Justice: The Story of a Few Good Women Swimming Against the Tide

Rye, NY

Hear Barbara Hackman Franklin speak on the amazing staffing successes during the 70s when numerous women were placed in senior policy making government positions—and the legacy and lessons fo...


Wed, Jun 12, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

The Party Room, The Rye Grill
One Station Plaza
Rye, NY 10580
US

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Hear Barbara Hackman Franklin speak on the amazing staffing successes during the 70s when numerous women were placed in senior policy making government positions—and the legacy and lessons for government, companies, and women today.

Barbara Hackman Franklin is President and CEO of Barbara Franklin Enterprises, an international consulting firm. She is an advisor to and advocate for American companies doing business in international markets, notably China, and is an expert on corporate governance, auditing and financial reporting practices. As the 29th US Secretary of Commerce in the administration of President H.W. Bush, she achieved a major goal—increasing American exports—with an emphasis on market-opening efforts in China, Russia, Japan and Mexico. Her historic mission to China in 1992 normalized commercial relations with that country and removed one of the sanctions the US had imposed following the 1989 incident in Tiananmen Square. Secretary Franklin has served as a director on the boards of 14 public companies and is chosen by Directorship as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance. She is chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors and was the first woman chairman of the Economic Club of New York. She currently serves on the board of the US-China Business Council, the Committee for Economic Development and the Advisory Council of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United Stations. Secretary Franklin is one of the first women graduates of Harvard Business School and has received that school’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Earlier in her career, she led the first White House effort from 1971-1973 to recruit women for high-level government jobs, an effort which resulted in tripling the number of women in those positions. Come and hear this largely unknown story about how a few good women—and some men—shaped the opportunities available to women for generations to come.

Location: Rye Grill (The Party Room)
One Station Plaza
Rye, New York

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 pm – Registration, networking, wine and filling hors d’oeuvres
6:45 pm – Introductions; Barbara Hackman Franklin speaks; Q&A to follow
7:45 pm – Networking, wine, sweet and savory Hors d’oeuvres

Fee: $40 for members of 85 Broads;

$47 for non-members and guests

RSVP: Register: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=236105

Directions:

By Train—Metro North to Rye Station
By Car—From I-95 North take Exit 20 Route 1 South; right onto Route 1; right at 2nd traffic light onto Purdy Ave; 3rd right onto First Street; Rye Grill is on the right; I-95 South to Exit 21 Portchester/Rye; left onto Midland Ave; right at 1st light onto Peck Ave; right into train station parking lot; Rye Grill all the way down on left.


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