Smith to Host Live Telecast On Leadership, Women and the World of Work
Smith College will serve as a host site for Women.future's MainEvent 2001, an interactive, live-via-satellite leadership skills training program co-sponsored by PBS Adult Learning Service.
The event, which will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the college's Neilson Library Browsing Room, will offer interaction with more than 30 panelists, among them Betsy Holden, president of Kraft Foods; Laura Ziskin, CEO of Fox 2000 Pictures; Sally Helgesen, author of "The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership"; and author and business guru Tom Peters.
Billed as "the world's largest global satellite telecast conversation for businesswomen and men," the symposium will involve participants in more than 100 locations around the world. Organizers expect thousands of participants to gather in university and college auditoriums, movie theaters and corporate headquarters to engage in discussions of such topics as the leadership qualities critical for success, how employers attract and retain talented leaders, effective marketing of the products and services that captivate women and the responsible use of power in an organization.
Members of the public can participate in the program by registering at http://www.pbs.org/als/womenfuture or by calling toll-free (877) 966-6387. Registrations will also be accepted at the door. The $259 registration fee is charged by and payable to Women.future. Lunch will be provided.
The program is free to Smith faculty, staff and students.
Contact: Laurie Fenlason, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 26, 2001