Dominican to host CEO Discussion Following Hillary Clinton's Address to APEC Women/Economy Summit

Dominican University of California will broadcast a live simulcast of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s keynote address to the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum) Women and the Economy Summit on Friday, September 16. A panel discussion focused on women’s leadership in the new economy will follow the simulcast.

The event, free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast in Dominican’s Guzman Lecture Hall. The simulcast begins at 8:45 a.m. and the panel discussion begins at 9:30 a.m.

Dominican President Mary B. Marcy will moderate the discussion, titled “The New Economy:  Women, Leadership, and Innovation.” The panelists will share insight into how to develop and support women’s  leadership in business and community.

Panelists include: Belinda Guadarrama, President and CEO, GC Micro; Kim Kaselionis, Chairman/CEO Circle Bank;  Dana King, Journalist/Anchor, CBS-TV; Kathy Tierney, Former CEO, Sur La Table and Smith & Hawken; and Debra Reisenthel, Vice President for Development,  United Way of the Bay Area.

The simulcast and panel discussion will be presented by Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies, in association with the Bay Area Council, the North Bay Leadership Council, the Marin Women’s Commission, and Women’s Initiative for Self Employment. This will be the only North Bay screening of Secretary Clinton’s address.

“Dominican is delighted to host this  important discussion focused on creating empowering environments for women, ensuring financial inclusion for women-owned business, fostering women entrepreneurs, and developing young leaders,” said Dr. Denise Lucy, Executive Director of Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies.

“Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies was formed to promote the study, teaching, and practice of effective, ethical leadership. We are delighted to facilitate a discussion so aligned with our own mission.”

The APEC Women and the Economy Summit will be held September 13-16 in San Francisco as part of APEC SF.  The APEC Women and the Economy Summit will bring together senior private and public sector players from across the globe for a dialogue on fostering women’s economic empowerment among the APEC economies. The summit will cover topics like access to capital, skill building, and women’s leadership. The dialogue will support a set of policy recommendations that will be delivered to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Summit in Hawaii in November.

APEC SF is the third of four APEC meetings this year between leaders of 21 economies, including the United States, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and Australia. There will be more than 70 meetings and an anticipated 3,500 attendees and volunteers participating in APEC SF. It is the largest cluster of APEC meetings to be held on the U.S. mainland in 2011, and it is the final official set of talks leading up to the November APEC Leaders’ Summit in Honolulu.

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