ATHENA Working Knowledge Series: Women Who Lead (Sept. 17) with Dr. Julie Turner

Join the ATHENA Leadership Foundation of St. Charles County at 6:30 p.m. on September 17, 2013 for the Working Knowledge Series, a new program designed to spark discussion among area professionals on topics that impact professional women.

This cost-free program is open to the public and ideal for working women interested in leadership, networking and career advancement.

To RSVP and for venue information, visit www.ATHENAstc.eventbrite.com.

Dr. Julie Turner, Associate Professor and Chair of Nonprofit Administration at Lindenwood University will lead a discussion of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, the provocative recent release by Sheryl Sandberg. The informal conversation will focus on the ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women.

The book, which expands on Sandberg’s popular TED talk, “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders,” has been met with wide acclaim and was an Amazon Best Book of the Month in March, 2013.

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Lean In has been described as “an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth.” Oprah Winfrey defined it as, “the new manifesto for women in the workplace.” Join like-minded professionals in St. Charles County for a conversation that will shift the focus from what women can’t do to what they can.


The ATHENA Leadership Foundation of St. Charles County inspires women in our business community to reach their full potentials through education, affirmation, and mentoring. Learn more online at athenasaintcharles.org.


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