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Monica Smiley and Leah Brown Speak at 2009 Global Summit of Women

Raleigh, NC, May 20, 2009 --( Enterprising Women magazine ( has announced that Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO, and Leah Brown, CEO of A10 Clinical Solutions, Inc., and member of the publication’s advisory board, were selected to speak at the 2009 Global Summit of Women, held May 14-15 in Santiago, Chile.

Smiley participated in the Summit’s session on “Media and How It Defines Women in Business,” in which she addressed whether women in business are being utilized sufficiently by the media in the United States as experts, commentators or featured business personalities. She also explained what she thinks should be done to ensure that women receive the same amount of fair media coverage as men do. Brown participated in the session titled “Second Chance: Overcoming Fear of Failure.” In this session, she discussed business challenges she has experienced as an entrepreneur, lessons she learned from those experiences and how women can prepare themselves for successful careers as entrepreneurs.

The theme of the 2009 Summit was “Setting New Paradigms of Political and Business Leadership,” underscoring the impact of women who lead governments and businesses of all sizes. The annual event celebrates women’s leadership worldwide by bringing together women business, professional and governmental leaders to explore practical strategies and best practices in accelerating women’s economic progress worldwide.

“I was honored to speak at the Global Summit of Women,” said Smiley. “This is an outstanding event that focuses on the emergence of women as leaders and I am glad that I was able to provide insight into how the media defines women in business.”

“As women continue to take on additional leadership roles in both business and their communities, it is important that they have a forum to exchange information and advice,” said Brown. “The Global Summit of Women is a great opportunity for women business leaders to exchange ideas with each other.”

About Enterprising Women Magazine:
Enterprising Women, with headquarters in Cary, N.C., is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum and a national stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. For more information, please visit or call (919) 362-1551.

About Monica Smiley:
Monica Smiley is editor and publisher of Enterprising Women, a national magazine that is considered the voice of entrepreneurial women. She also serves as chief executive officer of Enterprising Women Inc., the magazine’s parent publishing company. Originally started in the early 1990s, Smiley and her team bought the trademark rights to the Enterprising Women name in 1999 and launched the publication under new ownership in May 2000. The co-owner and president of a marketing communications and publication consulting firm since 1984, Smiley has more than 25 years of magazine publishing experience, managing consumer and trade titles in industries as diverse as personal investing, photography, and health and beauty. The mother of two sons, Austin and Alex, she is also a stepmother to three grown children and has three grandchildren.

About Leah Brown:
Leah Brown is CEO of A10 Clinical Solutions, Inc. (, a company specializing in eco-friendly clinical research and occupational clinical care centers for large pharmaceutical and government agencies. A10 has developed a national reputation for supporting clinical projects that have a significant impact on communities that have traditionally experienced healthcare disparities. Brown serves as the strategic leader of A10, bringing more than 12 years of hands-on operational experience in the healthcare solutions, resource management and healthcare compliance industries. Brown has served as area vice president for several global healthcare consulting firms.

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