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Gov. Bev Perdue Among Women Leaders on Steering Committee for Women on Board Launch Event

Raleigh, NC, October 10, 2009 --( Women on Board (, a program of the North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service, has announced the steering committee for the upcoming launch event to be held Thursday, Oct. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Meredith College Massey House. The steering committee includes Gov. Bev Perdue along with other women political and business leaders across the state. Members of the steering committee are:

- Gov. Bev Perdue – N.C. governor
- Andrea Bazan – president, Triangle Community Foundation
- Patty Briguglio – president, MMI Public Relations
- Maureen Hartford – president, Meredith College
- Bertha “B” Holt – former N.C. legislator
- Robin Hudson – Supreme Court Justice
- Jeanette Hyde – former ambassador
- Hilda Pinnix-Ragland – vice president, Progress Energy
- Billie Redmond – president, Coldwell Banker Commercial Trademark Properties
- Gwynn Swinson – former secretary, N.C. Department of Administration
- Katie Dorsett – senator, N.C. state Senate
- Betty Ray McCain – former secretary, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
- Elaine Marshall – N.C. Secretary of State – Honorary Co-Chair
- Cynthia Marshall – president of AT&T North Carolina – Honorary Co-Chair

“We are very excited to have such influential women be a part of this wonderful event,” said Virginia Parker, chair of Women On Board launch event. “With their support for the program we know this will be a successful event.”


- The Women on Board launch event will boost interest and awareness for this statewide program.

- The event will raise awareness and gain statewide support for the Women on Board initiative.

- For information about the event call (919) 508-2308 or visit

About Women on Board :
Established in April 2009, Women on Board is a program of the North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service. The North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service, a nonprofit, multipartisan organization, prepares women to seek and serve in elected and appointed offices, advocates for systems and infrastructure to facilitate women’s involvement, and promotes the value of women in governance. The Women on Board program is a four-prong approach to increasing the number of women on the boards and commissions of North Carolina. The program focuses on systems improvements coupled with the preparation and presentation of individual candidates for appointed positions. Research shows that women bring unique skills and values to public service, including a more inclusive approach to policy-making, greater transparency of the process, and a focus on issues relating to women, children, and families. For more information, visit:

Jill Mastrangelo
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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