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Connected Women of NC Announce Katty Kay as Speaker for 4th Annual Event


Lead Anchor of BBC World News America Will Share Secrets to Successful Networking and Professional Development with Event Attendees

Raleigh, NC, November 10, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Connected Women of North Carolina (CWNC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit networking group, has announced that Katty Kay, lead anchor of BBC World News America and co-author of The New York Times best seller Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules For Success, will be the keynote speaker for the Fourth Annual Connected Women Fall Networking Event titled “Know Your Value,” which will be held Friday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Ridge Country Club, located at 6612 Falls of Neuse Road. Kay also serves as the Washington, D.C., correspondent for the BBC, works as a contributor on Meet the Press, The Chris Matthews Show and Morning Joe, and guest hosts for Diane Rehm on NPR.

The event will include a sponsor panel of business leaders as guest speakers. They include Celia Harper-Guerra, senior vice president of talent acquisition at Allscripts; Donna Rhode, vice president of the Centers of Excellence & Architecture at Cisco; Vicki Block, senior vice president and administrator at WakeMed; Katrinka McCallum, vice president of business unit operations at Red Hat; Joan Vinas, senior vice president and general manager of Fidelity Investments’ North Carolina Regional Contact Center; and Charlotte Chase, director of client development at Greene Resources and moderator of the event. Deb Walsh, senior vice president of quality assurance at Fidelity Investments, will introduce Katty Kay. Fidelity Investments will serve as the flagship sponsor – platinum sponsors are Cisco, Allscripts, WakeMed and Red Hat, silver sponsors are MMI Public Relations, JanineRae Design, Wells Fargo Insurance, MRPP, Inc., and Triangle Community Foundation, and bronze sponsors are Greene Resources, Inc. and Guardian Life Insurance Company.

Women from all companies, organizations and industries are invited to attend the event, which costs $65 per person. A portion of all proceeds will benefit InterAct, a private, not-for-profit agency that provides safety, support and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. Attendees will participate in development activities to learn how to maximize their networking skills.

For more information and to register, please visit http://raleighchamber.org/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=360.

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“The Connected Women ‘Knowing Your Value’ event will be extremely helpful for women who seek professional success,” said Kay. “I look forward to sharing my own experiences and hope to inspire the women of North Carolina.”

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Details:
- For more information on InterAct, visit http://www.interactofwake.org.

About Connected Women of North Carolina:
Connected Women of North Carolina (CWNC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit networking group whose mission is to bring together professional women of North Carolina who share a passion for technology, leadership and networking to develop personally and professionally while giving back to the community. The group has grown to feature women from all companies, organizations and industries whose mission is to promote and empower leadership and success through mentorship, idea-sharing and guidance to each other as well as up-and-coming young professionals. The three tenets of CWNC are: to network (via events), to develop (via programs) and to give back (via philanthropic focus). CWNC events feature board members, panelists and guest speakers who serve as thought leaders surrounding issues including technology, entrepreneurship, career guidance and more. For more information about CWNC, visit http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=808457.

About InterAct:
InterAct is a private, nonprofit agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. The agency provides 24-hour crisis lines, counseling, court and hospital advocacy, professional training, and a full curriculum of violence prevention in the Wake County schools. The agency also operates Wake County’s only confidential residential program for women and children fleeing abuse. For more information on InterAct, visit www.interactofwake.org.

Kate Catlin
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600
kate@mmipublicrelations.com
http://twitter.com/MMIPR
http://www.mmipublicrelations.com

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