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Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) Announces Los Angeles Meet snd Greet Reception

Los Angeles, CA, September 19, 2007 --( The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) will host a Los Angeles chapter meet and greet on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Department of Water and Power Building located at 111 N. Hope Street. Bea Stotzer, chief executive officer of New Capital and board chair of the Commission for the Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles, will serve as the keynote speaker. The WPO is a nonprofit membership organization for a diverse group of women presidents who have guided their businesses to at least $2 million in gross annual sales (or $1 million for a service-based business). All interested women presidents who qualify are invited to attend the reception. For more information or to receive an invitation, call Lindsay Shields at 562-621-0521 or e-mail her at

The Los Angeles chapter is indicative of the remarkable growth that women-owned businesses are experiencing not only in California, but across the nation. As of 2006, there are an estimated 417,304 privately held, majority women-owned firms in Los Angeles, accounting for 51% of all privately held firms in the metropolitan area, generating $68 billion in sales and employing 378,307 people.

“This event will celebrate the accomplished women presidents of Los Angeles and acknowledge their positive impact on the business community,” said Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., president and founder of the WPO. “More than ever, women entrepreneurs are recognizing each others successes and connecting as peers.”

About Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO):
The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) locally and internationally connects top women entrepreneurs at the million and multimillion-dollar level ($2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for service-based business) for greater personal and professional success. In monthly meetings across the US and Canada, chapters composed of 20 accomplished women presidents from diverse industries and backgrounds invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. For more information, call 212-688-4114 or visit

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