ABC 7's Emily Barr, Tammy Duckworth headline Women's Leadership Summit

ABC 7's Emily Barr, Tammy Duckworth headline Women's Leadership Summit
September 26, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

ABC 7 President and General Manager Emily Barr and Tammy Duckworth, Director of the Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs, will speak at the 2007 Greater Chicago Women’s Leadership Summit at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 5 at Benedictine University. The event is sponsored by Benedictine University and the U.S. Department of Labor – Women’s Bureau. Humanitarian and civic activist Marilyn Miglin, President and CEO of Marilyn Miglin cosmetics, will discuss how her strategy of “stop dreaming and start doing” helped her become one of America’s top 500 women business owners. Barr will share her career success strategies and talk about how she balances work and family in “Balancing on the High Wire.” Duckworth will share her personal stories of leadership success in “Leading Well in a Man’s World.” Kristine Cohn of the U.S. Department of Education will serve as emcee. The Women’s Leadership Summit is designed for local professional women who are interested in developing their leadership skills while also providing a forum for networking. The cost of the summit is $30 per person. Tables of eight are available for $240. Lunch is included. For more information, call Benedictine University’s Community Development Office at (630) 829-6008 or e-mail communitydevelopment@ben.edu.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.