By: Rebecca Jones, bScene Marketing Solutions
Renowned female leaders to present at 15th Annual Thelma Gibson Awards
The 2013 and 2014 Board, led by President-Elect Naomi Berry are thrilled to announce our presenters at the 2014 Thelma Gibson Awards. Visionary women Jane Pauley and Patricia Ireland will be honored guests and speakers at the 15th Annual Thelma Gibson Awards and Installation Ceremony on January 23, 2014, presented by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County.
Jane Pauley has been the face of women in television for more than 30 years, having served as co-host of the Today show, anchor of Dateline NBC, and as the host of her own daytime program, The Jane Pauley Show. Most recently, she hosts the award-winning “Your Life Calling” (recently renamed “Life Reimagined Today”) segment on the Today show, profiling remarkable yet relatable people whose personal reinvention informs and inspires. This theme has been continued in her latest book, “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life,” and will be the center of her keynote presentation.
Patricia Ireland is a remarkable testament to women creating the change they wish to see in the world. As a Miami attorney, Patricia Ireland represented clients in structuring business transactions before becoming the president of the National Organization for Women in Washington, D.C., from 1991 to 2001. Ms. Ireland focused attention on moving women into positions of power in business and government. She brings her message of female empowerment to WCC members and friends during the luncheon.
Now in its fifteenth year, the Thelma Gibson Awards recognize an individual, a corporation, and a student that has excelled in promoting leadership, excellence and business development among women in South Florida. The event will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., with lunch, awards and installation of the 2014 Board of Directors beginning at noon. Sponsorship opportunities, as well as table tickets, are available for the event at various levels. Please contact the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.