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Join us for a power lunch, hosted by Catalina Leadership, and conversation with Laura Liswood, author of the long awaited book, The Loudest Duck. Laura Liswood is a noted author, co-founder and Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders, as well as Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs.

This luncheon is exclusively for Investor and Power Circle members.


Laura’s latest book The Loudest Duck dives into the many aspects of diversity in the ever-expanding, increasingly global workplace. Through practical stories, cultural anecdotes and personal experiences, Laura explains how to ensure a fair and level playing field for anyone working his or her way up the ladder in this new corporate world order. Non-dominant groups - women, minorities, short people, just to name a few - face an uphill battle when it comes to reaching the top levels in leadership. In her keynote speeches, conversations with world leaders at Davos and in her role as an advisor to companies worldwide, Laura addresses the challenges of diversity in the workplace – with humor, insight and motivation - and offers original and practical solutions that allow employees and employers alike to benefit from the differences we all bring to the office.


Location: Ames Hotel - Gallery Room
Date: April 15, 2010
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM
RSVP: Register Here

This luncheon is exclusively for Investor and Power Circle members.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by April 9, 2010.

About Laura Liswood


In 1996, Laura Liswood co-founded the Council of Women World Leaders with President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir of Iceland. The Council is composed of women presidents and prime ministers, and is a Policy Program at the Aspen Institute. In 2001, Liswood was named Managing Director, Global Leadership and Diversity for Goldman Sachs. She is now a Senior Advisor to the firm. From 1992 – 1996 Liswood interviewed 19 current and former women presidents and prime ministers, which she chronicled in her book and video documentary, Women World Leaders (1996, 2007 and 2009, Harper Collins). In 1997, Liswood co-founded The White House Project, which is dedicated to electing a woman President of the United States. Liswood’s professional experience includes executive-level positions in Fortune 500 international companies. After the events of September 11, 2001, Liswood became a reserve police officer in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and is now a Sergeant. Liswood's book The Loudest Duck is a business guide that explores workplace diversity and uses practical stories to offer an alternate, nuanced approach to diversity to create a truly effective workplace for all. (Wiley & Sons, November 2009). She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from California State University, San Diego. She holds a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law, and is admitted to practice law in California and Massachusetts.

About 85 Broads


85 Broads is an exclusive global women’s network whose mission is to generate exceptional professional and social value for its members. Through our regional events and online, password-protected community, our members engage in a rapid, high-powered exchange of ideas and information which is what makes 85 Broads so unique.

The women in 85 Broads are investment bankers, lawyers, educators, venture capitalists, hedge fund managers, philanthropists, athletes, scientists, doctors, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs. 85 Broads was originally founded in 1997 as an exclusive network for women who worked for Goldman Sachs at 85 Broad Street, the investment bank’s NYC headquarters. In 2000, the network was expanded to include a more diverse group of women from a variety of fields and backgrounds, including the non-profit sector. Today, over 20,000 women who are alumnae and students of the world's leading colleges, universities, graduate business schools, law schools, medical schools, and other graduate programs belong to 85 Broads. Learn more about our exclusive network and apply for membership.