Author of The Richer Sex will Speak at ASAE’s In Honor of Women Event

WASHINGTON — SLiza Mundy, award-winning reporter and New York Times best-selling author of three books including, The Richer Sex and the Rise of Women’s Economic Power, will be the luncheon speaker at the 2012 In Honor of Women (IHOW) event, which celebrates women who have made an impact in the association industry through their leadership and contributions. The full-day educational program and awards luncheon is October 31 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON — Liza Mundy, award-winning reporter and New York Times best-selling author of three books including, The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family, will be the luncheon speaker at the 2012 In Honor of Women (IHOW) event, which celebrates women who have made an impact in the association industry through their leadership and contributions. The full-day educational program and awards luncheon is October 31 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC.

Mundy will discuss her newest book, The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family, which states that almost 40 percent of working wives out earn their partners. She will talk about how wage gaps have transformed sex, love, and marriage using statistics, social research, and compelling stories. On August 8, she appeared on The Colbert Report discussing her new book.

IHOW opening session will provide women from all career levels—managers to CEO’s—an opportunity to learn how to navigate their career. Four female CEO’s will share lessons learned, pivotal career moments and challenges they have overcome. Panelists include: Esther Aguilera, President and CEO, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute; Susan Neely, CAE, President and CEO, American Beverage Association; Arlene Pietranton, CAE, PhD, CEO, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; and Toni Samuel, CAE, CEO, American Society for Public Administration. It will be moderated by Susan Robertson, CAE, Executive Vice President, ASAE and President, ASAE Foundation.

The program recognizes women nationwide for their contributions to the industry. ASAE received 40 nominations for the “Women Who Advance Excellence In Association Awards,” and seven women, who have set the standard of excellence in their professional lives through leadership, mentoring and career advancement, will be honored in five categories.

The 2012 winners are:

  • Community Award: Sharon Swan, FASAE, CAE, CEO, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Anne Bryant, CAE, Ed.D, Executive Director, National School Boards Association
  • Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award: Marie Fallon, EdD, MHSA, CEO, The National Association of Local Boards of Health
  • Industry Partner of the Year Award: Debra Stratton, President, Stratton Publishing & Marketing
  • Mentor of the Year Award (two winners): Velma Hart, FASAE, CAE, CFO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund; Debbie Hackman, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Nurses Association
  • Rising Star Award: Rebecca Spicer, VP, Communications & Public Affairs, National Beer Wholesalers Association

The program is offered by ASAE University, the educational arm of ASAE, includes three education sessions: “25+ Success Strategies for Women Leaders,” “A Force for Change – The Power of Women as Social Entrepreneurs,” and “Speak Your Truth.” Each session will be offered twice.

The event runs from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and tickets are available for the full-day or luncheon program only. To register for IHOW, visit ASAE’s website. The event is being sponsored by the Richmond Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information about In Honor of Women or this year’s award winners, please visit asaecenter.org/honorwomen.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sabrina Kidwai, [email protected], 202-326-9505.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.

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