26th Annual Scholarship and Recognition Gala
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Thank You to All who Attended!
Laura Schwartz to Keynote 26th Annual Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship and Recognition Gala
Wisconsin Native, Author of Eat, Drink & Succeed, Television Commentator and former White House Director of Events for the Clinton Administration to Speak at May 7 Event
Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) is honored that Laura Schwartz will keynote the organization’s 26th Annual Scholarship and Recognition Galaon Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in Madison. Laura Schwartz, speaker, author of Eat, Drink & Succeed and television commentator, served as the White House Director of Events to former President Bill Clinton. Schwartz was born and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin.
This year’s event features a revamped format that emphasizes networking and includes heavy appetizers and dessert.
Wisconsin Women in Government’s 26th Annual Scholarship and Recognition Gala event will begin with a networking reception featuring a silent auction from 5:00-6:15 p.m., followed by the program and keynote address from 6:15-7:00 p.m, with networking until 7:30 pm.
WWIG’s Annual Scholarship and Recognition Gala is the premier bipartisan political event in Wisconsin, attended by more than 1,000 federal, state and local elected officials, business leaders, public servants, and political enthusiasts. Since 1987, WWIG has raised more than $1 million to support and encourage women to choose a career in public service and to advance women in government. Wisconsin Women in Government is fully volunteer-driven and all funds raised will benefit scholarships and programs benefiting women pursuing careers in government service.
About Laura Schwartz
Laura Schwartz, a professional speaker, television commentator, and best selling author of Eat, Drink, & Succeed, was born and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin. During her time as the White House Director of Events for the Clinton Administration, Laura created and executed more than 1,000 White House events including 12 State arrival ceremonies and dinners, America’s Millennium Celebration, and NATO’s 50th Anniversary. Laura is an eight-year veteran of the Administration, having served as The White House Director of Television and Midwest Press Secretary for the President prior to being named Director of Events in 1997. Following the Administration, Laura traveled the world with Former President Clinton for his Foundation and Global Initiative.
In her first book, Eat, Drink & Succeed! Climb Your Way to the Top Using the Networking Power of Social Events, Laura shares the secrets that skyrocketed her onto the world stage, adding color with personal anecdotes from her life and White House years. Laura appears regularly as an international television commentator speaking about leadership, networking, domestic and foreign affairs, pop culture and special events. Laura’s non-partisan commentary is well respected both domestically and internationally.
Laura is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, where she founded White House Strategies in 2001. She has been named one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Chicago” by Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine and one of Chicago’s “Most Bold and Beautiful” by Chicago Magazine. She proudly serves on the boards of the American Heart Association and Clean the World.
Work Happy What Great Bosses Know
An Evening with Jill Geisler, Author, of Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know
Jill Geisler has helped thousands of managers become better bosses -- and true leaders. As head of the respected Poynter Institute’s Leadership and Management programs, she teaches, coaches and consults in organizations in the US and abroad.
Her “What Great Bosses Know” podcasts on iTunes U have been downloaded millions of times worldwide, according to Apple. Geisler brings humanity and humor to her work, along with a lifetime of managerial experience and a Master’s degree in leadership studies. Her presentations inform, inspire, and are always based on a foundation of research and practical application in the real world of work.
Raffle and Silent Auction
Heavy Appetizers * Wine (or Soda) * Great Networking
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thank You to all who attended and our sponsors and donors!