The Power of Female Friendships
Inforum welcomes Kayleen Schaefer, the New York-based author of Text Me When You Get Home, speaking on the power of female friendship.
She will be joined on stage by two other powerful voices on this topic: Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girls Scouts of the USA, and Janice Cosby, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, Ascension Michigan. This panel discussion will be moderated by Rhonda Walker, co-anchor at WDIV- Local 4 News.
Schaefer interviewed more than 100 women from across the country to develop a robust cross-section of experiences representative of women’s lives today. Those interviews demonstrate that female friendships are more empowering than ever before and give insight into their importance.
Her research combined with Acevedo’s and Cosby’s experiences will provide essential lessons for men and women to further their relationships in their careers and personal lives.
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June 7, 2018
11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
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Kayleen Schaefer is a journalist and author of the bestselling Kindle Single memoir Fade Out. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair,The New Yorker, Vogue, and many other publications. She was recently featured in Fortune’s “The Broadsheet,” which has created a groundswell of interest nationally in her perspective on the powerful ways women support one another.She currently lives in New York City, and Text Me When You Get Home is her first book.
Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girls Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), brings to the organization a background in entrepreneurship; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and innovation, as well as a lifelong commitment to girls’ success in their own lives and the world. Dedicated to girls’ leadership development long before she was named to GSUSA’s board, Sylvia has seen firsthand the power of Girl Scouts. For more about Sylvia click here.
Janice Cosby, is the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for Ascension Michigan, where she has oversight of marketing and public relations. Janice provides leadership in marketing, branding, advertising, social media, public relations and community relations and is part of the executive leadership team for the statewide market. Janice enjoys mentoring young women seeking to grow professionally, and has presented workshops on topics of personal branding and networking. For more about Janice, click here.
Moderator, Rhonda Walker, has been helping Detroiters get motivated and ready for the day with her incredible energy, enthusiasm, impeccable style, and passion for her hometown for the past 19 years. A confessed morning person, this award winning talented and versatile journalist starts her day at 2:00 am to co-anchor the weekday morning newscast at WDIV-Local 4 News. A position she’s held since 2003. But for those of you who only know Rhonda Walker the Anchor Person, there is so much more. For more about Rhonda, click here.
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