Thursday, May 3, 2012

NPR's Linda Wertheimer To Address Chicago's Business, Education, Community Leaders on May 10th

Wertheimer to keynote The Working Lunch, Women Employed’s don’t-miss annual event

CHICAGO –NPR’s senior national correspondent Linda Wertheimer will be in Chicago on Thursday, May 10th to address hundreds of business, civic, and education leaders at The Working Lunch, Women Employed’s foremost annual event. Ms. Wertheimer, a beloved figure to listeners who have followed her three-decade-long NPR career, was the first woman to anchor network coverage of a presidential nomination convention and of election night. She has since brought her clear-eyed analysis and thoughtful reporting to bear on ten presidential nomination conventions and 12 election nights.

 
Ms. Wertheimer was told early on in her career that women weren’t credible giving the news. Despite this, she has become one of the nation’s most recognizable and trusted voices in broadcasting today. As a past host of NPR’s All Things Considered, Ms. Wertheimer helped build the program’s audience to a record level of nearly 10 million listeners in 2001.
 
Ms. Wertheimer has been named one of the top 50 journalists in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine and one of America's 200 most influential women by Vanity Fair. At The Working Lunch, Ms. Wertheimer will discuss key political issues affecting American women today and tell how every single voice can make a difference for low-paid working women, their families, and communities.
 
"Women Employed is so excited to have Linda Wertheimer at The Working Lunch this year,” Executive Director Anne Ladky stated. "It’s the place where people come together and get inspired to make a difference—and Linda is a real trailblazer whose story will motivate our guests to make their voices heard on the important issues facing women today."
 
The Working Lunch is Women Employed’s premier annual event, bringing together hundreds of advocates in support of improved economic opportunities and increased access to education for working women. The event will be held from 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. in the Imperial Ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago. Ms. Wertheimer’s keynote speech will begin at approximately 12:50 p.m.
 
About Women Employed
Founded in 1973, Women Employed’s mission is to improve women’s economic status and remove barriers to economic equity. Women Employed mobilizes people and organizations to expand educational and employment opportunities for America’s working women, focusing on the millions of women who are paid low wages.
 
For more information, call (312) 782-3902 ext. 239, or visit www.womenemployed.org
 
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