January Women’s Leadership Salon salutes “The Women Who Speak Up”

January 2, 2019

January Women’s Leadership Salon salutes “The Women Who Speak Up”

Two recipients of the Lizzie Crozier French Women’s Leadership Award share leadership stories and challenges

Knoxville, TN – A recent article in Diversity Woman noted that women tend to “minimize the importance of what they say when they do speak up — even female executives in meetings with their peers.” A Harvard Business Review found that “despite the incredible value that women have, [they] too often second guess that value and hold back from saying the very things that most need to be heard.” These studies and other research show that women need get stronger in their ability to speak up.

The January 10th Women’s Leadership Salon presents local women leaders Karen Carson and Phyllis Nichols who have learned to speak up for themselves and their constituencies. Both women are recipients of the Lizzie Crozier French Women’s Leadership Award, which recognizes bold, persistent, and forward-thinking women leaders.

Karen Carson is a former Chair of the Knox County School Board. She served on the Board for 12 years, from 2004 to 2016 and was Chair for three terms. A registered nurse at East TN Children’s Hospital, Karen received The Lizzie in 2017.

Phyllis Nichols is President and CEO of the Knoxville Area Urban League and a Senior Fellow of the National Urban League. She is the Immediate past Chair and founding Trustee of the Great Schools Partnership. Phyllis was the 2016 recipient of The Lizzie.

The bimonthly Salon is an opportunity for East Tennessee women to network and develop leadership skills. The Salon meets on Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike in West Knoxville. Check-in and networking begin at 11:30. Tickets are $30, which includes lunch.

Register by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 7, 2019 at ignitesucceed.com/event/the-women-who-have-served. Email info@IgniteSucceed.com for more information about Salons and other women’s leadership programs.

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