The American workforce has been turned on its side following the release of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook.
In 2012, only 21 of the Fortune 500 CEOs were women. Sandberg also accounts the 2012 Catalyst Census, which revealed that women hold only 14% of executive officer positions, 17% of board seats, and 18% of elected Congressional positions.
Women became 50% of America’s college graduates beginning in the early 80’s. Why aren’t more females in positions of power today?
In the insurance industry, USI is taking the lead and encouraging females to ‘Lean In’ and pursue positions of power. Hear from businesswoman, philanthropist and entrepreneur State Silda Spitzer (pictured below), along with a panel of other women of influence, who will encourage, inspire, and iterate the importance of diverse perspectives in the workplace.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
371 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Silda Spitzer has held leadership positions in the private, non-profit and public sectors and has spoken publicly on many issues. She is currently a Principal at NewWorld Capital Group, a private equity firm investing in environmental opportunities, including energy efficiency, clean energy, water, waste-to-value and environmental services.