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Tuesday November 10, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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Our Timeline:

4:00 PM - Registration
4:15 PM - Program Begins
5:15 PM - Program Ends; Networking
6:00 PM - Adjourn


Carr Workplaces at The Willard 
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 800 - International Room
Washington, DC 20004

Driving Directions

The WNG is very fortunate to have the support of Carr Workplaces, which provides our venue at 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 800, in Washington DC 20004.

Carr Workplaces at The Willard is located two blocks from Metro Center Station. Garage parking is available in the surrounding area.

To explore workplace solutions with our venue partner, please contact Autumn Brew via email, or by phone at 202-349-9002.

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The WNG Office 

Leadership Opportunities in a Global Marketplace
Marilyn Johnson, CEO
International Women's Forum

WNG Women's Leadership Forum

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please join the WNG Women's Leadership Forum when we meet with Marilyn Johnson, CEO of the International Women's Forum.

Marilyn will discuss the leadership opportunities she experienced throughout her career journey as a reporter, educator, corporate executive and CEO of an international organization. She will address tactics for women to identify and pursue leadership opportunities in today's global marketplace. Our conversation will include time for questions and answers. This session will be introduced by Silvia Dumitrescu, WLF Chair & WNG Board member.

About Our Speaker:

Marilyn Johnson

CEO of the International Women's Forum

Marilyn Johnson comes to the International Women's Forum with professional experience in education, broadcasting and corporate marketing, development and sales. In her early career, she was an elementary school educator and a television personality, reporting news and weather.

Prior to joining the IWF as CEO, Ms. Johnson retired as the IBM Vice President of Market Development based in Armonk, New York. In this capacity, she led an organization responsible for developing IBM's strategy for (and marketing to) businesses owned or operated by Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Women in the Americas. In 2005 she expanded her mission to include women-owned and women-led businesses in selected markets around the globe, expanding IBM market share significantly. She has held executive positions in key IBM business units and has had management and operational responsibility in North America, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

A graduate of John Marshall University, her advanced degrees are in Education, and she attended the Harvard Business School Strategic Leadership Forum representing Finance Sector Marketing for IBM. She has held positions on the Executive Board of the Council for Better Business Bureaus and the Executive Boards of the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Foundation, the National Council of Negro Women, and American Airlines Marketing Advisory Council. She has been applauded for her active commitment to mentoring and coaching women in various career paths.

Ms. Johnson has been a featured speaker for numerous professional organizations and universities around the world, including The World Diversity Conference in the City of Prague in the Czech Republic; the Black Women Executive Roundtable hosted by the Mayor of Paris, France; B.I.G. (Blacks in Government), Washington, D.C.; AWAKE in Mysore, India; Women Chiefs in Canberra, Australia; and Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity (GOLD) in Tokyo, Japan.

In recognition of her many business and professional achievements, Ms. Johnson has received numerous awards, including the "Corporate Supporter of Women Entrepreneurs Award" in Beijing, China; "The Profiles of Prominence Award" from the National Women of Achievement, Inc.; and the Center for Women's Business Research "Leading By Example Award." She also was named one of "The Top 25 Influential Black Women" by The Network Journal magazine and was inducted into the YWCA of New York City's prestigious "Academy of Women Leaders." She has been featured in Working Mother magazine, ESSENCE magazine, Minority Business News, The Financial Times, The Atlanta Tribune, Global Executive Women, Enterprising Women magazine, and Uptown Professional magazine.

WNG Women's Leadership Forum:

This meeting is convened by our WNG Women's Leadership Forum (WLF). The WLF provides tools to support women in their pursuit of high-level executive and board positions by convening special events on compelling topics of interest, and by cultivating an expansive business network. Forum events are designed for WNG Members and may be closed to the public.

Join us on LinkedIn: WNG Women's Leadership Forum.

Event Registration:

Walk-ins Are Welcome - Cash or Check Only.

$20: WNG Members
$40: Non-Members

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WNG 48-Hour Cancellation Policy applies to this event.

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