Tuesday September 9, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM CDT
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Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 
400 West College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911

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Pat Exarhos 
Mid-Day Women's Alliance 

September 9th FUSION
Annual Women’s Networking Event 

Speaker – Alison Levine, NY Times Best Selling Author

On Tuesday, September 9th, Mid-Day Women’s Alliance and 19 other sponsoring companies/ organizations present:

“On The Edge – The Art of High Impact Leadership” by Alison Levine

Imagine yourself on one of the highest mountains in the world. Your brain and body are oxygen-starved. There is simply no room for poor judgment.

In On the Edge, Alison Levine makes a compelling case that the leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure also apply to today’s rigorously competitive business environments.

Both settings require you to make critical decisions when the conditions around you are far from perfect. Your survival—and the survival of your team—totally depend on it!

Alison Levine is a history-making polar explorer and mountaineer. She not only served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, but she also climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both the North and South Poles. Her success in extreme environments is noteworthy given she has had three heart surgeries and suffers from Raynaud’s disease, which causes the arteries that feed her fingers and toes to collapse in cold weather—leaving her at extreme risk for frostbite.

In addition to having tackled some of the most challenging environments, Levine has also spent more than two decades climbing the corporate ladder. She worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, earned an MBA from Duke University, and spent three years working for Goldman Sachs. She left Goldman in 2003 to serve as deputy finance director for Arnold Schwarzenegger in his successful bid to become Governor of California.

In 2005, Levine founded the Climb High Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of jobless women in Africa by training them to be trekking guides and porters in their local mountains so that they would have the skills to earn a sustainable living wage through climbing-related tourism.

Levine currently works as an adjunct instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership and is a strategic advisor for the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point, an executive education a program that shares West Point leadership best practices with senior level-executives from the public and private sectors.

 Levine is the author of the book On the Edge: The Art of High Impact Leadership (January 2014, Grand Central Publishing). Having spent prolonged periods of time in some of the world's most dangerous and inhospitable places, she tackles the topics of creating cohesive teams, taking responsible risks and developing no-nonsense leaders that can succeed in times of uncertainty.


Mid-Day Women’s Alliance will help pay for the registration cost for members only. This is available to all members who pre-register by September 5th. No registration will be allowed at the door as pre-registration is required to ensure that we get an accurate headcount, so that name tags can be prepared, etc…

Registration Fee Schedule:

MDWA members – before Thursday, August 7th - $20
MDWA members – August 7th – September 5th - $30
Non-MDWA members – now – September 5th - $40

Register NOW for September 9th FUSION Event - MDWA Member Rate Reduced until August 7th!

Register Now!

When Registering, please be sure to provide your:

Email address
Telephone number

Note that there will be no charge to attendees for parking in the Washington Street ramp east of the PAC. You must arrive early during the registration time slot for parking to remain available.

If you have any questions, contact Pat Exarhos at pmexarhos@sbcglobal.net.

Looking forward to seeing you at the event,

Pat Exarhos
Mid-Day Women’s Alliance