Posted by Mary Wimberly on 2006-09-28

Alabama Women on Board (AWOB) and Samford University's Samford After Sundown program will host a seminar, "Alabama Women: Breaking the Plexiglas Ceiling Into Corporate Board Appointments" Wednesday, Oct. 25.

The half-day seminar is designed to present women with the tools, concepts and contacts necessary to gain appointment to positions of power and governance on corporate boards.

Sharon McCone, senior partner and head of the Washington, D.C. office of Birmingham-based Wheless & Associates, national executive search firm will be the featured speaker.

A panel of local leaders will share their understanding of the state and local context in a discussion of concerns specific to Alabama women.

Panelists will include entrepreneur Sallie Creel, business executives Tommie Cummings and Della Fancher, and attorney Rebecca Pritchett.

The seminar will be from 8 a.m. -12 noon in Brock Forum, located in Samford's Dwight Beeson Hall. A coffee and networking time will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Registration is $99. For information, contact the Samford After Sundown office at 726-2898.

AWOB is an initiative to advocate and facilitate the appointment of women to positions of leadership in Alabama.

Alabama Women: Breaking the Plexiglas Ceiling Into Corporate Board Appointments

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.