Local business leaders will share their career experiences and answer questions in a series of seminars at the University of Rochester this spring.
Participants in "Working Women: The '90s and Beyond" will talk about issues that affect women in the work world, such as the importance of education; sacrifices made for success; the effects of work on one's personal life; opportunities and barriers in the business world; and the culture of the workplace.
All three sessions will be held at 7 p.m. in the lower level of Interfaith Chapel on the University of Rochester River Campus. They are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
The first session, featuring CEOs, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13. Panel members will include Louise Woerner of HCR; Sherry Perry-Tshibangu of Comfort Zone; Susan Holliday of Rochester Business Journal Inc.; Germaine Knapp of Worksmart of Rochester Inc.; and Katherine Hudson of W.H. Brady Co. in Milwaukee and formerly of Eastman Kodak Co.
A discussion with executives will follow on Tuesday, March 26. Featured will be Barbara Kelley of Bausch & Lomb Inc.; Gay Pollock of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of the Rochester Area; Candy Obourn of Kodak; and Lyn Bedell of Xerox Corp.
The final segment of the series, to be held Tuesday, April 16, will focus on entrepreneurs. Participants will include Bridget Shumway of Generations Child Care Inc.; Eileen Coyle of Monroe Ambulance; Valerie Mannix of Mercury Print Productions Inc.; and Janice Thompson of Write Woman Computer Products Inc.
The series is co-sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Susan B. Anthony University Center. For more information, call the center at (585) 275-8799.