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April 21, 2008

National Archives Hosts Panel on Women in Leadership June 11

Maureen Bunyan to Host Citizens by Choice: Women in Business Leadership

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Washington, DC…On Wednesday, June 11, at 7:30 PM, the National Archives will host a panel discussion on Citizens by Choice: Women in Business Leadership. The event will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, located on the National Mall at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW.

Many Americans are surprised to learn that there is a large and growing group of immigrant women entrepreneurs and business leaders who are rapidly making their mark in the U.S. business sector, in every region of the country and across a wide range of industries. Their talents and skills have positively contributed to the evolution of business and industry. What are the challenges they face, and how have they used gender and nationality as strengths in building their businesses?

WJLA news anchor Maureen Bunyan moderates a panel featuring women business leaders who are also naturalized U.S. citizens: Yolanda Maria Welch, CEO, Respira Medical; Maria de Lourdes Sobrino, founder and CEO, Lulu’s Dessert Corporation; Sheela Murthy, founder, president, and managing attorney, Murthy Law Firm; Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Maryland state representative and executive director/owner, Extended Family Adult Daycare, Inc.; and Susan C. Pearce, professor of sociology, East Carolina University, and author of Immigrating Women. This program is generously supported by the William G. McGowan Fund, Inc.

The National Archives is fully accessible. If you need to request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program please e-mail public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 two weeks prior to the event to ensure proper arrangements are secured.

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For press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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