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Laura Liswood, Co-Founder of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • 23 Mar 2011
  • 6:30 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Congressional Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room South


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Please join us for a conversation with Laura Liswood, co-founder of the Council of Women World Leaders and author of The Loudest Duck.

BIO: In 1996, Laura Liswood co-founded the Council of Women World Leaders with President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir of Iceland. The Council is composed of women presidents and prime ministers, and is a Policy Program at the Aspen Institute.  In 2001, Liswood was named Managing Director, Global Leadership and Diversity for Goldman Sachs and now serves as a Senior Advisor to the firm.  In 1997, Liswood co-founded The White House Project, which is dedicated to electing a woman President of the United States. After the events of September 11, 2001, Liswood became a reserve police officer in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and is now a Sergeant. Ms. Liswood is the author of The Loudest Duck, a business guide which explores workplace diversity and uses practical stories to offer an alternate, nuanced approach to diversity to create a truly effective workplace for all. (Wiley & Sons, November 2009).  Additional information on her book may be found at www.wiley.com/buy/9780470485842­.  She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School,  a B.A. from California State University, San Diego, and a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law. 

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