Secretary Chao To Discuss Women In Leadership As Part Of Linda
McMahon’s “Women Can Have It All” Series
FAIRFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Linda McMahon, founder and CEO of Women’s Leadership LIVE and co-founder
and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), will host the
Honorable Elaine Chao, 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor (2001-2009), in the
fifth installment of her ongoing series, “Women Can Have it All,” at
Sacred Heart University.
Secretary Chao is the first American woman of Asian descent to be
appointed to the Cabinet and is the longest-tenured Secretary of Labor
since World War II. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree
from Sacred Heart University in 1991.
McMahon and Secretary Chao will share their perspectives on women in
leadership on Thursday, March 31, at 2 p.m. in the Forum at the
Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center at Sacred
Heart University. The public is invited.
The series examines how women can balance career, family, and personal
time. It features conversations with female leaders across a variety of
industries and focuses on topics relevant to women in the workplace such
as management, entrepreneurship and changing careers.
An immigrant who arrived in America at the age of eight speaking no
English, Secretary Chao’s experience transitioning to a new country has
motivated her to devote most of her professional life to ensuring that
everyone has the opportunity to build better lives.
Secretary Chao has a distinguished career in the public, private and
nonprofit sectors. As Secretary of Labor, she focused on increasing the
competitiveness of America’s workforce in a global economy and achieved
record results in workplace safety and health. Previously, Secretary
Chao was President and CEO of United Way of America and director of the
Peace Corps. She has also worked in the private sector at BankAmerica
Capital Markets Group and Citicorp. Secretary Chao earned her MBA from
the Harvard Business School and an economics degree from Mount Holyoke
McMahon is the co-founder and CEO of Women’s Leadership LIVE, a company
aimed at promoting leadership opportunities for women. She is also the
co-founder and former CEO of WWE, a global entertainment company based
in Stamford. McMahon was also the Republican nominee to represent
Connecticut in the U.S. Senate in 2010 and 2012.
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