Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, firstname.lastname@example.org
April 14, 2005
PACE UNIVERSITY TO HOST WOMEN IN CORPORATE AMERICA
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE HONORING
CAROL EVANS, CEO, WORKING MOTHER MEDIA
WHAT: Women in Corporate America (WICA) is planning its annual Leadership Development Conference, a networking event that honors a woman each year who has made significant contributions to women in the workplace. WICA is an organization that offers mentoring and networking opportunities for female students, connecting them with women in corporate America who want to share their work experiences.
WHEN and WHERE: Tuesday, April 19, 6-9 PM, Pace University, One Pace Plaza (across from City Hall), Multipurpose Room, New York City.
WHO: Attendees will include WICA members, Pace female students and alumni, members of the Professional Women in Corporate America alumni group, female consultants and women from professional organizations.
This year’s event will honor Carol Evans, President and CEO of Working Mother Media. Evans founded Working Mother Media by acquiring, with MCG Capital, Working Mother magazine and the National Association for Female Executives in August 2001. Evans’s involvement with Working Mother goes back to 1979 when she sold advertising for the test issue published by McCall Publishing Company. She stayed at Working Mother for ten years, serving as national sales director, advertising director and then publisher until 1989.
During her ten-year tenure, Evans grew advertising at Working Mother from $100,000 to over $14 million, and helped develop the well-known “Best Companies for Working Mothers” initiative. She was the youngest person named as a vice president of the McCall Publishing Company and, under her direction, Working Mother circulation expanded from 100,000 quarterly to 700,000 monthly.
A graduate of SUNY-Empire State, Evans holds the position of 1st Vice President of Advertising Women of New York (AWNY), and she serves on the boards of Young Playwrights and IMAG, the independent magazine division of the Magazine Publishers of America. In 2003, she was named as one of MIN Magazine’s “21 Most Intriguing People” in the media industry and received the Women’s Venture Fund’s Highest Leaf Award, for demonstrating exceptional vision and risk-taking and for having created positive change within their enterprises.