New York Times Best-selling Author Liza Mundy Will Speak at ASAE's In Honor of Women Event

September 17, 2012

Liza Mundy, award-winning reporter and New York Times best-selling author of three books including, “The Richer Sex and the Rise of Women’s Economic Power", will be the luncheon speaker at the 2012 In Honor of Women (IHOW) event, which celebrates women who have made an impact in the association industry through their leadership and contributions.

The full-day educational program and awards luncheon is Oct. 31 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. 

Mundy will discuss her newest book, “The Richer Sex and the Rise of Women’s Economic Power”, which states that almost 40 percent of working wives out earn their partners.

She will talk about how wage gaps have transformed sex, love, and marriage using statistics, social research, and compelling stories.

IHOW’s opening session will provide women from all career levels - managers to CEO’s - an opportunity to learn how to navigate their career.

Four female CEO’s will share lessons learned, pivotal career moments and challenges they have overcome.

Panelists include: Esther Aguilera, President and CEO, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute; Susan Neely, CAE, president and CEO, American Beverage Association; Arlene Pietranton, CAE, PhD, CEO, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; and Toni Samuel, CAE, CEO, American Society for Public Administration.

The panel will be moderated by Susan Robertson, CAE, executive vice president, ASAE, and president, ASAE Foundation.

The program recognizes women nationwide for their contributions to the industry. ASAE received 40 nominations for the “Women Who Advance Excellence In Association Awards,” and seven women, who have set the standard of excellence in their professional lives through leadership, mentoring and career advancement, will be honored in five categories.

Here are the 2012 winners:

Community Award: Sharon Swan, FASAE, CAE, CEO, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics


Lifetime Achievement Award: Anne Bryant, CAE, Ed.D, Executive Director, National School Boards Association


Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award: Marie Fallon, EdD, MHSA, CEO, The National Association of Local Boards of Health


Industry Partner of the Year Award: Debra Stratton, President, Stratton Publishing & Marketing


Mentor of the Year Award (two winners): Velma Hart, FASAE, CAE, CFO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund; Debbie Hackman, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Nurses Association


Rising Star Award: Rebecca Spicer, VP, Communications & Public Affairs, National Beer Wholesalers Association


The program is offered by ASAE University, the educational arm of ASAE, and includes three education sessions: “25+ Success Strategies for Women Leaders,” “A Force for Change – The Power of Women as Social Entrepreneurs,” and “Speak Your Truth.”

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