Toigo Foundation announces Gwen Ifill as a Featured Speaker and Program Moderator at the Non-Profit Organization’s Second Annual Women’s Leadership Summit, Groundbreakers

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — What:      The Toigo Foundation announces Gwen Ifill as a featured speaker and program moderator at the non-profit organization’s second annual women’s leadership summit, Groundbreakers. For over 20 years, Toigo has been dedicated to “changing the face of finance” by introducing more women and minority MBAs to careers across all sectors as well as leadership opportunities in the boardroom. Toigo created Groundbreakers to bring together senior leaders (and those on their way) to share insights and inspire each other. The overall focus of the event: Your career trajectory, your leadership style and your ability to play to your strengths (and more.) From business trends and public policy to philanthropy, it’s an opportunity to engage in conversation and learn about new areas outside your current “domain.”

Who:          Gwen Ifill is Moderator and Managing Editor, Washington Week, and Senior Correspondent and Co-anchor, PBS NewsHour. Prior to PBS, she spent five years at NBC News as chief congressional and political correspondent. Previously, Ifill covered the White House and politics for The New York Times. She also reported on national and local affairs for The Washington Post, Baltimore Evening Sun and Boston Herald American. Ifill authored The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. She’s a recipient of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award.    

When:         Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Where:         TimeWarner Center – New York City

Cost:     Single Ticket ($400) | Six-Pack ($2,400 – Purchase 6 tickets and the 7th is FREE! Purchase two or more six packs and be listed as a contributing sponsor) *Special pricing for Toigo Alumni, Educators, Marketing Partners and Public Sector Representatives. Visit for more info.

Register:     Register online by November 30th! Discounted hotel rate at The Helmsley Park Lane Hotel, 36 Central Park South | Group name: “Toigo Groundbreakers” (group rate expires November 9th) | Hotel reservation number: (212) 371-4000

Host:              Toigo Foundation

Leadership Partner:      Blackstone Charitable Foundation

Supporting Partners:     Alston & Bird, LLP State Street Global Advisors TimeWarner

Contributing Sponsors:     UBS ING Investment Management

Marketing Partners:      Astia Falk Marques Group Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Women in Real Estate (WIRE)


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