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Arianna Huffington to Headline Women of Influence Luncheon


Arianna Huffington to Headline Women of Influence Luncheon

Topics to include fearless leadership, redefining success, and launch of four new Huffington Post editions

TORONTO, September 9, 2013—Arianna Huffington will be headlining the Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series on September 11, 2013. The chair, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group and co-founder of The Huffington Post will discuss a wide range of topics including the importance of women’s advancement, redefining success, and the launch of four new editions of the Huffington Post.

Women of Influence is dedicated to the advancement of professional women across North America. Its prestigious Luncheon Series celebrates the accomplishments of extraordinary professional women along their journey to success. Over the last two decades the series has showcased over 200 notable female leaders from all walks of life, including Heather Reisman (Founder and CEO of Indigo Books and Music), Maureen Sabia (Chairman of the Board for Canadian Tire Corporation), Cassie Campbell-Pascall (captain of the Olympic gold medal–winning Canadian women’s ice hockey team), Roberta Bondar (physician, scientist, and astronaut), and Venus Williams (professional tennis player.)

Twice named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, one of Newsweek’s “Ten Top thought Leaders of the Decade”, one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” according to Forbes, Huffington is an entrepreneur, nationally syndicated columnist, author of 13 books, and business leader with a unique perspective into the issues that shape our world today: politics, the economy, the media and public policy.

In May 2005, Huffington launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In just eight years, it has become one of the most important and influential news sites on the Internet and in 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.  Much of the credit is due to Huffington who is at the forefront of the new media revolution.

With welcome remarks from Carolyn Lawrence (president & CEO of Women of Influence) and Huffington’s introduction by Jane Allen (chief diversity officer of Deloitte Canada) the event will last two hours (see details below.) During her keynote address, Huffington will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Fearless leadership: from politics to the boardroom
  • Redefining success beyond money and power (The Third Metric)
  • Launch of four new global editions of the Huffington Post

Luncheon guests are welcome to participate in an open Q&A with Huffington after her keynote address.

Who: Arianna Huffington, Chair, President and Editor-In-Chief Huffington Post Media Group

What: Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Where:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Constitution Hall 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Registration: 11:15am – 12:00pm

Lunch:               12:00pm – 2:00pm

Keynote:            12:25pm – 1:00pm

Q&A:                     1:30pm – 1:50pm

Registration: To attend this event, please contact Sonia Prashar at Broad Reach Communications directly at 416-560-6753 or sprashar@broadreachcommunications.com.

About Women of Influence

Women of Influence Inc. is North America’s leading organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women. It offers solutions to women through corporate consulting on Gender Intelligence, professional coaching, events, and media.  It produces and hosts the renowned Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and the Top 25 Women of Influence, in addition to the publishing the Women of Influence quarterly magazine. Women of Influence has a community and reach of 120,000 in nine cities across North American including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, New York City, and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.ca.


For more information, please contact:

Sonia Prashar

Broad Reach Communications