Westport-Weston chamber hosts women’s lunch

Anne M. Mulcahy, the first female CEO of Xerox Corporation and current chairman of the Board of Trustees at Save the Children, will be the featured guest speaker at the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce’s first Working Women’s Luncheon.  The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oc.24, from  noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Westport Inn (1595 Post Road East). Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Ms.. Mulcahy spent most of her career at Xerox Corporation. She began in a sales position in 1976 and held senior management positions in HR and Customer Operations. Prior to being named CEO in 2001, she was president and COO of the corporation. She retired from the CEO post in 2009 and retained the position of Chairman of the Board through 2010.

The Working Women’s Luncheon is one of a number of new initiatives introduced by the chamber this year. Many involve top industry leaders discussing topics focused on business growth. All Chamber events are part of the organization’s commitment to increase solid relationships with its members, the towns of Westport and Weston, as well as other communities.

In addition to Save the Children, Ms. Mulcahy also sits on the boards of Johnson & Johnson, Target Corporation, and The Washington Post Company. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism from Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., and currently lives in Westport.

Jenn Bond Huisking, Chairwoman of the Chamber Board of Directors, said, “We are extremely honored to have Anne Mulcahy as our featured guest for our inaugural Working Women’s Luncheon. As the first CEO of such a major corporation, she is certainly well versed to lead a discussion on Can Women Have It All?”

“In addition to the Working Women’s Luncheon,” said Chamber Executive Director and President Lisa Parrelli Gray, “we’ve re-launched our website with additional benefits for our members, introduced a series of Leadership Luncheons, and are planning our first Citizen Award Recognition Evening.”

The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to support and help businesses to develop their full potential. Established in 1931, the Chamber has strived to promote economic development by creating an arena that fosters an entrepreneurial culture. Its diverse members participate in numerous networking and educational events in an effort to grow their businesses and improve the overall business environment of local communities. They also benefit through promotion and exposure and insurance options and discounts.

The member registration fee for the Working Women’s Luncheon is $50. For future members the registration fee is $60. To register for the luncheon, or for additional information, contact 203-227-9234 or visit westportchamber.com/events/chamber-events.

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