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Margot Pritzker

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In 2006, Margot Pritzker, international philanthropist and advocate for women and children, founded WomenOnCall, an online network designed to match professional women with nonprofits with short-term, specific needs.
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Judy Faulkner

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Fitchburg, Wis. - Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic Systems, made a rare public appearance at Accelerate Madison’s monthly meeting held at the Promega BTC Center. The audience heard the CEO's perspective on on the history and operations of this unique, and successful company.

 

For over twenty years, Judy Faulkner had never participated in public speaking at association events. She does not participate on outside company boards or committees. The crowd was eager to learn more about Faulkner, her philosophies, how Epic was founded, its culture and recruiting practices.

 

Epic was founded with a $6000 initial investment by Faulkner and a total start-up investment by five others of $70,000. Today, the company remains employee-owned, has never sought outside investments and has no plans to go public. Epic has 800 employees, $103 million in sales, and zero debt, and it is growing 30 percent per year.
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Gwen Ifill

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GWEN IFILL is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and senior correspondent for the "PBS NewsHour." She is also the best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," (Doubleday, 2009).

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Nancy G. Brinker

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Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker is regarded as the leader of the global breast cancer movement. Her journey began with a simple promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything possible to end the shame, pain, fear and hopelessness caused by this disease. In one generation, the organization that bears Susan's name has changed the world.Shortly after Susan's death from breast cancer at the age of 36, Brinker founded Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in 1982. Brinker faced an immediate uphill battle: newspapers balked at printing the words "breast cancer," no one talked openly about the disease, there were no 800- numbers, no internet and few, if any, support groups. Few treatment options existed for breast cancer patients and limited resources were committed to the disease. In a matter of years, Brinker broke the silence around breast cancer, and Komen for the Cure is now the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
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Chai Ling

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The dramatic and fascinating story of Chai Ling, commander-in-chief of the student protesters at Tiananmen Square and witness to the massacre of thousands of Chinese civilians. Risking imprisonment and possible death for her leadership role in the student democracy movement, she was on the run in China for ten months while being hunted by the authorities. She eventually escaped to the U.S., completed her education at Princeton and Harvard, found true love, and became a highly successful entrepreneur. But her desperate quest for freedom, purpose, and peace--which she had sought in turn through academic achievement, romantic love, political activism, and career success--was never satisfied until she had an unexpected encounter with a formerly forbidden faith. Her newfound passion for God led to her life's greatest mission: Fighting for the lives and rights of young girls in China.
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Esther Duflo

TED Talks Alleviating poverty is more guesswork than science, and lack of data on aid's impact raises questions about how to provide it.
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Anna Maria Chavez

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Anna Maria Chávez is a lifetime member Girl Scout and an award-winning community leader. Prior to accepting the position of Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, Ms. Chávez served as Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT).

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Christiane Amanpour

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In her time at CNN, Amanpour rose from an entry-level assistant to chief foreign correspondent, covering nearly every major international story of the past two decades, from the first Gulf War to Hurricane Katrina. She has taken her camera into some of the world’s most dangerous environments, bringing back smart, in-depth stories and exclusive interviews with world leaders, work she has continued as the anchor of ABC’s This Week. Amanpour has used her prominent position in the media to shine a spotlight on the many injustices facing women around the world, from her coverage of women during the Bosnian war to her reports from Afghanistan now. Her fearless reporting has made her both a role model and a voice for women worldwide.
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Helene D. Gayle

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In 2006, Gayle became the first woman, the first person of color, and the first doctor to head CARE, the international anti-poverty organization which is one of the most powerful allies of poor women worldwide. CARE has placed women at the heart of its work, which includes over 800 anti-poverty projects reaching 59 million people in 72 countries; the organization has insisted that empowering girls and women is the key to fighting global poverty. A public health expert and epidemiologist, Gayle spent three decades at the CDC and the Gates Foundation working on health issues like HIV/AIDS, and she brought to CARE a keen awareness of the impact of social inequity, especially unequal access to healthcare. Under her leadership, CARE is empowering women worldwide to lift themselves from poverty and push for lasting social change.
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Mona Simpson

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At a memorial service for her brother, Mona Simpson recalled his love of beauty and his family, and his final moments.  (Mona Simpson is Steve Jobs' sister.)

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Laurene Powell Jobs

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Laurene Powell Jobs is co-founder and President of the Board of College Track and widow of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc.

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Ann Compton

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A distinguished and highly respected veteran of the White House press corps, Ann Compton offers audiences a historical perspective of the presidency and some of the biggest stories of our time.
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Meg Whitman

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The company said its strategy to transform its business was sound, but it needed new leadership to carry it out.
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Tracy Porter

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Princeton - This is a love story, a business story, a rural story.

They met cute on a fashion shoot in Chicago. He was handsome. She was pretty. But they knew the modeling racket wasn't a long-term gig. They wanted to start a family, a business. They looked at the prices in Chicago and decided they could do better somewhere else.

So one day in 1991, they sold out, packed up and headed to an old farmhouse on the edge of this Wisconsin town in the lush landscape of Green Lake County. And they began to paint furniture, stylish stuff that gained a following in America's urban homes.

The business grew and one thing led to another, and they decided to take an even bigger plunge and create a showroom for their exquisite wares. So in 1996 they purchased two sturdy buildings and another that needed to be torn down in what was then a fairly dilapidated downtown of storefronts, old bars and an old Pabst Blue Ribbon sign.

And that is how Tracy and John Porter, the guiding lights behind the Tracy Porter brand of home décor, fashion and jewelry, took the first step that would lead to the rebirth of Princeton's downtown.
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Jennifer Granholm

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Granholm became Michigan's first female governor on January 1, 2003, when she succeeded Governor John Engler. Granholm was re-elected on November 7, 2006, and was sworn in for her second and, due to term limits, final term on January 1, 2007. She has been mentioned as a potential Supreme Court justice for President Barack Obama.[1] She was a member of the transition team for the presidency of President Obama before he assumed office on January 20, 2009.[2] After leaving office, Granholm took a position at the University of California at Berkeley and, with her husband Daniel Mulhern, coauthored A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Future, released in September 2011.[3]

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Ginni Rommetty

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International Business Machines Corp.’s Virginia “Ginni” Rometty has grown throughout her career by taking on challenges she’s never faced before. Now she’ll tackle something no one has ever done.
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Helen Thorpe

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Helen Thorpe wrote the critically acclaimed Just Like Us, a story of five years in the lives of four poor, young Mexican women--two in the country legally and two, illegally. She is a Princeton graduate and very accomplished in many ways. She is also the wife of an accomplished spouse--the current governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper--and tells some funny stories about being in the spotlight as a first lady.

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Michelle Bachelet

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Ms. Michelle Bachelet is the first Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, which was established on 2 July 2010by the United Nations General Assembly. Under Ms. Bachelet’s leadership, UN Women will lead, support and coordinate the work on gender equality and the empowerment of women at global, regional and country levels.Ms. Bachelet most recently served as President of Chile from 2006 to 2010. A long-time champion of women’s rights, she has advocated for gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout her career.

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Mary Lou Jepsen

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In 2005 Jepsen and Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte launched the nonprofit, open-source One Laptop Per Child program, which, as the name suggests, was an attempt to get a computer to every child in the world who needs one. The machines would have to work in extreme climate, amid spotty power and Internet connectivity, and be readable in direct sunlight. Oh, and they would have to sell for around $100 each. Negroponte ran the project, but Jepsen was the lead innovator and architect of the hundreds-strong team that would design the machine.
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Franny Armstrong

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Filmmaker behind The Age of Stupid, environmental activist and founder of the 10:10 campaign...
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Melinda French Gates

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Melinda Gates is a rare combination – a passionate advocate for girls and women, and a powerful donor who puts her money where her mouth is. Women’s health is her personal priority, and when one of the world’s richest women signals that the lives of women matter, people pay attention. Her own foundation is committing more than one billion dollars to these issues over the next five years, and pushing for other donors to follow suit. Whether sitting with a head of state or a village leader, Gates is a tireless advocate for the importance of investing in girls and women, delivering practical solutions that will save millions of lives.
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Geeta Rao Gupta

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Gupta is the policy-maker and activist’s crucial ally in advancing women’s rights, delivering the research which undergirds the advocacy. In the 1990s, she led a ground-breaking, 15-country study that identified the social and economic factors fueling the spread of HIV/AIDS among women. That research has transformed international policy on women and AIDS well into the 21st Century, and she remains a vital adviser to policy makers and advocates worldwide. Her rigorous research, unfailing generosity and commitment to improving women’s lives have delivered results around the world.
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Ai-Jen Poo

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Poo is a driving force in the movement demanding rights for US domestic workers, one of the only groups still denied protection under American labor laws.

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Ina Garten

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When she left her job in government to buy a small specialty food store 30 years ago, Ina Garten showed how taking risks and pursuing one's passion changes everything.
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Carolyn Woo

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Carolyn Y. Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, will leave the University to serve as president...
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