2016 WELD Keynote


Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
Location: Hilton Downtown Columbus
401 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215


Rana Foroohar
TIME Columnist
The Curious Capitalist

In honor of Women’s History Month, WELD’s annual Keynote event brings nationally known speakers and leaders to Columbus to advance the dialogue around women’s issues, challenges, and opportunities.

WELD is excited to announce that Rana Foroohar, TIME Columnist and The Curious Capitalist will be our 2016 Keynote Speaker! Rana Foroohar is CNN's Global Economic Analyst and an assistant managing editor for TIME, overseeing business and economic coverage across all platforms. Her column, "The Curious Capitalist," covers the intersection of the global economy and Main Street. It is a must-read for economic and political thought leaders and one of the most popular features in TIME.

Rana will speak on the topic “The 100% Solution: Empowering Women (and Men) for Economic Leadership.” Her keynote address will discuss the criticality of having women at the table working collectively with men to develop economic development and growth strategies. The state of the economy and the “power of the purse” will be discussed as well.

Join WELD at our Keynote as we launch our programming theme for 2016: Women WELDing the Way. WELD will base its 2016 programs on the variety of ways that women are and can WELD the Way—from driving economic growth to reaching back and pulling other women up.

Registration is now open!

Sponsorships available by contacting: Barb Smoot, smootb@weldoh.org | (614) 890-2586

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