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Ameritech president to address
Glass Ceiling conference
Milwaukee, Wis. -- Ellen M. Gardner, Ameritech Wisconsin president, will be the keynote speaker Wednesday (Oct. 21) at the states Glass Ceiling Commission Conference and Governors Diamond Awards presentation.
Gardner will address the nearly 1,000 attendees at the luncheon. All events will be held at the Midwest Express Center.
Ameritech is the largest provider of telephone service in Wisconsin, serving about two-thirds of the states telephone customers and employing more than 6,300 people.
Gardner was named to her position last January. She joined Wisconsin Bell in 1969, and held positions in network operations, engineering, marketing and regulatory activities. She has served as corporate strategy director for the parent organization, Ameritech, in Chicago, where she was responsible for development of the companys business plans.
The conference also features workshops and the presentation by Governor Tommy G. Thompson of the Governors Diamond Awards honoring firms for their promotion of women and minorities into topmanagement.
One workshop will provide a 1998 update on sexual harassment, and will feature Carol Skornicka, Midwest Express airlines vice president and Glass Ceiling Commissioner; Charmaine Clowney, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee assistant chancellor for diversity compliance; Susan Lueger, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance human resources vice president, and Jose Olivieri, an attorney with Michael Best & Friedrich.
The other workshop, on leadership for the next millennium, features remarks by Katherine M. Hudson, Brady Corporation president and chief executive officer, and Jodie K. Glore, president and chief executive officer of Rockwell Automation of the Allen-Bradley Company, both Glass Ceiling Commissioners; Nancy Johnson, American Family Insurance corporate research vice president; and Geneva Johnson, retired president and chief executive officer of Family Service America, Inc.
Both workshops will be presented at 8:45 a.m. and repeated at 10:15 a.m.
The Diamond Award winners are yet to be announced.
Attendance at the conference is by registration only. Only a limited number of walk-in registrations remain; the fee is $25 for the workshops and $35 for the luncheon.
The Glass Ceiling Commission is located at P.O. Box 7946, Madison, WI 53707-7946, 608/264-8746.
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