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Kerr Russell celebrates power of friendship while attending Inforum's 56th Annual Meeting

June 8, 2018

We were honored to be in this room of exceptional leaders, humans, women at Inforum Michigan’s 56th Annual Meeting at the Detroit Marriott in Troy on June 7. From Inforum's summary of the event: "Our 56th Annual Meeting was a fantastic display of female empowerment! We had 600 in Detroit, 100+ West Michigan members simulcasted in Grand Rapids at Amway World Headquarters and over 50 in The Dow Chemical Company! Amplify the voices of other women, especially when you see them being talked over or diminished. Encourage and support women above, below and beside you at work. And prize those friendships that fortify your soul."

Exceptional panel with leaders discussing friendship and exemplifying courage, confidence, and character: Kayleen Schaefer, journalist and author; Sylvia Acevado , CEO of Girl Scouts; Janice Cosby, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, Ascension; Rhonda Walker, Anchor, WDIV Local 4 / ClickOnDetroit.

Pictured: Kerr Russell’s Katherine Cser and Roy Sexton, Brenda Meller of Meller Marketing, Mary McPartlin of Detroit Regional Chamber, Terry Barclay - President & CEO of Inforum, and keynote Kayleen Schaeffer (journalist and author). Not pictured but attending from Kerr Russell Kate McCarroll.

Would you believe that as late as the 1960s women were not allowed to belong to business organizations? Inforum, founded in 1962 as the Women’s Economic Club, served as a pioneer for the advancement of women in business by giving them a place to learn, network, support each other, and find speaking opportunities. Today Inforum continues to build on that early legacy and is the only 501(c)(3) educational and charitable nonprofit in Michigan – and one of only a few in the country – designed to help companies boost talent initiatives and incredible women break the glass ceiling.

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