Liz’s Leadership Salon Series— Women Who Fly
This year it is my pleasure to announce Liz’s Leadership Salon Series—Women Who Fly. This series was inspired by the many leaders I talk to who are nervous that the men and women in today’s workforce will not make the necessary commitment to their careers. These leaders worry that concern for lifestyle and work/family balance mean that their talented employees may be reluctant to travel and to take advantage of the opportunities available in a global business. This series is designed, therefore, to showcase women who fly both literally and figuratively. These women are in the demanding aviation business; they fly regularly for their work; they have “soared” to the pinnacle of their organizations; and they have managed both a challenging job and families. They show the possibilities for all of us. The two talks in this series are:
Two Perspectives on Flying
Thursday, February 1, 2007, 5 pm
See Liz’s reflections
Preparing for Leadership
Mary Ellen Eagan, President, HMMH
See Mary Ellen’s remarks
Leading a Global Company Where Many People Fly
Deborah Meehan, President, SH&E
See Deborah’s remarks
The View from the Plane
Thursday, March 15, 2007, 5 pm
Nuria Fernandez, Commissioner of Aviation, City of Chicago
Please join us for this series and share drinks and wonderful company in my salon at 48 Appleton Street in Boston’s South End. RSVP early for one or both of the series by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org as space is limited. The series welcomes everyone (men and women) who wants the people in their organization to reach the top. The series is free of charge and serves as a thank you for your special support of my business.
Liz Levin, President
Like salon discussions of bygone eras, Liz’s Leadership Salons are intimate, educational, and fun, with great people and great discussion. You’ll hear powerful stories from leaders who exemplify a variety of today’s most important leadership strengths.
Topic and Speaker Information
The View from the Plane
Thursday, March 15, 2007
When people ask me what it’s like to run one of the world’s busiest airports, I tell them that my job comes down to one seemingly simple thing: moving people and goods. The hard part is moving them faster, more efficiently and less expensively than any other airport and alternative mode of transportation. That is a real challenge.
In March 2006, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley named Nuria I. Fernandez Commissioner of Aviation for the City of Chicago. As head of the Chicago Airport System, Fernandez oversees the management, planning, design, operation, and maintenance of O’Hare and Midway International Airports. She oversees a staff of approximately 2,000 employees with an annual operating budget of more than $800 million.
With extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, Fernandez also has held senior-level positions with Earth Tech, the Federal Transit Administration, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the former Chicago Department of Public Works. Commissioner Fernandez holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and an M.B.A. from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She resides in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood with her husband.