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WB News Release: [04/26/2010]
Contact Name: Jennifer Kaplan or Treci Johnson
Phone Number: (202)693-5052 or 4658

Release Number: 10-0553-NAT

US Labor Department’s Women’s Bureau to host 2nd teleconference in series of 7 on women’s entrepreneurship in ‘green’ industries on Thursday, April 29

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau will host a teleconference focusing on opportunities and resources available to help women succeed in green entrepreneurship. This program, which is open to the public and press, will be the second in a series of teleconferences designed to provide workforce practitioners an exchange of ideas on how to better connect women with green jobs training and employment.

WHO: Speakers are as follows:

  • Sara Manzano-Díaz, director, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Christine Koronides, program analyst, Office of Capital Access, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Julie Abrams, executive director, Women’s Initiative for Self Employment
  • Colleen Graber, project manager, Public Policy Associates Inc.
  • Rebecca Lundberg, chief executive officer, Powerfully Green
  • Laura Culin, president/chief executive officer, Austin Lumber

WHAT: Teleconference on opportunities and resources available to help women succeed in green entrepreneurship

WHEN: Thursday, April 29, 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT

HOW: Interested press are requested to contact either of the Labor Department's press contacts listed above for call-in information.