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E-News graphic, Latest Edition/Volume 1 - Number 4 January 2005 - Photos representing working women - Digital Imagery© copyright 2001 PhotoDisc, Inc.




"Better Jobs, Better Earnings, Better Living"
Leadership Summit



Cover of the Summit Program booklet.National Women’s Leadership Summit

More than 350 women and men from around the country participated in the National Women’s Leadership Summit held October 17-18, 2004 in Washington, D.C.

This entire edition of e-News highlights the success of the Summit.





 Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao The Women’s Bureau and Women Entrepreneurs, Inc. (WE, Inc.) convened the National Women’s Leadership Summit on October 17-18, 2004 to bring together inspiring and accomplished women to further Better Jobs! Better Earnings! Better Living! for 21st Century working women. We honored our partners and mentors and other organizations for their contributions, celebrated our mutual achievements, and energized and inspired each other as we developed ways to move forward.

A word from Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao:

“Welcome to the National Women’s Leadership Summit!

Wherever I go across this country, I meet women like you who are making a difference in their neighborhoods, communities, and workplaces.

Some of you have participated as mentors, leaders, and partners in Women’s Bureau programs such as GEM-SET, GEM-Nursing, Wi$e Up, and Flex-Options, while others of you have created other programs that have helped women and girls better their lives.

As entrepreneurs and community leaders, you are creating opportunity and hope – and making a significant contribution to the economic vitality of our country. Working together, you can help other women create jobs and achieve their dreams.

I wish you the very best as you discuss best practices and strategize on your next steps.”

October 17th – Reception at the home of the Korean Ambassador

The Honorable Ambassador Sung-Joo Han (center); his wife, Mrs. Song-mi Yi Han (left); and Women’s Bureau Director Shinae Chun at the Ambassador’s reception.

The Honorable Ambassador Sung-Joo Han (center); his wife, Mrs. Song-mi Yi Han (left); and Women’s Bureau Director Shinae Chun (right).

Summit participants enjoy the Korean Ambassador’s reception.

Participants at the reception.

October 18th – Reception at the White House in the Indian Treaty Room

Summit participants enjoy the White House reception.

Summit participants enjoy the White House reception.

Summit participants enjoy the White House reception.

Director Chun with participants.

The Women’s Bureau was proud to sponsor this Summit, along with WE, Inc. in support of working women all across America.

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