The 2011 AWSM Convention in Charlotte isn’t going to be short on powerful, inspirational speakers.
Perhaps you’ve already heard about our opening night speaker — Lesa France Kennedy. She is the CEO of International Speedway Corp and the vice chairwoman of NASCAR. Even though she works mostly behind the scenes, her influence is well known to everyone in racing. A couple years ago, Forbes magazine named her sports’ most powerful woman.
Some even believe she will one day take over as the chairman of NASCAR.
Think she knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a successful woman in a man’s world?
Her appearance is made possible through a very generous and kind donation from NASCAR.
We are also happy to announce the addition of Molly Barker to our convention program. While she may not be a household name, the founder of Girls on the Run is known for her inspirational and emotional messages. She started running in high school, but she long questioned her self-image and self-worth. During a run in 1993, she was inspired to start a program that would not only in motivate girls to take up running but also build their self esteem.
Now, Girls on Run International, which is located in Charlotte, has programs in more than 150 cities. Hundreds of thousands of girls and women have been touched by what Molly created. She’s been honored by Woman’s Day, Redbook and Runner’s World for her contributions.
Her blog gives an insight into the powerful message that she will deliver. She writes about everything from her travels around the country to her memories. (She once led what she calls the “pant suit” revolution at her school. Girls had to wear dresses while boys could wear pants, allowing them to jump and run and play more freely.)
Her appearance is made possible through a very generous and kind donation from Girls on the Run International.
You won’t want to miss Lesa or Molly, so register for the 2011 AWSM Convention today!