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Tuesday, Nov. 17
6:00 p.m.
103 Tomezsko Classroom Building

Penn State Brandywine will host its third and final lecture as part of the business department's Leadership Lecture Series on Tuesday, November 17 at 6 p.m. in room 103 of the Tomezsko Classroom Building

The dynamic discussion of "Women in Leadership," will feature a panel of prominent businesswomen, including Joanne Finegan, CEO of ReMed; Barbara Bird, president, director of sales and training and broker of record for Baird and Bird, Inc. Realtors and Sara "Sally" Schukraft, vice president of finance for Campbell Soup. Clare Novak, president of Novak and Associates, will serve as panel moderator.

These panelists, with a wealth of experience and achievement in their fields, will discuss and share their career challenges and strategies, leadership development, their paths to success and life lessons learned.

Bird, of Swarthmore, has been a licensed real estate agent for the last 35 years and leads and manages a team of realtors while maintaining a multi-million dollar personal production in sales. 

In addition to her responsibilities as CEO, Joanne Finegan, of West Chester, is managing partner of ReMed Recovery Care Centers, a rehabilitation and long-term care provider for people with acquired brain injuries. She is a well-known presenter and publisher on key issues relating to brain injury, such as funding and resources.

Schukraft, of Media, serves as controller of the Canada “Away From Home” and Latin America divisions in addition to her role as vice president of finance at Cambell Soup. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, budgeting, financial planning and analysis and all control aspects within the division.  

Novak, of Exton, is an international consultant with more than 20 years experience developing passionate effective leaders. She is the author of Never Rule Without A Magician, A Sage and A Fool, as well as numerous articles. Novak has addressed international conferences as well as local business organizations.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Helene Bludman at 610-892-1254.


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