Women in Leadership the Topic for Discussion at Renaissance Center Event

October 23, 2008

CLEMSON, Sc – October 23, 2008 — Linda Tarr-Whelan, former ambassador to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, will talk about the importance of women in leadership roles at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Lazy Goat Restaurant in Greenville.

Tarr-Whelan is the Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow on Women’s Leadership. Demos is a network for ideas and action based in New York City. She served as ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in the Clinton administration and as deputy assistant for women’s concerns in the Carter administration. She was the first nurse appointed to these positions. She is a co-founder of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Center for Women in Government at State University of New York-Albany and Quantum Leaps Inc.

The lunch discussion is sponsored by the Clemson Renaissance Center, the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics and the South Carolina Women’s Connection. To register go to http://www.clemson.edu/ethics/events/tarr_whelan.php.