Inforum, a statewide professional organization focused on accelerating careers for women and boosting talent initiatives for companies, will celebrate ten years in West Michigan with a special evening program featuring Audra Davies, Vice President, Health, Beauty and Home Product Development for Amway.
The program will take place on January 28th, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., at Thousand Oaks Country Club and will commence a yearlong celebration of special events, new initiatives, and a look ahead to the next ten years. A special media event will be hosted in February detailing the strategic plan and new program rollouts for 2015.
"We are thrilled to welcome Audra Davies to kick off our 10-year anniversary celebration in West Michigan," said Terry A. Barclay, president and CEO, Inforum and Inforum Center for Leadership. "Davies is an inspiring leader in the advancement of science, overseeing global product development for Amway for its Nutrition, Beauty and Home brands including the world's leading brand of dietary supplements – Nutrilite. Attendees will learn about Davies' own journey and the fascinating work she is leading on behalf of Amway to help people around the world live better lives as well as guiding research investments in the field of wellness."
"Every woman in a leadership position has traveled her own journey," Davies said. "For women in the STEM disciplines, that journey may feel more daunting. I will share what I have learned along the way to inspire others to lead and succeed."
A series of special events and activities will be held throughout 2015, with a media reception in February, which will culminate with a capstone event on November 10, 2015 featuring Susan Packard, co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive whose media portfolio includes HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, and the Travel Channel.
Inforum West Michigan's 10-Year Anniversary is made possible with the involvement and generous support of several local companies, including presenting sponsor Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
"For a decade, Inforum and the West Michigan community have worked together to forge a future for women where talent meets opportunity at every level of leadership," said Melissa Collar, partner with Warner, Norcross & Judd LLP, one of the founding members of Inforum West Michigan, and now vice chair of Inforum's West Michigan Regional Council. "We are proud of Warner Norcross & Judd's longstanding support of Inforum in this region and across the state, and we look forward to celebrating this exciting milestone together."
Commemorative sponsors of Inforum West Michigan's ten-year anniversary include Comerica Bank, Steelcase, and West Michigan Woman Magazine. Supporting sponsors include AARP, Amway, and Wolverine Worldwide. Additional sponsors include Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Holistic Care Approach, NAI Wisinski of West Michigan, Philanthropia Partners, Stephanie McNamara for Carlisle, Symplicity Communications, and 834 Design & Marketing.
Year-long sponsorship opportunities are still available. For for more information contact Catherine Rogg at [email protected], or call 616.588.9403.