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Corine T. Norgaard Women in Leadership Lecture Series

Join us for the second annual Corine T. Norgaard Women in Leadership Lecture on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.  REGISTER HERE

Lecture: Leading with Your Heart, with No Excuses

Speaker: Thea Montanez, Director of Enterprise Communication Operations, The Hartford Financial Services Group

Moderator: Janet Peckinpaugh, former TV anchor, journalist, small-business owner, and two-time political candidate in Connecticut.

Presented by the Barney School of Business, Entrepreneurial Center, Presidents' College, and Women's Education and Leadership Fund.

 About The Speaker

photo of Thea MontanezThea Montanez is director of enterprise communication operations at The Hartford Financial Services Group, and most recently, held the position of manager of philanthropy, where she oversaw The Hartford’s grant-making and sponsorships in Connecticut and other communities nationwide. Prior to joining The Hartford, Thea was director of operations for the Connecticut Convention Center.  She also served on the start-up team for The Hartford Image Project, the regional marketing campaign for Greater Hartford.

Thea is president of the Hartford Public Library board of directors, and serves on the boards of Grace Academy (Independent, tuition-free middle school for girls), reSet (Social Enterprise Trust), and the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. She also is on The Shelter for Women’s advisory council.

Thea is a 2006 recipient of Hartford Business Journal’s “40 under 40” award, and is a recipient of the YMCA’s Adult Achiever award. She has been named a Connecticut Women’s Alliance 2012 Woman of Distinction and a Malta House of Care Foundation 2012 Wonder Woman for her efforts in protecting and empowering women and girls.  In addition,Thea is a recent Mayoral appointee to Hartford’s Charter Revision Commission. Formerly, she has served on the board of directors for Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls and Hartford Chamber of Commerce.

Thea received a bachelor’s degree in consumer studies from Syracuse University.

The lecture is free and open to the public; but registration is requested. A reception follows, from 6:30–7 p.m., in the 1877 Club Rotunda. The Wilde Auditorium is located on the ground floor of the Harry Jack Gray Center, while the 1877 Club is on the second floor. see campus map

Corine Norgaard's memory and legacy are being preserved through this lecture series, which features dynamic and accomplished women in leadership positions–just like Corine. She was a beloved teacher, distinguished scholar, dean, business owner, and member of numerous community boards, and was instrumental in leading the Barney School of Business to initial accreditation under the rigorous AACSB International standards. In all of her endeavors, Corine brought a special charm, wit, and engaging style that made her a joy to work with and to be around.

We hope you will join us on April 2 to honor Corine’s memory through a thought-provoking discussion about empowering women’s leadership.

Leadership Lecture Series is Born

Learn more about the establishment of the Corine Norgaard Lecture Series by reading an article in the fall 2011 edition of Barney News.



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