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Beyond Our Borders: Global Women’s Outreach


CLEVELAND: Elizabeth L. Colton, board chair of the International Museum of Women (IMOW), will speak about the museum’s essential role in addressing significant global issues that affect all women at noon on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at The City Club of Cleveland.

The IMOW’s mission is to value the lives of women around the world and to amplify the voices of women through history, the arts and cultural programs that educate, create dialogue, build community, and inspire action.

As founding president and board chair,
Colton has provided the leadership and is the driving force in building the institution, which is based in San Francisco. A campaign consultant for more than 20 years, Colton directed her own political and public affairs consulting firm until 1998, when she closed her business and devoted full time as a volunteer to turning the vision of the IMOW into a reality.

A devoted advocate for and philanthropist to women’s causes, human rights issues, the arts, and political campaigns, Colton is a member of Emily’s List Majority Council, the Women’s Leadership Board at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, International Women’s Forum, the Campaign Executive Committee, and the board of Lykes Bros. Inc.

In 2003, Colton received the “Women Helping Women” award from Soroptimist International of San Francisco, and in 2006, was honored as one of the “Bay Area’s Most Influential Women in Business,” by the San Francisco Business Times for the non-profit sector.


Colton’s appearance is part of the Women in the Game series, in partnership with YWCA Greater Cleveland. Women in the Game celebrates Women’s History Month and the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Cleveland. Future speakers include: Sharon Allen, board chairman of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP (3/23); Elizabeth Edwards, wife of John Edwards and author of Saving Graces (3/26); and sports pioneer Billie Jean King (3/30).


Tickets for this City Club Special Program are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.






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