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La Liga de Las Americas

2007 Ohio Business Women’s Conference & Expo May 25


Where: InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center-Cleveland, Ohio
When: Friday, May 25, 2007 / 7:00am-4:00pm

WhoThe Hispanic Business Association/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Ohio and its partners will attract hundreds of attendees in large, diverse groups of exhibitors, women-owned businesses, senior corporate executives, supplier diversity and procurement professionals, community leaders, and government officials. 
What: The attendees will participate in an engaging agenda of activities and events which include networking sessions, workshops, interactive panel discussions, a matchmaker procurement activity and plenary addresses of value to the event.

Peggy Zone Fisher

Keynote Speaker: Peggy Zone Fisher.

For more information visit: www.hbahcco.org or call 1-216-281-4422.


Keynote Speaker
Peggy Zone Fisher has been a Cleveland business and community leader for over 30 years. Peggy served as the president/owner of Zone Travel, Inc., one of Greater Cleveland’s largest woman-owned businesses, from 1974-2005. In 2005 Zone Travel merged with Professional Travel (“Professional”), and Peggy served as Principal of Professional Travel.


Since March 2006, Peggy currently serves as President & CEO of The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. The Diversity Center is a Human Relations organization that advances diversity, challenges assumptions and advocates for understanding through education and training.  Founded in 1927, as the National Conference of Christians & Jews, The Diversity Center is part of a national network of 32 regions across the country.


Peggy’s business and community leadership was recognized nationally when President Bill Clinton appointed her as one of 11 National Commissioners of the White House Conference on Small Business. As a U.S. Small Business Commissioner, Peggy traveled the country convening forums with business leaders about small business issues.


The Women Business Owners Association honored her as one of the “Top 20 Women Business Owners in Northeast Ohio.” She received the YWCA Woman of Achievement Award as a Business and Industry Entrepreneur, the Captain Cleveland Award from the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland, and was the first recipient of the Today’s Woman of Achievement Award from the Altrusa Club of Cleveland. Peggy served on United Way’s President’s Council for Small Business Administration Leaders and the Leadership Council of the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE).


Peggy served as Co-Chair of Cleveland Mayor Michael White’s 1990 Inauguration, and is a 1981 graduate of Leadership Cleveland. She is past President of the bipartisan Cuyahoga Women’s Political Caucus, and was the first woman to serve on the Board of the Lutheran Medical Center Board of Trustees. She was a delegate to the first-ever White House Conference on AIDS, and was honored by the AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland for her more than a decade of leadership on AIDS issues.


Peggy currently serves on the Board of Neighborhood Progress, Inc., the Board of the Cleveland Clinic Health System’s Western Region, and the Board of The Community West Foundation. She has served on more than a dozen community boards that addressed domestic violence, adoption, child abuse, literacy, arthritis, and higher education issues. Peggy is a frequent guest on Cleveland television and radio news programs, and has been profiled by such publications as the Cleveland Plain Dealer, New Cleveland Woman Journal and the Sun Newspapers.


Peggy is a graduate of The Ohio State University. A Cleveland native, Peggy is the daughter of the late Mary and Michael Zone, each of whom served on Cleveland’s City Council for a total of 21 years.  She is married to Lee Fisher, Lt. Governor of Ohio and Director of the Department of Development, and former Ohio Attorney General.  They have two children – Jason a graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, and Jessica a 10th grader.








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