Inspiration for Working Women is the theme of an April brunch that coincides with Administrative Professionals Day.
Career and management coach JoAnn Corley is the keynote speaker for the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce’s SuCCessful Superwoman’s Brunch on April 25 at the Doubletree Hotel in Augusta.
As of last week, 175 of the 240 tickets had been sold.
“We really wanted to go with an inspirational message this year for women in the workplace,” said chamber Director of Programs Lauren Smith.
Corley, co-author of Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Suc-cess, is an inspirational speaker and trainer who has more than 20 years of business experience, with expertise in work functions as well as human behavior coaching, according to her Web site.
She founded Convergence Consulting Group, a human resource-organizational development firm, in 1998 and has provided services to a variety of industries.
Holding seminars and workshops throughout the country, Corley also has coached and consulted with government leaders, scientists, engineers, doctors and business owners.
At the brunch, Corley will present “The Inspired Professional from Ordinary to Extraordinary.”
Corley will also discuss how to access and maintain inspiration in the workplace and why it is a “must-have” asset.
A networking and booth exposition will be held before the program at 11 a.m., and Corley’s speech begins at noon.
Toward the end of the event, awards for business woman of the year and administrative professional of the year will be announced, Smith said.
The 2011 business woman of the year was Holland Maness, of Holland Maness Orthodontics. Joyce Raley, of Aggregates USA, was selected as administrative professional of the year.
Last year was the first time the chamber separated the women’s brunch from its professional development luncheon series.
“It was so successful and had such a huge crowd that we decided to break it out on its own last year,” Smith said.
The program is expected to end at about 1:30 p.m.
For information or to purchase tickets, call (706) 651-0018 or email Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.