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Friday, October 25 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Separate But Equal: Do We Need Affirmative Action?

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Guitar Center recently created a corporate Women's Initiative in its stores to make sure women are comfortable there as employees and customers. Do we need special programs to ensure our voices are heard? What are the pros and cons. 

Moderators
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Vickie Nauman

President 7digital US, Principal CrossBorderWorks, 7digital/CrossBorderWorks
Vickie Nauman specializes in music, technology, international business development. Experience includes President 7digital US (London-based digital music platform), Sonos, Seattle station KEXP, RealNetworks, consultancy CrossBorderWorks, and an earned international MBA.  

Speakers
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June Millington

Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Institute for Musical Arts (IMA)
June Millington has been a musician for as long as she can remember. By 1964 she and her sister Jean started an all-girl band that morphed into the group Fanny. In 1986 June co-founded the Institute for the Musical Arts, a non-profit for women and girls in music. She is currently writing an autobiography.
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Laura Taylor

Sr. Executive Vice President of Operations and Musician Services, Guitar Center
Laura Taylor has been with Guitar Center for 23 years and has worked her way through the ranks, starting as a part time greeter at one of the company’s first stores. Now she is responsible for everything in the stores outside of sales.
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Carol Thompson

Principal, The Thompson Group
Carol Thompson is an entrepreneur, economic development strategist, mentor and business advisor. The Thompson Group, founded in 1993, has since served upwards of 100 clients ranging from local to Fortune 500, from Services to Technology, from Manufacturing to Healthcare, from Legal to Education.


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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