Linda Wind Hosts Possible Woman Conference on April 27, 2011

 

Linda Wind is president and CEO of Wind Enterprises® Inc., a corporation committed to the personal and professional development of women and girls. The company directs leadership programs offering professional women the skills to succeed in their careers and to effectively balance work/life issues essential to their health and well-being. Wind Enterprises has presented the Possible Woman Conference® in Atlanta since 1996.

Wind founded the Possible Woman Foundation International, a nonprofit organization providing academic scholarships to women in need who are returning to school to pursue non-traditional roles or occupations and connecting them with women trailblazers in these industries.

Wind is among women around the world to be recognized on the inaugural list of The International Alliance for Women “TIAW World of Difference 100.” As one of 50 exceptional women from 15 countries, Wind was honored for her contributions to the economic empowerment of women. TIAW is an umbrella organization of women’s networks representing 50,000 women world-wide.

Wind is a recipient of the Y Women in Careers Award, has been a mentor for the Georgia 100 Mentor Exchange Program, and was selected to Who’s Who in the Media and Communications. She was selected for three consecutive years by Women Looking Ahead News Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful and influential women business owners in Georgia. Her career has included positions with IBM, Savin, Sharp Electronics Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Panasonic and AirTouch. She was the highest-ranking woman at Sharp Electronics in her position as Director of National Accounts for the Systems Products Group.

Wind is past-president of the Atlanta Women’s Network, the second-oldest women’s organization in Atlanta, and is actively involved with the Georgia Commission on Women. She serves on the Northside Hospital Foundation board and on the Advisory Committee for the Georgia 100 Mentor Exchange Program. She has also served on the boards of directors for the YWCA, the American Heart Association, Sales and Marketing Executives International, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Norcross (GA) Rotary. Wind is a member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Women in Business, Board of Directors Network, and is the founding director of the Atlanta Women’s Alliance. She is a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi, Leadership Atlanta and Leadership America.

She was honored by NAWBO as the 2005 Inspiration of the Year, awarded to a woman business owner or nonprofit executive who has made exceptional contributions in time, energy and resources, advocating women’s issues and/or aiding women. She is also a member of International Women’s Forum.

Wind Enterprises and Possible Woman® seminars and leadership conferences have been featured in local and national publications including The Wall Street Journal. Wind has been successfully promoting women’s issues via seminars, conferences, customized training sessions and individual and corporate staff development programs since 1985. Wind Enterprises recently launched a WE Membership Program that provides members discounted pricing on select offerings, offers monthly speaker video casts for members only, and connects them with products, services and offerings from Wind Enterprises sponsors and strategic partners.

Linda Kathryn Wind holds an MBA from the University of Dallas in Irving, TX, and BBA from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, TX. With offices in Atlanta, GA and Dallas, TX, Wind Enterprises has strategic partnerships with women’s groups throughout the world.

Contact Linda Wind at Linda@windenterprises.com, 888-663-4767, 770-856-4767 or through www.windenterprises.com.

Media contact: Gay Watson, 678-596-2889, gcwatson@mindspring.com.

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