Ladies Who Launch and Unleash Your Voice will join forces for a panel discussion from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at the Carlisle Showroom in Greenwich to celebrate five women who have made history in their own right.
Moderator Kathy McShane, managing director of Ladies Who Launch, is co-hosting with Allyson Spellman, co-developer of the Women's History Month panel discussion. Spellman, a former actress, is an author, life coach and founder of Unleash Your Voice. Spellman previously was an entertainment producer and casting director who has worked in various capacities for TV, film and Broadway. The event is being sponsored by the Greenwich Girl, a lifestyle blog.
"It's amazing the number of women in Connecticut who have made history," McShane said, "and Allyson and I believed that we don't take time to recognize and celebrate them. This event is a way to bring women together and celebrate their accomplishments."
Panelists, in addition to Spellman, are Lauren Collier, a part-time meteorologist for News 12 Connecticut; Millie Grenough, coach, author of 10 books, motivational speaker and clinical instructor in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine; Debbie Nigro, owner and executive producer of "The Debbie Nigro Show," a talk radio program from 1 to 2 p.m. on AM 1230 WFAS in the New York area and live worldwide online on WFASam.com; and Dianna Russini, a sports anchor and news reporter for NBC CT who started her television career at News 12 Hudson Valley in New York as a general assignment reporter.
Ladies Who Launch of Southwestern Connecticut has a growing membership of more than 300 women who take advantage of its numerous resources to help develop new businesses and grow existing ones. McShane has 25 years of marketing and product/brand development expertise. She serves on the board of directors for the Bank of New Canaan and on the Norwalk Hospital Foundation. She is also co-chairman of Norwalk Hospital's Circle of Caring. Additionally, she runs positive psychology workshops throughout Fairfield County and created the nonprofit Exceptional Woman Series, a program to recognize women leaders in Fairfield. She founded Kendrew Group, an award-winning marketing and brand development agency that launched major campaigns for Visa, MasterCard, JP Morgan Chase, and HBO, among others. She is an adjunct professor at New York University.
Spellman, the CEO and founder of Unleash Your Voice, has coached hundreds of women to stop settling for less and start living without limits. She is a women's empowerment coach, writer, speaker, "Mompreneur" and the author of "40 Days of Voice Redemption: A Daily Devotional for Women to Unleash Their Authentic Truth." Through Unleash Your Voice, she has developed programs, workshops and tools designed for women to reclaim their true identity.
Seating is limited. Tickets are $35. For information or reservations, visit www.ladieswholaunch.com/southwestct/event/3132 or contact McShane at email@example.com or 203-803-9591.