In less than a month, we will be that much closer to spring and our annual celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th! Our event is being organized by the International Women’s Forum and sponsored by our law firm, Petrella Brown, PLC. For me, our IWD gathering transmits such vitality and camaraderie, that I await the event in joy. I hope the feeling is the same for you!
We are especially fortunate to have this year as our distinguished speaker, Coco Zhang-Miske, a Chinese-born Renaissance woman who is accomplished in the arts, science and business. Coco currently serves as Global Technology Planning Manager for General Motors where she manages in-vehicle technology strategy and developing ideas based on technology trends. She earned an electrical engineering degree from MSU and then earned a masters degree in energy systems from U of M. (The in-state sports rivalry must leave her conflicted!) While in China, she graduated from the Beijing Academy of Dance and she performed classical Chinese dance for the China Operatic Dance Troupe. (Hearing about that experience alone is worth the price of admission!) Besides her work at GM, she is active in our community and serves numerous non-profit organizations. She has also received various awards including two awards in 2016: The Young Alumni Award at MSU and the APACC Salute to Excellence Award. Given all these accomplishments, Coco’s most remarkable attribute is her ability to connect her vibrant energy with others. (If you had the chance to meet her at IWD in the last few years, you know what I am talking about.) She has a gracious and engaging style, with a wonderful sense of humor that she employs along with her intelligence, talent and organizational skills to get the job done.
This year we will be returning to Club Venetian for our event and dinner. The cost is $36 per person which includes an abundant family-style meal, with soft drinks and dessert. (Cash bar is also available.). If you would like to organize a group of friends to come along, you may buy a table of 10 for $330. If you are decide to take advantage of the table discount, payment must be made by only one attendee and may not be split up.
We will be assigning seats as reservations are received so please get your reservation in as soon as possible. As in the past, my law firm will be handling reservations.
Payments may also be made by:
- Mailing to Petrella Brown, PLC, 26211 Central Park Blvd., Ste. 207, Southfield, MI 48076, a check or money order (made payable to International Women’s Forum) ; or,
- Credit card (Master Card, Visa, or Discover).
You may now make credit card payments online by using the link below:
You may also visit our law firm website at www.petrellabrown.com and make a payment by clicking the “Make a Payment” button on the right hand bottom of the screen.
If you prefer, you may also call our office at 248.223.9883 to provide Katie with your credit card information over the phone. (So many options!)
Please feel free to extend the invitation to this IWD event to others who may be interested. You may want to post the flyer on Facebook, or tweet about it, or you can go “old school” by mailing the invite!
I sincerely look forward to seeing you on March 8th!