SOURCE: Invent Your Future Enterprises

February 20, 2008 20:35 ET

Invent Your Future Enterprises Announces 2008 Diamond Leadership Award Inductees

Honorees From Deloitte & Touche, Oracle and Delphon Industries Leading Bold Initiatives to Advance Women

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - Invent Your Future Enterprises, a professional development company that specializes in the retention, development and acceleration of women leaders, today announced the inductees for its 2008 Diamond Leadership Awards, a program that recognizes visionaries who are fostering new approaches for attracting, developing and retaining talent in the workplace. Their achievements will be honored during an award ceremony and panel hosted by CBS5's Sydnie Kohara during the 2nd annual Invent Your Future Conference for Women February 26 - 27th.

The ceremony features a keynote presentation from Dr. Frank Greene, architect of the groundbreaking VRE (Vision-Relationships-Execution) Leadership Model. Invent Your Future Co-Founders Ruth Stergiou and Denise Brosseau will describe each winner's visionary approach for applying VRE principles to create a culture that engages others through learning, mentorship and assessment.

The 2008 Invent Your Future Diamond Leadership Award inductees are:

--  Jeanne Beacham, President and CEO, Delphon Industries -- Leading a
    bold strategy of acquisitions and organic growth, Jeanne Beacham has grown
    Delphon Industries LLC into a global materials manufacturing company that
    is a leading provider of device packaging materials and services to the
    semiconductor and medical device industries. Ms. Beacham is Past President
    of the Silicon Valley Chapter of NAWBO (National Association of Women
    Business Owners), a founding member of SWAN (Semiconductor Women's Alliance
    Network), an Advisory Board member for the McCormick School of Engineering
    at Northwestern University and was appointed to the Joint Advisory Board of
    the Kellogg School of Management's Master of Management and Manufacturing
    Program.
--  Cathy Benko, Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte & Touche -- Ms. Benko
    drives the Deloitte U.S. Firms' strategy to attract, develop and advance a
    highly skilled and increasingly diverse workforce. She is also leading a
    pioneering approach to employee engagement and career/life integration
    called Mass Career Customization, a signature initiative of the Deloitte
    U.S. Firms' Talent agenda. She recently coauthored Mass Career
    Customization: Aligning the Workplace with Today's Nontraditional Workforce
    and is the author of the Women's Initiative Blog. Ms. Benko earned her
    master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School and a
    bachelor of science degree from Ramapo College.
--  Titina Ott, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, Oracle
    Corporation -- Titina Ott leads the global strategy to improve employee
    engagement and strengthen alignment of talent to the business strategy. A
    passionate advocate for mentorship, Ms. Ott co-founded and is the Managing
    Director for Oracle Women's Leadership (OWL), introducing an innovative
    approach for cultivating and retaining female talent at Oracle. She
    previously oversaw worldwide operations for Oracle University, where she
    was responsible for supporting over 600,000 students and 450,000 online
    learning subscribers in over 72 countries. As part of Oracle's
    globalization efforts, Ms. Ott led a transformational initiative across 65
    countries. Ms. Ott earned her B.S. and M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve
    University.
    

A limited number of tickets are available for the full conference and Diamond Leadership Award ceremony. RSVP while seats last at http://www.inventyourfuture.com/conference. A reception sponsored by Microsoft will follow the ceremony.

Register Now and Receive a $25 gift from Burke Williams Spa!

February 26 - 27, 2008
Microsoft Conference Center, Mountain View, CA
http://inventyourfuture.com/register.html

Corporate Women: $497. Entrepreneurs & Non-Profits: $397. Discounted rates for groups of 10 or more. Registration includes 2 days of sessions, participation in the Business Challenge, materials, exhibits, lunch and reception.

About the 2008 Invent Your Future Conference for Women

Designed for corporate women and entrepreneurs, the Invent Your Future Conference offers a Highly interactive program with practical lessons, tools and techniques from successful CEOs, executives, professors, coaches and authors. Attendees experience two invigorating days surrounded by inspirational entrepreneurs and women leaders from Hewlett Packard, Intel, Genentech, Ernst & Young, Northrop Grumman, Symantec and other companies leading the advancement of women in the workplace. It combines keynote and breakout sessions with a Business Challenge, demonstrations of mobile productivity tools, non-stop networking and the Diamond Leadership Awards.

Sponsors include Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Robert Half International, New York Life, Wells Fargo, PINK Magazine, the Small Business Administration and Burke Williams Spa.

About Invent Your Future

Invent Your Future Enterprises is a professional development company that specializes in the retention, development and acceleration of women leaders. Based on extensive research on the training needs of corporate managers and high potential leaders, the company offers talent development programs, skill-building events and organizational consulting. For more information, visit www.inventyourfuture.com.

Nominations are now open for the 2009 Invent Your Future Diamond Leadership Awards. To learn more, call (650) 472-3782.

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