Dr. Patti Fletcher

Patti Fletcher to Speak at AIWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon on May 5


WELLESLEY, Mass. — The Annual Meeting and Luncheon of the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA) will be held on Saturday, May 5, at Alumnae Hall, Wellesley College.

Dr. Patti Fletcher, author of the recently published book Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold, will be the luncheon speaker.

The granddaughter of an Armenian Genocide survivor, a seasoned tech executive, award-winning marketing influencer, board member, angel investor, and speaker, Fletcher is currently executive-in-residence at the Babson College WINLab.

Fletcher  points out that over the last 18 months the world has witnessed that, when women struggle, they come together to create a force for change.

“They become a force that disrupts the status quo, whether it’s equal pay and treatment of women in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, or women having the right to drive in Saudi Arabia,” she notes.

“Disrupting is about challenging the status quo,” she points out. “It’s the idea that nothing will stop you from doing your part and creating a new world that we want to live in.”

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Participating in the Luncheon program will be Lisa Hughes, of the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.

Beginning with a brief coffee reception at 9:30 a.m., the AIWA business meeting will convene at 10 a.m. with reports by the Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Jersey and Chicago Affiliates. Also on the agenda is discussion of the various AIWA activities, including the Women’s Support Center and Women’s Entrepreneurship programs in Armenia, scholarships, publications, and representation at the United Nations in New York City. The Annual Meeting will provide a forum for possible new initiatives, as well as planning for AIWA’s 8th International Conference.

AIWA members and friends are invited to attend the Annual Meeting free of charge. Reservations for the Luncheon are available at $60 ($50 for members) and at $35 for students ($25 for student members). All Luncheon attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Fletcher’s book, Disrupters.. Parking is free and convenient at the Visitor’s Parking Lot across from Alumnae Hall.

For further information and reservations, contact AIWA at www.aiwainternational.org.



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