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The Women Presidents' Organization is supported by a group of corporate sponsors committed to the role women presidents play in the business and financial communities and who are active in growing the organization.  Corporate sponsors include American Airlines, American Express OPEN, Avis, AXA, BMO Financial, Chubb, Edward Lowe Foundation, Foley & Lardner, IBM, Intuit, KeyBank, PNC Wealth Management, Prudential, Sam's Club, UPS, Wells Fargo


Cindy Allen Sponsor Testimonial

If you are interested in becoming a WPO sponsor, please e-mail Melissa@womenpresidentsorg.com.



American Airlines

American Airlines®  is proud to be a sponsor and the official carrier of the WPO.  American serves over 250 destinations in 40 countries and is a member of oneworld®, an alliance of 12 of the world's leading airlines.  American's AAdvantage®  program is one of the largest and most popular loyalty programs in the world. It's free and easy to join the AAdvantage program.  American has a strong Supplier Diversity program dedicated to fostering growth with minority and women-owned businesses.  To become a potential supplier to AA, it’s easy to register at www.aa.com/supplierdiversity.  Also, American offers numerous programs to help businesses manage travel.  BusinessExtrAA® is a free rewards program designed for companies to make the most of business travel whereby a company can earn and redeem business points on eligible flights to 250+ destinations around the world. It’s easy to enroll at www.BusinessExtrAA.com.  Also, be sure to visit us at www.aa.com/business for additional information on the many ways American has to help your business thrive.

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American Express OPEN


American Express OPEN is the leading payment card issuer for small businesses in the United States and supports business owners with products and services to help them run and grow their businesses. This includes business charge and credit cards that deliver purchasing power, flexibility, rewards, savings on business services from an expanded lineup of partners and online tools and services designed to help improve profitability. Learn more at www.OPEN.com and connect with us at openforum.com, facebook.com/OPEN and twitter.com/openforum.

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.  Learn more at www.americanexpress.comand connect with us on www.facebook.com/americanexpress, www.twitter.com/americanexpress and www.youtube.com/americanexpress.

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The world of business is nonstop—and so are you.  We're here to help you get to those places that matter most to you and your business. And we’ll do it by giving you a travel experience that best fits you, no matter the road ahead.   That’s how we keep you moving. Get started today at avis.com/wpo or 1-888-854-7549.


Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,750 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit www.avis.com.

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AXA is one of the oldest and largest providers of retirement planning solutions.  We have presented associations and their members with innovative retirement strategies for over 45 years.  Our retirement product offering includes solutions for business owners and individuals – ranging from start-ups to medium-sized plans.  At AXA, our goal is to help deliver retirement solutions defined by your needs.  For a complimentary consultation or fee comparison of your existing plan contract a Retirement Program Specialist at 800-523-1125 option 3, Ext. 6266 or visit us at axa2plan.com.

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Bank of Montreal

Established in 1817 and based in Canada, BMO Financial Group serves 12 million personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers in North America and internationally. Operating as BMO Bank of Montreal in Canada and BMO Harris Bank N.A. in the United States; Private Client Group, their wealth management business; and BMO Capital Markets; they share one vision: to be the bank that defines great customer experience.

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Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies is one of the world’s leading property and casualty insurance providers and has been a proud sponsor of the WPO since 2000. Chubb offers a wide spectrum of commercial (e.g., property, general liability, workers compensation) and specialty (e.g., employment practices liability, professional liability, and crime) insurance solutions.

WPO businesses may be at risk for workplace-related harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination lawsuits; allegations of errors, omissions, or negligence in providing services to others; employee embezzlement; and many other potential catastrophic risks. Consider the following:

• Have any of your supervisors or managers hired or fired an employee?

• Does your company distribute promotional material detailing specific services that you can provide?

• Have any of your company’s employees had, or do they now have direct access to its funds/assets?

Insurance coverage from top-rated Chubb can help protect against these risks.

Chubb Insurance Benefits for WPO Members

As the WPO’s sole insurance sponsor, Chubb looks forward to connecting with talented WPO members to help protect their hard-earned success. Best of all, WPO members may be eligible for: • A 20% reduction in premium on Chubb’s ForeFront Portfolio coverages. • A free 60-day preview of ChubbWorks (a $1,200 annual value), a Web-based platform offering overviews of employment laws, sample employment policies and procedures, and on-line training. This and other services are available at no charge if you purchase employment practices liability insurance from Chubb. • Enhanced employment practices loss prevention services. For additional information, please visit www.chubb.com/wpo.

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Edward Lowe Foundation

The Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). Established in 1985, the foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth.

Among our educational programs are leader retreats, held at our 2,600-acre learning campus near Cassopolis, Michigan. These retreats help entrepreneurs address critical challenges encountered in second stage, such as building a management team, developing infrastructure, creating a strong company culture and achieving profitable growth. Each course builds upon the previous one and revolves around inflection points: how your organization is changing, how your team is changing and how you as a leader are responding to these changes. In addition, the foundation provides chapter chair training and advanced facilitator programs that are focused on making peer groups more effective.

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Foley & Lardner LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP continually evolves to meet the changing legal needs of our clients. Our team-based approach, proprietary client service technology, and practice depth enhance client relationships while seeing clients through their most complex legal challenges. The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts) recently recognized Foley as one of the top four law firms shaping the U.S. legal market, while CIO magazine has named Foley to its CIO 100 list six times for our client-focused technology. With more than 1,000 attorneys in 21 offices and more than 60 practices, Foley strives to provide high-caliber business and legal insight.

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IBM Corporation

The IBM Market Development organization develops and executes the marketing strategy for businesses owned by Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and women in the United States. Since 2004 we've expanded our focus on women owned, led and influenced businesses to select countries globally. IBM Market Development began a special focus on Women Business Owners in 1992 and remains committed to the advancement of women in the workplace and in the marketplace, today.

We continue to create opportunities for women owned businesses to grow in a sustainable environment and reinforce our track record with women who are employees, business owners, suppliers, business partners, customers and empowered leaders. We offer a complete portfolio of innovative and affordable hardware (servers and systems, storage), software, services (IT services, business consulting) and solutions through IBM business partners, including business partners who are women owned.

IBM Global Entrepreneur "Teaming with entrepreneurs to build a smarter planet"

Extend the size and reach of your company IBM wants to team with entrepreneurs to build a smarter planet. Are you an early stage privately held startup actively developing a software based product or service related to smarter planet? If so, IBM Global Entrepreneur can provide the support and resources to help you change the way the world works. IBM is looking for entrepreneurs with global ambitions and that have solutions which address problems the world is facing in the areas of banking, buildings, cities, cloud computing, education, energy, food, government, healthcare, infrastructure, intelligence, oil, products, public safety, rail, retail, telecommunications, traffic, water, and/or work. IBM Global Entrepreneur facilitates an entry into the smarter planet marketplace through support and resources in the areas you need most: product, people and promotion. Rise above the rest You know you have to attract attention in the marketplace and differentiate your company from the others in order to succeed. Leverage IBM’s global reach, in-depth knowledge of enterprise customers and our focus on a smarter planet to help your company rise above the rest. Join now To learn more about solutions for a smarter planet and the benefits of joining IBM Global Entrepreneur, visit: www.ibm.com/isv/startup

If you missed it, here is your second chance. Watch IBM'S history in the making!

IBM and America’s Favorite Quiz show® Jeopardy! have announced that Jeopardy! will broadcast an encore presentation of the first-ever man vs. machine Jeopardy! competition between IBM’s Watson computing system and the show’s two greatest contestants -- Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

Millions of North American viewers will be able to again witness TV history as Watson successfully competes against two human champions in two matches played over three consecutive days. The episodes will air at local times on September 12, 13 and 14, 2011.

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Intuit Inc. is proud to sponsor the Women Presidents' Organization and reinforce its commitment to empower all women - from the corporate executive to the entrepreneur to the “household CEO” - to achieve their financial dreams. Intuit’s traditional flagship products – Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax – stand as testament to the company’s commitment to help people manage and solve the complex tasks of small business and personal finance. Recognized as one of America's most-admired software companies and one of the country's best places to work, Intuit has nearly 8,000 talented employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and India. After 30 years in business, Intuit remains passionate about solving people’s important problems through our products and services, and sharing our expertise, products and people with the leaders of tomorrow and those who need it most.

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Key is proud to be a national sponsor of Women Presidents’ Organization. KeyBank's Key4Women® program brings a fresh approach to women-owned businesses. Our dedicated team consists of experts ready to help your business reach its financial goals. We know that a woman’s business is really no different from any other, but what is unique is the way in which you approach opportunities and face challenges. This is why Key4Women has invested in building a team of women-owned business experts to help you along the way. Having a dedicated relationship manager who can anticipate your needs means more efficient and focused financial solutions to take you exactly where you want to go.

With Key4Women, we offer customized service, access to capital, networking opportunities and ongoing education. Learn more at www.key.com/wpo

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PNC Wealth Management

Developing and executing an investment strategy that encompasses every aspect of your financial life can be challenging, particularly when you have substantial assets and sophisticated needs. At PNC, one of the nation’s largest wealth managers, a Wealth Management advisor will work with you to develop a strategy that can range from investment management and estate planning to trust administration and private foundation management. PNC, the nation’s fifth largest bank, has a track record of advocating for women in business. We have been recognized among the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers and the Top 50 Companies for Female Executives. In addition, more than 15 years ago the women within PNC Wealth Management created a network to recognize the financial decision-making roles of women within their communities.

Confidential, complimentary consultation with a PNC Wealth Management advisor to assess your needs and discuss opportunities

Clients who choose PNC for wealth management solutions benefit from the attention of an advisor who will become intimately knowledgeable about your family and finances. In turn, your advisor will coordinate a team of PNC experts to bring a high degree of understanding, empathy and resources to the unique challenges you face as a high-achieving woman.


Please contact Linda Stevenson, senior vice president, Women's Business Development, who will connect you with the most appropriate PNC-Certified Women's Business Advocate in your area. Linda.Stevenson@pnc.com or 814-871-1225.

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PwC is a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Each firm helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for.

Globally, PwC is committed to helping owners and CEOs of privately-held businesses achieve their long-term personal and business goals.  We work with private businesses, ranging from high net worth individuals to owner-managed family businesses and large, professionally-managed businesses.

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Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century.  For more information, please visit http://www.news.prudential.com/

Affiliation Discount with Prudential Long-Term Care Insurance Policies

WPO members and their families are eligible to receive a 5% discount* on their Prudential long-term care insurance policies. This is in addition to other eligible discounts and reductions, such as a spouse or partner discount (30% for both spouses/partners or 15% for one spouse/partner)* and the preferred rate class. (*NOTE: State variations may apply.)

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Sam's Club

Since 1983, Sam’s Club has been a strong supporter of the entrepreneurial spirit. We were founded to provide small businesses a simple approach to savings through the products and services offered with membership. Today, Sam’s Club focuses on offering the most relevant selection of quality merchandise – from luxury brands to everyday needs – to provide simple savings for our members running both a business and home. Sam’s Club saves its members on average 30.4 percent over grocery and specialty retailers by offering superior values on merchandise and services for home or office.

Visit samsclub.com or samsclub.com/smallbusiness for more information on how Sam’s Club can make saving simple for your business and household.

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Getting more value from your business partners has never been more critical. So why not rely on the world’s leading delivery company?* One that outperforms the rest. One that can take your business to places you never thought possible. UPS offers the highest levels of customer service, more efficiency, greater productivity and savings that directly benefit your bottom line.

With UPS you get outstanding reliability, more service options, and innovative technology – giving you the confidence and resources you need to compete globally. Choose UPS for any size shipment: small package, air freight, ocean freight, less-than-truckload or truckload. Let UPS turn our advantages into yours.

UPS offer

• Take advantage of a 70% discount on your heavy shipments with UPS Freight. • Save up to 26% on UPS express and international services Whether it’s overnight letters across the country, LTL freight shipments or international shipping around the world, you’ll start saving with the first shipment. After that, the more you ship, the more you save

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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo understands how important time, information and the right guidance is for a business owner. That’s why we’ve developed a unique banking approach for business owners who’ve grown beyond being a “small” business, yet don’t require complicated, large corporate products or programs.

Through a dedicated relationship team assigned directly to your business, you’ll receive an unprecedented level of support and access to expertise, objective guidance and solutions that work best for your situation. Your relationship manager will take the time to understand you and your business and provide the full-service banking solutions, backed by a team of product specialists, that work best for you. To learn more about us, please visit www.wellsfargo.com.


Wells Fargo presents a FREE Webinar for WPO members featuring Tom Rath, New York Times bestselling author and co-author of Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. This enriching and interactive webinar will highlight the path to holistic, personal and financial wellbeing.

Register by November 14, 2011 at http://registration.gallup.com/?O=FZC280AJQ66156RS


Wellbeing Webinar: The 5 Essential Elements

Date: November 15, 2011

Time: Noon-1:00 p.m. Eastern

Presenter: Tom Rath, International best-selling author

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Albany - KeyBank 
Atlanta - Gorby Peters & Associates and PNC Wealth Management
Baltimore - HR Anew 
Bellevue - Cornerstone Advisors 
Bergen County - Nygala/Flomo 
Boston I - WilmerHale 
Boston II - First Republic Bank 
Buffalo - KeyBank 
Calgary - MNP
Cape Town - RMB Private Bank 
Central Texas - Broadway Bank 
Charlotte - Wells Fargo
Chicago I - Chubb 
Chicago II - Foley & Lardner 
Chicago III - RSM McGladrey
Cincinnati - KeyBank
Cleveland - KeyBank
Columbus I - Charles Schwab 
Columbus I - Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter
Columbus II - KeyBank
Dallas -  Citibank
Denver -  KeyBank
Diablo Valley - Merrill Lynch
East Bay - Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
East Bay - Fitzgerald, Abbott & Beardsley
Fairchester - KeyBank
Fort Worth - Principal Financial Group 
Golden Gate - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 
Houston - Principal Financial Group 
Kansas City - Lead Bank
Las Vegas - Morgan Stanley
Lima - Asociacion Educativa Casuarinas
London - SG Hambros Bank Limited
Long Island - Wachovia/Wells Fargo
Los Angeles I - Foley & Lardner
Los Angeles II - Principal Financial Group

Miami - Merrill Lynch
Milwaukee - Foley & Lardner
Minneapolis I-IV - Lurie, Besikof, Lapidus & Co.
Monmouth County - Software Synergy

Montreal - McCarthy Tétrault
Morris County - Lincoln Park Healthcare
Nashville - YWCA Nashville

New York I - PNC Wealth Management

New York II - PNC Wealth Management

New York III - Andrews Kurth
New York V - Schneider Harrison
New York VI - PNC Wealth Management
Oklahoma City - The Kerr Foundation
Orange County I - Experian Corporation
Orange County II - Buchalter Nemer
Philadelphia - PNC Wealth Management
Phoenix - Principal Financial Group
Phoenix Metro - Principal Financial Group
Pittsburgh - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Portland I - KeyBank
Portland II - Morgan Stanley
Princeton - PNC Wealth Management
Providence - Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge
Raleigh-Durham - Wells Fargo
Rochester - KeyBank
San Francisco - Foley & Lardner
Scottsdale - Principal Financial Group
Seattle - KL Gates
Seton Hill - Seton Hill University’s E-Magnify

South Carolina - Columbia College
Springfield - Meyers Brothers Kalicka
St. Louis I & II - PNC Wealth Management
St. Louis I & II - Ritz Carlton St. Louis
Syracuse - KeyBank
Tampa - Principal Financial Group
Toronto I & II - PricewaterhouseCoopers
Toronto III - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Triad- Wells Fargo
Vancouver I-III - RBC
Washington DC - Principal Financial Group

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