The Policy Circle is thrilled to announce Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter as one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Circle Leadership Summit. She will share her perspective as a former diplomat, the first woman National Chair of the Board of the American Red Cross, and founder and CEO of publishing company Pace Communications in a conversation with Policy Circle President and Co-founder, Sylvie Légère Ricketts.
Ambassador McElveen-Hunter was appointed as the first woman National Chairman of the Board of the American Red Cross in 2004. From 2001-2003, McElveen-Hunter served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Finland. As Ambassador, she initiated the Stop Child Trafficking: End Modern-Day Slavery and Children of Karelia program, as well as founded the Women Business Leaders Summit®, a model for business entrepreneurship partnering women business leaders which continues around the world. She was awarded one of Finland’s highest honors – The Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion.
“Bonnie has an exceptional track record as a business leader, philanthropist, and inspiration for women entrepreneurs internationally,” commented Sylvie Légère Ricketts. “I am excited to have her share her experiences with this year’s Summit attendees.” Past Summit one-on-one conversations have included Policy Circle Co-founder, Kathy Hubbard and Nina Easton, chair of Fortune Most Powerful Women International, as well as Sylvie Légère Ricketts and Magatte Wade, founder and CEO of Tiossan.
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