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Jean Chatzky to headline Women’s Roundtable at ECU financial forum

The third event in the ECU Incredible Women Series will focus on financial issues facing women and will feature Jean Chatzky, best-selling author and financial editor of NBC’s “Today” show, as keynote speaker.

The Women’s Roundtable at East Carolina University will present “The ECU Incredible Women Series: Investing for the Future, Strategies for Sound Financial Management,” Oct. 14 at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville.

The event will address issues such as investment options, reasons to be engaged in financial decisions, philanthropic giving, and creating financially grounded female leaders of tomorrow. Nationally known humorist Jeanne Robertson will be the luncheon speaker.

Breakout sessions on financial management strategies for women will also be available. The day will conclude with remarks from Kelly King, BB&T CEO and chairman, and the recognition of six women as Incredible ECU Women.

The daylong event is open to all who are interested in attending. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the keynote address schedule for 9:30 a.m. Persons interested in attending should e-mail olsonj@ecu.edu or call 252-328-9550. The cost is $100 per person. Registration closes Oct. 7.

Created in 2003, the Women’s Roundtable at East Carolina University seeks to elevate and encourage leadership and philanthropy by women.

For more information about joining the Women’s Roundtable, visit www.ecu.edu/womensroundtable, call 252-328-9550, or e-mail Marcy Romary, director of women’s philanthropy, at romarym@ecu.edu.

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This story appeared originally in the Aug. 27, 2010 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/news/poe/2010/810/August-2010-Archives.cfm.