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SOURCE The Executives' Club of Chicago
Join The EC for a discussion titled, "Raising a Globally Competitive Workforce"
CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's ability to compete in the global marketplace rests on our future workforce. Parenting plays a key role in ensuring that the next generation performs with the drive, agility and determination required for a new economic paradigm.
Join The EC for a discussion with Amy Chua, Yale law professor, best-selling author and mother of two, as she draws on her recent works to share insights on parenting in the United States and its effects on an increasingly complex and competitive global business environment.
Chua, named in TIME Magazine as "One of the 100 most influential people in the world," has appeared on many national broadcasts, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Colbert Report, and more. This popular speaker will address a topic relevant to both parents and business leaders at The Executives' Club of Chicago's Women's Leadership Breakfast.
About The Executives' Club of Chicago:
The Executives' Club is Chicago's premier membership and business forum. For more than one hundred years, The Club has been a valued resource for Chicago's business leaders - connecting members, and providing opportunities for strategic relationship development, access to intellectual exchange and world class speakers, and enhanced exposure to the global business community. Through its Global Leaders, Women's Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, The Club brings together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world. For more information on The Club, visit www.executivesclub.org.
About Amy Chua:
Amy Chua is the John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She received both her A.B. and her J.D. from Harvard University. While at Harvard Law School, Professor Chua was executive editor of the Harvard Law Review. Prior to entering academics in 1994, she practiced with the Wall Street firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Professor Chua joined the Yale Law School faculty in 2001. Her first book, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability was a New York Times bestseller and selected by both The Economist and the U.K.'s Guardian as a Best Book of 2003. Her second book, Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance – and Why They Fall was a critically acclaimed Foreign Affairs bestseller. Her 2011 memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother was a runaway international bestseller and has been translated into 30 languages. In 2011 Professor Chua was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people and one of Foreign Policy's Global Thinkers for 2011. She is also a recipient of Yale Law School's "Best Teaching" award.
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