Citizens by Choice: Women in Business Leadership

Many Americans are surprised to learn that there is a large and growing group of immigrant women entrepreneurs and business leaders who are rapidly making their mark in the U.S. business sector, in every region of the country and across a wide range of industries. On June 11, the National Archives Experience presented a discussion program that explored the challenges these women face, and how have they used gender and nationality as strengths in building their businesses. This program was generously supported by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc.

 Citizens by Choice: Women in Business Leadership

Sue Gin McGowan

Part I: Introduction
Thora Colot, Executive Director of the Foundation for the National Archives, Fruzsina M. Harsanyi, PhD, Vice President, Global Public Affairs for Tyco International, Inc., and Sue Gin McGowan (pictured), President, The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, offer introductory remarks.

Maureen Bunyan

Part II: Panel Discussion
WJLA news anchor Maureen Bunyan (pictured) moderates a panel including women business leaders who are also naturalized U.S. citizens: Yolanda Maria Welch, CEO, Respira Medical; Maria de Lourdes Sobrino, founder and CEO, Lulu's Dessert Corporation; Sheela Murthy, founder, president, and managing attorney, Murthy Law Firm; Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Maryland state representative and executive director/owner, Extended Family Adult Daycare, Inc.; and Susan C. Pearce, professor of sociology, East Carolina University, and author of Immigrating Women.