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Cleveland Jewish News Holds Women in Leadership Session

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Our second event for Thursday was an addition of the "Women in Leadership" series put on by the "Cleveland Jewish News" that took place in the Atrium at ETON on Chagrin Blvd. in Woodmere. 

Unfortunately we were not able to stay for the discussion of leadership and the particular challenges that often confront women although it promised to be a good one since it featured Ms. Debbie Hoffman, the President of the "National Council of Jewish Women", moderating a dialogue between Ms. Jill Friedman Helfman, Practice Group Chair/Partner "Taft Law"; Ms. Lisa H. Michel, CFTA, Wealth Advisor and Vice President of "Glenmede"; Ms. Becky N. Orenstein, Admissions Manager of the "CWRU Weatherhead School of Management"; and Ms. Tracy Turoff, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of "Hillel International". We did, however, talk to Ms. Hoffman and most of the panelists and wished them well. 

For our time at ETON, we consumed excellent samplings from "Munchie", "Paladar Latin Kitchen", "Texas de Brazil", "Flemings", "Taza Lebanese Grill" and "Blue Star Cafe." As Ms. Marcia Bakst, from "Cleveland Jewish News" who was acting as a greeter, said to us regarding the venue for that evening, "you eat, you drink and you learn!" 

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We also chatted with Mr. Ron Greenbaum who is one of those who handles advertising for the "Cleveland Jewish News." We reminisced about how, because he works for "Cleveland Jewish News", a lot of people automatically assume that Mr. Greenbaum is a reporter and how, because we work for "Margaret W. Wong & Associates", a lot of people automatically assume that we are immigration attorneys. 

We also saw and talked to several people that we know who were there like Ms. Rita Singh and Ms. Venera Izant from "Elite Women Around the World"; Ms. Lee Ann O'Brien from the "Heights-Hillcrest Chamber of Commerce"; and Ms. Jo Bryne, the Graphic Recorder, who we last saw in October, 2016 when she recorded a conversation between U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Ms. Connie Schultz, and the Very Rev. Tracey Lind at Trinity Cathedral. Ms. Bryne was set to also record this evening's discussion. 

In addition, we met for the first time Ms. Muffy Kaesberg and Ms. JoEllen Salkin from "Organizing 4 U" which was a good thing because they could possibly help us to be more organized around our house so we can be out and about more often.  

By:

Michael Patterson

Community Liaison,

Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co., LLC