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Goulston & Storrs and The Premium Club Host Second Successful Women Champions of Business Work and Wellness Event

October 15, 2014Press Releases

Headlined by New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur Linda Rottenberg, gathering draws more than 80 women executives for an evening of spirited conversation

(October 15, 2014, Boston, Mass.) – As her new book, Crazy is a Compliment, moved to #11 on The New York Times bestseller list, leading author and entrepreneur Linda Rottenberg headlined last night’s Women Champions of Business event co-hosted by Goulston & Storrs and The Premium Club, along with a panel of local innovators Amy Latimer, President, TD Garden; Beth Bresnahan, Executive Director, Massachusetts State Lottery and Gale Murray, Publisher, Boston Business Journal.

The event, the second in a newly-created networking series targeting executive-level women in Boston and focusing on issues of work and wellness, drew 80 participants from fields ranging from professional services and academia to biotech and financial services.

“When we created this series, we envisioned something different than the usual networking and mentoring events available to executive women; a venue that would provide more interactive, experiential  opportunities for women to connect with others and also enrich their own lives,” said, Pamela MacKenzie, Director, Goulston & Storrs. “By providing access to leading personalities we are giving people the tools they need to succeed in work and in life. We were thrilled that a speaker of Linda Rottenberg’s caliber agreed to join us and share her years of wisdom.”

Linda Rottenberg, CEO and co-founder of Endeavor, the world’s leading organization supporting fast-growing entrepreneurs, has spent the last two decades helping innovators think bold and execute smart. Operating in 20 countries, Endeavor has hand-picked 1000 entrepreneurs who have created 400,000 jobs and generate $7 billion annually. Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and one of TIME’s 100 “Innovators for the 21st century,” Linda Rottenberg is considered one of the world’s most dynamic experts on entrepreneurship, innovation, emerging markets, and leadership. A frequent lecturer at Fortune 500 companies, Rottenberg has been the subject of four case studies by Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. For more information and a full bio, click here.

Panelists Bring Linda Rottenberg’s Content to Life Sharing Battle-Tested Strategies for Innovating, Inspiring and Encouraging Change

Following Linda Rottenberg’s summary of her new book, she led a distinguished panel of local women executives in a spirited conversation on how to think big and bold. From the panelists, the audience learned ways each of the women is on the forefront of inspiring and creating change in her organization and in her industry.

The conversation included tips for entrepreneurs whether inventors, solo practitioners or innovators inside large companies. Recommendations ranged from asking not waiting to ways to be a more personal, authentic leader and how to take the right amount of smart risks in order to scale.

For photos of the event, click here.

Panelist Biographies

Amy Latimer, President, TD Garden

After more than 15 years of executive leadership with the TD Garden, in 2012 Amy Latimer was promoted to President of the arena, one of the most active, highly regarded and successful sports and entertainment venues in North America. As President, Amy is responsible for all day-to-day operating functions of the arena. A longtime leader in the field, she was named one of Sports Business Journal's 'Game Changers' in 2011. Prior to her sports and entertainment marketing career she worked with Empower America while living in Washington, D.C.

Beth Bresnahan, Executive Director, Massachusetts State Lottery

For the last decade, Beth Bresnahan has shaped the marketing strategy for the Massachusetts State Lottery. Earlier this year, she was promoted by State Treasurer Steve Grossman to serve as the Lottery’s Executive Director, with oversight of the entire agency and its nearly $5 billion portfolio of games. Beth has held numerous leadership roles in public agencies in Massachusetts throughout her career, and also worked at Boston-based firm Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications.

Gale Murray, Publisher, Boston Business Journal

Gale is a business publishing veteran who spent the last nine years as a Boston-based national sales manager and East Coast sales director for the parent company of the Boston Business Journal. She was recently named publisher of the publication. Gale also worked for a number of years at Dow Jones & Co. including launching the digital property smartmoney.com.

About Champions in Business

Two of Boston’s most trusted names ‑ The Premium Club at the TD Garden and the law firm of Goulston & Storrs ‑ have teamed up to create Women Champions of Business: a network of leading female executives dedicated to striking a balance between their professional lives and their personal wellness. The purpose of the group is to convene and support a vibrant network of women all working with one another on their professional and personal growth, as well as mentorship and development.

About Goulston & Storrs

Goulston & Storrs is an Am Law 200 law firm, with offices in Boston, New York, Washington, DC and Beijing. With nearly 200 lawyers across multiple disciplines, Goulston & Storrs is a real estate powerhouse with leading-edge corporate, capital markets and finance, litigation, and private client and trust practices. Our lawyers employ a proven team approach that values client outcomes over individual recognition. The firm’s dedication to providing prompt, practical legal advice, cost-efficiently and tailored to our clients’ business needs, has resulted in Goulston & Storrs being acknowledged for excellence by Chambers USA, BTI’s A-Team for Client Service, Best Lawyers in America and other leading industry rankings. Follow the firm on Twitter @goulstonstorrs.

About TD Garden

Since its grand opening in 1995, more than 30 million people have come to the TD Garden to see the arena’s famous tenants, the NHL’s Boston Bruins and NBA’s Boston Celtics, as well as world-renowned concerts, sporting events, family shows, wrestling, ice shows and so much more. Home to approximately 200 public events annually, the TD Garden hosts well over 3.5 million people each year.

The state-of-the-art TD Garden is a year-round, 19,600-seat arena, fully equipped with three (3) private restaurants – Banners Harbor View, Legends Club and the Premium Club Bistro – 90 executive suites, 1,100 club seats, a multi-million dollar high definition video scoreboard (Garden HDX) and complete 360-degree LED technology.