STAMFORD, Conn. -- Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman will be the featured speaker at in an event sponsored by Family Centers on Tuesday, May 2, at the Stamford Marriott.
Family Centers’ Titan Speaker Series brings America’s greatest leaders to Fairfield County for intimate and captivating discussions. Previous speakers have included Henry Kissinger, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, financial news anchor Maria Bartiromo and former CIA Director Jack Devine.
In this rare East Coast appearance, Whitman will focus on the rapid growth of the technology industry, and its influence on the global economy. She will also draw upon her own experiences to discuss leadership, innovation and management.
Tickets start at $100, and proceeds will support Family Centers’ early education and preschool programs. Sponsorship opportunities, many of which include a meet and greet with Whitman, are also available at www.familycenters.org.
Since her appointment as HP's President & CEO in 2011, Whitman has led the company's turnaround and subsequent separation into two companies - Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. She also instilled a renewed focus on HP's Research & Development Division.
Whitman also served at President & CEO of eBay Inc. from 1998-2008. During that time, she oversaw the company's growth from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and over $8 billion in annual revenue.
Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 200 professionals and 3,500 trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs.
A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Visit www.familycenters.org or www.facebook.com/familycentersinc for additional information.