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Third Empowerment Breakfast Features News Anchor Liz Walker

April 5, 2001

Award-winning WBZ-TV 4 news anchor Liz Walker will be the guest speaker at the Empowerment Recognition Breakfast on Thursday May 10, 2001 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. Created by empowerment speaker and consultant Carole Copeland Thomas, the breakfast series is designed to recognize those who have taken action into their own hands by creating useful ways to make a positive contribution to the world at large.

The breakfast will focus on the achievements in education, empowerment, and diversity.

Empowerment award recipients include Marblehead METCO Director Elaine Munn, the Milton Public Schools, and Bentley College. The event will be held from 8 am. to 9:45 am.

The breakfast series was created in 2000, and past awardees include Revs. Ray and Gloria Hammond co-pastors of Bethel AME Church-Boston, Frank McCarthy, founder of Xavier Associates, Carol Nappellio of DeWolfe Real Esteate, and Tom and Janine Fondon, publishers of Unity First News/Online. Past speakers include Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman. The May 10th breakfast represents the third in a series of programs designed to advance the recognition of social, economic and educational empowerment issues.

Tickets are $30 each or $300 for a table of 10. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and the breakfast lead sponsor is the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.

Carole Copeland Thomas is a keynote speaker, consultant, author, and workshop facilitator specializing in empowerment, diversity, and leadership issues. Her client activities have taken her to 42 states and 3 foreign countries in her 14 years of business. Carole is the host of "Personal Empowerment Tips" heard daily on WILD 1090 AM, one of Boston?s oldest adult contemporary radio stations. She is the founder of Diversity Awareness Month (October) and Student Safety Month (June), both recognized in Chase's Calendar of Events and Instructor Magazine.

For more information, interviews, or for ticket reservation call (617) 361-2044 or email

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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