Deborah Norville to Address More Than 800 Central Florida Women Business Leaders

6th Annual United Way Women’s Leadership Luncheon

Headlining this year’s event is Deborah Norville, Emmy Award winning journalist, author and anchor of the top-rated newsmagazine Inside Edition. Throughout her acclaimed 30-year career, Deborah Norville has traveled the globe to interview world leaders, newsmakers and celebrities. As a former co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show and correspondent for the CBS Evening News, 48 Hours and other national news programs, her groundbreaking reports have shed light on many important political and social issues.

As a best-selling author, Norville’s latest book, The Power of Respect: Benefit from the Most Forgotten Element of Success, explores the measurable increases in productivity, creativity and other benefits that result from respectful behavior.

A sought-after lecturer and health advocate, Norville speaks with candor and humor about handling life’s curves, juggling career and motherhood and the rough road to achieving dreams.

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Tupperware Brands Corporation, Fifth Third Bank, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando Health, Orlando Magic, University of Central Florida, Darylaine Hernandez Law Firm and Florida Hospital. Media sponsors are WFTV 9 Family Connection and Orange Appeal.

By combining the power of philanthropy, volunteerism and awareness, the United Way Women’s Leadership Council is addressing critical problems that disproportionately affect women and children in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.

Co-chaired by Helen Donegan, Vice President of Community Relations for UCF, and Karen Dee, President of Florida and Mid-South Regions for Fifth Third Bank, the council is guided by more than 25 prominent local female business and civic leaders. Guiding their work is the knowledge that women, regardless of income, age or walk of life, are vulnerable to a range of issues, including poverty, hunger and homelessness.

About Heart of Florida United Way

Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is Central Florida’s most comprehensive health and human services charity and the largest provider of funds to the region’s most critical health and human service programs. Last year it raised and managed $25.3 million throughout Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. HFUW is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, health and safety. It also operates United Way 2-1-1 & Elder Helpline, Central Florida’s community crisis and suicide hotline and information and referral helpline; a Volunteer Resource Center; a Gifts In Kind Center; a Stewardship program that works with agencies to provide emergency assistance; and the Ryan White Part B program, which administers nearly $2 million to provide HIV/AIDS services and referrals.

HFUW impacts more people annually than any other charity operating in the tri-county area and partners with local Spanish translation services, government, other institutions and individuals to increase awareness of human service issues and to inspire hope, provide options and create possibilities for the people in need in our community.


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