Karen Newman to Speak at Greenwich Chamber’s Women Who Matter Luncheon

Karen and Peter Newman

Karen Newman with her husband Peter at the 2014 Kids Triathlon finish line. Credit: Leslie Yager

The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce “Women Who Matter” luncheon celebrates women who make a difference and have a true impact on the Greenwich community and beyond.

This year the speaker, Karen Newman, a motivational speaker, world record breaking athlete and survivor of two life-threatening diseases.

Karen’s story of perseverance and spirit is profiled in her memoir, Just Three Words—Athlete, Mother, Survivor:  How One Brave Woman, Against All Odds, Wins the Race Of Her Life.

On March 17, she will share her failures, successes and lessons learned through her battles with bulimia and aggressive stage 3 breast cancer, as well as how she went on to become a seven-time All American Triathlete and Team USA World Competitor.  Her theme will be dreaming big, finding love and opportunity amidst life’s challenges.

The luncheon and talk is set for Thursday, March 17, 12:30 – 2:00 pm  at the Milbrook Club, 61 Woodside Drive Fee: $50 per person, $475 table of ten. Please alert the Chamber of your seating preference in advance.

Click here for event details on the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce website.

 

  • Every year when this luncheon is announced, I marvel at how out of touch and elitist the Greenwich Chamber continues to make itself sound, and how it contributes to the image of this town as a place that excludes rather than welcomes. “Women who MATTER” – the implication being that if you’re a woman working two jobs or three jobs to make ends meet you DON’T matter? Dear Greenwich Chamber: it’s the 21st Century. Maybe it’s time to change your message? Judging by the answers I’ve received to some questions I’ve asked at school visits in this town, it’s way PAST time.