TechnoServe’s Anniversary Gala to be Held October 20th in New York City

AUGUST 22, 2008 — Washington, DC—TechnoServe is proud to announce that our 40th anniversary gala will be held on October 20th, 2008, at The Pierre in New York City. This special event will celebrate women entrepreneurs across the world. We are excited to honor the following inspirational women:

Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Janet Tiebout Hanson, Founder, 85 Broads

Trudy Fulham Sullivan, President & CEO, The Talbots Inc.

Our Spotlight on Women and Entrepreneurship will applaud the amazing creativity, leadership, drive, passion and accomplishments being made by women across the global economy—from chief executives in multi-national companies to women in developing countries starting businesses from sheer determination.

TechnoServe recognizes the vital role women play in economic growth, as demonstrated by our commitment to equipping women with the business skills and knowledge they need to succeed. From running women-focused business plan competitions to designing training programs for female dairy farmers to supporting women-run businesses in a variety of other sectors, TechnoServe is hard at work harnessing the potential of dedicated women around the world. Increasing women’s incomes is linked to improved maternal and child health and better education for children. Investing in women’s entrepreneurship creates the foundation for expanded benefits of economic growth to be shared across communities and countries.

Event details:
Location: The Pierre, Fifth Avenue at 61st Street, New York City
Date: Monday, October 20, 2008

Ticket information:
Director Table for 10 at $50,000
Benefactor Table for 10 at $25,000
Patron Table for 10 at $15,000
Sponsor Table for 10 at $10,000
Patron Tickets at $1,000 each
Sponsor Tickets at $500 each

About TechnoServe: TechnoServe is leading a movement that empowers people in the developing world to build businesses that break the cycle of poverty. Growing enterprises generate jobs and other income opportunities for poor people, enabling them to improve their lives and secure a better future for their families. Since its founding in 1968, the U.S.-based nonprofit has helped to create or expand thousands of businesses, benefiting millions of people in more than 30 countries. The Financial Times has rated TechnoServe one of the top five NGOs for corporate partnerships. Charity Navigator has also awarded its highest Four Star ranking to TechnoServe.