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KeyBank’s annual Key4Women forum in Anchorage raised $6,000 for Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis shelter (AWAIC)

Anchorage, October 3, 2011 – KeyBank’s annual Key4Women forum in Anchorage raised $6,000 for Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis shelter (AWAIC) late last week.

Each year, the forum dedicates its registration fees for the luncheon event to a worthy local cause. Tammy Stewart, Key4Women chair in Alaska, said, “We were thrilled with the turnout and the money we raised well exceeded our goals.”

The event, held at the Dena’ina Center on Friday, September 30, attracted 270 attendees.

The 2011 forum tackled tough issues regarding courage, risk, and gender for female leaders and business owners.  It featured national leadership expert Cindy Solomon exploring the four types of courage necessary for success in business in a challenging economy.

Attendees discussed the challenges faced by professional women and entrepreneurs, analyzed the fears that can keep them from making bold decisions, addressed why courage is essential for the success of businesses, and suggested how to inspire courage both personally and professionally.

In addition to educating women in business across the country, the distinctive Key4Women Forum raises thousands of dollars for local non-profit organizations each year, through the revenue generated by ticket sales.

 

As one of the nation’s largest financial services companies and a leading small business lender, Key provides financial services to thousands of women-owned businesses in 14 states. Founded in 2005, Key4Women helps women in business achieve their goals by providing access to capital, customized service, networking events, and educational opportunities.

 

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