Working Women’s Luncheon
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | Gotham Hall | 1356 Broadway (Broadway @ 36th)
With Pat Carroll, WCBS Newsradio 880 and Norah O’Donnell, CBS News This Morning
11:30am – 12:30pm: Networking | 12:30pm – 2:00pm: Lunch, Interview, Q&A Session
The Working Women’s Business Luncheon is in it’s 13th successful year. It is designed to foster and promote the success of women. This unique event offers more than 500 business owners and professionals from around the tri-state area a comfortable atmosphere to network and learn about the personal and professional experiences of other women in business, government, sciences and the arts. From the opening networking session to the intimate conversation with highly regarded speakers, The Working Women’s Luncheon will provide advice and inspiration for women to network, learn and grow.
Norah O’Donnell, co-host of CBS This Morning, will be the our guest. Pat Carroll, co-anchor of the WCBS 880 Morning News will be your host and will interview Norah, followed by an audience Q&A session.
As longtime morning anchor at WCBS Newsradio, Pat Carroll is part of the morning routine for more than a million people a week. Commuters rely on her to help them start their day with first word of a traffic tie-up or advice on how to dress for the weather.
The morning after Hurricane Sandy, she and the morning team served the storm-ravaged tri-state with essential information and live interviews in an Edward R. Murrow Award-winning newscast and kept it up in the following days and weeks, winning another Murrow for continuing coverage. Listeners rely on Pat to stay on top of world events, whether international conflicts or the unprecedented change in leadership at the Vatican. And she’s become a trusted, calm presence in the midst of tragedy, from 9/11 to Sandy Hook to the dramatic events surrounding the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
Pat co-hosts the WCBS Opening Bell Report, a daily half-hour business show which includes her “Women in Business” program. The two-time Gracie Award winning feature tells the stories of women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders and highlights issues important to women in the business world from “leaning in” to the glass ceiling.
Pat is the founding host of the WCBS Working Women’s Luncheon, where she moderates a dialogue which connects her audience with accomplished women from fields as diverse as publishing, finance, media, design and politics.
Listeners of CBS stations around the country can hear Ms. Carroll on the daily Parents’ Magazine feature “Raising our Kids,” broadcast on the Dial Global Radio Network.
Pat is on the advisory board of the Center for Safety and Change, the former Rockland Family Shelter.
Norah O’Donnell was named a co-host of “CBS This Morning” in July 2012.
An Emmy Award winner, she joined CBS News in June, 2011 as the Network’s Chief White House Correspondent, where she’s conducted interviews with a who’s who of political power players. She also serves as the primary substitute anchor for “Face The Nation” and reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.
In the past year, O’Donnell has traveled the globe with President Barack Obama and had news-making interviews with United States Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY); Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH); former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
As CBS News’ Chief White House Correspondent, O’Donnell has earned a reputation as a tough but fair journalist willing to ask politicians and their handlers the questions that get real answers.
Prior to joining CBS News, O’Donnell was the Chief Washington Correspondent for MSNBC and a contributing correspondent for NBC News’ Today and Weekend Today. She was also a regular contributor to all of NBC News platforms and served as a substitute anchor on the 9:00 AM hour of Today. She won an Emmy as part of NBC News’ election night coverage.
O’Donnell joined NBC News in 1999. Prior to that, she was a staff reporter for the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, and worked as a contributor and analyst for MSNBC.
During her extensive journalism career, O’Donnell has reported on the 2008 presidential elections, the 2004 presidential campaign of President George W. Bush and the 2000 presidential campaigns of John McCain and George W. Bush. She’s also covered the Republican and Democratic conventions, election nights and the 2000 Florida recount.
Besides an Emmy, O’Donnell’s work has also earned a prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News Coverage.
Born into a military family, O’Donnell grew up in San Antonio, Texas; Landstuhl, Germany; Seoul, Korea; and Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. She also holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University. She is married to Geoff Tracy, a restaurateur in Washington, D.C. They have three children.