Month: October 2014

All Month: October 2014

October 24, 2014

Cable President speaking at Williamson County Women in Business Luncheon

24 Oct 2014 10:54 AM |

Women in Business Luncheon

Join us Tuesday, October 28 from 11:30 am – 1 pm

Featuring: Yolanda Harris-Jackson, President of Cable

Growing up as a “Preacher’s Kid,” Yolanda was a natural born leader. She fell in love with the ability to help people realize their inner beauty and thrive from the resulting self-confidence. Following this belief she decided to pursue a licensure as a Manicurist. Entering college, she found a one-of-a-kind service to offer other students and paid her expenses through college on just “doing nails and make-up.” A 19-year career in the beauty and wellness industry was the perfect route for Yolanda, allowing her to transform people’s lives physically, mentally and spiritually. Read more here

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October 4, 2014

Cable seeks more leadership roles for women

04 Oct 2014 12:26 PM |

 This is a special time of year for Cable. We are gearing up for our annual Board Walk of Fame event and getting ready to celebrate our organization’s 36th year.

Cable is Tennessee’s largest and most established network of diverse professionals committed to advancing women professionally. Pursuant to the mission of “Connecting Women and Opportunity,” Cable is determined to connect Tennessee’s qualified female candidates with board service. The organization’s hallmark initiative is Women on Corporate Boards, which advocates for gender diversity on boards and in top leadership teams of Tennessee companies.

Research shows that companies with greater numbers of women on their boards and in executive leadership positions boast superior financial performance compared with their peers, and the investment community is beginning to embrace diversity as an investment platform. Despite these trends, women continue to be underrepresented on corporate boards and in C-suites across the country, particularly in Tennessee.

On Sept. 30, Cable will honor four Tennessee women champions and five Tennessee companies for their achievement in gender diversity leadership in our state with their induction into the Board Walk of Fame.

This event helps to raise awareness among the business community in Tennessee and beyond of the need to appoint women to corporate boards, the availability of qualified women and the value women bring to those boards.

This year’s Board Walk of Fame honorees include: Caren Gabriel, CEO of Ascend Federal Credit Union; Glenda Baskin Glover, president of Tennessee State University; Lisa Kranc, vice president of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association; and Jeanette Tully, CEO of Aloha Station Trust.

Board Walk of Fame will also honor corporate heroes AutoZone, Dollar General, Genesco, HCA Holdings and Scripps Network Interactive. These professional women and leading corporations are true champions for gender diversity by setting the example each day in their work.

The Board Walk of Fame is Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 9 a.m. at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. Joyce Russell, president of Adecco Staffing U.S., is the keynote speaker and will share insights based on her company’s 650,000 talent placements globally. Her presentation, “Gypsies, Techies and Trekkies,” will address the talent environment where career migration, rapid technological changes and diverse global workplaces are creating new and challenging landscapes for today’s leaders.

For information about our Board Walk of Fame, or to register, please visit

Please help support Cable’s hallmark initiative. We are not only dedicated to increasing the number of women on Tennessee corporate boards and in the executive suite, but we want to help lead that movement nationally.

Susan Allen Huggins is President and CEO of Cable.

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