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20 Jul 2013 10:42 AM |

Nashville Cable Taps Warren Buffett Biographer Alice Schroeder to Keynote 2013 Board Walk of Fame

New York Times Best-Selling Author and Wall Street Analyst Talks Governance, Markets and Buffett

While working as a financial analyst, she was persuaded by Warren Buffett to take a sabbatical to become his biographer, as he famously stated that he “likes the way she thinks.”

Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) July 19, 2013

Nashville based Cable today announced that Alice Schroeder, Warren Buffett’s chosen biographer and former Wall Street analyst, will offer the keynote address for its fourth annual Board Walk of Fame. The 2013 installment of the breakfast event will be held from 7:00-9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 19 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.

Ms. Schroeder offers a unique perspective on her topic, “Bulls, Bears, Buffett and Boards,” borne from a career as a top ranked Wall Street analyst, FASB regulator, external auditor and New York Times best-selling author. While working as a financial analyst, she was persuaded by Warren Buffett to take a sabbatical to become his biographer, as he famously stated that he “likes the way she thinks.” Schroeder spent several years with Buffett, his business associates and his inner circle prior to publishing her book, The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. Now an independent director on a number of corporate boards and a world-renowned speaker, Schroeder is known for her practical and entertaining take on financial markets, board governance and, of course, Buffett.

“We are extremely pleased to bring Ms. Schroeder to Nashville for the 2013 Board Walk of Fame and to share this opportunity with the local business community,” said Susan Huggins, executive director of Cable. “The event combines thought leadership from one of the world’s top investing minds with high-level networking among Tennessee business leaders, including Board Walk of Fame honorees.”

The Board Walk of Fame is open to the public and is presented by Cable’s Women on Corporate Boards, Women Corporate Directors, Lipscomb University and Avenue Bank. Sponsorship inquiries may be directed to Co-Chairs Mila Grigg or Mary Fink at boardwalk@nashvillecable.org.

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About Cable and Women on Corporate Boards

Nashville Cable is Tennessee’s largest and most established network of professionals with nearly 600 members and a 30-year history of helping women reach their full potential. The organization’s mission of “Moving Women Forward” has shaped its networking programs and advocacy initiatives, and created a forward-thinking infrastructure for expansion nationally. Cable’s hallmark initiative, Women on Corporate Boards, is dedicated to increasing numbers of women on Tennessee corporate boards and in the executive suite, and to helping lead that movement nationally. Cable is a member of the InterOrganization Network, an alliance of 15 women’s organizations with a common mission across the U.S. This provides a national context for benchmarking research and enhances our resources to effect positive change in Tennessee.