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Karen Gordon Mills to Address Maine Women's Network on Campus

Story posted June 12, 2003

The Maine Women's Network has issued a special invitation to Bowdoin College faculty, staff and students to attend "A Celebration of Amazing Women," MWN's second annual event celebrating and highlighting this year's successes and accomplishments by the Greater Portland, Androscoggin, and Midcoast chapters.

Karen Gordon Mills will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will take place Thursday, June 19, from noon to 3 p.m. in Thorne Hall on campus.

This is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with the fabulous women from all over the state who are making things happen in their businesses and communities. A member exhibit will also be featured.

Karen Gordon Mills is managing director and founder of Solera Capital, a New York City private equity investment firm, which supports women-owned business enterprises. Solera made initial investments in Latina Media Ventures and Annie's Homegrown.

Mills resides in Brunswick with her husband Barry Mills, President of Bowdoin College, and their three boys, and commutes to New York City on a weekly basis.

Members of the Bowdoin community interested in attending should reserve their seats as soon as possible to allow an accurate headcount. Special Bowdoin discounted price is $23. A buffet luncheon will be served.

Reservations should be sent to Susan Neale, Maine State Chamber/Maine Women's Network, 7 University Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330-9412. Phone: 207-623-4568, ext. 19. Fax: 207-622-7723. Make check payable to MSCC/Maine Women's Network. Visa, MasterCard and American Express also accepted.

About Maine Women's Network
Founded in 1995, the purpose of Maine Women's Network is to create a professional environment for women to become more effective in the business world through education, networking and common resources. The monthly dinner meeting features a program related to professional and personal topics presented by a guest speaker. The organization currently has over 100 members consisting of women of all ages, educational, social and economical backgrounds who own or work at businesses in the state of Maine. For more information about the MWN, visit their Web site at

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