Betsy Myers, whose background encompasses business, politics, government and academics, will talk about core principles for successful leadership at the Women’s Fund Fall Luncheon on October 24.

Currently the founding director of the Center for Women & Business at Bentley University, Myers draws on experiences gained working in diverse environments for her book “Take the Lead.” Myers previously served as the first director of the White House Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach, as executive director for Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, as a senior presidential campaign adviser and in leadership roles with the Small Business Administration.

Honorary co-chairs for the luncheon are Katrina Becker, managing director communications, public affairs and events for TD Ameritrade, and Gail Graeve, director of public affairs for Cox Communications. General co-chairs are Stephanie Mattoon, partner with Baird Holm, and Lindsay Cosimano, president of Encounter Telepsychiatry.

As is tradition at the luncheon, grants will be presented to local nonprofit agencies for programs targeting what Women’s Fund research has identified as the most critical needs for local women and girls. Additionally, one woman will receive keys to a refurbished 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt under the Recycled Rides program. Nonprofit agencies nominate clients for the program, and the recipient will be selected by a Women’s Fund committee.

The luncheon takes place October 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CenturyLink Center. Ticket prices are: $85 for individuals and $1,600 for a corporate table for 10.

Tickets for the luncheon are available online at or call (402) 827.9280.