Susan Colantuono Selected As 2010 British Airways Face-of-Opportunity Winner

Leading Women founder Susan Colantuono has been selected by British Airways as a 2010 Face-of-Opportunity winner, awarded travel to anywhere in the world to conduct vital business meetings .
 
 
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Dec. 28, 2010 - PRLog -- New York – Leading Women founder Susan Colantuono today announced that she has been selected by British Airways as a 2010 Face-of-Opportunity winner and has been awarded travel to anywhere in the world to conduct vital business meetings as well as attend the British Airways Face-of-Opportunity business conference. This award is part of the British Airways Face-to-Face program, which provides small business owners and entrepreneurs the critical tools for building business relationships abroad and stimulating growth through the power of face- to-face interaction.

“As effective as virtual meeting platforms are, there is nothing like face to face meetings to launch our Leading Women affiliate in India,” said Susan Colantuono, founder and chief executive officer of Leading Women. “Our founding vision has been to become the global go-to-resource for women who are serious about their careers and companies that are serious about advancing women.”

“Expansion into other countries, including India, is a key component of our business plan,” she said.

Before taking off, Colantuono will attend the British Airways Face-of-Opportunity conference in New York City on Feb. 2, 2011 where the company will receive free counsel from top influential international business experts while networking with venture capitalists, renowned entrepreneurs, media and other small business owner including  

The conference,  which includes an introduction by Simon Talling-Smith, Executive Vice President Americas, British Airways, and  keynote speeches by Rhonda Abrams, best-selling author and USA Today small business columnist and Bill Rancic, best-selling author and first season winner of The Apprentice, will provide Colantuono with additional tools in business planning, marketing and travel to assist the company in its international expansion strategy.

“We are very excited for this phase of the program and for the 250 small business owners who, beyond the educational resources already provided through the Face-to-Face program, now have the opportunity to fly British Airways overseas to conduct vital face-to-face meetings for their business,” said Simon Talling-Smith.  “Each of the winner’s stories is uniquely inspiring and our hope is that the program is a powerful catalyst in ensuring lasting and fruitful businesses for them.”

About Leading Women

Leading Women is an international organization that inspires, powers, and honors the success of women leaders offering unique live, online and Self-Managed Solutions™ that support the success of women from career-start to the C-suite and onto corporate boards. Known for its singular and innovative ability to close the gaps between the critical success factors that women need to know and what they are taught, Leading Women helps organizations meet their goals for advancing and retaining women at all levels. Regionally and nationally, Leading Women supports Women's Internal Networks including those at Amgen, GTECH, Pfizer, Aipso, LGC&D, Mitre, Sunoco and Burger King.

The organization is led by Susan Colantuono, chief executive officer and founder of Leading Women and the founder of the Women’s Institute for Leadership at Bryant University. A renowned expert on leadership, an in-demand speaker, and the Providence Business News “Ally and Mentor for Business Women,” Colantuono is also the author of No Ceiling, No Walls: What women haven’t been told about leadership from career-start to the corporate boardroom. www.noceilingnowalls.com.

About British Airways:

British Airways is one of the world's largest international airlines.  Operating one of the most extensive international scheduled airline route networks, together with its codeshare and franchise partners, the airline flies to more than 300 destinations worldwide.  Also, one of the world's longest established airlines, it has always been regarded as an industry-leader.  British Airways flies its customers at convenient times to the best located airports across the world.

British Airways is one of the world’s leading global premium airlines with its  principal place of business is London with significant presence at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City. It also operates a worldwide air cargo business, largely in conjunction with scheduled passenger services.  The airline operates the majority of its domestic UK, international and intercontinental flights from its home at Terminal 5, Heathrow.

Whether customers are in the air or on the ground, British Airways takes pride in providing a full service experience.

Additional information on Face-to-Face is available by visiting the airlines website,  ba.com/facetoface.

CONTACT:

Jacquelyn Einaugler for British Airways
Text 100 Public Relations
Email: Jacquelyn.einaugler@text100.com
Phone: 212.871.3952

Jennifer Toone Corrigan for Susan Colantuono
In Toone Communication
Email: jtoone@intoone.com
Phone: 401-861-5052

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Leading Women offers unique live, online and Self-Managed Solutions™ to help women succeed from career-start to the C-suite and onto corporate boards and helps organizations meet their goals for advancing and retaining women at all levels.
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