TITLE: The Woman Road Warrior
SPEAKER: Kathleen Ameche
EVENT DATE: 2006/04/21
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
Kathleen Ameche shared travel tips, tricks and traps from her recent book, "The Woman Road Warrior: The Working Woman's Guide to Business Travel," in a program sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division.
Ameche is a former vice president of the Tribune Company, one of the nation's top media firms. Traveling nearly two million miles during her career, Ameche has faced all kinds of challenges and nightmares, including being held at gunpoint. Instead of letting her travel experiences take their toll, she has published a comprehensive guide on how to travel successfully. In "The Woman Road Warrior," she highlights information that women need to ensure first-class treatment on the road, including airline upgrades, booking hotel suites and exploring the pros and cons of using online travel Web sites rather than a traditional travel agent.
Speaker Biography: Kathleen Ameche is president of the Ameche Group, a company she founded to be a champion for businesswomen. She has been a guest speaker at conferences, seminars and universities, and has held board positions with the Girl Scouts of America and Loyola University.