The Wake Forest University Schools of Business will welcome one of Forbes magazine’s “World’s Most Powerful Women” to campus as part of the Leading Out Loud Broyhill Executive Lecture Series. Marilyn Carlson Nelson is chairman and former chief executive of Carlson, a global group of integrated travel companies including Radisson Hotels, Country Inns & Suites, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and T.G.I. Fridays.
She will present “How We Lead Matters: Reflections of a Life of Leadership” Friday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 pm in the Worrell Professional Center auditorium room 1312 on the Wake Forest campus. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Carlson Nelson’s bestselling book by the same title. She will offer wisdom, advice and inspiration while reflecting on her extraordinary career.
Carlson Nelson serves on the boards of ExxonMobil Corp., the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and is chair of the Mayo Clinic board of trustees. She is on the World Travel and Tourism Council, the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, the National Women’s Business Council and is past chair of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.
Under her leadership, Carlson was the first major North American travel company to take a stand against the sexual exploitation of children in the tourism industry. On behalf of the company, she signed ECPAT, an international code of conduct with the mission to end child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.
Leading out Loud is a Wake Forest University Schools of Business lecture series created to educate and inspire business students through exposure to industry leaders shaping today’s business world. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Broyhill Family Foundation of Lenoir, NC.
Carlson Nelson’s presentation is also the keynote address for the 21st Annual Marketing Summit at the Wake Forest University Schools of Business.