Olympia Snowe To Be Honored At PNC Luncheon

Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe will address guests at a “Women in Power” luncheon Tuesday, April 9. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Center Court at the Gardens Mall (3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens).

Tickets cost $50 and proceeds will benefit the YWCA of Palm Beach County. Reservations can be made by calling the YWCA of Palm Beach County at (561) 640-0050, ext. 134.

Snowe’s topic will be, “Anything is Possible: From a Tragic Childhood to the Pinnacle of Power — How to Overcome Obstacles and Make a Difference.”

Snowe’s dedicated work in the U.S. Senate garnered her nationwide recognition as a leading policymaker in Washington. In 2005, she was named the 54th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. In 2006, Time magazine named her one of the top ten U.S. Senators calling her “The Caretaker.”

Before her election to the Senate in 1994, Snowe represented Maine’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years. She is only the fourth woman in history to be elected to both houses of Congress, and the first woman in American history to serve in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress. When first elected to Congress in 1978, at the age of 31, Snowe was the youngest Republican woman, and the first Greek-American woman, ever elected to Congress. Focusing her attention on efforts to build bipartisan consensus on key issues that matter to Maine and America, Snowe built a reputation as one of the leading moderates.

“The ‘Women in Power’ lectures offer local residents the opportunity to meet and hear from prominent women in a wide-range of industries from across the nation,” PNC Regional President Craig Grant said. “Senator Snowe has demonstrated passion and poise in every level of government office and we couldn’t be more excited to hear from her what will surely be inspiring stories.”

The “Women in Power” speaker series was created in 2007 to raise awareness of and support for programs that encourage and promote the development of girls and women.