Lara Logan Will Be Featured Speaker At WILA Awards Luncheon

Lara Logan

The Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation is thrilled to announce that award-winning news correspondent Lara Logan will be the featured speaker at the 36th annual Women In Leadership Awards (WILA) luncheon on Wednesday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center. Logan’s address will provide insight on her experiences as a leading international news reporter and speak about how the role of women is changing on a global scale.

Logan’s bold reporting has earned her a prominent spot among the world’s best foreign correspondents. Logan was named CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent in February 2006 and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent in 2008, all while contributing to 60 Minutes beginning in 2005, and 60 Minutes II from 2001. Her work has taken her from the front lines of the Iraq war, to the center of the Ebola crisis to the forests of central Africa. Logan’s reports were an integral part of CBS News’ coverage of the war in Iraq, where she lived for almost five years.

Amy Brand will serve as the 2019 WILA chair, and Cecilia Hudnet will serve as co-chair. Businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne S. Boice will serve as honorary chair, while WPEC News 12 anchor Liz Quirantes will serve as master of ceremonies.

The 2019 WILA honorees are: Non-Profit Sector-Beth Walton, CEO, Town of Palm Beach United Way; Private Sector-Elizabeth Hamma, senior vice president/market manager, Hubbard Radio; Public Sector-Dr. Lisa Williams-Taylor, CEO of the Children’s Services Council; and Volunteer Sector-Mary Cleary Ierardi of Catholic Charities of the Palm Beaches and Saint Edwards Charitable Works Ministry.

Tickets to the 2019 WILA Awards Luncheon are $150 for guests. For tickets, or more information, visit or call (561) 868-7070.