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Career Action Center's 18th Annual Women of Vision Celebration Honors Three Silicon Valley Women for Their Leadership.

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CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 2000

On Thursday, May 11, 2000 hundreds of people will come to honor three extraordinary Silicon Valley women at the Career Action Center's 18th Annual Women of Vision Dinner Celebration at the San Jose Fairmont. The Career Action Center will honor Mary G.F. Bitterman, President and CEO of KQED Inc.; Lata Krishnan, Co-Founder of SMART Modular Technologies Inc.; and Dianne McKenna, Chair, United Way Silicon Valley for their leadership and vision, their achievements in the community, and their roles as inspirational models and mentors for young women. Author and Television Journalist, Jan Yanehiro, 1986 Women of Vision honoree, will emcee the event.

Sharon A. Bray, chief executive officer of the Career Action Center, said, "We are proud to honor three women of exceptional achievement whose accomplishments and leadership reflect a commitment to connections, ideas, resources, and our larger community."

The celebration will also honor the Institute for Women's Leadership, founded by Rayona Sharpnack, for its visionary and inspirational work in developing women's leadership potential and their ability to influence and effect change in Silicon Valley.

This year's honorees will share their stories with more than 700 career-minded attendees, including the young scholarship recipients in the "Share the Vision" mentoring program. This program aims to expose young women between the ages of 21 and 30 to outstanding role models to inspire them to make a difference and impact the lives of those around them. The Women of Vision Celebration commemorates the Center's founding mission to address the professional needs of women and celebrates women who are building bridges for a better tomorrow.

This event is the major fundraiser for the Career Action Center, a non-profit career management organization, recently recognized with the 1999 David Packard Civic Entrepreneur Award for its contribution to Silicon Valley's economic vitality and quality of life. The attendees include sponsoring companies from 50 leading Silicon Valley corporations. This year's event will raise over $100,000 to support the development and delivery of affordable career services for more than 4,500 individual members and employees of over 170 Corporate Partners.

Individual tickets cost $100 and sponsored tables range from $1,000 to $3,000. Honorees since 1993 include Josi Callan, Loretta Green, Jing Lyman, Becky Morgan, Sally Osberg, Chitra Divakaruni, and Tara VanDerveer.

For more information and reservations, call Margaret Weil at (408) 253-3200, ext. 226 or visit the Career Action Center's World Wide Web site http:// www.careeraction.org.

About The Career Action Center

Founded in 1973, the Career Action Center is a community-based nonprofit organization addressing career development needs of Silicon Valley's diverse community. The Center is a nationally recognized leader in helping individuals develop career self reliance and organizations build a resilient workforce.
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