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Parker Poe and Columbia College Host Book Signing for Author

  • November 04, 2009

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP and Columbia College hosted author Mary Cantando at a reception and book signing for her latest work, Leading with Care – How Women Around the World are Inspiring Businesses, Empowering Communities, and Creating Opportunity.

More than 30 business and legal professionals, including members of The Alliance for Women, attended the event at Columbia College’s Alumnae Hall, the second of three such receptions and signings. Attendees listened to the author tell stories of courageous and enterprising women featured in her book and changing the quality of lives in their communities from our state’s capitol city to third world villages, including the contributions of Catharine Arrowood, a litigation partner with Parker Poe.

An additional book signing will take place at the Firm’s Raleigh office on November 10. All reception attendees will receive an autographed copy of Mary’s book.

Working in cooperation with the international relief organization, CARE, Cantando tells the stories of women in the developing world who have overcome insurmountable challenges and parallels them to trailblazing business women across the United States.

Ms. Arrowood was featured as one of the trailblazing American women because of her creativity, tenacity and success. “We are proud to honor both Catharine and Mary and to further highlight our firm’s accomplishments and continued efforts in diversity,” said Ron Tryon, Managing Partner of Parker Poe’s Columbia office.

This reception falls just a week after Parker Poe was awarded The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Diversity Council’s “Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award” at the 5th annual Workplace Diversity event in Columbia, South Carolina. 

About Mary Cantando
As an advocate for women, Ms. Cantando has served as an envoy of the U.S. State Department in helping women in developing countries start and grow businesses. She is also a Trustee of The Women’s Alliance, an Ambassador of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and a Chair for the Women Presidents’ Organization. She sits on the Enterprising Women Advisory Board, and has been named the Growth Advisor of Women Entrepreneurs, Inc. 

About CARE
CARE fights the root causes of poverty in the world’s poorest communities. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because equipped with proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities. Each year, CARE helps tens of millions of people effect real, positive change in their lives.

About Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has 225 lawyers in six offices across the Carolinas. The Firm represents domestic and international clients in litigation and dispute, commercial, transactional and regulatory matters, including employment, environmental and government affairs.