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Key4Women Launches Wisdom Wednesdays

Monday, March 18, 2013

Key4Women Launches Wisdom Wednesdays08:00 EDT Monday, March 18, 2013New Program Builds on Key4Women Commitment to EducationCLEVELAND, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Key4Women is expanding its curriculum for women leaders with a new program, Wisdom Wednesdays. The program begins March 27 and is a series of 30-minute conference call presentations on topics such as fostering leadership to identifying new business opportunities to how to expand personal and professional networks."The Wisdom Wednesdays program is one more way we fulfill Key4Women's commitment to offer access to capital, education, networking and personal service. We know women leaders and women business owners are pressed for time and constantly seek new insight that will help them achieve their personal and professional goals," said Aneta Kuzma, Key4Women senior strategist and KeyBank senior vice president. "Our new program Wisdom Wednesdays offers access to a variety of KeyBank and industry experts, complementing our popular Key4Women Forum series and our strong Key4Women social media network," Kuzma said.Key4Women Forums feature nationally known speakers and regularly attract thousands of attendees. Social media channels @Key4Women, Facebook and LinkedIn offer additional insights on a daily basis to thousands of fans and followers. Wisdom Wednesdays sessions are scheduled to take place 12 p.m. ET on the last Wednesday of each month through October. The sessions are free and open to the public. Visit Wisdom Wednesdays to register for a specific program or for the entire series. The inaugural Wisdom Wednesdays session will be 12 p.m. ET, March 27 and will feature Key4Women client and member Amy Franko, founder and CEO of Columbus-based Impact Instruction Group.  Franko will discuss how to create and make best use of professional networks. Future Wisdom Wednesdays programs will feature nationally recognized speakers discussing topics such as leadership, effective communication across generations, characteristics of fast growing companies. "We are thrilled to be able to offer this program and look forward to some thought-provoking discussions with women across the country," Kuzma said.About Key4WomenFounded in 2005, Key4Women is a national program that helps women entrepreneurs, professionals, nonprofit leaders and consumers to achieve their goals by providing access to capital, customized solutions, ongoing education and networking opportunities.  Among the nation's largest financial services companies and a leading small business lender, Key provides financial services to thousands of women-owned businesses in 14 states and continuously exceeds lending goals focused on women-owned businesses. Visit Key4Women for more information, obtain more insight by following Key4Women at the #K4W hashtag on Twitter, which reaches more than 900,000 Twitter accounts; or join the conversation on LinkedIn and on Facebook. About KeyCorpKey traces its history back more than 160 years and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key has assets of approximately $90 billion as of Dec. 31, 2012.Key (NYSE: KEY) provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals, small and medium-sized business in 14 states under the name KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name.For more information about Key, visit www.key.com or follow Key on Twitter@KeyBank_News and @KeyBank_ Thrive.  KeyBank is Member FDICSOURCE KeyCorpFor further information: Drez Jennings , +1-216-471-2885, Drez_I_Jennings@key.com; KEY MEDIA NEWSROOM: Key.com/newsroom