Messages of Confidence, Inspiration at Women in CE Annual Reception
Deb Boelkes of Business Women Rising expected to speak to a group entirely comprised of women the morning she keynoted Women in CE's third annual breakfast reception on Sept. 10 during CEDIA EXPO 2011. To her surprise, the audience included a healthy representation of male colleagues, which only reinforced Boelkes's message of striving to create stronger, more inclusive teams in corporate America.
Boelkes, an experienced professional within the business development, sales, marketing and operations leadership areas, is most noted for establishing and building successful professional services and Internet-based services organizations within Fortune 500 companies. She founded Business Women Rising two years ago.
Most of Boelkes inspiration came from her father, for whom she began working at the age of 12. Her father taught her that she could be anything, that there exists no glass ceiling when it came to her ambitions, which for most of her career focused on becoming the CEO of a company.