Political Notebook


Pippa Mann to speak at Governor's Conference

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis 500 racer Pippa Mann has joined the lineup of speakers for the 2nd Annual Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women on Oct. 21 in Indianapolis.

British driver Mann finished 22nd in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 driving a Susan G. Komen-branded car designed to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research. She competed in the 2011 and 2013 races as well.

Previously announced speakers include the inspiration for the hit TV series "Scandal," Judy Smith; bestselling authors and journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, who together recently published "The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance."

Other confirmed speakers include Rose Park Advisors co-founder and author Whitney Johnson, author of Stiletto Network Pamela Ryckman and New York Times bestselling author Gail Sheehy.

Tickets to this daylong event can be purchased by visiting www.IndianaGovernorsConference.com. More information regarding speakers and events will be distributed via the website and the official Twitter feed of the Conference, @INGovConf.

The Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women will provide attendees with life-changing educational opportunities and exposure to experts in various fields as well as inspirational advice and practical tools to use on the pathway to success.

The 2013 conference welcomed a capacity crowd of more than 1,000 Hoosier business leaders, entrepreneurs, and other professional women to a dynamic and energy-filled day that included a keynote event with Martha Stewart, remarks from Gov. Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, breakout panels and dozens of experts on a wide range of topics.