Empowered Women International recognized Kate Campbell Stevenson’s nomination as Maryland’s delegate to Vision 2020 on their blog. The article cites Stevenson’s selection from a pool of more than 400 candidates to become a part of Vision 2020.
Stevenson, who hails from Silver Spring, Md., is the creator and star of her own one-woman show, Women: Back to the Future. The program features women from U.S. history who made a difference. Focusing on the positive attitudes and traits of these women, Stevenson’s educational theatre employs music and dialogue to entertain and inform audiences of all ages. Stevenson takes her show — backed by her 25 years of experience in music, theatre and education — to schools, conferences and community organizations all over the country.
Stevenson is also board chair of Empowered Women International. This organization aids immigrant and refugee women in the Greater D.C. Metro area in participating as citizens and gaining self-sufficiency by developing their own careers. Stevenson holds a bachelor’s degree in education and fine arts from Michigan State University and has received multiple arts grants and recognition for leadership by Maryland AAUW.
Sarasota Magazine reported in their biz941 Daily on the nomination of Lee-En Chung as a Florida delegate to Vision 2020’s October conference. The newsletter described Vision 2020’s focus on advancing gender equality by the year 2020.
Chung hails from Sarasota, Fla., where she works as general contractor and professional engineer in the company she founded in 1992 — Ivy Ventures Inc. Also serving as the company’s president, Chung provides construction consulting on commercial projects, manufacturing facilities and luxury waterfront homes. The success of Ivy Ventures, along with Chung’s expertise, led her to being appointed twice by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to serve on the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board from 1999 to 2007.
Prior to Ivy Ventures, Chung worked for Clark Construction as a project engineer on the AARP headquarters in Washington, D.C. She also worked in the facilities department of NBC’s New York City properties, building newsrooms and David Letterman’s dressing room. Chung holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Columbia University and has received multiple honors and award. These include the 2010 “Outstanding Leadership Award” from the Leadership Florida and Leadership Sarasota organizations, the “1999 Minority Entrepreneur of the Year” award from the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and the 1995 “Building for Success” award from the National Association of Women in Construction.