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The Center for Family and Privately Held Business will hold a luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 11:30 a.m. at the Pinnacle in Maumee.

On the menu for discussion: “From Head of the Family to Head of the Firm: The Changing Role of Women in Family Business.”

“Statistics show that women are starting and taking over businesses at a higher rate than men,” said Angie Jones, program director at the Center for Family and Privately Held Business.

At the event, Karen Cady and Dawn Jinsky of Plante Moran, certified public accounting and business advisory firm, will explore the issue of women in leadership positions in family businesses. They will address:

• Gender-related views on managerial, ownership and transition issues;

• The challenges and opportunities facing the growing number of women leading family businesses; and

• Work and family life balance.

“Guys, don’t sit this one out because you think this is a women-only seminar. Odds are you already work with women in your business and can benefit from this discussion about the role men play in a woman-led family business,” Jones said. “And we’ll be talking about what happens when a woman is not technically involved in day-to-day operations, but still is very influential in the business.”

These issues will be highlighted in a case study by Kathy Dul Aznovorian, owner of two family businesses, one of which is a manufacturing firm started by and handed down from her mother.

The lunch is free and open to the public; however, registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 11. Go to http://utole.do/womeninfamilybusiness.

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