On September 21, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce held its fourth Professional Women’s Leadership Luncheon at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel and Conference Center. The speaker was Sally Bedell Smith the best-selling author of six biographies including, “Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch. “
Over 130 business and community leaders were in attendance to hear Sally Bedell Smith speak openly about Queen Elizabeth and her experiences as a modern monarch.
In a dialogue format, WTKR NewsChannel 3 anchor, Barbara Ciara, interviewed Smith about the personal and private life of Queen Elizabeth. Smith spoke candidly saying, “She is consistently modernizing the monarchy”. Smith also spoke about the Queen’s legendary personality, “She has the greatest sense of humor and really is quite remarkably open-minded. “ Smith enjoyed getting to know the Queen not only as a monarch but as a person stating, “It was great that I got to know her behind closed doors. There is an earthiness about her that people really don’t see.” Smith concluded by letting the audience know just what was in the Queen’s mysterious handbag, “People are fascinated by the bag, but she is a very practical woman she carries her makeup, kleenex, and a comb. “
Teresa C. Peters, President of Stanton Partners, INC. won two tickets on Southwest Airlines.
The next luncheon in the series will be held sometime in 2013.
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