Gayle Tzemach Lemmon will headline the 24th annual Women of Distinction fundraiser on May 23 in Normal. (Photo courtesy of YWCA)
BLOOMINGTON - This year's keynote speaker for the YWCA McLean County Women of Distinction Awards Banquet is the author of the New York Times best-selling book "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana."
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon will headline the 24th annual event and fundraiser on May 23. The banquet will be held at Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center Brown Ballroom.
Lemmon is also the deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Women and Foreign Policy program. She began her career as a journalist, working for nearly ten years covering presidential politics and public affairs as a producer with the ABC News Political Unit and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. In 2004, she left ABC News to earn her MBA at Harvard, where she began writing about women entrepreneurs in war zones including Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Rwanda.
For ticket information, call (309) 662-0461 or go to www.ywcamclean.org/womenofdistinction.