Former ambassador to speak at luncheon

Former ambassador Linda Tarr-Whelan will be the featured speaker at the Leadership Hilton Head-Bluffton Executive Series luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island.

The Leadership Executive Series is a program of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $20. Seating is limited and reservations are requested by Friday.

Tarr-Whelan is a Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of the Women's Leadership Initiative at Demos, a national progressive think tank. Her book, "Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping up to Leadership and Changing the World," won a Library Journal award as "Best Business Book of 2009."

She served as ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women during the Clinton administration and as deputy assistant to President Jimmy Carter.

Details and tickets: Anna Cauthen, 843-341-8379, acauthen@hiltonheadisland.org