Entrepreneur Hilary Corna brings inspirational message to Berks

Hilary Corna a best selling author

Hilary Corna

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READING, Pa. — In 2010, Hilary Corna left a prestigious international corporate position as senior executive officer with Toyota to pursue a career in writing, and she has never looked back. Today she is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and advocate for change. Her mission is to inspire boldness and courage and to encourage students to become global leaders. She will bring that message to Penn State Berks at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

After returning to the United States, Corna published a memoir about her time abroad, "One White Face," that has been featured in The New York Times, NBC, and ForbesWoman. In her presentations, she shares vulnerable, thought-provoking stories and lessons learned while working at Toyota that cover topics such as leadership, diversity and female empowerment. Students will learn how they can apply these lessons on campus and beyond and how to thrive in our global society.

Penn State Berks reserves the right to limit the photography and/or recording of any program. The permitted or prohibited activities during a particular program will be announced at the beginning of the event and/or included in the printed program. All media requesting interviews and/or access to photograph and/or tape any program must contact the Office of Strategic Communications at 610-396-6053.

This event is sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.