Darrow to address leadership luncheon


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Posted Online: Jan. 11, 2013, 8:17 pm
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Sara Darrow, U.S. District Court judge, will be keynote speaker at the Women's Connection's "Women in Leadership" luncheon at noon Jan. 23 at Radisson Quad City Plaza, Davenport.

She will discuss "Find Your Voice: Perspectives on Passion in Life and Leadership."
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Appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama in 2011, Judge Darrow previously headed the Violent Crimes Section in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Rock Island.

As Assistant U.S. States Attorney, she prosecuted federal crimes involving firearms, drugs, gangs and corruption. While a federal prosecutor, she coordinated the federal program Project Safe Neighborhoods to reduce gun violence in central Illinois.

The cost to attend is $20 for Women's Connection members and $28 for nonmembers. To register, call Amanda Garrett at (309) 631-0167 or go to womens-connection.org.




















 



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