Women's Leadership Breakfast

Sponsored by the Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross Georgia Region

Hosted by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton


Friday, February 23, 2024

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The women of the Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross Georgia Region invite you to their annual Women's Leadership Breakfast featuring Katie Kirkpatrick, CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Amara Walker, CNN Correspondent and co-anchor of CNN This Morning Weekend and CNN Newsroom on CNN Max. Hosted by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton at their 27th floor offices overlooking midtown Atlanta, this event will include a discussion between Katie and Amara on the role of women in lifting up each other, our communities, and ultimately our world through engagement, collaboration, commitment and passion.



Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Midtown

$55 admission fee

Seats are limited. 

Benefitting the American Red Cross of Georgia Disaster Relief.

Free event parking provided by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.

Featured Speakers: 


                                     Katie Kirkpatrick                                                           Amara Walker    

                                   President and CEO                                               Anchor and Correspondent

                                 Metro Atlanta Chamber                                                             CNN 

 Katie Kilpatrick                         

Katie Kirkpatrick is president and CEO of the 165-year-old Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), which represents businesses, colleges and universities, and nonprofits across the 29-county Metro Atlanta region - the nation's eighth-largest market. MAC works to attract and retain business, ensure a business-friendly climate through public policy efforts, and market the region as a great place to live, work, and play.

Kirkpatrick is known for her public policy prowess and more than fifteen years of purpose-driven impact through her work at MAC. Previously MAC's chief policy officer, Kirkpatrick served as the link between the metro business community and local, state, and national governments. She also galvanized the Public Policy team's priorities in business climate, talent development and education, infrastructure, and thriving community. As president and CEO, she led the adoption of a new framework for the Chamber, focusing on the three strategic imperatives of economy, talent, and community. She also catalyzed the chamber's historic ATL Action for Racial Equity initiative - a long-term effort that leverages the power of the region's business community to advance racial equity .

Before joining MAC, Kirkpatrick served as director of environmental engineering for Gold Kist, Inc., with responsibilities in regulatory compliance, treatment system design, strategic planning, and more. Kirkpatrick is a registered professional engineer in several states and a proud graduate of Auburn University.

Amara Walker is an anchor and correspondent based at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta, where she co-anchors CNN This Morning Weekend with Victor Blackwell and Amara Walker.  Walker also anchors CNN Newsroom on CNN Max, airing Mondays and Tuesdays beginning at 8aET.

Walker began her career at CNN as an anchor for CNN International in 2012. During her time with CNNI, she distinguished herself as one of the lead breaking news anchors having covered a number of live major international news events, without a script for hours on end. As a CNN correspondent, Walker reported on the 2021 Atlanta spa massacre and the subsequent outcry from the Asian-American community against the increasing hate and racist incidents due to misplaced blame for the Covid-19 pandemic and Donald Trump's rhetoric. She also co-hosted a primetime special with Anderson Cooper, Victor Blackwell, and Ana Cabrera, called "Afraid: Fear in America's Communities of Color."

During the 2020 Presidential election and the Georgia Senate runoff, Walker was part of the election night team reporting on President Trump's repeated attacks against the Georgia Secretary of State baselessly claiming fraud. Her subsequent reports focused on the investigations into Trump's phone call pressuring the Secretary to "find" more votes after his loss to Joe Biden. She also reported on the presidential vote recount in Georgia.

Walker anchored the network's coverage of the ongoing humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela; and the large-scale demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong in June 2019, helming the network's rolling coverage of protesters storming the city's Legislative Council building in June 2019. Walker was also live on the air as a fire ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in April 2019.

Other major live events Walker has anchored include the truck terrorist attacks in Nice, France and the Berlin Christmas market in 2016, the 2017 La Rambla van attack in Barcelona, the attempted coup in Turkey in 2016, the 2015 deaths of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the death of Ariel Sharon, the South Korea Sewol ferry disaster, the historic double canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the referendum in Crimea, which led to Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian region. She was also live on the air as security forces stormed Kiev's Independence Square, which ultimately led to the crisis in Ukraine. In 2014, Walker led the network's initial coverage of the Ottawa shootings at the Canadian Parliament which was simulcast on CNN and CNN International. Walker was nominated for an Emmy award for her breaking news coverage of the Manchester Arena bombing attack during an Ariana Grande concert in 2017. Additionally, Walker provided updates on Anderson Cooper's AC360's "360 Bulletin."

Born and raised outside of Los Angeles, Walker graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual degree in political science and broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California. She speaks conversational Korean and Spanish.

Follow Amara on X: @AmaraCNN and on Instagram: @AmaraWalkerCNN

By registering for the event you agree to the American Red Cross Likeness and Information Release Terms

I give to American Red Cross, and its designees and agents, unlimited permission to photograph, videotape, and record me and my residence/property; and, for American Red Cross and its licensees and assignees, permission to use, publish and republish in any form or media for any purpose, information about me, statements made by me, and reproduction of my likeness, my voice, and my residence/property, with or without identification of me by name. 

American Red Cross of Georgia

American Red Cross - Georgia
Questions? Please contact Kimberly Lane, Director of Development at the American Red Cross of Georgia

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

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