MICHIGAN CITY | The third “Inspiring Women" luncheon will feature State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, who will discuss the challenges and triumphs of her journey from working as an elementary school library media specialist to her election as chief schools leader.
After clinching the Democratic Party nomination, Ritz said she put as many as 800 miles a week on a 2007 beige Buick LeSabre. On winning the election in November 2012, she navigated a hostile political landscape as one of the only Democrats elected to statewide office. At the same time, some of the nation’s most sweeping and controversial education reforms were beginning to work their way through the state’s 292 school districts.
The luncheon is from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Pottawattomie Country Club, Michigan City.
The event is open to the public and not just for women. Cost is $25 per person and includes lunch. Registration is required; call (219) 874.6221 to register and pay online at MichiganCityChamber.com.