• Newsweek Reporter, Nina Burleigh, to Speak in New Haven Women at the Tipping Point: From the 19th Amendment to Title IX to #metoo

    FEBRUARY 5, 2018, New Haven, CT –  Nina Burleigh, National Politics Correspondent at Newsweek, will speak on Women at the Tipping Point: From the 19th Amendment to Title IX to #metoo at the second annual Behavior Analyst Leadership Council Conference (BALC) during the Leadership Forum Networking Luncheon on Thursday, March, 15, 2018, 12:00-1:30pm, at the Omni Hotel New Haven. The luncheon sponsor is the Women’s Business Development Council, of Connecticut.

    Suzanne Letso, founder of BALC, stated, “This is the only conference that addresses the ‘how to’s’ of running a business for Behavior Analysts.  In addition, Nina Burleigh is the first presenter that brings a cultural viewpoint to our meeting. Our organization is over 85% women, not only are we running our own businesses but we are also working with our legislators on issues of importance to the special needs communities and to our profession.  It is imperative that we keep ourselves informed on this far reaching cultural concern.”

    Nina will address the present sexual harassment issues and their impact on women in business and politics. She has interviewed Presidents and accused murderers, appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, The Today Show, 48 Hours, CNN, MSNBC.  She is an award-winning investigative journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, Time, People, Businessweek, The New Yorker, The New York Times and is the author of 5 books including her recent New York Times bestseller, The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trial of Amanda Knox.

    The two-day BALC conference draws Behavior Analysts and Special Education professionals from Maine through Virginia. Over 700 people are expected to attend. BALC is a trade association that works to strengthen the training and education of people in the behavior analyst specialty.  These professionals work with children and adults with autism, and other developmental disorders, as well as people recovering from accidents or medical crisis. For more information, go to

    Thursday’s luncheon sponsor, the Women’s Business Development Council is dedicated to providing the tools and resources to help women thrive in business. For more information, go to

    A luncheon ticket is $45 per person, unless you have registered with the Leadership Forum.  The one-day Leadership Forum is $155 per person. Tickets for the Nina Burleigh talk are on sale until March 6th.  Limited tickets may be available at the door.  To buy Nina Burleigh tickets, please go to:

    For more information, or to learn about BALC sponsorships please email or call 203-799-4110 x 696.


    About the Women’s Business Development Council:
    Headquartered in Stamford with a satellite office in Derby, the 501 (c)(3) non-profit has served nearly 19,000 clients, assisted in the creation of nearly 1,800 businesses and supported the sustainability and expansion of 3,800 established businesses and created more than 4,900 jobs. For more information on the Women’s Business Development Council, visit

    About the Behavior Analyst Leadership Council (BALC):
    The Behavior Analyst Leadership Council seeks to advance the business interests of Behavior Analysts by providing opportunities for professional development of individuals and agencies, and to facilitate capacity building across a variety of segments of the population.