FWE&ELast night LMGPR had the honor of attending the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives (FWE&E) Annual Awards Dinner honoring Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco as the 2009 Annual Achievement Award Winner. With her many successes, both professionally and personally, Padmasree was selected by FWE&E as this year’s winner because she illustrates the qualities and diversity of women leaders who continue to inspire us on a daily basis.

The theme for the evening was “Pearls of Wisdom” and the event commemorated a year-long campaign for FWE&E to honor the amazing experienced women leaders who make up the organization’s membership. With more than 550 women and men in attendance at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood Shores, the evening included dinner, a very touching video from Padmasree’s colleagues, family and friends, and a beautiful acceptance speech from Padmasree herself.

A few of the most memorable pearls of the event, besides the beautiful Tiffany’s multi-strand freshwater pearl necklace presented to Padmasree, were the “pearls of wisdom” shared among FWE&E members, including:

Wisdom is garnered at the most unexpected moments in life.” – Padmasree Warrior

Never lose site of your goals, but remember to take time and enjoy the journey!” – Jacqueline Akerblom, Grant Thornton

We are touched by Padmasree’s accomplishments. What struck us most is her incredible warmth and approachability. Congratulations, Padmasree, and we’re glad we were able to join on FWE&E’s celebration!