The Newport County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will host its 16th Annual Women in Business Luncheon on Friday, June 28th from 12:00-2:00 at Marble House.

The keynote speaker for this year’s luncheon will be Linda Lindquist-Bishop. Lindquist-Bishop is a passionate mentor and advocate of inspiring and developing women leaders. She has made an impact in the male dominated world of offshore yacht racing, sailing on over 100 teams and winning 2 world championships in 2004 & 2009 and making history as a member of America 3, the first all-women’s team to compete in the 1995 America’s Cup.

After the Cup, Linda took the helm of Yachting Magazine, as Publisher, leveraging her brand building experience in the luxury goods market. Linda was awarded Glamour Magazine’s ‘Women of the Year’ in 1995 with America3 and was honored by Lifetime Television in 1997 as one of the ‘Top 100 Women of the Century.’ She is also co-founder and executive director of the Rising Tide Leadership Institute, utilizing high-tech, high performance platforms of sailing, aviation and motor sports to inspire and equip women leaders. 

Ms. Lindquist-Bishop’s presentation is entitled: Making A Difference Where You Are: The World Needs Your Passion. 

All are welcome to attend the event, although registration is required. For more information and tickets, visit

The Women in Business Luncheon is sponsored by The Preservation Society of Newport County, and Blackstone Catering. The event décor is sponsored by Peak Event Services and photography is provided by Meredith Brower.

The Women in Business series was created to enrich and celebrate the talents and skills of women in business—those who manage people, those who are in a high-level individual contributor role orthose who own their own business—through networking events focused on professional development and relationship building. The program was established by the Newport County Chamber to engage and empower women in business and to support women-owned businesses in Newport County and Rhode Island.

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