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Susan Cornell Wilkes is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional.

HOPKINS, Minn., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan Cornell Wilkes is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Professional Services. Susan is the President and Co-Founder of Global Horizons for Women and Founder/President of Adventures in Giving LLC.

Global Horizons for Women provides retiring/retired professional women with opportunities to use their time, expertise, experience, and assets to support economic opportunity for women in developing countries, at the same time finding for themselves new connections, challenges and excitement. It also takes women on trips to meet the women involved in women's economic empowerment programs on site.

Adventures in Giving is a philanthropic advisory services firm that specializes in international grant making and related adventure travel for individuals and family foundations.  For 15 years Adventures in Giving has worked closely with clients to create informed, targeted and effective international grant programs that are powerful in impact as well as exciting and fulfilling for the families and individuals involved. 

As founding President, Susan Cornell Wilkes is a frequent speaker on microcredit and high-impact international grant making.  Clients value her extensive practical experience in international economic, social and human development during a thirty-five year career in the United States and over twenty-five countries.  As a Trustee of her own family's foundation, The Peter C. Cornell Trust, Susan meets with donors as a peer and is able to assist them in finding programs and projects that engage their passions and help create sustainable change in their fields of interest. 

In her roles with both Global Horizons for Women and Adventures in Giving Susan works closely with international development, strategic planning, public speaking, women's economic empowerment, writing, incentive travel and more. Susan states one of the most empowering aspects of her career has been introducing American women and family foundations to opportunities to support women's economic empowerment, as well as taking women and families overseas to meet the women and see how opportunity changes their lives.

Susan spends time talking and getting to know these courageous women who are lifting themselves, their families and communities out of poverty.  The secret to her success is her creative vision and ability to attract others to help implement and own it; as well as her preparation, organization skills and commitment to teamwork. Reflecting on the jumpstart of her career, Susan has a list of mentors and influential people who have helped her become the esteemed person she is today. She has been influenced by Muhammad Yunus, the founder of microcredit, her father who was Executive Officer of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as her newspaper columnist husband, writer and adventurer who co-authored The Miracles of Barefoot Capitalism with her. Also, Susan says she was awakened politically by President Kennedy and Martin Luther KingBill Drayton founder if Ashoka, taught her about social entrepreneurship and encouraged her to get involved as an entrepreneur.  As a Co-Founder of Up With People years ago, she developed her skills as a public speaker and writer.

Susan is a Board Member of the Harvard Alumni Club and Freedom from Hunger and former Board member of Micro Credit Enterprises and Women Thrive Worldwide. Outside of work, Susan enjoys traveling, music, playing piano, reading, and writing. She takes time to experience the beauty of nature and embracing experiences unrelated to her work. Susan has been happily married for twelve years to her husband, Jim Klobuchar.  She has three children: Sam, Thomas and Katharine Wilkes and is step-mother to Jim's daughters: Meagan McGlade and Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Looking into the future, Susan would like to be remembered as a person deeply involved in great social issues of our time, a person in search of solutions to inequities, a champion of poor women in developing countries, a reliable friend, and a compassionate woman.

She was educated at Harvard in the first class of women to graduate from the University.

For more information, please visit www.globalhorizonsforwomen.org or www.adventuresingiving.com

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Continental Who's Who has become one of the most respected and trusted publishers around the globe.  We spotlight thousands of professional individuals and organizations each year who "stand-out" in their specific field.  Included are executives and officials in business, science, education, philanthropy, religion, government, the fourth estate, finance, law, engineering, authors, the musically talented elite as well as numerous additional industries.

Our mission at Continental Who's Who is to provide an exclusive internationally recognized world-class forum where members can create social, professional and business relationships.  We provide resources, information and represent an atmosphere and opportunity to network, consult, showcase, educate, and empower, allowing for establishing new business relations to increase future success.  We are committed to delivering the highest quality service to all our established members.

Please visit us at www.continentalwhoswho.com

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