Ling to speak at Women’s Showcase in FargoWomen’s Showcase returns to Fargo on Saturday, Oct. 17, with events for women of all ages. Presenting on the Fargodome’s main stage will be Lisa Ling, National Geographic journalist and former co-host of “The View.”
Women’s Showcase returns to Fargo on Saturday, Oct. 17, with events for women of all ages. Presenting on the Fargodome’s main stage will be Lisa Ling, National Geographic journalist and former co-host of “The View.”
Ling is a special correspondent for the National Geographic Channel, and “Oprah.” She also contributes to CNN, hosting the recent series, “Planet in Peril.” For “Oprah,” Ling has been sent to cover the Lord’s Resistance Army and the crisis of AIDS orphans in Uganda, bride burning in India, and gang rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ling was the first woman to host National Geographic’s Emmy award-winning flagship series “Explorer,” where she investigated the drug war in Colombia, examined the complex issues surrounding China’s one-child policy, and explored the phenomenon of female suicide bombers in Chechnya and Israel’s occupied territories. She also explored the hidden culture inside American prisons and street gang MS-13. Ling has been working in television for nearly two decades. At age 16, the Northern California native hosted “Scratch,” a nationally syndicated teen magazine show. Ling moved on to become one of the youngest reporters for Channel One News, a network seen in middle and high schools across the country. By the age of 25, Ling was a Channel One war correspondent, visiting violent hot spots around the globe. In the field, she hunted down cocaine processing labs, reported on refugee crises and shared tea with the Dalai Lama. Early on, Ling was known for revealing her view of the world to millions of Americans as co-host of Barbara Walters’ hit daytime talk show, “The View.” While she was a member of the team, “The View” won its first daytime Emmy.
Also on the main stage, see the final results of the Women’s Showcase Makeover Contest. Three women will have received a consultation package including a Z-Bo The Unique Traveling Boutique shopping trip with Natalie Sparrow of Ultimate Image, shoes from Foot Solutions and a new hairstyle by Hair Success.
Women’s Showcase offers opportunities throughout the day to attend informative seminars. Exhibitors will showcase and provide information on beauty, fashion, décor, health, fitness, hobbies, financial and more.
Attendees can “shop ‘til you drop” or just browse. And, they’ll have the opportunity to sign up for door prizes which include five makeovers during the Showcase from Hair Success; one year housecleaning or equivalent service, a leather sofa, jewelry and washer/dryer set.
Tickets for the event are $10 advance, $12 at the door. VIP tickets are $45 and include a photo with Lnig, VIP reception and VIP seating. Tickets may be purchased at The Forum, Cash Wise or The Fargodome, or online at www.fmwomensshowcase.com or by telephone at 701-241-5419. Online and phone orders will be $2 more.
For information contact Marketing Events Coordinator Cheryl Ehrichs at 701-241-5419, e-mail cehrichs@ forumcomm.com, or visit www.fmwomensshowcase.com.