Thanks to Duff-Bloom, women at JCPenney were now playing an increasingly important role. This was the chairman's basic theme for the Women in Golf Summit keynote, surprising as his approach would be. Inclusion, the overall theme of the conference, was very high on Duff-Bloom's agenda. Anyone who significantly abetted the inclusion program had a good future. Obviously, too, if the chairman ended up pleased with the event, Duff-Bloom's interests (and those of the favored women below her) would gain further force.
Inclusion was actually a hot topic nationwide . And the LPGA, as a progressive promoter, along with JCPenney, which had perhaps the nation's best corporate citizenship, was falling in to march beside organizations like Catalyst in the advocacy and advancement of women. Women in business. Women in sports. Women in government and the military. Anywhere there were leadership issues. Anywhere things were happening. Anywhere inclusion (and diversity) was overtly or covertly fought. And now, on the Monterey Peninsula, the battle for inclusion in America was Carol Edwards's responsibility tomorrow.