TCN'S VISION STATEMENT
  As the preeminent organization for Chicago's leading professional women, we are compelled to:
  • Connect with each other for professional & personal growth
  • Advance our civic, business & philanthropic communities
  • Inspire & support the next generation of leaders
TCN Members in the News
MATTEL CEO MARGO GEORGIADIS FEATURED IN FORTUNE
  
"It is time to reinvent this company because of where the world is headed," Margo Georgiadis told Fortune in an interview ahead of Mattel's investor day presentation. "As an industry, we all are challenged to do things differently." Read more...
TERRY GUEN ON FIRMS' DESIGN STRATEGY
Terry Guen, Principal Landscape Architect of Terry Guen Design Associates and master landscape architect for the 25-acre Millennium Park and the local landscape architect for the centennial redesign of Navy Pier (Marilynn Gardner and Michelle T. Boone), recently spoke with the Chicago Tribune and explained how her team of six landscape architects works with clients to draw out what they really need and want before they start to design. "One of the keys to better creative ideas is first knowing what problem your client needs to solve," said Terry Guen. Read more... 
KATE MAEHR AND ACCESS LIVING ON DISABILITY AND FOOD INSECURITY
Kate Maehr, Executive Director and CEO of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Rahnee Patrick, Director of Independent Living at Access Living (Marca Bristo), recently spoke with ABC 7 Chicago (Jennifer Graves) to discuss the challenges that people with disabilities face, including food insecurity, and the resources available for those in need. To see the coverage, click here!
The discussion came after the Greater Chicago Food Depository released a report on food insecurity among adults with disabilities in Cook County. To read the report, click here!
Awards      
ANNE PRAMAGGIORE HONORED BY KEYSTONE POLICY CENTER
Anne Pramaggiore, President & CEO of ComED, was among several National Leaders honored by the Keystone Policy Center at its 24th Annual Leadership Awards for their achievements and commitment to finding collaborative solutions. The awardees participated in a roundtable discussion about how they inspire others to reach "common higher ground - in-line with Keystone's mission and more than four decades of work. To read the press release, click here !
For tweets from the event, click here !  
Announcements
MARY MEG MCCARTHY DELIVERS 2017 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW 
Mary Meg McCarthy, National Immigrant Justice Center Executive Director, delivered the 2017 commencement address at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. In her speech, Mary Meg McCarthy remarked, "I have come to recognize that defending human rights is not about partisan politics or ideology. In the U.S., respect for human rights must be the foundation of our understanding of the Constitution. If our laws harm vulnerable people, they harm all of us." Watch Mary Meg McCarthy's full speech here!
MAKE-A-WISH ILLINOIS CELEBRATES MOST SUCCESSFUL WISH BALL
Laura Brown, Chair of the Make-A-Wish Illinois Board, shared news of their annual Wish Ball which was held on May 20  at Navy Pier, where more than $2.4 million was raised to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Wish Ball's theme was "Illuminate the Journey" and the night highlighted the many impactful points of a child's wish experience for nearly 1,000 guests thanks to emcee John Stamos, his co-emcee, Maya Gray, a 14 year old wish recipient from Chicago, and numerous other wish recipients. Read More...
THE HYNES CATALYST FOR TOMORROW AWARD ESTABLISHED
From Mary Ann Hynes, Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP:

On June 7, the Hynes Catalyst for Tomorrow Award was established in Washington, D.C. at the Horizon Awards given by the Women in House Counsel Leadership Institute.

Coming in 2018, the Hynes Institute Advisory Board - composed of executives from 10 leading legal recruiting firms - will select 24 women to participate as Hynes Institute Fellows in a yearlong program.

ILLINOIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER TO SHOWCASE BILL GRAHAM EXHIBITION
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center ( Susan Abrams) will open the Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution on July 16, 2017. The exhibition explores the extraordinary life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham. It also traces the indomitable spirit of a man brought to the U.S. as an eleven-year-old Jewish refugee fleeing the Nazis, fueling a lifelong passion and advocacy for social justice.

"We are thrilled to bring the story of Bill Graham's life and legacy to the Chicago area for this special exhibition. The exhibition honors the accomplishments of one individual who overcame the trauma of fleeing the Holocaust and used his life to shape popular culture and help humanitarian causes," said Susan Abrams. 
UNIVISION LAUNCHES NEW MIDDAY CAST 
Chicago's first Spanish-language midday newscast is coming to WGBO-Channel 66. Starting June 26, Enrique Rodriguez and Diana Perez will anchor "Edición Digital" ("Digital Edition") on the Univision Chicago ( Teri Arvesu) station Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. The half-hour newscast will be simulcast on all digital platforms, including live streaming online and on Facebook. "This show is a direct response to the changing needs and habits of our audiences. We must evolve with them," said Teri Arvesu, VP & Director of Content at Univision. Read more...

TERRY GUEN ON RETHINKING THE ROLE OF CHICAGO'S PARKS 

Terry Guen, Landscape Architect for Millennium Park, joined Michael Strautmantis of The Obama Foundation and Kim Wasserman of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, for a Panel discussion, "Rethinking the Role of Chicago's Parks: Parks as Democracy?" at the Friends of the Park's Annual Conference held June 9th, at Roosevelt University. Read more...
THERESA E. MINTLE AND GLORIA CASTILLO ON INVESTMENT STRATEGIES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
Working with PwC (Brittney Saks and Julie Harmon) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on June 13,
Theresa E. Mintle, President & CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and Gloria Castillo, President, Chicago United Inc., participated on a panel about investment strategies for economic development , at the day-long forum, Business-led Solutions to Revitalize Chicago Communities. To view the panel discussion, click the play button below:
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SAVE THE DATE: 
 
Friday, April 20, 2018
Chicago Hilton and Towers
720 South Michigan Ave.  
Chicago, IL 60605

Launch Pad:
8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

WIFL:
11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.









VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS:

Valerie Jarrett and the 28th Annual Women in the Forefront Luncheon
 
 








VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: 
The 4th Annual Launch Pad for Women Senior Leaders Conference 
 
 










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