TCN Members in the News

MELLODY HOBSON: "WE MUST BE 'COLOR BRAVE'
Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, was featured in CNN Money article that highlighted her  thoughts on the rarity of black professionals -- and more specifically black women -- in the boardroom. Mellody also argues that corporations need to make hiring and elevating black employees a priority. 

"In this world, for some reason we've all become okay with this idea that it's a process. I think that we've got to just be more deliberate about the fact that it just has to happen as a mandate." Read more...
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TONISE PAUL ON TRANSLATING CES INSPIRATION INTO BRAND APPLICATION
Tonise Paul, President and CEO at Energy BBDO, wrote an article published in Forbes on t hree ways to start translating CES (Consumer Electronics Show) inspiration into brand application. 

"As modern marketers, we have the unprecedented opportunity to use tech to create first-ever experiences that add value to people's lives and give our brands competitive advantage. The brands that become adept at quickly transforming tech inspiration to brand application will enjoy disproportionate attention and growth." Read more...

THERESA MINTLE FEATURED
Theresa Mintle, who was recently appointed interim vice chancellor for public and governmental affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, participated in an interview with  Crains where she discussed why she chose a job in academia, #MeToo and more.

" I'm an Urbana alumna and ardent supporter of all things Chicago, so engaging with the University of Illinois was natural for me." Read more...
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CHICAGO CHEFS SPEAK UP ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY
Last month, a panel of 12 women in Chicago's restaurant industry - chefs, owners, sommeliers, a beverage director, and a PR consultant - gathered for a closed-to-the-public round table to discuss sexual harassment and misconduct within the workplace. The group - a cross section of ethnicities and experiences - was put  together by the Chicago Tribune  to address the #MeToo movement, to share their challenges, and to offer advise. Carrie Nahabedian of  Brindille  and Naha and Sarah Stegner of  Prairie Grass Cafe  were among the panelists that talked about what men should do, gaslighting, and how different beauty standards for women affect the industry.   Read more...

BRIDGET GAINER: JUST HAVING MORE WOMEN ON THE BALLOT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer and her organization Cause the Effect Chicago, which encourages more women into the political process - training them on how to run for office and organize fundraising campaigns, were highlighted in a WBEZ article about the Women's March in Chicago on Saturday, January 20. Read more...
COMED AWARDS $1 MILLION GRANT TO ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE FOR SOLAR TECH TRAINING PROGRAM
ComEd (Anne Pramaggiorerecently awarded a $1 million grant to Illinois Central College (ICC) to start a solar technician training program. The training includes job readiness and soft skills instruction, and students will participate in over 58 hours of work-based learning at partnering businesses. Students receive a weekly stipend of $10 per hour while enrolled in the program.  

"ComEd is committed to helping grow renewable energy in Illinois and equally dedicated to developing the workforce of the future who will help integrate more clean energy like solar, into the Illinois energy grid," ComEd President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore said. Read more...
LORI ANDREWS TALKS TO OXYGEN ABOUT THE DISTURBING NEW TREND OF "PERFORMANCE CRIMES"
Lori Andrews, a Social Media Expert who appeared on the episode "Death By Social Media" and a professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law where she teaches a law school classes on social media, recently talked more with Oxygen about the disturbing new trend of "performance crimes."  Lori mentions celebrity culture as the reason for people wanting to post their crimes on social media. "We live in a celebrity culture," Lori Andrews said. "People used to admire leaders who took action to better the public good. Also, some celebrities became even more famous when they ran afoul of the law, so that's something to copy as well." Read more... 
ELAINE P. MAIMON ON RETHINKING REMEDIATION
An essay adapted from Elaine P. Maimon's new book ( Leading Academic Change Vision, Strategy, Transformation), about effective developmental education and why it should be based on meeting students where they are and building on their strengths, was published in Inside Higher EdRead more...
THOSE CLOSE TO AND IN RETIREMENT STILL FEELING UNPREPARED
Anna Rappaport, was quoted in an article about the Society of Actuaries (SOA)'s ninth biennial Risks and Process of Retirement Survey, which identified an overall increase in consumers' level of concern for their finances both prior to and during retirement in 2017.
 
"I am encouraged to see pre-retirees and retirees alike taking steps to mitigate these risks, such as eliminating debt, saving money and cutting back on spending. But I am still concerned that there is not a greater focus on long-term planning, risk management, or dealing with the major uncertainties of life,"  said Anna Rappaport, fellow of the SOA and chair of the SOA's Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks. Read more...
Women on Boards
JENNIFER SCANLON ELECTED TO NORFOLK SOUTHERN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jennifer F. Scanlon, President and CEO of USG Corporation, has been elected as an independent director of Norfolk Southern Corporation.  Jennifer is an industry leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. She has been appointed to the Compensation Committee and Finance and Risk Management Committee of the Norfolk Southern Board. Read more...
BETSY D. HOLDEN ELECTED TO DENTSPLY SIRONA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Betsy D. Holden, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company, has joined the board of directors of Dentsply Sirona. 

"I am excited to join Dentsply Sirona, the innovator in the dental industry and do my part in collaboration with Management and the Board to help the company achieve its Mission of empowering dental professionals to deliver better, safer, faster dental care." Read more...
EMILY BARR JOINS QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS' ADVISORY BOARD
Emily Barr, President and CEO of Graham Media Group, has been elected to t he Quinnipiac University School of Communications' newly established advisory board. The advisory board is composed of highly respected leaders from the communications field to share crucial industry insights, ensure that the school's curriculums remain relevant and provide bridges for students to some of the most well-known media companies. Read more...
CHRISTIE HEFNER ELECTED TO COINLION ADVISORY BOARD
Christie Hefner, Business Advisor, Chairman of Hatch Beauty,  and former Chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises, has been elected to the Advisory Board of CoinLion, a simple, powerful, and secure digital asset management platform. The Advisory Board, which is designed to provide strategic input and support, is comprised of a dynamic group of accomplished individuals with expertise in a variety of industries. CoinLion will look to their board members to provide business, management, and organizational expertise through the many phases of their Token Sale, the launch of their platform, and beyond. Read more...
Announcements
K. SUJATA AT THE WOMEN'S MARCH CHICAGO "MARCH TO THE POLLS"
Chicago Foundation for Women President and CEO K. Sujata spoke at the Women's March Chicago "March to the Polls" on Saturday, January 20 about the importance of solidarity, reminding the crowd that, "my liberation, our liberation, the liberation of all women is bound together." 
 
Chicago Foundation for Women was a sponsor of the March, providing logistical and fundraising support for the March organizers. 
MARY JOSEPHS ACKNOWLEDGED IN MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS MAGAZINE
Mary Josephs , Founder & CEO, Verit Advisors LLC, has been acknowledged as one of the most influential women in middle market M&A in the January edition of Mergers & Acquisitions magazine. Mary is a nationally recognized leader with more than 28 years of experience with ESOPS as a specialized solution-oriented succession and liquidity transaction for middle market companies. This is the second consecutive year she has been selected for this recognition.
LEADING ACADEMIC CHANGE VISION, STRATEGY, TRANSFORMATION BY ELAINE P. MAIMON AVAILABLE FOR DISCOUNT
Leading Academic Change Vision, Strategy, Transformation by Elaine Maimon takes on the big questions and issues of change and change management, what needs to be done and how to do it. Writing in a highly accessible style, she recommends changes for higher education such as the reallocation of resources to support full-time faculty members in foundation-level courses, navigable pathways from community college to the university, infusion rather than proliferation of courses, and the role of state universities in countering the disappearance of the middle class. The book describes how these changes can be made, as well as why we must make them if our society is to thrive in the twenty-first century.

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GRANT MADE IN LYNN CUTLER'S NAME
A $100,000 grant to the Carter Center for work on mental health has been made in Lynn Cutler's name.
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