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TCN Members in the News
Fortune
MELLODY HOBSON ON WHY THERE AREN'T MORE BLACK WOMEN EXECS
On October 10 at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit, Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, joined several executives in a discussion with Fortune senior editor Ellen McGirt about the barriers facing black women in corporate America.

"We know a lot more about you than you know about us," Mellody Hobson said. She challenged leaders to make the effort and the investment to learn about women and minorities. Read more... 
TIPS FROM POWERFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS ON LEADING THROUGH TURMOIL
Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty, was among the top CEOs that tackled the issue of leading through a transformation at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit. In Mary's response, she noted that in her first month on the job, she started picking up clues that the company needed to reinvent itself internally.

"It was not a great culture in terms of people being heard and listened to," said Mary Dillon. Mary pushed to create a collaborative environment rather than one rife with internal competition. "I won't put up with any of that," she said. "As a woman with that style, it can come off as not decisive enough." Read more...
An artist_s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars from Aug. 17.
An artist's rendering of the merger of two neutron stars from Aug. 17.
New York Times
VICKY KALOGERA ON FIERCE COLLISION OF NEUTRON STARS KNOWN AS A KILONOVA

Vicky Kalogera, Daniel I. Linzer Distinguished University Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, and Director, CIERA (Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration & Research in Astrophysics) at Northwestern University, was quoted in a New York Times article about the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)'s detection of a fierce collision of neutron stars for the first time. The collision, known as a kilonova, sent fireworks across the universe.
 
Vicky Kalogera, who was in Utah hiking and getting ready for August's total solar eclipse when she got the alarm, recalled thinking, "Oh my God, this is it! This 50-year-old mystery, the holy grail, is solved." Read more...
Vicky Kalogera (far right) was one of several speakers at a news conference held to discuss developments in gravitational-wave astronomy at the National Press Club in Washington.

SHRADHA AGARWAL ON NARROWING THE HEALTH CARE DISPARITY GAP
Shradha Agarwal, Co-Founder and President, Outcome Health, was highlighted in a Chicago Sun-Times article about how Outcome Health is specifically targeting physician practices in underserved communities on the city's South and West Sides to help narrow the health care disparity gap.

"In a lot of these communities, people don't have the latest technology. They don't have tech literacy. They don't have the education to be able to understand complex concepts that the physician might be trying to communicate," Shradha Agarwal said. Read more...
Dr. Renee Matthews and the President of Outcome Health Shradha Agarwal, on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. 
COOK COUNTY PROSECUTORS RELEASE 6 YEARS OF CHARGING DATA
Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx released a trove of information about her office's handling of felony cases in 2016, along with charging data going back to 2011. The reports break down the more than 30,000 cases brought for prosecution last year, and how they progressed through the system and affected different racial groups.

"When I took office, I made a commitment to dramatically increasing the transparency of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office," Kim Foxx said. "This report represents an important first step in that process." Read more...

KIM FOXX ON HOW SIU LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR HER SUCCESS
Kim Foxx was featured in a Southern Illinoisan article about being the first African-American woman elected Cook County State's Attorney and shared how being an SIU alum laid the foundation for her success. Read more...
TERRI MCNALLY ON WORK/LIFE BALANCE
Terri McNally, Global Capital, Ltd, wrote a piece on work/life balance for the Equipment Finance and Leasing Journal.

"Gratitude also affects my delegating style. Year back, I asked friends, colleagues and family what they loved about me. With their feedback and my own experience, I identified my unique ability. Knowing and being grateful for my strengths makes it easy to delegate work that is not in alignment, and it helps me tap others' unique gifts and talents," said Terri McNally.
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SINAI CEO KAREN TEITELBAUM HELPS DECRIMINALIZE MENTAL ILLNESS WITH AN INNOVATIVE INTERVENTION SYSTEM
Karen Teitelbaum has been President and CEO of Chicago-based Sinai Health System since 2014, and under her leadership the system became home to the city's first ever crisis stabilization unit (CSU). Recently, Karen spoke with Becker's about the process of creating the CSU, what it offers the community and how executives can implement similar initiatives. Read more... 
JESSICA MALKIN PREVIEWS CHICAGO IDEAS WEEK ON WGN RADIO
Jessica Malkin, CEO of Chicago Ideas Week, sat down with WGN Radio to discuss some of her favorite events at Chicago ideas Week, which runs until October 22nd. To listen to the interview, click here!  
DIANA RAUNER ON THE OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND'S EFFORTS
Diana Rauner, First Lady of Illinois and President of the Ounce of Prevention Fund, participated in an interview with WGN Radio to discuss Ounce's efforts to help children by funding birth-to-five programs and educating several thousand childhood professionals in Illinois each year. In the interview, she also spoke about her own commitment to the cause over the past several years. To listen to the interview, click here!
NACD CHICAGO CHAPTER PARTNERS WITH FINANCIAL PROFILES FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS
The Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced that it has engaged Financial Profiles, Inc. (Donni Case), a leading strategic communications firm, for public relations services. Through proactive communications, special events, and outreach programs, Financial Profiles will assist in positioning NACD Chicago as ambassadors for advancing exemplary board leadership. Read more...
New Roles
LISA DONOHUE CEO OF PUBLICIS SPINE
Publicis Groupe recently launched Publicis Spine, a technology and data platform that gives its agencies access to a universal ID and a centralized team of engineers, analysts and strategists.

Led by former Starcom Global Brand President Lisa Donohue, Spine is the backbone of Publicis' goal to make business transformation a core service for clients. In her new role, Lisa will oversee 3,500 analysts, engineers and strategists across the group - most of which come from Publicis Media and Publicis.Sapient. Some of those employees will work at a central unit, while others will be embedded on agency teams.

"We're in a unique position because of Sapient," Lisa Donohue said. "We have the right focus and business model: the linkage of marketing and business transformation, and data and tech's ability to service that." Read more... 
Awards
JOAN LEFKOW RECEIVES JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS AWARD
The Chicago Bar Foundation and The Chicago Bar Association awarded Joan Lefkow, Judge, United States District Court ND IL, with the Justice John Paul Stevens Award. The award is presented annually to attorneys who best exemplify the Justice's commitment to integrity and public service in the practice of law. To view Joan's acceptance speech, click here !

CHICAGO UNITED ANNOUNCES 2017 BUSINESS LEADERS OF COLOR HONOREES
Chicago United ( Gloria Castillo) announced the selection of 50 remarkable business professionals who drive transformational change and make an impact in the business community in the 2017 Business Leaders of Color publication. The publication features individuals ready for boards of directors' positions, with a broad range of professional experience and proven track records of success. Through their identification, Chicago United helps to accelerate inclusion of professionals of color in board governance.

Shradha Agarwal, Co-Founder and President, Outcome Health, and Dee M. Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Robinson Hill, Inc., are among the 2017 Business Leaders of Color were selected from a nomination pool of 195 qualified candidates representing a wide variety of product and service industries. Read more... 
Announcements 
CHICAGO FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN ANNOUNCES BLACK WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP FUND
Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) (K. Sujata and Alysia Tate) announced the creation of the Willie Taplin Barrow Fund for Black Women's Leadership at the foundation's 32nd Annual Luncheon. The fund will support a series of new initiatives to invest in black women and girls in the Chicago region. It will include leadership development programming and an award for emerging leaders.

"Willie's Warriors will carry on the spirit of the late Rev. Willie Barrow, a fierce civil rights leader who was known as 'The Little Warrior' for her passion for racial justice and social change," CFW President/CEO K. Sujata said. "We are honored and humbled to carry on the Rev. Barrow's remarkable legacy."
SOFA CHICAGO - TCN MEMBER EXCLUSIVE!
A message from Jackie Koo:

Once again I am a Host Committee member of SOFA CHICAGO and would like to invite you to the fair with this complimentary VIP pass. The 24th edition of the fair will take place at Navy Pier's Festival Hall, November 2-5th.

To redeem complimentary tickets for this TCN member exclusive event, click here and enter the unique coupon code: Koo

If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Sarah Burgoyne directly at sburgoyne@urban-expo.com.
TCN MEMBERS SERVE AS PANELISTS AT USNC-UN WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT EVENT
Maria Wynne, CEO, Leadership Greater Chicago, and Julie Smolyansky, CEO, Lifeway Kefir , participated in The U.S. National Committee for UN Women's "Economic Empowerment: A Vital Investment in Gender Equality" panel discussion on October 11 at Microsoft. The panel focused on the status of women's economic empowerment, both locally and globally, and how investing in women's economic empowerment leads to inclusive economic growth and poverty eradication, in addition to reducing discrimination and exploitation. Approximately 50-60 people attended including USNC Board members, committee members and economic students from surrounding universities.
THE GOLDIE INITIATIVE'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS
The Goldie initiative's ( Goldie B. Miller) 10th Anniversary Gala thanks to the generous sponsors. With 500+ women and men in attendance and over $300,000 raised to support women leaders in the commercial real estate industry, the first-ever gala shattered expectations. Read more...
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD RELEASES ITS CHICAGO SUBURBAN Q3 2017 MARKETBEAT REPORT
Labor stability, job growth and an increasing population magnify a select few suburban pockets. As the number of jobs continues to grow, highly productive areas with a young labor force, such as parts of southern Lake and western Cook County, are desirable for retaining.

To read more on the Cushman & Wakefield (Marilyn Lissner) market overview and outlook, click here!
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