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DANA ANDERSON ON LIFE AFTER MONDELĒZ AND THE FUTURE OF MARKETING
MediaLink Chief Transformation Officer and former Mondelēz CMO, Dana Anderson, spoke with Marketing Week about the need to prioritize diversity of thought and the future of marketing.
 
"Marketers should be the weavers of everybody. They should be bringing in those [different] points of view, and make this disparate thing into a whole piece of cloth," said Dana Anderson. "People need to belong and when they feel like they belong they want to play more and work more." Read more...
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MARY MEG MCCARTHY ON CNN'S ANDERSON COOPER 360
Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, National Immigrant Justice Center, appeared on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360° to demand accountability for the U.S. government's family separation policies. Watch the segment...


CHICAGO MAGAZINE FEATURES ANNE BURKE
Anne Burke was featured in a Chicago Magazine article about the significant role she played in the launch of the of Special Olympics four decades ago and how the Special Olympics has brought mental disability out of the shadows.

" Fifty years later, the thing Burke is most proud of is that the Chicago Park District has remained the largest recreational facility for people with disabilities in the country. It's a movement that began here in Chicago, and will continue long after us."  Read more...

CHICAGO NETWORK MEMBERS FEATURED ON CRAIN'S TECH 50 LIST
Crain's published its annual roundup of tech leaders you need to know in the  Crain's Tech 50 list, which features founders, leaders, technologists, investors and connectors. The list is made up of all women and the following Chicago Network members were featured:
  • Linda JojoEVP, Technology & Chief Digital Officer, United Airlines
  • Caralynn Nowinski Collens, CEO, UI Labs
  • Maura O'Hara, Executive Director, IVCA (Illinois Venture Capital Association)
  • Daphne Preuss, President and CEO, Chromatin Inc.
  • Kristi RossCo-CEO & President, tastytrade
  • Karen Sauder, Lead of the Chicago office, Google
  • Pallavi VermaSenior Managing Director - US Midwest, Accenture
 
RONA BORRE ON THE FIGHT FOR TALENT IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
The food industry in Chicago, consisting of companies like Tyson ( Sally Grimesand McDonalds ( Francesca DeBiase), are trying to lure top-level corporate talent. 

Rona Borre, CEO, Instant Alliance, spoke with Crain's on the topic and noted, "People love to build things, so companies that can perfectly convey their transformation story have an advantage in a highly competitive (labor) market. Every big company is downtown now. Every company offers flextime. It's not just about compensation. It comes down to what's the company mission and how can the candidate have impact."  Read more...

COOK COUNTY BOARD PRESIDENT VISITS THE CITIZEN
Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle, recently visited the Citizen Newspaper's offices in Chatham and sat down with a reporter to discuss the many initiatives that she is currently spearheading as she heads into her third term as the top executive in Cook County.

"The goal of the plan is to look at our work and our vision for fostering safe, healthy, and thriving communities, that's our motto," said Toni Preckwinkle. "We have tried to go all around the county to get as broad of an input as we can and we hope to have a document completed by the end of the summer that everyone can then comment on." Read more...
FEMALE TASK FORCE SEEKS 50% CUT IN IL WOMEN PRISON ROLLS
A 100-member all-female task force of experts, current and former prison officials and formerly incarcerated women announced a seven-year effort to lower the number of women in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The task force, which includes Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke and Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, will study a wide range of options, from changing laws to designing more social service programs. Read more...
 
ADVOCATE HEALTH AND FOXCONN COME TOGETHER FOR HEALTH CARE DATA VENTURE
Advocate Aurora Health and Foxconn are partnering to develop new services for health care. The two companies plan on working together in areas such as managing the health of employees and analytics. Foxconn officials hope the data venture will help the company commercialize a program that officials say has already lowered health care costs and improved care for some of its 1.2 million employees in Taiwan and China.  Gail Hasbrouck is a  member of the Audit & Compliance Committee of Advocate Aurora Health and is very excited about this new opportunity.  Read more...
Women on Boards
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF CHICAGO BOARD OPENING
From Ellen Carnahan:

Communities In Schools of Chicago is seeking to add women leaders to its dynamic board of directors. Communities In Schools of Chicago is a dropout prevention organization that works. Four-year graduation rates at CPS have improved from 65.3% for school year ended 2014 to 74.7% in 2017.  

 Celebrating our 30th anniversary, we are a big part of that result. Our school-based model scales. We are at an inflection point to double our reach within five years. As part of a national organization, our proven results impact policy. See our website to learn more about the organization and see our impressive board list.
 
Can you help us by referring candidates or other referral sources?
 
What type of Board candidates do we seek?
  • Passionate about our mission
  • Able to serve as ambassadors and advocates for the organization
  • Believe in the importance of public education
  • Will commit to fulfilling all duties of a director, described below.
Director duties and expectations

1.Contribute financially

    • Make a minimum $15,000 annual personal financial contribution
    • Create a Personal Engagement Plan annually with specific engagement and fundraising goals. These include soliciting your network and accessing other organizational connections.

2. Prioritize CIS of Chicago activities

    • Attend quarterly two-hour Board meetings
    • Serve on one committee and attend quarterly committee meetings
    • Complete and commit to a Personal Engagement Plan

3. Be accountable to the CIS of Chicago Mission

    • Participate in annual review with the Chairman of the Board and the Executive Director
    • Serve as an ambassador of CIS of Chicago and our Vision
Contact: Ellen Carnahan,  ecarnahan@me.com, (312) 805-2492, 
Awards
HONIGMAN PARTNER PAULA LITT RECOGNIZED AS A ROLE MODEL BY THE HARVARD LAW SOCIETY OF ILLINOIS
Honigman is pleased to announce that Litigation partner Paula Litt was recognized by the Harvard Law Society of Illinois ("HLSI") as a 2018 Role Model at a reception on July 18, 2018.

Each year, HLSI honors Harvard Law School graduates who distinguish themselves as role models in the Chicago legal community. Paula serves as leader of Honigman's Insurance Recovery and Advisory practice group. She represents clients in a full range of business disputes, including complex contract matters, business torts and professional liability.   The Harvard Law Society of Illinois is one of the most active alumni chapters of the Harvard Law School Association, serving more than 1,500 alumni. 
Announcements
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MEDICINE AND CHICAGO SKY TEAM BREAK A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
The University of Chicago Medicine ( Sharon O'Keefe) and the WNBA's Chicago Sky officially broke the Guinness World Record for the largest basketball lesson, which took place during this year's inaugural #ChicagoFit Health and Fitness Festival.

"The Chicago Sky and UChicago Medicine wanted to do something that brings our shared values to life, and we felt this health and wellness event would further serve our collective community. We are determined to get everyone of all ages moving, excited and inspired for getting fit and living healthy," said Sharon O'Keefe, President, University of Chicago Medical Center. Read more...
AMERICAN HOTEL REGISTER COMPANY CERTIFIED AS A WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS
American Hotel Register Company ( Angela Korompilas) has been officially certified as a women-owned business from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. WBENC certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women. The WBENC world-class certification standard is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands, and American Hotel is now counted among them.

"Actually, we have been majority women-owned for the last few years. We wanted to make it official by partnering with the WBENC knowing the importance of this certification to our customers and suppliers. As a company that has long supported and promoted women in business, it's an absolute honor to be one of the largest women-owned companies in the country," said Angela Korompilas, President and CEO, American Hotel Register Company. Read more...
ANA DUTRA TO STEP DOWN AS CEO OF THE EXECUTIVES' CLUB CHICAGO
From Ana Dutra:

It has been a real privilege to serve as Chief Executive Officer of The Executives' Club of Chicago for the last four years. During my tenure with The Club, we have created new programs, revamped the member forums and benefits, and developed partnerships with all of the incubators and major organizations in Chicago, such as Chicago Innovation, The Chicago Network, UI Labs and 1871, just to name a few. Over the last year, we have developed an exciting long-term strategy in partnership with the board of directors and many of you. After a successful tenure, I feel that it is time for me to take time to focus on my corporate and nonprofit board work, along with my advisory practice and teaching and writing.

Our board, led by Chairman Tonise Paul, is currently in the process of conducting a search for my replacement. I will support the board in finding and onboarding The Club's new leader.

It has been a pleasure being a part of this great organization. I am so proud of all we have accomplished together in the past four years, and I have no doubt The Club will continue to thrive in the future. 
THE CHICAGO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM'S NEW 'BOATS' EXHIBIT
The Chicago Children's Museum ( Jennifer Farrington) on Navy Pier ( Marilynn Gardner and Michelle T. Boone) has a new "Boats" exhibit, which offers a hands-on experience complete with docks and assortment of boats.

"'Boats' immerses children in a rich, dramatic play environment that expands their play possibilities and inspires them to explore new perspectives. This exhibit sets the stage for kids to engage in a myriad of narratives, letting their imaginations lead the way to their own nautical adventure," said Jennifer Farrington, President & CEO, Chicago Children's Museum. Read more...
MARY LEE SCHNEIDER TALKS PRINTING TRENDS
In a recent interview, Mary Lee Schneider, President and CEO, SG360°, describes what makes SG360° a direct mail printing industry powerhouse, how her firm is deploying standalone and hybrid inkjet printing equipment for data-driven 1:1 marketing, and why its sheetfed offset printing presses remain key production workhorses. Watch the video... 

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