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HOW ULTA BEAUTY'S CEO IS DRIVING GROWTH AND PROFITS

Ulta CEO Mary Dillon was featured in a Forbes article that showcased how she is driving growth and profit for the company under her leadership. The article notes that Ulta's combination of innovative merchandising, great customer service, and inspirational leadership is a winning formula. Read more... 

HOW A SEXIST COMMENT DROVE ONE FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR TO BUILD A $250 MILLION EMPIRE
In a recent article published by Vanity Fair, Julie SmolyanskyCEO of Lifeway Foods, opened up about the moment that fueled her drive to prove critics wrong, eventually becoming a female entrepreneur that turned her family's business into a $250 million empire.  Read more... 

SIDNEY DILLARD AND LOOP CAPITAL SUPPORT GIRL SCOUTS AND WOMEN'S ENERGY SUMMIT 
Sidney Dillard, Partner and Head of Corporate Investment Banking, Loop Capital Markets, participated in the Women's Energy Summit, which presented a check for $5,000 to the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana to help fund a new program focused on educating and encouraging young girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Sidney Dillard serves on the board for the Girl Scouts regional organization and is the Chair of the Fund and Development Committee.
Loop Capital sponsored the Women's Energy Summit to support the initiative of bringing women together to develop and share ideas.

"As girls get older particularly when they get in middle school, they start to fall away from science and math courses, so the earlier we engage them to science and math - we can give that platform they need to launch in high school and college," said Sidney Dillard. Read more...

Don't miss the TCN HerStory with Sidney Dillard next week, October 21! To register, click here!  
ELAINE MAIMON ON EFFECTIVELY INTERVIEWING FOR A JOB
Elaine P. Maimon, President, Governors State University, wrote an article for Inside Higher Ed that explained why effectively interviewing for a job is often like speed dating. After years of experience in interviewing, Elaine shared three questions that will keep candidates focused on what you really need to know: Why you? Why us? Why now?
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CHRISTINE A. EDWARDS AND JULIETTE PRYOR HONORED AT 2016 HORIZON AWARDS
Christine A. Edwards, Partner and Chair, Bank Regulatory Practice, Winston & Strawn LLP, and  Juliette Pryor, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, US Foods, were honored by the Women's In-House Counsel Leadership Institute at their inaugural Horizon Awards Dinner event in Washington, DC on October 5.

Christine received the Circle of Honor Award (for lifetime achievement), which is presented to a General Counsel or Former General Counsel whose long and distinguished career has demonstratively impacted the advancement of women in the legal profession. Her personal integrity and commitment to excellence make her a role model within and out of the legal community.

Juliette received the Hynes Catalyst for Tomorrow Award, which is presented to a woman who embraces collaboration to achieve sustainable results extending beyond her profession into the world community.

For more information, click here!
TCN MEMBERS HONORED BY AMERICAN BANKER
American Banker held its annual "Most Powerful Women i
Alex Dousmanis-Curtis and Mary Jo Herseth
n Banking" event on Thursday, October 6 in NYC at Cipriani.

Jana Schreuder, Chief Operating Officer, Northern Trust, was among American Bankers' list (#7) of the top 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking. Read more...

Diane Offereins, EVP, Payment Services, Discover Financial Services, was among American Bankers' list (#6) of the top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance. Read more...

Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, Group Head - US Retail and Banking, BMO Harris Bank, and Mary Jo Herseth, SVP, Head of Banking, BMO Private Bank, were also in attendance, as BMO was recognized as one of five Top Teams in banking. Read more..
Announcements   
LAURA WASHINGTON TO INTERVIEW PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING COLUMNIST
Laura Washington, Political Analyst at ABC 7-Chicago and  Columnist at Chicago Sun-Times, will interview Thomas L. Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist of The New York Times, at the Chicago Humanities Festival gala on Monday, October 17. For more information, click here !
JILL SMART SPEAKS AT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL AND WILLIS TOWERS WATSON'S EVENT 
Harvard Business School invited Jill Smart, President of the National Academy of Human Resources, to guest lecture in several MBA classes about Performance Management, and the pros and cons of the current trend to eliminate employee performance ratings and rankings. She helped present an HBS case study on the topic and facilitated a discussion with the students in several classes.

Jill was also a panelist on a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Panel at Willis Towers Watson's Harnessing the Power of Human Capital Event, discussing the future of work, engaging the workforce in a digital world, and the implications of these trends on the Human Resources function.
DORIS K. CHRISTOPHER HALL TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY
The Doris Kelley Christopher Hall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The hall is home to the University's Family Resiliency Center and is also used to for research, education and outreach to help families succeed under challenging conditions.
 
The hall began in the 2000s after inspiration from University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign alum Doris Kelley Christopher, who is the Founder and Chairman of Pampered Chef, Ltd. She visited the College of ACES and worked with Pampered Chef to establish the Family Resiliency Program. Read more... 
MAKE A DONATION TODAY FOR FEJ'S ORPHANAGE AND HEALTH CLINIC IN HAITI 
From Marsha McVicker:

Hurricane Matthew has devastated Fondation Enfant Jesus' (EFJ) orphanage and Health clinic in Haiti with high winds and raging floods.

Thankfully, FEJ Staff are safe, but their buildings suffered severe damage. High winds toppled trees and tore off roofs at the crèche (orphanage), leaving the children under temporary shelters. The retaining wall and entryway of the FEJ Health clinic was washed away by floodwaters.

Please give now so we can repair these buildings. You can forward this message to your friends and family so that together we can speed the recovery process. We need to re-open the clinic building and get the children back into safe and dry housing. 
 
FEJ is an extension of my family and I LOVE the work we do. We need your help today! To donate, click here!  
MARILYNN PRESTON ON THE BODY POLITIC
Marilynn Preston wrote a column on the importance of body language. She also explored the body language of of the presidential candidates during their recent debates, and what it may say about them. Read more...
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TCN YEAR IN REVIEW 2015 - 2016 NOW AVAILABLE!

Highlights of our progress during the 2015-2016 year include:
  • A joint survey with Crain's Chicago Business on women and the workplace that received more than 1,400 responses
  • More than 120 TCN members and young NextGen guests attending a program featuring some of the world's foremost astrophysicists - all TCN members
  • Launching the TCN blog, Walking Through Glass: Women, Work and the World
And you'll find much more to celebrate in The Chicago Network 2015-2016 Year in Review. Take a look !
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