TCN Members in the News
CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL 2018 WOMEN OF INFLUENCE
The Chicago Business Journal has released its 2018 Women of Influence list, which recognizes women who've made an impact both professionally and in their communities. The following TCN members were selected:
  • Cathy Birkeland, Chicago Office Managing Partner; Global Co-Chair Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Janice Block, EVP & General Counsel, Kaplan Inc
  • Jana Cohen Barbe, Partner & Former Global VP Chair, Dentons US LLP
  • Patrice DeCorrevont, Executive VP, Wells Fargo
  • Marci Eisenstein, Managing Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Goldie Wolfe Miller, Former President, Millbrook Corporate Real Estate Services LLC
  • Goli Sheikholeslami, President & CEO, Chicago Public Media
  • Diane C. Swonk, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Cheryl Whitaker, Chairman & CEO, NextLevel Health Illinois
SHARI RUNNER PIECE FEATURED IN  CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Ch icago Urban League President and CEO Shari Runner  wrote a piece,  published in the   Chicago Tribune,  entitled , " Chicagoans, it's time to demand a better life." 

"As a world-class city, Chicago has shown in many ways that it can deliver strategic solutions. Solving the complex problems on the South and West sides will make the city and the state better for everyone. Like every other major undertaking that has helped make our city great, it will not be cheap, and it will not be easy. It will require fierce political will matched by serious financial investment. It will require voters to hold all elected officials accountable for finding solutions, regardless of political stripe," said Shari Runner. Read more...
LORI ANDREWS ON AMAZON WRISTBANDS
Lori Andrews, Distinguished Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago - Kent College of Law, was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about Amazon, which is eyeing technology that could track the movements of its workers' hands as they fulfill orders.

"Employers are increasingly treating their employees like robots. Part of the problem is that workers rarely realize it. You might have trouble getting life insurance if they learn you bought a lot of Cheetos," said Lori Andrews. Read more...
Women on Boards
ALICE PETERSON ELECTED TO SP+ BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SP Plus Corporation (SP+) a leader in parking management, ground transportation and ancillary services, has announced that Alice M. Peterson, CEO, Loretto Group, has been elected to serve on its Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2018.   Read more...
BLYTHE J. MCGARVIE JOINS APPLE HOSPITALITY REIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Blythe J. McGarvie to its Board of Directors, effective February 21, 2018. Blythe will stand for election as a Board-recommended nominee at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

"I am honored to join the Apple Hospitality Board. I look forward to working with Apple Hospitality's dynamic Board and strong leadership team and contributing to the long-term success of the Company," said Blythe J. McGarvie.  Read more...
Announcements
THE COMMERCIAL CLUB OF CHICAGO ELECTS TCN MEMBERS
The following Network members have been elected to active Membership in The Commercial Club of Chicago:
  • Grace Hou, President, Woods Fund Chicago
  • Goli Sheikholeslami, President & CEO, Chicago Public Media
  • Pallavi Verma, Senior Managing Director - US Midwest, Accenture
Read more...
TCN MEMBERS SPEAK AT ANNUAL MIDDLE MARKET INVESTMENT CONFERENCE
Linda Boasmond, President, Cedar Concepts, Marion Cameron, CEO, Sipi Metals and Janice Christiansen, President & CEO, J.C. Schultz/The FlagSource, s erved on a  Women in Manufacturing panel at the 6th annual Middle Market Investment Conference on February 27. The panel discussion was moderated by Mary Josephs, Founder and CEO, Verit Advisors. Read more...
SHARI RUNNER AT CITY CLUB OF CHICAGO
Ch icago Urban League President and CEO Shari Runner  served as the keynote speaker at a recent City Club of Chicago program, where she delivered a talk to a sold-out audience on equity in a world-class city.  Read more...
"WOMEN-CEOS-SPEAK"
When roughly 94% of Fortune 1000 chief executive officers (CEOs) are men, what qualities drive the 6% who are women to the most elite reaches of corporate leadership?  To find out, the Korn Ferry Institute studied 57 women who have been CEO's - 38 currently and 19 previously - at Fortune 1000-listed companies and others of similar size. Korn Ferry (Tierney B. Remick) analyzed structured interviews with all 57 women and the results of psychometric assessments taken by two-thirds of them.  Among the key findings:
  • Few set out to be CEO
  • Starting out in STEM
  • No single path to the top
  • Seeking out challenge
  • Motivated by purpose and culture
  • A different mindset as CEO
Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty, Inc., and Jennifer F. Scanlon, President and CEO, USG Corporation, were among the 57 female CEOs that participated in the study. To read the full report, click here
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