TCN Members in the News

CONGRESSIONAL PANEL CALLS FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MUSEUM
The Washington Post featured Maria Pesqueria, President & CEO of Mujeres Latinas en Accion, and Susan Whiting, chairwoman of the board of the National Museum of Women's History, in an article about a congressional panel calling for a new Smithsonian museum of women's history.  Read more...  
COMED'S CEO AMPLIFIES DIVERSITY AND CHANGE
Anne Pramaggiore, President & CEO of ComED, was profiled in a Chicago Defender article that discussed what sets the 116-year-old company apart from the rest. "The story that gets told is about the technological change, but the real underlining story is about social change that is brought about by the technological change. We feel as an infrastructure company, we can be central to social and community change," Anne Pramaggiore said. Read more...
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EMILIA DIMENCO ON THE WORK TO BE DONE AT THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Emilia DiMenco, President & CEO of the Women's Business Development Center, spoke with the Chicago Tribune and discussed the group's stability, how a narrow scope of tech incubators leaves out a lot of entrepreneurs and the potential effects of a new administration on women-owned businesses. "There is a concern that certain agencies that ensure equality and opportunity might have their funding cut, and that would be disastrous. It's never been more imperative that women and women's organizations and public individuals advocate for economic self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship, and that we advocate for equality and opportunities," said Emilia DiMenco. Read more...
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SALLY BLOUNT ON WHY YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE IT ALL FIGURED OUT IN YOUR 20s
In a recent article published by Fortune, Sally Blount, Dean of  the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, discussed why it's okay to be unsure about your career in your 20s. The article was written in response to the question "What should every college intern know about succeeding in business?"

"The most important thing you can learn from your first job actually isn't about you. It's about the phenomenon of working and how human organizations get things done," said Sally Blount. She discussed the importance of making the psychological shift at work from focusing on you to focusing on learning all you can about the human dynamics around you. Read more...

ANNE BURKE REQUESTS FIFTH STAR ON CHICAGO FLAG
Anne Burke, Illinois Supreme Court Justice, says there should be a fifth star on the iconic Chicago flag to emphasize the role of Chicago in the International Special Olympics movement. Anne Burke made the request to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, during a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Read more...
Women on Boards      
LOIS SCOTT NAMED INAUGURAL BOARD CHAIR FOR THE CENTER FOR MUNICIPAL FINANCE POLICY
Lois Scott, President of Epoch Advisors, was named the inaugural chair of the advisory board for the Center for Municipal Finance at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. In her role as chair, Lois will lead the board in providing oversight to the Center for Municipal Finance. The center was established in 2013 to develop research and ideas oriented towards improving the financial sustainability of state and local governments. " Lois is one of the most dynamic professionals in municipal finance and will be critical to recruiting similarly prominent leaders, seeking further philanthropic support, and providing input for ideas on fiscal sustainability," said Michael Belsky, inaugural Executive Director of the Center. Read more... 
Awards     
BROADCASTING & CABLE NAMES GRAHAM MEDIA GROUP AS "STATION GROUP OF THE YEAR"
Kudos to Emily Barr, Chicago-based president of Graham Media Group and former president and general manager of ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7. In its annual honors saluting the finest leaders in local television, Broadcasting & Cable cited Graham Media Group as "Station Group of the Year." Emily has headed the five-station group, formerly known as Post-Newsweek Stations, since 2012. Earlier this year Emily was inducted into the Silver Circle of the local chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences . Read more...
JULIE SMOLYANSKY HONORED AT YWOMEN LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Julie Smolyansky, President and CEO of Lifeway Foods, was honored at the Ninth Annual YWomen Leadership Awards presented by YWCA Evanston/North Shore on October 14th. The event raised $200,000 for the organization.  Read more...
Announcements   
ILENE GORDON ON GLOBAL LEADERSHIP
On November 17, Ilene Gordon, CEO of Ingredion, spoke at Singapore's Human Capital Leadership institute. Ilene talked about global leadership and shared her experience in organizational change management. Read more...

SUSANA MENDOZA SAYS GOODBYE TO CITY COUNCIL AND HELLO TO ILLINOIS COMPTROLLER
Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza said goodbye to the alderman and Mayor Rahm Emanuel during her last City Council meeting. On November 8th, Susana was elected Illinois Comptroller and became the first Latina to be elected on her own to statewide office in Illinois.

At the meeting, Mendoza said it was "bittersweet" to leave City Hall after serving as clerk for five years and was most proud to have transformed the city sticker program to make it easier for residents and more profitable for the city. Read more...
MARTHA NUSSBAUM'S NEW BOOK SUGGESTS POLITICS WITHOUT ANGER
Martha Nussbaum's latest book, "Anger and Forgiveness," argues we need total eradication of anger from our politics. "Even great injustice is no excuse for childish and undisciplined behavior." Read more...
LA RABIDA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 2016 GALA RAISED MONEY, HONORED CHICAGO SPORTS AND MEDIA ICONS
More than 400 supporters turned out for an elegant evening of fun and excitement to raise money and awareness for La Rabida Children's Hospital ( Brenda Wolf) on Friday, November 18. The 30th annual Friends of La Rabida Awards Celebration honored community and health care leaders who have shown a commitment to children with special health care needs.  Read more...
ISABELLE GOOSSEN TO RETIRE IN 2017
From Isabelle Goossen:
Having reached a milestone birthday, I will be retiring as CFO of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association in the spring. Alison Ranney is conducting the search for a replacement (see opportunities section below).

I am staying in the area and will continue on the boards of Methode Electronics, Inc., Columbian Financial Group, Knox College, and Cook County Health Foundation. I plan to get more fully engaged with certain other organizations in the metro area in the coming months and look forward to connecting more deeply with them -- and many of you.
NEW HEATHER BECKER PAINTINGS AT ART MIAMI THIS WEEK AT ZOLLA/LIEBERMAN
Heather Becker has new paintings that will be showcased at Art Miami this week at Zolla/Lieberman (booth D200) from November 30 through December 4.

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