TCN Quote Of The Week

"As an executive and a mother, I realize that job demands and skill sets will change over time. Organizations like mine need to value balance, offer flexibility on where, when and how work gets done, and provide programs and mentorship so that young professionals truly can do it all."

 

- Deb DeHaas (2000)  

Vice Chairman, Chief Inclusion Officer
Deloitte LLP  

TCN Members in the News
Fortune


SALLY BLOUNT ANSWERS MPW INSIDER'S "HOW TO BUILD A STRONG TEAM WITHOUT MICROMANAGING" 
Sally Blount (2011), Dean of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, answered this week's MPW Insider's question. Ultimately, to build a high-performing team you need the right mix of talent and personality, resilient relationships and nuanced coaching. Read more..
 
Crain's

SANDRA BRUCE ON HER RETIREMENT  

Sandra Bruce (2009) is retiring at year's end  as chief of Presence Health, an 11-hospital Catholic health system in Illinois. Like many  retiring CEOs, she plans to join a company board. But she also hopes to run a hospital abroad most likely in Vietnam, Ethiopia, Nigeria or the United Arab Emirates.

 

"They're places that want all the high standards we have around safety and cleanliness and quality," says Sandra Bruce. "I think that will be interesting." Read more... 

CRAIN'S LIST OF CHICAGO'S LARGEST BANKS  
Northern Trust Co. ( Susan Levy (2008), Jana Schreuder (2013), Joyce St. Clair (2010)) BMO Harris Bank NA ( Alex Dousmanis-Curtis (2015), Mary Jo Herseth (2008)) and Privatebank & Trust Co. ( Karen B. Case (2008)) were all listed in Crain's list of Chicago's largest banks. These banks have been ranked by assets as of March 31 with data provided by SNL financial.  
ANNA RAPPAPORT QUOTED IN TIME MAGAZINE
Anna Rappaport (1994), President of Anna Rappaport Consulting, is quoted in Time Magazine's article "Inside the Next Social Security Crisis." This article is about Social Security and women, specifically why American women are bearing the brunt of the retirement crunch.

Click here  for the full article.  
TCN MEMBERS APPOINTED TO CITY'S INFRASTRUCTURE TRUST

Three years after creating a city infrastructure bank with a huge splash, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to remake management of the finance unit. The new trust includes TCN members, Ventas CEO Debra Cafaro (2007) and Ernst & Young official Kym Hubbard (2008). Read more...  

ELAINE P. MAIMON DELIVERS KEYNOTE AT THE NETWORK FOR CHANGE AND CONTINUOUS INNOVATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE  
Prominent leaders and change agents from colleges and universities across the nation gathered in Nashville last week at the annual conference of The Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI). GSU President Elaine P. Maimon (2008) delivered the keynote address entitled, "Sustained Excellence + Innovation = Trans4mation," which focused on the challenges GSU faced and the strategic vision and initiatives that guided the transition to a full-service university. Read more...
LAURA WASHINGTON ON DONALD TRUMP'S PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY 
Laura Washington (1997), Political Analyst for the Chicago Sun-Times, recently published "As 15 candidates plead for attention, Trump endures." Read more... 
 


      
CAROL ROSS BARNEY INTERVIEWED BY THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION  

From cultural institutions to educational environments, urban planning to infrastructure, Carol Ross Barney's vision has made an indelible impact on Chicago's built environment. Chicago architect and president of r-barc, Carol Ross Barney (1986), has done wonderful things for the city. Her ability to design (and in many cases, redesign) spaces to delight and improve communities is evidenced in her dozens of projects. Read more... 

New York Times


NEW YORK TIMES LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM DEB DEHAAS

In response to the New York Times article, "Increasingly, Young Women Plan Career Pauses," Deb DeHaas, Vice Chairman, Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte LLP (2000) says it is "clear that young professionals, especially women, expect career and family priorities to shift over time. It's part of their life plan. They expect to do it all, but not all at the same time. They want flexibility. And America's employers should consider giving it to them. I have been fortunate to spend the past 13 years of my career at an organization that has allowed me to ask for that flexibility, to achieve professionally while also making an impact on my community, being active in my church, and playing 'soccer mom' to three sons." Read more... 

 

Click here for "Increasingly, Young Women Plan Career Pauses"  
TERRY SAVAGE ON HOME BUYING  
Financial Expert and President of Terry Savage Productions Ltd., Terry Savage (1984) joined the WGN Morning News to talk about buying a home in the current economy, including mistakes to avoid.
New Roles  
LAURIE O'SHEA BECOMES CO-HEAD GLOBAL INSURANCE PRACTICE AT KORN FERRY
Korn Ferry,  the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, announced on July 27 that Laurie O'Shea (2010) has joined the firm as Co-Head Global Insurance Practice. She will be based in the Chicago office. Prior to Korn Ferry, Laurie worked at a global search firm, where she was Global Head of the Insurance Practice, as well as a member of the CEO & Board and Inclusion Practices.

"With twenty-five plus years of experience in search, Laurie's broad depth of knowledge and experience in the global insurance market, combined with her track record of success in working closely with global organizations and leaders will be a welcome addition to our firm and our clients," said Michael Franzino, President, Financial Services, Korn Ferry. Read more... 
Awards and Announcements
GAIL HASBROUCK NAMED CHAIRMAN OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION'S METRO CHICAGO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gail Hasbrouck (2004), senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Advocate Health Care, has been named chairman of the American Heart Association's Metro Chicago Board of Directors. As chairman, Ms. Hasbrouck will lead a team of healthcare professionals and business and community leaders who guide the Association's activities throughout the Chicago area. Her two-year term as chairman began on July 1, 2015.  

 

Click here  for the official press release.    
LAST WEEK TO NOMINATE: CHICAGO INNOVATION AWARDS 
For the 14th annual year, the Chicago Innovation Awards will be celebrating the most innovative new products and services introduced in the Chicago region. Nominees and winners can cut across all industries, from large corporations to new start-ups, for-profit and non-profit, public and private sector, high tech and low tech.  The key is innovation.

We encourage all members of The Chicago Network who have developed a new product or service in the last 3 years to self-nominate for this year's awards. Nominations are free, and can be submitted via an online form at  www.chicagoinnovationawards.com. The deadline is today.

This year's winners will be celebrated to 1500 business and civic leaders at the Chicago Innovation Awards on October 27th at the Harris Theater, covered in local and national media, invited to ring the NASDAQ Bell, invited to meet with the Mayor, Governor, Cook County President and more.

 

Click here for more information, or to nominate.
SAINT XAVIER STUDENT VETERAN ALLIANCE NAMED JULY CHAPTER OF THE MONTH BY STUDENT VETERANS OF AMERICA 
Saint Xavier University's Student Veteran Alliance ( Christine Wiseman, President (2012)) was recently named the July Chapter of the Month by Student Veterans of America (SVA). SXU was recognized for their reputation of accommodating current and retired service members through campus resources such as their Yellow Ribbon Program and Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC), which opened in August 2014. During the 2014-2015 academic year, SXU's Student Veteran Alliance participated in several events and initiatives, such as a week-long slate of events to commemorate Veterans Day. They also attended the 2015 SVA National Conference, volunteered with SVA-Illinois and helped out with the Marine Reserve Toys for Tots program. The Student Veteran Alliance also supported the Walk-A-Mile-In-Her-Shoes event to raise awareness about the effects of violence against women. SXU believes veteran students are a valuable group that adds to the richness of the school. Through the SVRC, current and retired service members can seek out individualized advising and support. The space serves as a gateway for SXU veterans to meet and offer help with the transition from military to civilian life. Read more...


SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY RECEIVES TWO GRANTS  
Saint Xavier University ( Christine Wiseman) recently received nearly one million dollars from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through their Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship (AENT) and Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) programs¬≠. This grant will help support both undergraduate and graduate nursing students. SXU is one of four universities in Illinois to receive AENT funding and one of four universities in Illinois to receive SDS funding, but is the only university in Illinois to receive both AENT and SDS funding this year. Click here for the official press release.  
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