TCN'S VISION STATEMENT
  As the preeminent organization for Chicago's leading professional women, we are compelled to:
  • Connect with each other for professional & personal growth
  • Advance our civic, business & philanthropic communities
  • Inspire & support the next generation of leaders
TCN Members in the News
SALLY BLOUNT: THE BLAMING, BLOCKING AND BELITTLING BEHAVIOR OF TODAY'S SO-CALLED LEADERS
Sally Blount, Dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, shared her thoughts on the words leader and leadership in an op-ed she wrote in Forbes. "And if we believe in the power of human progress, somebody has to model true leadership - that is, leadership in rank 
and in character - for the next generation. Way too many of today's so-called leaders certainly aren't doing that. Who is going to finally step up, and when? We are all waiting." Read more...
DEBORAH BOWEN ON PHYSICIANS AND LEADERSHIP
Deborah Bowen, President & CEO American College of Healthcare Executives, was featured in a Modern Healthcare article on the importance of leadership and working together. "Educating physicians is not necessarily a new topic," said Deborah Bowen. "What is different now is the momentum and understanding that if we want to move to a value imperative, physicians have to understand more about the business of healthcare." Read more... 
PAM DAVIS REFLECTS ON HER CAREER AS CEO
Pam Davis, one of Chicago's longest-serving CEOs and one of the few female hospital leaders, will retire in June after a nearly 30-year career as chief of Edward-Elmhurst Health. In a discussion with Crain's, she shared her views on everything from being a pioneering female executive to helping bring down former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Read more...
CAROL ROSS BARNEY ON THE CHICAGO RIVER WALK
In an article on Billionaire.com, Carol Ross Barney, President of r-barc, spoke about transforming the Chicago river bank into a linear community park. "I want the river to be clean; the fact that you still can't swim is terrible. But it's slowly starting to happen, there's a couple of rowing clubs now, wildlife is returning. We're looking at the river in a new way." Read more... 
SHEDD AQUARIUM USES TECH TO IMPROVE VISITOR EXPERIENCE
The John G. Shedd Aquarium ( Joyce Simon) plans to install technology that can process visitors faster and trim down the lines. The Shedd is also experimenting with ways to move visitors more fluidly through the building. Read more... 
COOK COUNTY CALLS ATTENTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was quoted in a Chicago Citizen article that highlighted cook county's efforts to commemorate Earth Hour. On March 25, Cook County turned off non-essential lights to call attention to climate change.

"Cook County has worked diligently to increase energy efficiency in County facilities because we know that our planet and its resources are vulnerable," Toni Preckwinkle said. "We participate in Earth Hour to send the message that climate change and its effects on the environment must be heeded." Read more...
PLAYBILL RECOGNIZES STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY
Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Anna D. Shapiro) was highlighted by Playbill for three diverse, controversial world-premiere plays coming this season: Letts' The Minutes, BLKS by Aziza Barnes, and Matthew-Lee Erlbach's, The Doppelgänger.

"The upcoming season really represents a concerted effort to have work that speaks directly to the audience we have and the audience we seek," notes artistic director Anna D. Shapiro, who won a Tony for directing August: Osage County. "Steppenwolf's decidedly homogeneous origins do not reflect its current interests. We want to be having conversations with more of our community."
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Women on Boards       
THERESE FAUERBACH AND RENEE VELASQUEZ TOGHER JOIN THE DEPAUL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Therese Fauerbach, CEO and Founder of The Northridge Group, Inc., and Renee Velasquez Togher, President of Azteca Foods Inc., are two out of six new members to join the DePaul University 44-member board of trustees. Read more...
NILA R. LEISEROWITZ JOINS ADVISORY BOARD FOR THE ULI WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE CHICAGO
Nila R. Leiserowitz, Regional Managing Principal, Gensler, has joined the Advisory Board for the ULI Women's Leadership Initiative Chicago. This organization was launched in 2015 to raise the visibility and number of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry.
New Roles         
SUSAN G. GALLAGHER JOINS BPI GROUP AS PRESIDENT & CEO
From Susan Gallagher:
I am thrilled to share that I have joined the outstanding team at BPI group as President & CEO of the U.S. Throughout my career, I have seen the power of pairing talented people with the right mission. 
 
Today's rapid pace of change demands constant innovation and new talent strategies. From navigating the gig economy to incorporating new automated tools, the nature of work itself has changed. A new generation of millennial leaders is preparing to take the helm, and baby boomers need meaningful support in determining the next steps in their careers. 
 
As leaders, we must empower people to learn and grow in this new world of work. We must build nimble, effective teams and get people engaged in their work. We must design our organizations and develop our people for the work of the future-and help them make the most of change when it comes.
 
I am proud to be on a team working to solve these challenges, and excited about learning more about the future of work. I would love to hear from you about how this evolution of work and talent has impacted you. Please reach out if you'd like to share.  
Awards      
JEANNE GANG HONORED FOR RAISING ARCHITECTURE AWARENESS
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has honored Jeanne Gang with the 2017 Honorary Fellowship, which recognizes extraordinary achievement. Jeanne will be inducted into the RAIC College of Fellows during this year's RAIC/Ontario Association of Architecture Festival of Architecture to be held in Ottawa May 24-27. Read more...
PATRICIA B. HOLMES AND ANDREA KRAMER TO RECEIVE VANGUARD AWARD
Patricia B. Holmes, Partner at Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, and Andrea Kramer, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery, will be honored with the 2017 Vanguard Awards on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The Vanguard Awards honors individual and institutions who have made the law and legal profession more accessible to and reflective of the community at large. To view the flyer, click here!
Announcements   
SALLY BLOUNT CELEBRATES OPENING OF KELLOGG'S GLOBAL HUB
The new Kellogg School of Management's Global Hub held its grand opening on Wednesday, featuring tours of the facility and speeches from several deans and architects who worked on the project. Sally Blount remarked that she was honored to be the dean who inaugurated the building, which she said reaffirms Kellogg as one of the world's best business schools. Read more...
DONNA CARROLL JOINS DELEGATION AT FIRST U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT OF THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO
Donna Carroll, President of Dominican University, joined a delegation of 24 independent university presidents in the first U.S. Higher Education Summit of the United States and Mexico in Guadalajara, Mexico between March 29-31. The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) summit focused on the importance of international academic exchange opportunities for students and faculty during the current climate of constrained international relations in our country. In addition, Dr. Carroll, because of her nationally recognized advocacy for undocumented students and her support of immigration reform, was invited to represent the delegation at a press conference on March 30.
NILA R. LEISEROWITZ SERVES ON ULI HINES STUDENT COMPETITION JURY 
On April 5-6, Nila R. Leiserowitz served on the ULI Hines Student Competition Jury. The ULI Hines Student Competition is an urban design and development challenge for graduate students. The competition engages multidisciplinary student teams to devise a comprehensive development program for a real, large-scale site. Read more... 
TERI ARVESU MODERATES TOWN HALL
Teri Arvesu, VP and Director of Content at Univision Chicago, moderated a town hall discussion on the state of journalism and Latinos in the news. Watch here...
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY TO LAUNCH OF A NEW EXECUTIVE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN VALUES-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
From Maureen Beal, Chairman and CEO of National Van Lines, Inc. and Trustee of Benedictine University:

Benedictine University is delighted to announce the launch of a new Executive Master of Science in Values-Driven Leadership program (EMSVDL), which will begin this May. The EMSVDL program equips leaders with the personal, organizational, and global competencies they need to lead with excellence and make a transformative impact on business and society. Classes begin May 1, 2017.
For questions contact Amber A. Johnson at aajohnson@ben.edu.
MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITY WITH STEP UP
Celebrate Women's History Month by signing up to mentor a Step Up teen at our Career Connections Conference presented by AOL Charitable Foundation. Spend the day on Saturday, April 22 with a Step Up teen as instructors and guest speakers facilitate interactive workshops that encourage teens to explore paths to their dream career!
 
To RSVP to be a Mentor, click here!
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