TCN Quote of the Week
"Women should be themselves. I do believe how women grow and evolve is so unique and personal that if I try to role model myself after you ... I could end up in a really unhappy place.."
 
- Janet Foutty,
newly named CEO,
Deloitte Consulting LLP
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TCN Members in the News
Fortune
ELAINE LEAVENWORTH ON ABBOTT'S SECRET TO SUCCESS
Elaine Leavenworth, SVP and CMO at Abbott, wrote an op-ed in Fortune about the practices Abbott utilizes to encourage creative thinking. Read more...
ANNE MURPHY PROFILED IN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE LEADER
Anne Murphy, Rush University Medical Center General Counsel, is profiled in the January-February 2016 issue of American Healthcare Leader, a new publication that brings together executives across the healthcare spectrum to address how to effectively lead their businesses amid the changes reshaping the industry. The publication has articles focused on strategy, culture, technology, regulation and support. The article, "From Private Practitioner to In-House Mastermind," describes how Anne chose healthcare law as her career focus, how the field has changed over the years, and the challenges and satisfactions she has experienced being Rush's in-house counsel since 2012. Click here for a copy of the article. 
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LORI ANDREWS ON HELLO BARBIE

Lori Andrews wrote an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune explaining how a new  Wi-Fi-enabled Hello Barbie works and why it poses privacy concerns. "This is how Hello Barbie works. You download an app to your phone or computer to allow the doll to get on your Wi-Fi. Your child talks to the doll, which responds based on 8,000 preprogrammed messages and decision trees. That conversation is recorded and reviewed by people at ToyTalk to develop additional responses." Read more...

Lori also joined Good Day Chicago to discuss the new Barbie.
Crain's
NAVIGANT CONFIRMS HQ MOVE TO NEW WEST LOOP TOWER
Navigant leased 110,000 square feet in the 53-story tower being built at 150 N. Riverside Plaza in the West Loop. The tower is scheduled to open in January 2017. "As our firm grows, it is important that our office space inspires collaboration and connection among our workforce," Chairman and CEO Julie Howard said in a statement. "The space at 150 N. Riverside Plaza is designed to support our growth plans through the next decade as we continue to build, manage and protect our clients' business value." Navigant was represented in the lease by Cushman & Wakefield (Marilyn Lissner). Read more... 

LAURA WASHINGTON ON UBER TAPPING INTO CITY'S SOUTH, WEST SIDES

Laura Washington wrote an article in the Chicago Sun-Times about Uber's push to recruit more south and west side drivers. "In June, Uber announced a push to recruit 10,000 new drivers from the city's south and west sides. Today, more than 5,000 are already on the street, according to the company. Those new drivers have earned more than $3 million through Uber." Read more...
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ADLER TOPS 500,000 VISITORS
Adler Planetarium (Michelle B. Larson) has topped 500,000 annual visitors for the first time since 1993. Running about 22 percent ahead of 2014 in attendance, the Adler achieved the half-million mark on Monday, with a month left in the year, including the busy Christmas vacation week. The museum is touting revamped exhibits, including the new "Mission Moon," and a new management team as driving the attendance growth. Michelle Larson became Adler's president almost three years ago. The attendance increase is likely to be among the largest, if not the largest, year-to-year gain among the area's leading museums and nature parks. Read more...
New Roles  
JANET FOUTTY NAMED CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF DELOITTE CONSULTING LLP
Deloitte LLP ( Deborah L. DeHaas and Stacy Janiak) announced this week that Janet Foutty has been named chairman and chief executive officer of Deloitte Consulting LLP, effective January 1, 2016. During her 25-year tenure with Deloitte, Janet has served clients across several industries and has raised visibility of thought leadership in key federal areas, including veterans' issues, millennials in public service, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Janet is currently the only female CEO to lead a consulting practice of this size, scope and scale. She is a strong advocate of Deloitte's Women's Initiative and founded Women in Technology groups in India and the United States - and sits on the board of Bright Pink, a nonprofit dedicated to women's health.

"The complexity of today's global business environment combined with the pace of change is something every organization is facing," said Janet Foutty. "As we work with our clients to address their most complex challenges, I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve the clients and people of this great practice - and am excited to build on the outstanding achievement of our consulting business. My passion has always been for our people and creating opportunity and competitive advantage for our clients, now and for the future." Read more...

To view coverage in Crain's, click here !
Awards and Announcements
ROULA ALAKIOTOU HONORED WITH ARISTEON AWARD
The Hellenic American Women's Council (HAWC) hosted its 22nd Annual Conference: "Mind Your Brain: Maintain Memory, Clarity and Creativity" at Chicago's Union League Club on November 6-7, 2015. Roula Alakiotou, FAIA, was honored by HAWC with the "Aristeon Award." The Aristeon Award is presented annually at the conference by HAWC to an "Aristi" woman who has made an extraordinary contribution to the ideals of Hellenism in her professional and personal life, and has made a significant contribution to society. Read more...
LAURA WASHINGTON HONORED AT DAWN CLARK NETSCH "STRAIGHT TALK" AWARDS
Laura Washington was among four Illinois reporters who were honored at the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform's annual Dawn Clark Netsch "Straight Talk" Award Reception on December 8th. While introducing Laura Washington, Lauren Chooljian noted that Laura has worked with several of Chicago's top news outlets and is the recipient of various reporting awards. In her work, Laura says she tries to "get beyond the obvious" and "beyond the political correctness" and to the real story. She says that it is "an honor to be a reporter in Chicago," and that while "Chicago is a tough place, there's no greater city in this country." Read more...
CHRISTIE HEFNER'S BEST PLAYS FOR SUCCESS
Part of a continuing series on women who have shattered the glass ceiling, Christie Hefner, a Brandeis University graduate and Chairman of Hatch Beauty, spoke at the University about succeeding in a man's world. Read more...
 
JULIE SMOLYANSKY NEWS
ENTREPRENEURSHIP HALL OF FAME
The Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, part of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, honored Julie Smolyansky, President & CEO of Lifeway Foods, LLC at a gala event on October 8. Julie was recognized for building successful businesses and fostering a thriving economic engine in Chicago. Read more...

FILM AMONG 15 DOCUMENTARIES TO ADVANCE IN 2015 OSCAR® RACE
Julie is Executive Producer of the film "The Hunting Ground, " which has been named to the short list for an Oscar nomination. The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. Read more...
GRAND OPENING OF NEW YWCA METROPOLITAN CHICAGO JULIAN GRACE INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's grand opening and dedication ceremony of its eighth community-based center, the YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute (ITI), took place on Thursday, December 10. YWCA CEO Dorri McWhorter was joined by Steve Sarowitz, Founder and Chairman, Paylocity, and his family, which represented the Julian Grace Foundation, in the official ribbon-cutting of this state-of-the-art technology facility focused on bringing innovative programs and services to the North Lawndale community. For the press release, click here!
ELAINE P. MAIMON AT ANNUAL INDO GLOBAL EDUCATION SUMMIT IN INDIA
Elaine P. Maimon, President of Governors State University, gave the keynote address and participated in a panel discussion at the 8th Annual Indo Global Education Summit held November 14-15 in Hyderabad, India. University leaders from around the world attended the summit, which had the theme "Educational Excellence without Borders," to explore opportunities for collaboration between their institutions and Indian universities. Elaine's address, called "Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom," reflected on the opportunities to focus on creating knowledge and gaining wisdom in an age when information is at our fingertips. The event was sponsored jointly by FTAPCCI-Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry, OMICS International, and the Indus Foundation.
Events  
CHRISTIE HEFNER AND TONI PRECKWINKLE ON DRUGS, CRIME & PUNISHMENT
The Economic Club invites members to attend the club's Second Forum: Drugs, Crime & Punishment - Is it Equitable, or even Effective? Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will serve on a distinguished panel to consider the current state of the criminal justice system in our city and our nation, and to discuss what actions can be taken to drive positive change. The program will be moderated by Christie Hefner.

Friday, January 15
Reception: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00 p.m.
The Palmer House Hilton Hotel
17 E. Monroe Street
Grand/State Ballroom

Economic Club members: To register online, click here !

Opportunities
PRESIDENT & CEO, EXECUTIVE SERVICE CORPS OF CHICAGO
Executive Service Corps of Chicago is looking for a new CEO to lead this nonprofit organization which provides capacity-building consulting services to nonprofit organizations at rates well within the means of those organizations. Services are delivered by trained teams of experienced business executives and professionals who volunteer their time for ESC. ESC operates with a small staff, a corps of 200 volunteers and an operating budget of approximately $1million.
 
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for the management and operations of in accordance with the policies of the Board. The CEO ensures that fiscal operations, fund development, marketing, human resources, technology and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented.
Desired qualifications include:
  • Successful experience in nonprofit financial management including budget planning and revenue generation
  • Proven experience as a strategic and visionary leader achieving results through the efforts of staff, volunteers and Board members
  • Demonstrated expertise in fundraising and in developing strong external relationships
  • Deep commitment to strengthening the nonprofit community of Chicago and to working effectively with diverse communities.
  • College degree; advanced degree preferred.
Send resumes to: Toni Smith, smithtoni28@gmail.com.
ASSOCIATE/MANAGER, THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL
The Metropolitan Planning Council (MarySue Barrett), is hiring a full-time associate (or manager, depending on experience) to support current and future projects that deepen the organization's housing and community development impact. MPC is seeking a highly motivated individual with a background in affordable housing development and policy, community development and/or urban planning. This individual will support MPC's two-year study on the cost of economic isolation and be a part of developing new and innovative community development initiatives: http://www.metroplanning.org/about/Employment0.html
KOYA LEADERSHIP PARTNERS SEARCH: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, DELTA INSTITUTE
Koya Leadership Partners (Alison Ranney) is pleased to announce the search for the next Chief Executive Officer at Delta Institute. Delta Institute is a highly respected organization known for its environmental sustainability and economic development work in the Great Lakes region. We are seeking a dynamic leader to oversee the entire organization and play a key role in shaping the vision for Delta's next chapter.   
 
Successful candidates will be recognized as a thought leader in the environmental and economic arena and have a proven background in fundraising and development of long-term partnerships. Candidates must possess a passion for the mission of Delta and be deeply motivated to work with the Board and staff to develop a strategic approach to expand the organization's impact.  
This search is being led by Alison Ranney, Anne McCarthy and Anny Chou. To express your interest or send ideas, please email Alison, Anne and Anny directly at koyachicago@koyapartners.com. All recommendations, inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. Koya Leadership Partners is a national executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises.

Click here for the full job description.
KOYA LEADERSHIP PARTNERS SEARCHES: AVP OF HUMAN RESOURCES & AVP OF FINANCE/CONTROLLER, COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
Koya Leadership Partners (Alison Ranney) is pleased to announce two searches at Columbia College Chicago: AVP of Human Resources and AVP of Finance/Controller. One of the largest private, not-for-profit arts and media colleges in the country, Columbia College Chicago provides education to young people who aspire to learn creative practices in a culturally rich and diverse urban setting.  Under the visionary and exciting leadership of President Kwang-Wu Kim, the College is at a significant moment in its history. 
 
AVP of HR: Sitting at the center of the College's future strategy, the AVP will have a highly visible role and be empowered to build a strong HR team and foundation for the College. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of human resource leadership and hands-on experience building institutional structures, processes and policies.  Click here
 for the full job description.
 
AVP of Finance: The VP will be a highly driven, top-notch Controller who can think strategically, drive business process improvements and master day-to-day financial and accounting operations. Successful candidates will be recognized as having the highest standard for financial integrity and professionalism and be an expert in accounting.  Click here
 for the full job description.
 
This search is being led by Alison Ranney, Trisha Sutrisno and Anny Chou. To express your interest or send ideas, please email Alison, Trisha and Anny directly at koyachicago@koyapartners.com. All recommendations, inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. Koya Leadership Partners is a national executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. 
KOYA LEADERSHIP PARTNERS SEARCH: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CRADLES TO CRAYONS
Koya Leadership Partners ( A lison Ranney ) is partnering with Cradles to Crayons on the search for its first Executive Director in Chicago. 
Cradles to Crayons has created an efficient, large-scale and highly targeted model for collecting and distributing new and gently used children's items to children and families lacking basic supplies. Successfully launched in Boston and Philadelphia, Cradles to Crayons is known as a high-quality, reliable and vitally important resource. It is also a powerful engine for civic engagement, especially with children, families and corporate groups. Supported by technology and cutting edge volunteer management, the organization is the largest volunteer opportunity in markets it currently operates.
 
Cradles to Crayons will be launching its Chicago operation in January 2016.  

The ideal candidate will be the ambassador for Cradles to Crayons in Chicago. S/he will have an entrepreneurial mindset to drive social change through community and corporate engagement and grassroots operations. Comfortable developing relationships in the corporate boardroom, this leader will also embrace the 'hands on' nature of the mission and this leadership opportunity.  

Candidates could come from the private sector or from nonprofit leadership/development backgrounds.  
 
Click here  for the full job description.
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