TCN Quote of the Week

" What keeps me energized and motivated is not only our solving some of the most intractable problems facing our communities, but also that young women and men have really taken leadership around these issues and are speaking out."

-K. Sujata
President and CEO
Chicago Foundation for Women

TCN Members in the News
MELLODY HOBSON: TO SAVE MONEY, SKIP THE PLASTIC
Credit cards and mobile payment apps have changed the way we spend money. Studies show we spend as much as 18% more when paying with credit or debit cards. Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, shared a one-week challenge to save money with CBS. For one week, pay for everything with cash. "You're more likely to stick to essentials and less likely to grab those impulse purchases," she says. Read more...
IlENE GORDON IS A GLOBAL GAME CHANGER
Ingredion CEO, Ilene Gordon, has been named one of F
orbes magazine's "Global Game Changers." The list includes 30 of the "world's boldest,business leaders," and Ilene is one of three females included.
 
The list is available on the Forbes website and scheduled to appear in the May 10, 2016 print edition. Click here to read the list now!
K. SUJATA NEWS
K. Sujata, President and CEO of the Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), is on the cover of this month's Evanston Magazine. CFW provides grants and startup seed mone y to organizations that address issues which affect women and girls disproportionately. Her article, called "A Woman for Others," follows her entrepreneurial success story. "What keeps me energized and motivated is not only our solving some of the most intractable problems facing our communities, but also that young women and men have really taken leadership around these issues and are speaking out. They are willing to participate in the solutions," K. Sujata says. Read more...

Sujata
was also profiled in the April publication of FW Magazine.   Read more...
CARLA MICHELOTTI INTERVIEWED ON PROTECTING PRIVACY ONLINE 
Carla Michelotti is an independent marketing and regulatory strategist who retired in October 2015 as executive vice president, chief legal, government and corporate affairs officer for Leo Burnett Worldwide. Carla offered some tools and tips to Blue Sky Innovation on understanding - and controlling - how marketers use your face and other personal data. "It's important for all of us to be a lot more educated about privacy and data, because we live in a world where consumers understand that there are some transactional benefits in sharing personal data about themselves," said Carla Michelotti . To read the full interview, click here .
JULIE SMOLYANSKY NEWS
THE CHANGEMAKER: JULIE SMOLYANSKY 
Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods is an extraordinary work ethic in motion, both in her professional life and in her activism. From rape victim advocacy to international health issues, she supports them in creative, inspiring ways. Julie interviewed with FW Magazine and shared how her dedication and drive have led her to become a truly influential change maker. Read more...

LIFEWAY FOODS PREPPING A SECOND NATIONAL TV COMMERCIAL
Julie is preparing for its second national TV advertisement. It will return to the airwaves promoting ProBugs, a kefir product tailored to the children's market that comes in colorfully designed, kid-friendly individual packets. The commercial is set to debut on May 2 and run for eight weeks. Read more...

PROBIOTICS FOR KIDS
Julie released a probiotic for kids, ProBugs, back in 2004 based on the scientific findings that started emerging- and continue to emerge.
Metro interviewed Julie about the benefits of probiotics for kids and why their diets might not be enough. "Probiotics can help counter that, but also, it helps give them a stronger immune system so they don't get sick [as much] in the first place," said Julie Smolyansky. Read more...

TEST400k ASSEMBLED PANEL OF TOP LEADERS TO PRESENT THE NATION'S FIRST RAPE KIT NOTIFICATION AND TRACKING SYSTEM
On Tuesday, April 19, the founders of Test400k ( Julie Smolyansky) assembled top leaders to present the nation's first rape kit notification and tracking system and to discuss two state rape kit testing models that target a 15-30 day testing period. Discuss Two State 15-30 Day Rape Kit Testing Models. The forum was held in Chicago, the first city to adopt the rape kit.

"This is about justice for victims, but we cannot forget it is also about the potential 'next victim,' and the safety of every community. It's common sense: The faster we test rape kits, the faster we can help get serial predators off our streets," said Julie Smolyansky. Read more...
Susan Lichtenstein SUSAN R. LICHTENSTEIN ON HILLARY CLINTON
Susan R. Lichtenstein, retired corporate executive, lawyer, writer and frequent speaker on women in business, risk, reputation and crisis management, wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post about Hillary Clinton. Read more...
NORTHWESTERN LAUNCHES TWO VENTURE FUNDS
Northwestern University ( Sally Blount, Andrea Dunaif, Janice EberlyVicky Kalogera and Marilyn McCoy) has launched a $10 million N.XT Fund to encourage faculty and students to turn technologies developed at the university into startup companies. The primary target is to provide proof of concept for technology that's too far along to be eligible for federal grants, the primary source of funding for early stage university spinouts, but not developed enough for investment from angels or venture funds. Read more...
ABBVIE DRUG GETS U.S. APPROVAL FOR LEUKEMIA 
AbbVie Inc. (Laura Schumacher) won U.S. regulatory approval for a new drug to treat patients with a rare type of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a blood cancer. The drug, venetoclax, was approved for patients with a genetic mutation known as 17p gene deletion, which is a marker for a particularly aggressive form of CLL. Read more... 
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO TO ADD MORE CANCER SPECIALISTS IN THE SUBURBS 
This fall, more specialists from the University of Chicago Medical Center ( Sharon O'Keefe) will move to the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park to launch the U of C Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is part of a larger $270 million plan that includes an expanded adult ER and trauma center. Read more...
Women on Boards 
GLORIA CASTILLO ELECTED TO THE ILLINOIS BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION'S BOARD
Gloria Castillo, President &CEO, Chicago United, has been elected to the Illinois Business and Economic Development Corporation's Board of Directors. ILBEDC was created to execute economic development in a way that any private sector executive would recognize as rational, serving our customers at the speed of business.
Awards and Announcements
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ELECTS MELLODY HOBSON 
Mellody Hobson was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' 236th class of members. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country's oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing - and opportunities available to - the nation and the world. Read the academy's  Press Release here.
Z. SCOTT HONORED AT THE VANGUARD AWARDS
Z. Scott, Partner, Co-Chair, White Collar Litigation and Internal Investigations Practice of Kaye Scholer LLP, was an honoree at the 2016 Vanguard Awards. The Vanguard Awards honor individuals and institutions who have made the law and legal profession more accessible to and reflective of the community at-large.
TERRI MASCHERIN HONORED AS A "WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT"
Jenner & Block Partner Terri Mascherin, a nationally recognized trial lawyer and co-chair of the firm's Professional Responsibility Practice, has been named a "Woman of Achievement" by the Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest Regional Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League. Terri was honored at an awards dinner on Thursday, April 7, 2016 for her pro bono work on death penalty issues and on behalf of those who have been wrongfully convicted or accused.
TONI PRECKWINKLE DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT GIRL POWER EVENT
Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, was the keynote speaker at the Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago's event Girl Power on Thursday, April 14th. The Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago inspires urban girls to engage in rigorous college preparatory learning in a small school focused on math, science, and technology that nurtures their self-confidence and challenges them to achieve.
SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 
SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES 2016 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY SPEAKERS
Dorri McWhorter, CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Actor and Comedian George Robert Wendt III, and President and CEO of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Rev. L. Scott Donahue, will serve as speakers at Saint Xavier University's (Christine Wiseman) commencement ceremonies, which will be held on May 6. Read more...

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY HOSTS MAUDLYNE IHEJIRIKA AS A GUEST SPEAKER
Saint Xavier University's School of Education (SOE) hosted a Kappa Delta Pi Society (KDP) event that included Maudlyne Ihejirika, 25-year Chicago Sun-Times veteran reporter, as a special guest speaker. Ihejirika spoke on the education beat from the 1990's to the present. She shared some important issues at the forefront today - charters vs. neighborhood schools, inequities in access/quality remaining for low-income minority students and the State's skewed funding formula. 


AURIE PENNICK HONORED AT JAMES JOSEPH AWARD CEREMONY
Aurie Pennick, Executive Director of the Field Foundation of Illinois, was honored with the the James A. Joseph Lecturer on Philanthropy award at the James Joseph Award Ceremony in Baltimore. Aurie was chosen for her contribution as a steadfast leader and architect of social justice strategies designed for ending violence in Chicago's most vulnerable communities, as well as her commitment to justice and equality.
DEB BOYDA ANNOUNCEMENTS
Deb Boyda Leads Razorfish Chicago to Award Wins
Chicago's Razorfish office recently took home two Silver awards at the Chicago American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs) for their world-class digital work for Motorola. Aside from the prestige of a Silver award, the two Motorola teams will both advance to the regional competition. The American Advertising Awards is the world's largest advertising competition, with over 40,000 entries annually in local competitions.

Additionally, Razorfish Chicago's Motorola Team also secured a Bronze in the "Best in Technology" category at the Shorty Awards. The Shorty Awards seek to honor the best of social media by recognizing innovative influencers, brands and organizations. The Chicago office is led by Razorfish Central Region President Deb Boyda.
 
Razorfish Positioned Highest for Ability to Execute and Furthest for Completeness of Vision in Gartner, Inc.'s "Magic Quadrant for Global Digital Marketing Agencies"
Razorfish, the world leader in helping global brands drive customer obsessed business transformation, announced that top independent research firm Gartner, Inc., has named the agency a Leader in its March 2016 Magic Quadrant for Global Digital Marketing Agencies. The agency is positioned the furthest for its completeness of vision and highest for its ability to execute. This is the fourth consecutive year Razorfish has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant. Razorfish has approximately 200 employees based in the Chicago office, including Central Region President Deb Boyda. Read more about Razorfish's ranking in the Magic Quadrant here.
LIBBET RICHTER ON HOW NONPROFITS CAN LEVERAGE AN ANNIVERSARY TO MAXIMIZE IMPACT
Libbet Richter, President of The Richter Group, addressed the West Suburban Philanthropic Network on April 21 at the Robert Crown Center for Health in Hinsdale, Illinois. Her topic,  Celebrating Your Milestone Anniversary: Inventive Ways to Increase Visibility and Impact, focused on how nonprofits can leverage an anniversary to maximize impact among donors, clients, staff and  community stakeholders.
LORI ANDREWS CONSULTS FOR NEW TELEVISION SERIES
Lori Andrews served as a consultant for Steven Soderbergh's new television series The Girlfriend Experience, which premiered on April 10th on STARZ. It stars Riley Keough (Elvis Presley's granddaughter) as a Chicago law student who becomes a high-end escort. Lori read all the episodes in advance for comment, was on set in Toronto and Chicago, and attended a premiere in Los Angeles.
ANNE SAUNDERS MOVES TO NAPA AND THE WINE INDUSTRY 
Anne Saunders has accepted a new job running the US operations of a UK based wine company, Naked Wine. Naked Wine invests directly in winemakers, and then sells those wines directly to wine lovers. Customers get delicious wines made exclusively for them, at amazing prices, delivered directly to their door. Anne starts work in mid-April and is getting settled in California now.

Explore the great wines at www.nakedwines.com and let Anne know about your experiences!
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF WOMEN'S HISTORY SURVEY 
The Congressional Commission to Study the Potential for an American Museum of Women's History ( Maria Pesqueira) is seeking your valued input.
 
Please take a few minutes to take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LVY6XJN 

The Commission is tasked by Congress to present a report to Congress in November 2016 addressing the threshold question of whether or not a museum dedicated to women's history in America is needed, and if so, what might be the content, where might the museum be located and how might the museum be financed amongst other important questions.
The goal of the Commission is to answer these questions in the most inclusive, feasible, and thorough way possible. The Commission plans to solicit ideas and input from women of all ages and walks of life, in addition to leading authorities and experts on women's history, professionals from the museum and curatorial fields, prominent American women, and influential women's organizations from across the country.
 
For more information and to take the survey please go to
www.womenshistorycommission.org
COTTAGE - LONG TERM RENTAL - 9983 COMMUNITY HALL ROAD, UNION PIER, MICHIGAN
Have you dreamed of a little house in lush Michigan's Harbor Country where you can write the 1st chapter of the next great American novel or paint the country scenes?

Consider renting a lovely little furnished cottage in a park-like setting less than a mile from the lake and an hour from Chicago.  This rustic cottage is on a 2 ½ acre property which also includes the owner's residence. This cozy retreat is lined in pine with a wood burning stove, air conditioning/heat, kitchen and bathroom complete with a copper/stone-lined shower.  Artist designed décor in every inch. 

Cottage equipped with Wifi.  Also, pet friendly. All you need for your get-away.  Sleeps two adults on a queen-size futon/couch convertible bed. Cozy and compact - 364 square feet for you to indulge in your quiet pursuits or just rejuvenate.  The cottage is available as a 3 month rental during peak season, mid-May through mid-September at $950/month -  $3,800 for the full period. Discounted fees for shoulder months. No smoking. Security deposit required. This summer, let the cottage be your place in the country to find the solace and the special pulse of Southwest Michigan.  And when you crave a bit more action, Harbor Country has more to offer:  beaches, hiking, kayaking, fishing, vineyard, microbreweries, terrific restaurants, galleries & shops. For more information, email: evergreenpinesmi@gmail.com

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