TCN Members in the News

CHRISTIE HEFNER ON MSNBC
Christie Hefner, Chairman, Hatch Beauty and board member, Center for American Progress Action Fund, appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss the American crisis in elder care as well as the GOP tax bill. Watch the segment here...
New York Times
MELLODY HOBSON AT DEALBOOK 2017
Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments, spoke at the DealBook 2017 Conference hosted by The New York Times and shared that it's time for corporate America to stop trying to create workplace diversity and to start doing it. "Trying is not the same as doing. I've never met Colin Kaepernick but he's a hero of mine, I'm in awe that he took it upon himself to publicly promote the American values of life and liberty that we all cherish," said Mellody Hobson. Read more...

TINA TCHEN IN CRAINS
In an interview with Crain's, Tina Tchen, Partner, Buckley Sandler, shared details on why she wanted to become a lawyer and the  pushback she received when she has  championed for women's issues throughout her career . Read more...

 
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TINA TCHEN ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND GENDER INEQUITY IN THE WORKPLACE
Tina Tchen wrote an article published in Forbes on why the future of gender equity relies on workplace culture.  " This should be a topic for board review and oversight on a regular basis, not just when a problem arises. And this means approaching these issues with the same rigor and vigilance that businesses apply to other areas implicating sound compliance management, like adherence to securities, anti-corruption, and consumer protection laws. " Read more...
JEAN FRANCZYK ON HER RETURN TO CHICAGO AND STEERING A LIVING MUSEUM
In an interview with  Financial Times, Jean Franczyk, President and CEO, Chicago Botanic Garden, discussed her favorite things about Chicago, her return home after living in London for 10 years, and running a museum. "People born here have a toughness and kindness built in. You get four serious seasons, two of them with extremes, which means that you have to help your neighbors," she said when asked about the strong neighborly bonds in the city of Chicago. Read more...
VETERANS PROGRAM AT CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN FEATURED
Chicago Botanic Garden's was featured in a CBS special about its Veterans' Internship Program, which allows veterans to participate in various retreats focused on wellness and using nature to heal. Read more...
ANNE PRAMAGGIORE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT MICROGRID 2017
Anne Pramaggiore, President & CEO ComEd, was the keynote speaker at Microgrid 2017. Held in Boston, the Nov. 6-8 event, shined a light on the rise of microgrids. Anne discussed how utilities will upend their own business models and why microgrids will emerge as a defining infrastructure. "Today our company and many others are standing on the front edge of another stunning development, in effect we are turning our own foundation upside down," said Anne Pramaggiore. Read more...

TRINA GORDON AT FTI CONSULTING'S LEADERSHIP FORUM
Trina Gordon, President & CEO Boyden World Corporation, shared insights on women in business at the 5th annual FTI Consulting's Leadership Forum in Chicago. The forum featured a panel of accomplished CEOs in support of the theme "Empowered Women Empower Women: Building the Ladder to Success." TCN panelists included Shari Runner, President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, and Theresa E. Mintle, former CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Read more...
GLASSDOOR BEST PLACES TO WORK
Glassdoor released its list of the Best Places to Work based on employee ratings. The following TCN members' companies were included:
  • Google (Karen Sauder, Global Client Partner)
  • McKinsey & Company (Betsy D. Holden, Senior Advisor and Virginia Simmons, Senior Partner & Managing Partner, Midwest Office)
  • Gensler (Nila Leiserowitz, Regional Managing Principal)

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TYSON FOODS, INC. ACQUIRED ORIGINAL PHILLY HOLDING INC.
Tyson Foods, Inc. (Sally Grimes) has acquired Philadelphia-based Original Philly Holding, Inc., one of the nation's leading producers of raw and fully-cooked Philly-style sandwich steak and cheesesteak appetizer products. "Original Philly Holdings is a natural, strategic fit with our Prepared Foods Business. The Original Philly brand and portfolio of products are highly regarded in the foodservice industry and have a growing list of customer relationships with chain and convenience store operators," said Sally Grimes. Read more...
USG CORPORATION TO EXPAND CEILINGS PORTFOLIO WITH ACQUISITION OF CEILINGS PLUS
USG Corporation ( Jennifer Scanlon) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ceilings Plus, a leading manufacturer of specialty ceilings products. "The addition of Ceilings Plus is expected to further expand USG's product portfolio, accelerate innovation and enhance our presence in the high-growth Specialty Ceilings market, I believe this acquisition will increase our penetration into architectural specifications and enable cross-selling opportunities for USG's existing tile and grid ceiling products," said Jennifer Scanlon. Read more...
Lisa Madigan
LISA MADIGAN PRODUCES GUIDE OF BENEFITS FOR VETERANS
Attorney General Lisa Madigan has issued an updated guide of benefits for Illinois veterans and their families in recognition of Veterans Day. The "Benefits for Illinois Veterans" guide was created by her Military and Veterans' Rights Bureau to provide veterans and their families with information regarding federal and state veteran benefit laws. The updated version is available online at Lisa Madigan's website.
"The people who served in the military have, along with their families, made tremendous sacrifices on behalf of our country, and they are entitled to benefits for their service," said Lisa Madigan. Read more...
SUSANA MENDOZA AND PETS FOR VETS
PAWS Chicago and state Comptroller Susana Mendoza offered a Veterans Day program with the help of several sponsors. Military veterans were able to adopt a cat or dog on Veterans day at a designated shelter with no adoption fee thanks to the "Pets for Vets " program created by Susana. "So many different veterans, their lives have literally been saved by an animal that they've rescued," said Susana Mendoza. Read more...
New Roles
STACY JANIAK NAMED CHIEF CLIENT OFFICER OF DELOITTE
Deloitte LLP ( Deborah L. DeHaas, Janet Foutty and Stacy Janiak) announced this week that Stacy Janiak has been named Chief Client Officer of Deloitte. In this newly created role, Stacy will help drive the lifecycle of relationship development, bringing the full depth and breadth of Deloitte's capabilities to its clients. She maintains her audit client responsibilities by serving as the lead client service partner on an SEC registrant, and as the advisory partner on a number of significant clients. Stacy also serves on Deloitte's Board of Directors. During her 25-year tenure with Deloitte, Stacy has served clients across several industries, particularly within the consumer product and retail sectors. She is a strong advocate of Deloitte's Inclusion and Empowered Well-being programs and supports the successful advancement of women professionals and their leadership development. She serves on the Board of Trustees for DePaul University and as chair of its Audit Committee, and is a board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago. 
Women on Boards
MICHELLE COLLINS NAMED TO CHICAGO COMMUNITY CATALYST FUND BOARD
The Chicago Community Catalyst Fund will aim to  provide capital to small
 businesses and entrepreneurs in parts of Chicago where startups struggle  to scrape together the money to put business plans into practice.  On November 8, the Chicago City Council voted to establish a board of four private-sector financial professionals, including Michelle Collins , President of Cambium LLC. Read more...
Announcements
PATRICIA BROWN HOLMES AT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS' 13TH GENERAL COUNSEL INSTITUTE
Patricia Brown Holmes, Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, spoke at the National Association of Women Lawyers' 13th General Counsel Institute. The panel presentation, Using the Media to Litigate, highlighted the powerful influence of the media on law, both traditional journalism and social media. Read more... 
BRENDA WOLF AT BECKER'S HOSPITAL REVIEW CEO & CFO ROUNDTABLE
On November 14, La Rabida Children's Hospital CEO Brenda Wolf participated in the Becker's Hospital Review's 6th Annual CEO & CFO Round Table in Chicago.  Brenda shared her expertise and experience in a session on "Leadership and Management: What it Means to be a Great Leader."
2018 Chicago Foundation for Women Impact Award
Do you know someone who is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Chicago? Nominate them for a 2018 Chicago Foundation for Women Impact Award today! CFW's Impact Awards honor leaders in the community who are committed to improving the lives of women and girls. The deadline to submit nominations is 
Thursday, November 30th, 2017! Click here to download the nomination form.

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Chicago Hilton and Towers
720 South Michigan Ave.  
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Launch Pad:
8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

WIFL:
11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.









VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS:

Valerie Jarrett and the 28th Annual Women in the Forefront Luncheon
 
 








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The 4th Annual Launch Pad for Women Senior Leaders Conference 
 
 
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