TCN Members in the News
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K. SUJATA: ADVANCE POLICIES OVER POLITICS 
K. Sujata, President and CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women, wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post, about the importance of staying focused on the issues that truly matter, and on the communities that need our investment the most. Read more...
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SUSAN R. LICHTENSTEIN ON CAREER AND FAMILY 
Susan R. Lichtenstein, former 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's greatest contribution. She also shared personal experiences and thoughts on how balancing a demanding career and family have made a positive impact on her children. Read more...
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PATRICIA BROWN HOLMES APPOINTED SPECIAL PROSECUTOR  
Patricia Brown Holmes, Partner, Riley Safer Holmes and Cancila LLP and a former Cook County judge, was appointed special prosecutor to investigate whether Chicago police officers at the scene of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald covered up any wrongdoings by Officer Jason Van Dyke. Her investigation also could extend to police supervisors. Patricia is a trustee of the University of Illinois and La Rabida Children's Hospital (Brenda Wolf). Read more...
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MAURA O'HARA ON WOMEN TECH FOUNDERS

Maura O'Hara, executive director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, was quoted in an article about the number of women tech founders in Chicago, noting that it would be difficult to keep count of founders in the fast-changing world of startups. While it's comforting to think of our ecosystem as inclusive, "If you're starting with a flawed figure, the intensity of your efforts may be less, if you don't think you have as big a problem as you have," Maura O'Hara said. Read more...
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ANDIE KRAMER ON MOTHERHOOD AND THE WORKPLACE
Andie Kramer, partner at McDermott Will & Emery and co-chair of the firm's gender diversity committee, was quoted in an article on how waving the mom flag at work remains a risky strategy. Andie is co-author, with her husband, Alton B. Harris, of the new book, Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work. "On the one hand, we tend to believe that a good mother is available to her kids 24/7 and thus, almost by definition, is an inferior worker. On the other hand, if a mother shows competence and commitment at work, she's viewed as a bad mother and therefore deeply unlikable," Andie Kramer said.
NEWS AT REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 
"BEST HOSPITAL" DESIGNATION FROM 
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) ( Joanne C. Smith ) has again been recognized as the national leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation, topping the U.S. News & World Report list for the twenty-sixth consecutive year. RIC is the only hospital of its kind to hold this distinction. Read more...

RECORD GIFT FOR NEW RESEARCH HOSPITAL
Joanne, President & CEO, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, recently secured a record gift for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago from Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan. When RIC's new hospital opens in March 2017, it will be named the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in recognition of this transformative gift. Joanne was interviewed and/or featured by several local outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, Crain's, and the Chicago Sun-Times. 
Crain's
KAREN C. TEITELBAUM ON STUDYING GUN VIOLENCE
Karen C. Teitelbaum, President and CEO of Sinai Health System, wrote an op-ed in Crain's on why Chicago needs a massive gun violence study. "Answers that work - that provide real and sustainable change for the better - cannot come without research. Without the research that tells us the root causes of gun violence, how toddlers and children find guns in the house, why 60 percent of gun deaths are by suicide and what interventions can curb it, we are just guessing, feeling our way in the dark." Read more...
MARTHA NUSSBAUM ON DETENTION
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, was featured in an article about detention as a form of punishment and role graphic footage of abuse and dehumanising violence plays on our thoughts, feelings and actions. Read more...
WHY CONTEXTMEDIA LOOKS TO FORMER FOUNDERS WHEN BUILDING ITS TEAM
ContextMedia has found that when filling high-level roles, one specific type of person is a safe bet: former founders. ContextMedia Co-Founder Shradha Agarwal said founders bring a unique skill set and the ability to look at problems differently than those who haven't gone through the ups and downs of building a business. "Founders often have a demonstrated ability to be resilient, gritty and scrappy while being fueled by a passion to transform an industry," said Shradha Agarwal. "People who have launched their own business successfully have also understood the importance of building a team of rockstars around them to succeed." Read more...
ELAINE P. MAIMON GIVES BOOK REVIEW 
Governor State University President Elaine P. Maimon's review of the book, The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most, was broadcasted by NPR Illinois. Elaine noted the book is concise and highly-readable and a benefit to those in higher education as well as parents and students investigating colleges and universities.
 
Following the review, NPR's Rachel Otwell interviewed Elaine
on topics including suggestions for parents and students when choosing a college, Writing Across the Curriculum, Illinois budget issues, and how The Undergraduate Experience relates to Illinois' higher education system.
 
Click here to listen to the entire review and interview. 


MAKE IT BETTER PRESENTS ITS INAUGURAL LIST OF THE 25 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN CHICAGO
Make It Better presented their inaugural list of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Chicago. The women named are among the city's movers and shakers - women who control multi-million-dollar budgets, powerful media or other public platforms, and have created transformational models worthy of wide replication. They have also shared their best advice to help others realize their full potential.
  • Melissa Bean, Chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Anne Burke, Illinois Supreme Court Justice, First District
  • Debra Cafaro, Chairman & CEO, Ventas, Inc.
  • Deborah DeHaas, Vice Chairman, Chief Inclusion Officer & National Managing Partner, Deloitte
  • Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta
  • Jeanne Gang, Founder & Principal, Studio Gang Architects
  • Margo Georgiadis, President of the Americas, Google
  • Ilene Gordon, CEO, Ingredion Incorporated
  • Lori Healey, CEO, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority
  • Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments
  • Julie Howard, CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI)
  • Lisa Madigan, Attorney General, State of Illinois
  • Anne Pramaggiore, President & CEO, Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners
  • Diana Rauner, President, Ounce of Prevention Fund
  • Jana R. Schreuder, COO, Northern Trust
  • Joanne C. Smith, M.D., President and CEO, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)
  • Julia Stasch, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Marty Wilke, President and General Manager, WBBM-TV/Channel 2
The publication also recognized The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (Theresa E. Mintle), which made history this spring when it exclusively featured women at its Annual Meeting. Read more...
Women on Boards
KAY MCCURDY ELECTED TO NACD BOARD
Kay McCurdy, Of Counsel, Locke Lord LLP, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Chicago Chapter.
Awards
TONISE PAUL TO BE HONORED BY MIDTOWN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

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Announcements
MICHELE J. HOOPER RETIRES AS PRESIDENT NACD CHICAGO
Michele J. Hooper recently announced that she is retiring as President of NACD Chicago. "I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of NACD and as Chicago Chapter President since 2001 when we had a Chicago membership of 192 members. We have had great success: our membership has grown to 954 members... Our programming has expanded to include a successful peer to peer dinner program, more networking receptions, expanded monthly programming for additional discussion, a New Members' reception, and our Distinguished Speakers' Series luncheon. It has been an incredible run, but it is time to pass the baton."  
AURIE PENNICK COMMEMORATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MLK'S 1966 MARCH THROUGH MARQUETTE PARK
On August 6, 2016, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial Project will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic 1966 march through Chicago's Marquette Park. Aurie Pennick, a native Chicagoan who worked as a leader in the fair housing movement and has memories of Dr. King in Chicago, is featured in a video that is a part of the project's efforts to honor current leaders on the front lines, in hopes of energizing and inspiring communities across the city and country to remember King's message and continue to work for genuine social justice. She recently retired from a long and distinguished career in the region's philanthropic and nonprofit community.
WATERTON LAUNCHES RESIDENT DONATION PLATFORM BENEFITING CARA
Waterton announced the start of a pilot program at Presidential Towers that will allow residents of the property, Chicago's largest rental community with 2,346 apartments, to add a charitable donation to rent payments made via the community's online resident portal. Waterton, which, through affiliates, owns and manages the West Loop apartment community, will match the first $5,000 in resident contributions, with all proceeds benefiting Chicago-based Cara, a non-profit that provides job training and placement services to individuals affected by homelessness and poverty.
"Cara is over the moon for this opportunity to engage neighbors in the work of community building," said Maria Kim, president and CEO of Cara. Read more...
CURESEARCH FOR CHILDREN'S CANCER RELEASES SUMMER 2016 IMPACT REPORT
Every six months, CureSearch for Children's Cancer ( Laura Thrall and Christine Bork) produces a report on the impact it has on children's cancer research.  It's part of the commitment to transparency and accountability.  The Summer 2016 Impact Report highlights scientists who have tested six new therapies for high-risk brain cancer. And, most excitingly, one promising new therapy for Ewing Sarcoma is nearing clinical trials with the potential to save children's lives. Questions and feedback from TCN members are appreciated: laura.thrall@curesearch.org and christine.bork@curesearch.org
BARBARA LEVY KIPPER DONATES RARE NEPALESE RITUAL CROWN TO MUSEUM
Barbara Levy Kipper has donated an extraordinarily rare Nepalese ritual crown in gilt copper, dating from the late 13th or 14th century, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"Thanks to the generosity of Barbara Levy Kipper and her late husband David, this exceptionally early Esoteric Buddhist ritual object is now a centerpiece of The Met's holdings of Nepalese art. The crown will greatly enrich our display of South Asian art," said Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read more...
CHICAGO INNOVATION SUMMIT
The Chicago Innovation Awards and the Executives' Club of Chicago ( Ana Dutra) hosted the inaugural Chicago Innovation Summit on Thursday, July 21 at the Symphony Orchestra Buntrock Hall.

Maura O'Hara, Executive Director, Illinois Venture Capital Association (IVCA), and Shradha Agarwal, President & Co-founder, ContextMedia, were among the featured speakers in the half-day event that showcased new ideas and strategies to help grow businesses.
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2017 WIFL
& LAUNCH PAD FOR WOMEN SENIOR LEADERS CONFERENCE
 
 


Friday, March 31
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Join us for our 28th annual Women in the For efront Luncheon and 4th annual Launch Pad for Wom en Senior Leaders events.
These highly anticipated annual gathering inspires the audience through stories of achievement and personal reflection. Each year, some of the country's most influential figures shares their professional and personal experiences with a sold-out audience of more than 1,600 of Chicago's leaders. 
 
 
 
 
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