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THE MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN CHICAGO BUSINESS
Crain's released its list of the Most Powerful Women in Chicago Business. This special report demonstrates their achievements across industries. They've seized their opportunities, plunged ahead with their ventures and cultivated communities supportive of others-regardless of barriers in their way. The following Chicago Network members were included:

MELISSA BEAN, Midwest Chair, JPMorgan Chase
DEBRA CAFARO, Chairman and CEO, Ventas
MARY DILLON, CEO, Ulta Beauty
JANET FOUTTY, Chair and CEO, Deloitte Consulting
JEANNE GANG, Founding principal, Studio Gang
SALLY GRIMES, Group president, prepared foods, Tyson Foods
MELLODY HOBSON, President, Ariel Investments
LINDA MYERS, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
ANNE PRAMAGGIORE, CEO, Exelon Utilities
DIANA MENDLEY RAUNER, President, Ounce of Prevention Fund
KAREN SAUDER, Vice President of Sales, Site Leader, Google
JENNIFER SCANLON, CEO, USG
Z. SCOTT, President, Chicago State University
JOANNE SMITH, CEO, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
GOLI SHEIKHOLESLAMI, CEO, Chicago Public Media
JENNIFER SHERMAN, CEO, Federal Signal
JULIA STASCH, President, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
PALLAVI VERMA, Senior Managing Director, Midwest, Accenture
DONNA ZARCONE, CEO, Economic Club of Chicago
ANDREA ZOPP, CEO, World Business Chicago

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Sally Blount wrote a guest piece about this year's list of Chicago's most powerful women in business and why the number of women CEOs is list low.

"Since most incumbent CEOs and board members are men, they still set the culture, tenor and tone for determining who is fit to succeed. And despite even the best of intentions, it's taking more time than anticipated to broaden the messaging and change the unspoken rules and expectations to bring more women into contention." Read more...

SHARI RUNNER AND SYLVIA PUENTE ON CHICAGO TONIGHT
Sylvia Puente, executive director of the Latino Policy Forum, and Shari Runner, former CEO of the Chicago Urban League who is now starting a think tank called the Humanity Institute, were among a panel of community leaders featured on WTTW's Chicago Tonight discussing issues from police and violence, to community development and education, an assessment of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's legacy.

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ADLER SPACE BALLOON PROJECT AIMS TO MAP CHICAGO LIGHT POLLUTION
The Far Horizons team at the Adler Planetarium (Michelle B. Larson) launched a balloon from Kankakee River State Park in Bourbonnais in late July as part of a project to map Chicago's light pollution.  Read more...

MARYSUE BARRETT ON ILLINOIS' PARKS
MarySue Barrett , President, Metropolitan Planning Council, wrote a piece
 in   Crain's on the importance of Illinois' parks. 

"Metropolitan Chicago's recreational spaces are a jewel. The city of Chicago is nicknamed 'Urbs in Horto'-City in a Garden-for its legacy of preserving and promoting green and open spaces," writes MarySue Barrett.  "Today, however, only 49 percent of people in our region have adequate park access, according to CMAP's ON TO 2040 plan, and the equipment at many parks is degraded. Because residents value parks, we rightfully pay more for recreation in Illinois than the national average."  Read more...
THINK TANK HOSTED BY ROSS BARNEY ARCHITECTS PROMPTS DISCUSSION AROUND TACKLING INEQUALITY
The panel discussion "Designing Cities for Equity and Justice" featuring MarySue Barrett and Carol Ross Barney was hosted at the downtown offices of Ross Barney Architects in July. There was much discussion around the Riverwalk and how it is a space that promotes equity.  The wide range of the river means that it can act as a focal point for local color and culture from neighborhood to neighborhood, and that's good in "a city that has many [cultures] and celebrates many," said MarySue Barrett.

"We can talk about the whole city in terms of systems, and how justly they serve different neighborhoods," said Carol Ross Barney.
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THE HEALTHY COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION PLANNING TO DONATE $6 MILLION IN GRANTS NEXT YEAR
The Healthy Communities Foundation (Maria Pesqueira), formerly the Arthur Foundation, is planning to give out about $6 million in grants next year to promote health equity and combat disparate health outcomes in an area within a five-mile radius of MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn.

"We aim to address the conditions that influence health and access to care so that all the residents of our region enjoy their full potential for good health," said Maria Pesqueira, President, Healthy Communities  Foundation.
 
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Awards
FUND CEO HEATHER ANICHINI RECEIVES NATIONAL CIVIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
Chicago Public Education Fund CEO Heather Y. Anichini received Teach For America's Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership on September 5, 2018. Established in 2007, the annual award is presented to Teach For America alumni who embody the organization's core values and whose work led to significant change for excellence and equity in education in the last year. Under Heather's leadership, The Fund has expanded to support 300 principals annually through executive leadership and retention opportunities, and gives voice to the principal perspective through its annual engagement survey.

"In the last six years, Chicago's principals and their teacher teams have demonstrated a relentless commitment to ensuring that our students succeed, often against great odds," Heather Anichini said. "This award is a reminder of the debt we all owe to them and of their everyday courage. I am honored to tell a piece of their story - of Chicago's story - on a national stage."  Read more...
ELIZABETH H. CONNELLY TO RECEIVE 2018 PAULINE K. PALMER AWARD
Elizabeth H. Connelly, JPMorgan Chase & Co., will be honored with the 2018 Pauline K. Palmer Award at the Woman's Board of Children's Home and Aid's 98th Annual September Gala on September 7.   Read more...
ROSS BARNEY ARCHITECTS RECEIVES HONORARY AWARD FROM AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) proudly announces the 25 winners of the ASLA 2018 Professional Awards. Selected from 368 entries, the awards recognize the best of landscape architecture in the general design, analysis and planning, communications, research and residential design categories from the United States and around the world.

Ross Barney Architects (Carol Ross Barney) received an honorary award for the Chicago Riverwalk and Chicago Department of Transportation. 
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DSC LOGISTICS CEO ANN DRAKE RECEIVES C200 LUMINARY AWARD
DSC Logistics Chairman and CEO   Ann Drake  has been named the recipient of C200's Entrepreneurial Champion Award for 2018. She will be honored at the Luminary Awards Luncheon at the 2018 C200 Conference on October 18.  The Entrepreneurial Champion Award recognizes a female entrepreneur who has created an innovative new product or service with global implications. 

Guiding DSC to become one of the leading supply chain management firms in the US, Ann created a business model based on integrated, comprehensive supply chain solutions built on collaborative partnerships, innovative thinking and high-performance operations. In 2013, she founded AWESOME (Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education), a network that has grown to include more than 1200 senior supply chain women leaders.
Announcements
BOYDEN ANNOUNCES NEW TEAM IN DENMARK
Boyden World Corporation (Trina D. Gordon), a premier talent advisory and leadership solutions firm with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries, today announced that Morten Winther and Henrik Harbo have joined the organization to lead its Denmark operations, further building Boyden's market-leading position globally and in the Nordic region. Read more...
SHEILA TALTON TO KEYNOTE 7TH ANNUAL DEVICETALKS BOSTON
Sheila Talton, Founder, President & CEO, Gray Matter Analytics, will serve as a keynote speaker at the 7th annual DeviceTalks Boston, October 8-10. This year's DeviceTalks Boston will feature three tracks packed with expertly curated content: The ECO-SYSTEM track will focus on issues confronting medtech companies across Boston and beyond; the TECHNOLOGY track will drill down into the hottest new tech that's changing medtech. And the INVESTMENT track will highlight issues for emerging medtech companies seeking investment for growth. Read more...
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