"Everyone is a potential shareholder. Everyone."
President, Ariel Investments, LLC.
POSTCARD FROM DAVOS - ILENE GORDON ON INCLUDING MORE WOMEN AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
, Chairman, President & CEO of Ingredion, was quoted in an article about the need to include more women at the World Economic Forum Annual Meetings in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. "It would have an immediate beneficial impact."
A Davos veteran herself, Ilene Gordon recently attended this year's Annual Meeting and participated as a discussion leader during a lunch session on "Health is the bottom line."
Julie Smolyanski and
Laura Gurski were also in attendance
JEANNE GANG-DESIGNED WRITERS THEATRE
published an article that featured the new
-designed Writers Theatre in Glencoe (
). The Writers Theatre, set to open on
, is anticipated to bring in as many as 45,000 visitors a year and $3 million in revenue.
TONI PRECKWINKLE TACKLES GUN VIOLENCE
, Cook County Board President, wrote an op-ed on how gun crimes should be handled. "We cannot allow a singular focus on guns to prevent judges from carefully considering all facts in a case," Toni Preckwinkle said. "Possession cases do not roll off an assembly line. Every person is different, as is every charged offense."
ATTENDANCE RISES AT ADLER PLANETARIUM
Adler Planetarium (Michelle Larson) last year topped 500,000 visitors for the first time in twenty-two years. The fifteen Museums in the Park institutions achieved a total of 15.28 million visitors, a six-percent increase over 2014, according to the annual compilation done by the group of institutions that are on Chicago Park District land. Adler executives attributed the attendance growth to revamped exhibitions and its "Space Is Freaking Awesome" marketing campaign. The last time the 500,000 mark was beaten at the Adler was in 1993; in June that year the museum went from free to an admission charge.
WOMEN IN SPACE SEEK MORE WOMEN IN SPACE
An article in
recognized prominent women in STEM who are speaking out to ensure their stories are part of the narrative about space careers-with the explicit goal of attracting more. The Adler Planetarium (
) is mentioned, along with its creative ventures to foster an interest in science.
Join TCN's Panel on Space Event for TCN Members and Guests
On Monday, February 22,
join The Chicago Network for a fascinating discussion with the foremost women studying astrophysics (and not to mention all TCN members!). You are encouraged to bring a young woman in your family or network to this Next Gen program. Moderated by Adler Planetarium President and CEO Michelle Larson, the panel will feature:
- Wendy FreedmanProfessor of Astronomy and Astrophysics,
University of Chicago
- Vicky Kalogera, E.O. Haven Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Northwestern University
- Angela Olinto, Homer J. Livingston Professor,
University of Chicago
5:00 p.m. | Registration
5:30 - 7:15 p.m. | Program
200 East Randolph Drive
66th floor IDEATION CONFERENCE ROOMS
Chicago, IL 60601
Please arrive early to allow time to enter through security.
Member and guest event - please invite a young woman to inspire her with STEM!
INTERACTIVE HEALTH TO TEAM UP WITH AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Interactive Health, a national leader for its personalized wellness solutions, announced it is supporting the American Heart Association on a shared mission of improving health and reducing heart disease risk and death. "Like the American Heart Association, our mission is to improve the health of individuals and empower them to make healthy lifestyle changes, which is why this relationship is a perfect fit," says Interactive Health President and CEO
Cathy Kenworthy. "Our program offers solutions and resources that help prevent heart disease and allow people to effectively manage their conditions." Read more...
Aiming to expand its electronic reach, the parent of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Joanne Moffic-Silver) is buying Vest Financial, an options trading software firm. It's part of CBOE's strategy to stay on top of new technologies, partly through investments in startups. Read more...
CBOE BUYS STARTUP
CHICAGO'S LARGEST EMPLOYERS
Crain's released its list of Chicago's largest employers, ranked by local employees as of 12/31/2015. The following Network member companies were recognized:
- #3- City of Chicago (Michelle Boone and Carole Brown)
- #4- Cook County (Toni Preckwinkle and Anita Alvarez)
- #5- Advocate Health Care (Gail Hasbrouck)
- #6- University of Chicago (Wendy Freedman, Sharon O'Keefe, Angela Olinto, Ellen Rudnick, and Susan Sher)
- #8- State of Illinois (Lisa Madigan)
- #9- JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Melissa Bean and Elizabeth Connelly)
- #11- Health Care Service Corp. (Colleen Reitan)
- #14- Abbott Laboratories (Elaine Leavenworth and Heather Mason)
- #15- Northwestern University (Mary Baglivo, Sally Blount, Andrea Dunaif, Vicky Kalogera, Marilyn McCoy)
- #18- University of Illinois at Chicago (Paula Allen-Meares, Mitra Dutta, and Mrinalini Rao)
- #20- Rush University Medical Center (Anne Murphy)
- #22- Allstate Corp. (Kathy Mabe and Stephanie Neely)
CHICAGO'S LARGEST EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS
Crain's released its list of Chicago's largest executive recruiters, ranked by local recruiters as of 12/31/2015. The following Network member companies were recognized:
- #1- Korn/Ferry International (Laurie O'Shea and Tierney Remick)
- #5- Spencer Stuart (Sheila O'Grady)
Super Lawyers released its annual list of the top attorneys in Illinois. The following Network members were recognized:
TOP 100 LAWYERS IN ILLINOIS
- Paula Litt, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn
- Terri Mascherin, Jenner & Block
TOP 50 WOMEN LAWYERS IN ILLINOIS
- Patricia Bobb, Patricia C. Bobb & Associates
- Andrea Kramer, McDermott Will & Emery
- Paula Litt, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn
- Terry Mascherin, Jenner & Block
- Jill Nicholson, Foley & Lardner
- Natalie Spears, Dentons
TOP LAWYERS BY PRIMARY AREA OF PRACTICE
- Appellate: Linda Coberly, Winston & Strawn
- Banking: Linda Myers, Kirkland & Ellis
- Bankruptcy: Business: Jill Nicholson, Foley & Lardner
- Business Litigation: Paula Litt, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn and Terri Mascherin, Jenner & Block
- Employee Benefits: Maura Ann McBreen, Baker & McKenzie
- Employment & Labor: Laurel Bellows, The Bellows Law Group
- Estate Planning & Probate: Karen MacKay, Burke Warren MacKay & Serritella
- General Litigation: Patricia Holmes, Schiff Hardin and Natalie Spears, Dentons
- Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff: Patricia Bobb, Patricia C. Bobb & Associates
- Securities & Corporate Finance: Cathy Gonzales O'Kelly, Vedder Price
- Tax: Andrea Kramer, McDermott Will & Emery
- Technology Transactions: Rebecca Eisner, Mayer Brown
ROHINI DEY AND WOMEN IN CULINARY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
, founder and owner of the Indian-Latin Vermilion Restaurants in New York and Chicago, participated in a Q&A interview with
Open for Business
, by OpenTable. Rohini shared her inspiration for co-founding the Women in Culinary Leadership program and how the program is preparing women to take on leadership or entrepreneurial roles. Read the interview
In December, the James Beard Foundation opened up applications for its 2016
Women in Culinary Leadership Grant
. Now in its third year, the program has signed on 19 industry-leading restaurateurs to mentor the grantees. The deadline to apply for the Women in Culinary Leadership Grant has been extended to Monday, February 8.
Learn more and apply here.
WHAT MATTERS TO A MILLENNIAL WOMAN IN THE WORKPLACE
Deloitte's fifth annual global millennial survey suggests that two-thirds of young professionals expect to quit their jobs by 2020. According to Deloitte (Deborah DeHaas, Janet Foutty, and Stacy Janiak), one possible reason is that 48% of female respondents say they are being overlooked for potential leadership positions. This year's survey results also show Millennials are steered by strong values at all stages of their careers. They want to work for organizations that have a purpose beyond profit, and they want those organizations to provide opportunities to develop leadership skills.
BRAVE LEADERS SERIES WITH SALLY BLOUNT AND MELLODY HOBSON
In early 2015, Kellogg School of Management Dean
t sat down with Ariel Investments President
for a conversation as part of Kellogg's "Brave Leaders" series. Watch some of the highlights now, and be sure to get your tickets to see Mellody and Sally in person at the Women in the Forefront Luncheon on Friday, April 15th!
Watch the conversation
. Read more about the Women in the Forefront Luncheon
TCN MEMBERS AWARDED
Julie Scott (Left), President and CEO of CTS Holdings, Inc., who nominated Connie Duckworth (Middle), attended the ceremony with Emilia DiMenco (Right).
On Friday, January 22, the following Network members received the
Chicago Business Journal's
"Women of Influence" Award.
- Connie Duckworth, Founder and CEO of ARZU Inc.,
- Lisa Johnson, EVP and Division Manager, Wells Fargo Commercial Banking
- Marsha Serlin, Founder and CEO, United Scrap Metal
- Maria Wynne, CEO, Leadership Greater Chicago
ANN DRAKE PARTICIPATES IN PANEL PRESENTATION AT BGSA SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE
Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics and founder of the women's leadership initiative, AWESOME (Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education), participated in a panel presentation at the BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain Conference, January 20-22, in Palm Beach, Florida.
Dr. Nancy Nix, DSC Advisory Board member and Executive Director of AWESOME, served as moderator for the discussion.
The presentation, "Winning the War for Talent: Unleashing the Leadership Potential of Women in Supply Chain," addressed questions such as: What can companies do to unleash the full leadership potential of women in the workplace? What steps can leaders take to attract and develop diverse talent in today's competitive environment? What role can AWESOME play to support companies in their talent development initiatives and help individuals develop their leadership skills and advance their careers?
Other panelists were AWESOME members Jill Lavitsky, Vice President, Customer & Logistics Services-North America, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems; Natalie Putnam, Vice President Marketing, Ryder System, Inc.; and Heather Sheehan, AWESOME Advisor and Former Vice President Sourcing & Logistics, Danaher Corporation.
The BGSA Supply Chain Conference is a CEO-level event in the transportation, logistics and supply chain sector. It is designed to recognize top supply chain companies and facilitate the sharing of insights from an exclusive group of executives representing a variety of supply chain industry segments.
MARCA BRISTO LEADS CONVERSATION WITH ITZHAK PERLMAN
On January 6, 2016, Access Living President & CEO
Marca Bristo led a conversation with world renowned musician Itzhak Perlman. Marca and Itzhak were on stage at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance for an event billed as "An Intimate Conversation with Itzhak Perlman." In front of an audience of more than 500 people, they spoke about disability, access, stigma, discrimination and empowerment.
The conversation on January 6, followed in the evening by a performance of the Juilliard Orchestra conducted by Perlman, was a partnership between the Harris Theater and Access Living. The conversation and the concert were the final public ADA 25 Chicago sponsored events. Marca co-chaired the ADA 25 Chicago Steering Committee, which leveraged the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act to increase inclusion and opportunity in Chicago.
Read the ADA 25 Chicago Report
Read the Chicago Sun-Times coverage of Marca Bristo's conversation with Itzhak Perlman
A MESSAGE FROM TERRI MCNALLY, PRESIDENT, GLOBAL CAPITAL, LTD.
In light of the recent accusations surrounding Wounded Warrior Project, we'd like to acknowledge that we are in no way affiliated with their organization. 100% of funds donated to Women for Wounded Warriors is used to aid wounded veterans and their families.
ANNE LADKY MODERATING "BEYOND BALANCE"
On February 11,
Anne Ladky, Executive Director of Women Employed, is moderating a panel discussion,
Beyond Balance: Work Life Family in 2016. The Q&A-based conversation hosted by Women Employed will cover the challenges facing today's working women, including 24/7 professional obligations, unpredictable job schedules, the need for paid family leave, and paid sick days.
Thursday, February 11
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
50 S. LaSalle St.
Networking session followed by discussion.
TICKETS: $20 for event and refreshments.
Reserve tickets online
THE CRADLE 'OUR CHILDREN SERIES' OFFERS ROUNDTABLE EVENT
The Cradle (
Julie Tye), an adoption agency in Evanston, is launching its new initiative,
Our Children: An Education and Empowerment Series, with a roundtable event,
"Raising Black Boys," on February 18.
The roundtable reflects an important national conversation on keeping African American youth safe in a climate where racial inequality and police injustices are commonplace in the daily news cycle.
Panelists will share their personal insights and professional experiences as Black men and fathers.
Topics will include the unique risks that Black boys face; Black boys do's and don'ts; and how to prepare your son for interactions with the police. The panelists will also share the types of discussions that are taking place in their own homes, as well as the fears they have about their sons' safety and how they are raising them to become strong Black men. A Q&A will follow the discussion.
Thursday, February 18
Reception: 5:30 p.m. | Roundtable: 6:30 p.m.
50 S. LaSalle
6th floor in the Assembly Room
Learn more about The Cradle by watching this
VERMILION CELEBRATES CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK
Celebrate restaurant week at Rohini Dey's Vermilion Restaurant January 22nd through February 4th. Restaurant week tasting menu items include three course tasting menu: Lunch - $22 / Dinner $33.