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KATE BENSEN AT EDELMAN FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Chicago Network President & CEO Kate Bensen spoke to  Edelman's Global Women's Executive Network (GWEN), including some men to kick off their International Women's Day celebration. Kate spoke about the Network and its initiatives to cultivate the next generation of women leaders, and shared her career journey and advice.

How did you mark International Women's Day 2018? Let us know and we'll share with the membership next week!
TCN Members in the News
Fortune
VALERIE JARRETT HAS A MESSAGE FOR YOU THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Valerie Jarrett wrote an article, published in Fortune, in honor of International Women's Day"The extraordinary potential of women and girls as advocates is evident all around us, and today reminds us that we are not alone in the fight for equality. Women everywhere stand shoulder to shoulder as we shape our world. Together and in our own ways, we can all speak our truth, make an impassioned case for what we believe, and push for continued progress towards equality. " Read more...

TINA TCHEN TO LEAD GRAMMYS' GENDER BIAS TASK FORCE
Tina Tchen, a Co-Founder of Time's Up and Partner at Buckley Sandler LLP, will helm the Recording Academy's task force on gender bias in the music industry. Tina will lead a 15 to 20 person team focused on identifying the various barriers and unconscious biases faced by underrepresented communities throughout the music industry and, specifically, across Recording Academy operations and policies.

"The music industry is one of many industries in which these exact issues are being called out and discussed in a way and with a vigor that hasn't happened before. I'm really glad to see that. More than any individual person, the most important thing is that we need to look systemically at these issues and work together on systemic change. It takes everyone in a company, everyone in an institution, everyone in an industry to pull together to make these changes happen," said Tina Tchen. Read more...

ROHINI DEY ON PUSHING WOMEN THROUGH THE 'GASTRO CEILING'
Rohini Dey, Founder & Owner Vermilion Restaurants (NYC & Chicago), recently spoke with Moneyish to discuss how she's pushing women through the 'gastro ceiling' and boosting senior female leadership in her industry through the James Beard Foundation's Women in Culinary Leadership program.

"The goal is for women to not just think about running the kitchen, but also about owning the kitchen. In my industry, less than 7% of executive chefs in leading restaurants are women," said Rohini Dey. Read more...

MEET THE 2018 NAFE TOP COMPANIES FOR EXECUTIVE WOMEN
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) released its 2018 "Top 70 Companies for Executive Women" list. The NAFE award recognizes American corporations where women have significant clout to make the decisions that affect their company's future and its bottom line. The following Network Member companies were included:
  • Abbott (Elaine Leavenworth and Heather Mason)
  • Accenture (Laura Gurski and Pallavi Verma)
  • Allstate Insurance Company (Kathy Mabe and Stephanie D. Neely)
  • AT&T (Cathy Martine-Dolecki)
  • Boston Consulting Group (Vicki B. Escarra)
  • Deloitte LLP (Deborah L. DeHaas, Janet Foutty and Stacy R. Janiak)
  • Ernst & Young LLP (Kath Carter and Kelly Grier)
  • FleishmanHillard (Maxine Winer)
  • Grant Thornton LLP (Marci Kaminsky, Erica O'Malley and Diane C. Swonk)    
  • Kellogg Company (Wendy Davidson)
  • KPMG LLP (Kathy H. Hannan and Linda Imonti)
  • Northern Trust (Susan Levy, Jana Schreuder and Joyce St. Clair)
  • Marriott International (Rena H. Reiss)
  • McKinsey & Company (Betsy D. Holden and Virginia Simmons)
  • Zurich North America (Kathleen Savio)
Read more...
CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL 2018 WOMEN OF INFLUENCE
The Chicago Business Journal has released its 2018 Women of Influence list, which recognizes women who've made an impact both professionally and in their communities. The following TCN members were selected ( please note Goldie Wolfe Miller's corrected title below*):
  • Cathy Birkeland, Chicago Office Managing Partner; Global Co-Chair Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Janice Block, EVP & General Counsel, Kaplan Inc
  • Jana Cohen Barbe, Partner & Former Global VP Chair, Dentons US LLP
  • Patrice DeCorrevont, EVP, Wells Fargo
  • Marci Eisenstein, Managing Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Goldie Wolfe Miller, President, Millbrook Corporate Real Estate Services LLC, Founder/Chair, The Goldie Initiative* 
  • Goli Sheikholeslami, President & CEO, Chicago Public Media
  • Diane C. Swonk, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Cheryl Whitaker, Chairman & CEO, NextLevel Health Illinois
Women on Boards
AMELIA HUNTINGTON RETURNS TO CHICAGO, JOINS DUCHOSSOIS BOARD
Amelia (Amy) Huntington, joined the Board of Directors of The Duchossois Group on January 1, 2018, after concluding a three year appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Philips Lighting Americas following 2 years in Amsterdam as CEO of Professional Lighting Systems for Royal Philips.  She has extensive global business experience, joining Philips Lighting after a 22-year career with Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management. She is pleased and excited to return to Chicago and reconnect with TCN friends after five years as a non-resident member.
SUSAN SHER AND ANDREA ZOPP HIGHLIGHTED AS BOARD MEMBERS OF EMERALD SOUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COLLABORATIVE
Susan Sher, former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama and now Senior Adviser to the President of the University of Chicago, and Andrea Zopp,  CEO of World Business Chicago and former deputy mayor, were mentioned in a Crain's article about the new name and fundraising goal of the nonprofit that has tasked itself with coordinating development in the areas surrounding the planned Obama Presidential Center. Susan and Andrea serve on the 23-member board of Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative, which will begin raising $200,000 from foundations in the next couple of months. Read more...
Awards
EMILY BARR RECEIVES 2018 GOLDEN MIKE AWARD
Emily Barr, President & CEO, Graham Media Group, has received the Broadcasters Foundation of America's 2018 Golden Mike Award.

"It is an honor to receive this award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America, and I am grateful to the board for their commitment to our colleagues in need. This year, the Broadcasters Foundation rose to the challenge of helping so many of our colleagues who were impacted by hurricanes, floods and wildfires. With the generous support of broadcasters across the country, the foundation can continue to make a difference in the lives of those who find themselves in devastating circumstances," said Emily Barr. Read more...

Announcements
USG CORPORATION HOSTS INAUGURAL INVESTOR DAY
USG Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, hosted its inaugural Investor Day on March 8 with presentations from Jennifer Scanlon, president and chief executive officer and other senior members of USG's management team. Management shared insights into USG's corporate strategy, key business and product initiatives, reaffirm its 2018 outlook and introduce 2020 financial targets. Read more...
NATALIE SPEARS ON WOMEN IN MEDIA AND LAW
At the ABA Forum on Communication Law's Annual Meeting, Dentons partner and global head of Technology, Media and Telecoms Natalie Spears led a panel presentation inspired by Joanne Lipman's new book, That's What She Said: What Men Need To Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together. The panel conversation featured Joanne Lipman, most recently Chief Content Officer of Gannett and Editor-in-Chief of USA Today, Mary Louise Kelly, Host of NPR's All Things Considered, and Barbara Wall, General Counsel of Gannett. The Panel addressed women's advancement in the legal profession and in media, First Amendment issues surrounding the #metoo movement and news reporting on sexual misconduct in the workplace.
THE CHICAGO COUNCIL ON GLOBAL AFFAIRS SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM
In its 10th year, the Emerging Leaders Program will select high-potential leaders from across Chicago's business, cultural, civic, and academic sectors and provide a robust expansive platform to deepen their fluency and exposure to global affairs and policy. In our increasingly interconnected and complex global landscape, Emerging Leaders will engage in a thought-provoking year of dialogue, global skills trainings and insights, exposure to global leaders and policymaking through targeted site visits and special events, and opportunities to become part of Chicago's global network.

Detailed information on the program, participant qualifications and applicable fees, online application materials, and background on the previous classes of Emerging Leaders can also be found on our website. Applications will remain open through March 19, 2018.  Read more...
Opinion 
Stand Up to Confusion: Fake News About Standing Desks - Marilynn Preston
How do your workers feel about harassment? Ask them. - Andrea Kramer 
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