TCN'S VISION STATEMENT
  As the preeminent organization for Chicago's leading professional women, we are compelled to:
  • Connect with each other for professional & personal growth
  • Advance our civic, business & philanthropic communities
  • Inspire & support the next generation of leaders
TCN Members in the News
JILL WINE-BANKS FEATURED IN ABC 20/20 WATERGATE SPECIAL
Jill Wine-Banks, a United States lawyer who was one of the prosecutors during the Watergate scandal, was featured in an ABC 20/20 special, which included exclusive interviews, photos and footage related to the Nixon Watergate scandal.

To watch it On Demand or online, click here!
CHICAGO'S RIVERWALK FEATURED IN FINANCIAL TIMES
Architect  Carol Ross Barney, who designed Chicago's Riverwalk, was quoted in a Financial Times article that highlighted the Riverwalk as "complex, urbane and intriguing." The article also noted the Riverwalk as, "a tour of a vibrant ongoing project in what is 'perhaps the most architecturally aware city on earth.'" Read more...
MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM JOINS PODCASTS  ON ANGER, FORGIVENESS AND THE HEALTH OF NATIONS
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, spoke about anger and forgiveness on the nineteenth episode of the Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show and podcast with co-hosts Dr. Anthony Cashio and Dr. Eric Thomas Weber.  To listen to the radio show and podcast, click here !

Martha also spoke with Stephen J. Dubner on Freakonomics Radio about gross domestic product (G.D.P) as a standard way of measuring living standards around the world for decades. In the interview, Martha noted that she'd rather use better data.  To hear the podcast, click here !
MONICA WALKER INTERVIEW
In the latest installment of the WE Interviews series, Monica Walker, President, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Holland Capital Management, LLC, sat down with Ellen Kinlin to discuss her journey to the CEO office and the skills she has honed along the way.
 
"Be yourself, but also maintain a sense of self-awareness. It's important to be authentic, but do it in a way that's beneficial not only to you but also to those around you. And have your own voice and be willing to share it. Nobody's going to do it for you." Read more...
ADLER PLANETARIUM TO EXPAND "SCOPES IN THE CITY" THANKS TO $1M GIFT
The Adler Planetarium ( Michelle Larson) will expand its "Scopes in the City" program after an anonymous $1 million gift earlier this year, according to DNA Info. About 2,000 people a year get to see constellations, comets and other interstellar phenomena from telescopes in their neighborhoods through the program launched in 2014. The Planetarium visits 20 to 25 venues a year, including the suburbs, and trips should increase after the gift. Read more...
VICKI ESCARRA FEATURED IN CHICAGO WOMAN 
After three C-level positions at two non-profits and one for-profit, Vicki Escarra spoke with Chicago Woman magazine about one of the most pivotal moments of her life and being ready to take what she has learned to help others achieve their dreams.

"After completing a five-year commitment to Opportunity International, I am ready to pursue other passions. Exactly how I'll pursue them is still undecided. I view myself as a change agent and someone who loves to build things." Read more...
Women on Boards     
IS BOARD DIVERSITY AT AN IMPASSE? HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES' 2017 BOARD MONITOR REPORT
In 2016, Fortune 500 boards, which filled a record number of seats, made strides toward greater diversity, appointing more Hispanic directors than ever. But women directors lost ground. Learn more about the latest trends in board composition and experience in this year's Board Monitor report by Heidrick & Struggles.
New Roles      
UNITED AIRLINES NAMES LINDA JOJO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY AND CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER
To ensure United Airlines continues to innovate and execute across all technology and digital fronts, United has named Linda Jojo Executive Vice-President, Technology and Chief Digital Officer. 

In addition to her current responsibility for United's technology platforms and analytics, Linda will lead the strategy, development and deployment of United's e-commerce, mobile app and commercial web platforms. This expanded role builds on her contributions over the past three years transforming United's state-of-the-art technology capabilities such as the company's mobile tools and apps for customers and employees. Linda was previously executive vice president and chief information officer. Read more...
Announcements
NATIONAL IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CENTER 18TH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS
The National Immigrant Justice Center held its 18th annual Human Rights Awards luncheon on June 6 at Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park. The awards luncheon honored human rights champions and contributions of civic, business, and philanthropic leaders. 
Mary Meg McCarthy (Pictured far left),  Executive Director,  National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), a program of Heartland Alliance, and  Evelyn Diaz (Pictured far right),  President,  Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
NOMINATIONS FOR CHICAGO INNOVATION AWARDS CLOSE JULY 31ST
Nominate your new product or service, in the last three years, for the 16th annual Chicago Innovation Awards, on Monday, October 30, 2017. 

The winners each year are innovations that uniquely fill unmet needs, spark a competitive response in the marketplace, exceed market expectations, achieve financial success, and improve people's lives. 
They emerge from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The deadline to nominate is July 31st.

To nominate, click here!
Editorials and opinions   
REP. ROBIN KELLY ASKS RAUNER FOR ANSWERS ON HEALTH CARE LAW'S IMPACT ON ILLINOIS

PRECKWINKLE, GARCIA PUSH EMANUEL ON FEDERAL COURT OVERSIGHT OF POLICE REFORM
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