TCN Quote of the Week
"What Carol can teach us all is her mantra -- design excellence is a right, not a privilege. It's one of countless ways she has redefined conventional wisdom."

- Mike Waldinger,
Hon. AIA, Executive Vice-President, discussing Carol Ross Barney

News at the Network
INTERESTED IN HOSTING A TCN PRIVATE DINNER IN YOUR HOME?
Now is the time to volunteer to be a Private Dinner host for our annual TCN event taking place Tuesday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m.! Private Dinners are catered meals that take place in the most special of locations - host members' homes. If you are willing to host a dinner for TCN members on May 10th, please get in touch with Daniela: dburgos@thechicagonetwork.org or 312-787-1979.
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TCN Members in the News
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY REVEALS STUDIO GANG DESIGNED EXPANSION
The American Museum of Natural History announced the conceptual design for the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. Designed by Jeanne Gang (2006) of Studio Gang Architects, the Gilder Center is the embodiment of the Museum's increasingly integrated mission of science, education, and exhibition. Construction of the Gilder Center will begin in 2017 after completion of the design. The goal is to open the Gilder Center in 2020, at the conclusion of the Museum's 150th anniversary in 2019.

"We uncovered a way to vastly improve visitor circulation and Museum functionality, while tapping into the desire for exploration and discovery that are emblematic of science and also part of being human," said Jeanne Gang. "Upon entering the space, natural daylight from above and sightlines to various activities inside invite movement through the Central Exhibition Hall on a journey towards deeper understanding. The architectural design grew out of the Museum's mission." Read more... 
STUDIO GANG'S "SOLAR CARVE" BUILDING RECEIVES FINAL GO-AHEAD  
Three years after designs were first revealed for the futuristic wedge-shaped Solar Carve building, its developers have received the final go-ahead for the project. The building is designed by Jeanne Gang's architecture firm Studio Gang. The design of the Solar Carve building "is sculpted by geometric relationships between the building and the sun's path," according to Studio Gang's website. When complete, the building will stand 12 stories and 190 feet adjacent to the High Line on Tenth Avenue at 14th Street. Read more... 
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K. SUJATA ON GENDER EQUITY   
K. Sujata (2011), President & CEO of the Chicago Foundation for Women, published an op-ed in Crain's on how to bridge the pay gap for women in Chicago. "There is much more to do, of course. What does gender equity look like in the end? About $320,000 to $850,000 more in lifetime earnings for the average working woman-and her family. If we succeed, I no longer will hear from parents that they cannot wait another generation for their daughters to live in a society that values girls equally for their full potential." Read more...

THE CHICAGO FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN LAUNCHES 100 PERCENT PROJECT
The launch of the Chicago Foundation for Women's ( K. Sujata) 100 Percent Project was highlighted in the Chicago Sun-Times. The project's aim is to end gender bias in Illinois and achieve equitable employment of women all the way to corporate suites and political seats by 2030. Actress/activist Ashley Judd, who keynoted CFW's Sept. 29 luncheon, told the Sun-Times that she backs the goals of The 100 Percent Project. "I love how it has benchmarks - by 2018, 30 percent of all local employers to offer strong, stable, fair, adaptable work environments for all their employees; then additional targets by 2020, and by 2030, 100 percent of women in Chicago to have equal pay," Judd said. "That is congruent with the United Nations' sustainable development goals." Read more... 
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MAURA O'HARA ON NEW VENTURE FUNDS  
Maura O'Hara (2013), Executive Director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, was quoted in a Crain's article about a new venture fund in Chicago, KDWC Ventures. Read more... 
ANN DRAKE WOMEN IN THE C-SUITE SESSION FEATURED
DSC Logistics CEO Ann Drake (2000) and three other women supply chain leaders, and AWESOME, the organization Ann founded in 2013 for advancing women's leadership in supply chain, were the subject of an article by Editor Toby Gooley in Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' Supply Chain [Quarterly] in October.
 
The article, "As you rise, you must lift," focused on the session, Women in the C-Suite: Leadership Lessons From the Top, presented by Ann, Laurel Junk, Debbie Lentz and Kathy Wengel at CSCMP's annual conference in September.
 
Noting that the session was put together by AWESOME (Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply chain Operations, Management, and Education), Gooley said, "...the conversation is no longer about women entering the profession but about their role as corporate leaders and shapers of supply chain strategy." Read more...

For DSC Logistics' official press release, 
click here!
MICHELLE BOONE ON THE CHICAGO BIENNIAL 
Michelle Boone (2014), Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) commissioner, was mentioned in an article in The Architect about the big ideas behind the Chicago Biennial. Read more... 
WALGREENS PARTNERSHIP WITH APPLE PAY
Drug store chain Walgreens (Sona Chawla (2012)) announced its loyalty program will now be available through Apple Pay - making it the first U.S. retailer to integrate their customer rewards platform with Apple's mobile payments service. The added support will allow the chain's over 85 million Balance Rewards members the ability to use Apple Pay at checkout using either their iPhone or Apple Watch. Read more...
THE PRINCETON REVIEW AND ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE NAME TOP ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS
The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced the results of The Princeton Review's 10th annual survey that names the 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate schools best for entrepreneurship studies. The following TCN member institutions among the top 25 Graduate Schools included:
  • #3 - The University of Chicago (Ellen Rudnick (1984))
  • #5 - Northwestern University (Sally Blount (2011) Read more...
Awards and Announcements
LYNN THURBER TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD  
Join the Urban Land Institute for its  21st annual event honoring Lynn Thurber (1999) at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, December 3, 2015. The ULI Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award was established to recognize leaders in Chicago real estate whose industry contributions, as well as civic, charitable and philanthropic endeavors, exemplify the spirit and mission of ULI. Read more...
 
If you are interested in attending, please contact Cynthia A. McSherry at (773) 549-4972 and mention that you are a TCN Member and would like to sit with other TCN members.
TCN MEMBERS TO BE INDUCTED IN SILVER CIRCLE HONOR ROLL
Mary Ann Childers (1988), President, Mary Ann Childers, Inc., and Emily Barr (2012)), President & CEO, Graham Media Group, are among several broadcasting veterans to be inducted in the Silver Circle of the Chicago Television Academy this spring by the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Silver Circle Award recognizes individuals who have devoted 25 years or more to the television industry and have made significant contributions to Chicago broadcasting. Winners will be honored at a dinner in May. Read more...
CHRISTIE HEFNER TO KEYNOTE LEADERSHIP FORUM
Christie Hefner, Chairman of Hatch Beauty, will keynote the Sixth Annual Leadership Forum, presented by the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law, on November 19, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Kirkland & Ellis. Christie is an acclaimed corporate leader and public speaker. She previously served as Chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Inc., earning the distinction of serving as the most tenured female Chairman and CEO of a U.S. public company. The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law is a non-profit membership association bringing together women's initiatives in law firms and companies of all sizes across the Chicago area. 
REMARKS ON CAROL ROSS BARNEY'S AIA AWARD  
Carol Ross Barney (1986), President, Ross Barney Architects, received the prestigious AIA Illinois Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Architecture. Mike Waldinger, Hon. AIA, Executive Vice-President, shared remarks on Carol at the ceremony on November 4th.

"What Carol can teach us all is her mantra -- design excellence is a right, not a privilege. It's one of countless ways she has redefined conventional wisdom. People said that the professional path of a female architect is a very lonely journey. Carol turned that idea upside down by saying, hey, there are a lot of us, we just need to get together. And thus became Chicago Women in Architecture."

To read the remarks, click here!
TCN MEMBERS HONORED AT GALA
La Rabida Children's Hospital ( Brenda Wolf (2012)) hosted its 29th annual gala Friday, November 6, at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago. The Friends of La Rabida Awards Dinner honored individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a unique commitment to their communities. Proceeds benefited La Rabida Children's Hospital programs and services for children with lifelong medical conditions and complex medical needs. TCN member Anne Pramaggiore (2008), President & CEO of ComEd was honored with the Corporate Philanthropy Award. Z. Scott (2012), Partner, Co-Chair, White Collar Litigation and Internal Investigations Practice, Kaye Scholer LLP, was honored with the Community Service Award. Z. Scott and Patricia Brown Holmes (2011) were pictured with La Rabida patient Keshon, who was critically injured after a bus accident and was hospitalized at La Rabida for rehab services.
SXU HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE
With the holiday season right around the corner, Saint Xavier University (SXU) ( Christine Wiseman (2012) ) wants to spread a little holiday cheer by proudly collecting toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program now until Thursday, December 10. In the 63 years since the Toys for Tots program began, the Marines have distributed more than 419 million toys to more than 195 million underprivileged children. This is the fourth year SXU has participated in this program and will continue to support and distribute toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY!
A message from Ellen Mitchell, a friend of Lori Andrews':

If you held a senior leadership position (CEO, COO, CFO, CTO, CIO, CAO, CMO, Senior Vice President, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Dean, Provost and President, or equivalent) that ended at a time not of your choosing, we are interested in having you complete a survey to help us understand the impact, transition, and outcomes for such senior leaders.  While we know a great deal about how people come to attain senior leadership positions, less is known about what follows, especially if the transition was not one's choice.  The survey is completely anonymous and confidential and will take roughly 15-30 minutes,  depending on the length of your answers. If you are interested, please email Dr. M. Ellen Mitchell at Illinois Institute of Technology at mitchelle@iit.edu who will provide you access to the survey.  If you know of others who might qualify and be willing to or interested to participate, please pass along this notice.  Thank you so much for your support and assistance. 
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