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
Linda Coberly
TCN MEMBERS FEATURED IN CHICAGO LAWYER MAGAZINE
L inda Coberly, Managing Partner, Chicago Office, Winston & Strawn LLP, Rebecca Eisner, Partner in Charge, Chicago Office, Mayer Brown, LLP, and Marci Eisenstein, Managing Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP, shared tips, insights, and how they keep the plate spinning in the August 2017 issue of Chicago Lawyer.

To read the article (starting at page 16),
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THE RODERICK GROUP & ARDMORE ASSOCIATES JOIN FORCES, CREATE ENGINEERING POWERHOUSE
Two prominent Chicago-based, African American-owned engineering companies have merged to create a fully integrated engineering and construction management consulting firm. Ardmore Associates ( Cherryl Thomas) and The Roderick Group have joined forces to become one of the largest minority-owned firms in Chicago and the region, as well as one of the top 20 largest engineering firms headquartered in Illinois. Read more...
LANZATECH AND INDIAN OIL CORPORATION TO BUILD WORLD'S FIRST BIOETHANOL FACILITY
LanzaTech ( Jennifer Holmgren) and India Oil Corporation (IOC), India's largest fuel retailer, signed a statement of intent to construct the world's first refinery off gas-to-bioethanol production facility at IOC's Panipat refinery.

"We are very proud to be working with IndianOil as it plans the first deployment of LanzaTech technology in one of its major refineries, demonstrating the broad applicability of emissions recycling across industrial sectors, beyond steel," said Jennifer Holmgren. Read more...
CRAIN'S 2017 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN LAWYERS IN CHICAGO
Crain's released its inaugural edition of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago, which features an impressive cross-section of the Chicago-area legal community. The following TCN members were included on this list:
  • Rebecca W. Bacon (Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP)
  • Laurel G. Bellows (Bellows Law Group, P.C.)
  • Andrea Kramer (McDermott Will & Emery)
  • Terri L. Mascherin (Jenner & Block LLP)
  • Maura Ann McBreen (Baker & McKenzie)
  • Linda Myers (Kirkland & Ellis LLP)
To view the full list, click here !
MARIA WYNNE ON LGC'S NEWLY ELECTED BOARD PRESIDENT
Maria Wynne, Leadership Greater Chicago CEO, was mentioned in a press release about LGC's newly elected Board President Connie Lindsey. Therese Mintle was also mentioned as a board fellow from the class of 2001 with Connie Lindsey. Read more...
Women on Boards 
VALERIE JARRETT JOINS LYFT'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Valerie Jarrett has joined Lyft's board of directions and has filled the company's ninth (and final) board seat, ending a long search by the ride-sharing service.

"We share a belief that reliable, affordable transportation positively impacts social mobility, and improves the quality of life in densely populated communities. I am thrilled to join the ride," said Valerie Jarrett. Read more...
Announcements
THE NORTHRIDGE GROUP'S STATE OF CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE 2017 REPORT
The Northridge Group, Inc. ( Therese Fauerbach) released their third annual State of Customer Service Experience 2017 report. The report reveals that consumers are increasingly frustrated by how much effort is required to get the help they need from companies:
  • At least 50% of consumers say they do not feel companies make it easy to contact them
  • While most consumers still prefer the phone for mission-critical issues, more than 70% experience long wait times and have trouble navigating the automated system to reach a live agent
  • As consumers migrate to digital channels, 57% of consumers frequently have trouble finding answers on a company's website
To read the full report, click here!
NEW REPORT DETAILS IMPACT OF ILLINOIS BUDGET STALEMATE ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) ( K. Sujata and Alysia Tate), Voices for Illinois Children, and Loyola University Chicago's Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) ( Jo Ann Rooney) released a new report that focuses on the areas of parenting support for teen mothers, child care, breast and cervical cancer screenings, college access, domestic violence, meals for senior women and homelessness.
 
To read the full report, click here !
TCN MEMBERS FEATURED AT GLOBAL YOUTH AMBASSADORS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Teri Arvesu, VP of Content and News, Univision Communications, Trish Lukasik, Chief Operations Officer, SpotHero, and Andrea Zopp, Deputy Mayor and Chief Neighborhood Development Officer, spoke at the second annual Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit, which brings girls from 15 countries and 16 local high school girls to Chicago for workshops and discussions on advocacy, activism and leadership. The event took place July 22-29. Read more...
ROBIN KELLY INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO COMBAT FOOD DESERTS
Congresswoman Robin Kelly introduced a bipartisan legislation that empowers farmers to help combat food deserts. The Feeding America through Farm Flexibility Act would enable farmers to grow fruits and vegetables on an additional five percent of their acreage without a crop insurance penalty, if the food is sold or donated to food deserts.

"There are people in my district who live 20 miles from farms but simply can't get fresh fruits and vegetables for their families. From my conversations with farmers, it's clear that our current policies are preventing farmers from helping to solve the food desert crisis," said Congresswoman Robin Kelly. Read more...
DID YOU KNOW? EVERY TWO SECONDS, SOMEONE IN THE U.S. NEEDS BLOOD
The American Red Cross ( Celena Roldan) continues to have an emergency need for blood donors of all blood types to give now and help save patient lives. The Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood donations every day for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country. Currently, blood donations are being distributed to hospitals as fast as donations are coming in, and more donations are needed now to meet hospital patient needs and replenish the blood supply.

The most important way that people can help is by making an appointment at an existing blood drive to positively impact the current blood supply. We encourage everyone to consider making an appointment today by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1- 800-733-2767). Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent) weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
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