"The Giant Magellan Telescope will herald the beginning of a new era in astronomy."
- Wendy Freedman (2015)
John & Marion Sullivan University Professor at the University of Chicago and Board of Directors Chair of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization
ILENE GORDON AMONG FORTUNE'S "MOST POWERFUL WOMEN"
Ilene Gordon (1979), CEO, Chairman, and President of Ingredion, is once again one of FORTUNE's 2015
"Most Powerful Women" in business list. To view the full list, click here!
WENDY FREEDMAN AND ANGELA OLINTO ON THE GIANT MAGELLAN TELESCOPE PROJECT
John & Marion Sullivan University Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics
and Board of Directors Chair of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization
, the Homer J. Livingston Professor and chair of the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at UChicago, were quoted in an article about 11 international partners, including the University of Chicago, that have committed more than $500 million to begin construction the Giant Magellan Telescope, poised to be the largest optical telescope in the world.
Fore more media coverage on the Giant Magellan Telescope, click below:
Click Play to Watch the Beginning of the GMT Construction Phase
WENDY FREEDMAN TED TALK ON CONSTRUCTION OF THE GIANT MAGELLAN TELESCOPE
delivered a TED Talk on leading the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope, a massive earthbound observatory. The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), in northern Chile, is one of three mega-telescopes currently under construction in the Atacama desert region (The others are the ALMA and the European Extremely Large Telescope, E-ELT). In the TED Talk, Wendy shares how
this new telescope might show us the beginning of the universe. Read more...
ROHINI DEY INTERVIEW WITH CHOOSE CHICAGO
Rohini Dey (2008), Founder and Owner of Vermilion (Chicago and NYC), participated in an interview with
and shared details about her current projects, goals for her organization and how joining
Choose Chicago as a partner has benefited her business.
ANNA RAPPAPORT AUTHORS A FEATURED STORY IN THE ACTUARY
, President of Anna Rappaport Consulting (1994), authored a featured story "Ripe for Retirement" in the September/October 2015 Issue of the
. The article explores the global challenges around the big issue of when and how people retire. Life spans have increased markedly in many countries, and periods of retirement have also increased. Retirement ages have not been updated to keep track with changing life spans, creating challenges for government and private systems.
Actuary issue is a special issue devoted to Retirement Solutions, and Ripe for Retirement is the first featured article. On September 2, 2015, Anna Rappaport spoke on Issues in Retirement Planning: Issues Related to Long-Term Care, Family and Caregivers for the Retirement Income Industry Association, as part of their webcast series.
DSC LOGISTICS FEATURED AS A TOP 100 3PL PROVIDER
Ann Drake (2000), CEO of DSC Logistics, was featured in the July issue of
Inbound Logistics magazine for being a Top 100 3PL Providers for 2015.
As the CEO of one of the handful of service providers appearing on the publication's inaugural list in 1996 and each year up to the present, Ann was interviewed for the article, "The Evolution of Third Party Logistics," that looked at the change the management of transportation and logistics has undergone in the past 20 years, the complexity in today's supply chain, and the importance of the 3PL-not just in terms of meeting functional needs, but also as a repository of industry best practices and knowledge sharing.
Referencing DSC's transformation from its beginnings as an asset-based public warehousing company into a 3PL providing functional capabilities and thought leadership, Ann said, "Today, we sit at the strategy table with our customers."
She pointed to current situations where DSC is working with customers in the process of making acquisitions. "We've been helping them figure out how the new network should look," Ann Drake said. Read more...
Click here for the full press release.
2015 WHO'S WHO IN CHICAGO
Crain's released its directory of Chicago's movers and shakers, which lists 542 people whose names you need to know, from Fortune 500 CEOs to civic leaders to philanthropists. Of the women listed, 59% are TCN members (58 TCN members/ 99 women listed total).
For the full list,
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Malecki, Beth Kirk
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TCN MEMBER UNIVERSITIES RANKED
The University of Chicago (
Wendy Freedman (2015) ,
Sharon O'Keefe (2015),
Angela V. Olinto (2013),
Ellen A. Rudnick (1984) and
Susan Sher (1993)) tied again for fourth place, and Northwestern University (
Mary Baglivo (2015),
Sally Blount (2011),
Andrea Dunaif (2001),
Vicky Kalogera (2013) and
Marilyn McCoy (1985)) moved up a notch, to 12th, in U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings.
Loyola University Chicago (
Linda Brubaker (2012) advanced to 99th from 106th and the Illinois Institute of Technology (
Lori Andrews (2005)) rose to 108th from 116th. The University of Illinois at Chicago (
Paula Allen-Meares (2009),
Mitra Dutta (2014) and
Mrinalini C. Rao (2009)) jumped 20 places, to No. 129.
In specific categories:
- For undergraduate business programs, top local schools included Loyola (tied for 80th) and UIC (81st)
- Schools categorized as regional universities on the Midwest list included Dominican University (Donna M. Carroll (1996) and Victoria Chou (2011)) in River Forest (20th). Read more...
ANGELA OLINTO AWARDED FOR EXECELLENCE
Angela V. Olinto
, Homer J. Livingston Professor, Astronomy & Astrophysics at UChicago, received a faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring, which recognizes regular, full-time faculty members in the four divisions and the Divinity School for exemplary graduate teaching.
Angela Olinto discusses the challenges and delights of teaching when the subject matter moves into "the edge of knowledge."
JANE J. THOMPSON TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT W.NET PAYMENTS CONFERENCE
The Women's Network in Electronic Transactions
is pleased to announce Jane J. Thompson (1990), Founder and CEO of Jane J. Thompson Financial Services LLC and former Walmart executive, will lead a keynote session at the Career & Leadership Summit, Se
ptember 29-30, 2015, at The Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, from 12:30 - 2:00 pm.
At the Summit, Jane will discuss corporate leadership efforts to support women as well as speaking about payments professionals on
the dynamics of the payment industry. There has never been a more exciting time to be in payments whether it is the faster payment systems initiative or mobile banking and MPOS or cyber security. Opportunities and threats abound in all directions and it is a great time to become an expert in a fast changing segment of the industry and rise to the top! Jane is r
ecognized as an innovator and marketer and will share her extensive experience on how to innovate and maximize growth in billion-dollar businesses. Click here for the official press release.
HEATHER BECKER TO DEBUT NEW PAINTINGS AT EXPO CHICAGO
You are invited to view Heather's new works at Zolla/Lieberman (Booth 600) during EXPO CHICAGO/2015, from
Thursday, September 17 through Sunday, September 20. Heather Becker is represented by Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.
The four figures are titled Feather Weighted One, Edges of Change, Origins of Vitality, and Liberated One.
For more on EXPO Chicago 2015, click here!
Feather Weighted One,
15" x 13" unframed (framed 19" x 17") oil on canvas, 2015
Edges of Change, 11" x 9" unframed (framed 15" x 13") oil on canvas, 2015
Origins of Vitality
, 13" x 11" unframed (framed 17" x 15") oil on canvas, 2015
, 11" x 9" unframed (framed 15" x 13") oil on canvas, 2015
HELP ME CLIMB!
(2007), retired Executive Director of The Chicago Network:
On November 8, I will be participating in my 4th "SkyRise Chicago," the world's highest stairs climb (103 floors) at the Willis Tower, to raise funds for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC).
Ranked the "number one rehabilitation hospital in the world" by U.S. News & World Report, RIC provides care to thousands of patients for traumatic brain, spinal cord injury, stroke and cancer recovery. The funds raised through SkyRise Chicago 2015 will directly support advances in patient care and cutting-edge research.
SkyRise Chicago is the only tower climb in the world to offer two modes of participation - by foot (my choice), and the alternative method of stationary hand-cycling. These options give anyone, no matter their level of ability, or whether they are ambulatory, the opportunity to participate. Please support this wonderful organization and me as I undertake this climb. All donations are tax deductible.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support.
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAUNCHES NEW EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN IN PUBLIC AND POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
versity of Chicago is launching a new executive education program, Women in Public Leadership, November 16-20, 2015, for women who want to break through the glass ceiling, increase their power and influence, and help make the world a better place.
The intensive five-day program, offered by the Harris School of Public Policy, brings together a faculty of distinguished academic scholars, along with well-known women leaders who will offer battle-tested strategic advice on overcoming gender bias, building on success, recovering from failure, and taking a prominent place in the public square. WIPL's faculty will be led by Chicago Harris Dean Daniel Diermeier and Academic Director Rebecca Sive, past member of the Illinois Human Rights Commission speaker, and author of Every Day is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House. TCN members among the faculty are:
- Adele Cepeda, Founder and President, A.C. Advisory, Inc.
- Janet Foutty, principal and national managing director of the Federal Government Services Practice for Deloitte Consulting LLP.
- Lori Healey, CEO, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority
- Toni Preckwinkle, the first elected woman president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners and chief executive of the 19th largest government in the United States.
- Susan Sher, senior advisor to University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer, leader of the University's Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum initiative and former chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama.
- Julia Stasch, president of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and former deputy administrator of the federal General Services Administration.
ROHINI DEY FEATURED
IN VIDEO CELEBRATING MCKINSEY & COMPANY ALUMNI
Rohini Dey was featured in a video that celebrated McKinsey & Company
alumni who've become prominent entrepreneurs. In the video, Rohini is among five alumni that shared what they loved about McKinsey and why they found their time there so valuable for their future endeavors.
THE CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR SECOND ANNUAL WOMEN OF INFLUENCE AWARDS
The Chicago Business Journal is now accepting nominations for its second annual Women of Influence awards. The Chicago Business Journal will honor women business leaders who innovate, succeed and pay it forward. They are looking for business women from any industry in the Chicago Metropolitan Area who stand out both for their achievements in the marketplace, as well as for their commitment to community and mentoring. To be eligible, a nominee must live and/or work in the Chicago Metropolitan Area at a for-profit or nonprofit entity (no government employees). The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 9.
To nominate yourself or a deserving candidate, click here!