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
HOW MARY DILLON DEFINES BEAUTY AND HER PERFECT CHICAGO DAY 
Mary Dillon, CEO of Utla Beauty, spoke with Michigan Avenue Magazine and shared what inspires her, from beauty essentials and the outdoors to making a difference in women's lives. "The perfect day for me is to go out and run and see the sunrise at one part of Lake Michigan - and then be in Michigan that night and see the sunset on the other side." Read more... 

RUSH DEBUTS FIRST NEW ER RESIDENCY IN CHICAGO IN TWO DECADES

Rush University Medical Center (Cynthia Barginere) has launched a new residency program in emergency medicine that will ultimately train 36 new doctors at a time. It's the first new ER residency in the city in two decades.

Rush's emergency room currently handles about 75,000 annual visits, which provides the critical mass necessary to support a residency program, according to Dr. Braden Hexom, director of the new emergency management residency program. Read more...
MARTHA NUSSBAUM ON ALEXANDER HAMILTON 
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School, spoke with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Alexander Hamilton's relationship with Aaron Burr, Burr's complicated historical legacy, and the role of the humanities in our lives. To listen, click here!  
ELAINE MAIMON ON THE ILLINOIS BUDGET 
In an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education, Elaine Maimon, President, Governors State University, shared her thoughts on Illinois' budget, the first one in more than two years. "With our students, our biggest competitor is 'nowhere,'" said Elaine Maimon. "We didn't want our students to give up and just decide, 'Higher education is not for me.'" Read more...

Elaine also appeared on Chicago Tonight to discuss the budget and its impact on GSU and the other student universities. "We're not going to put on rose-colored glasses," Elaine Maimon said. "The state should be providing us more investment but it doesn't look as if there's a pattern for doing that, so it's looking as if we're going to have to be more tuition-dependent." To watch the clip, click here!

Women on Boards 
ROXANNE DECYK JOINS SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
Roxanne J. Decyk has joined the Sinai Health System (Karen Teitelbaum) Board of Directors. Roxanne also serves on three for-profit boards as well as the boards of Albany Park Theater Project (Director), Georgia O'Keefe Museum (Chair) and, along with her husband, overseers their family foundation. Read more...
BOARD OPPORTUNITY
From Christie Hefner, Chairman of Hatch Beauty:

A longtime friend and trustee of the GlobeTheater reached out to me as they are likely in the near future to want to add a Chicago-based director to the Globe's board. The board meets four times a year: Three times in NYC and one time in London. The financial requirement is a give or get in the neighborhood of $10,000; and the idea is to do one or two events in Chicago, including one tied to a performance at Chicago Shakes of a Globe production.  I am not able to do it, but believe that this would be a very rewarding opportunity to support an extraordinary arts organization. 

If you are interested, contact Christie Hefner here!
New Roles  
ANGELA V. OLINTO NAMED ALBERT A. MICHELSON DISTINGUISHED SERVICE PROFESSOR
Angela V. Olinto has been named the Albert A. Michelson Distinguished Service Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Angela works on astroparticle physics and cosmology. She has made important contributions to the physics of quark stars, inflationary theory, cosmic magnetic fields and astroparticle physics. She currently leads NASA sub-orbital and space missions to discover the origins of the highest-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos. Read more...
KAREN CASE LEADING CIBC'S US REAL ESTATE FINANCE TEAM BASED IN NEW YORK
Nearly one year after the announcement of Toronto-based Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce's (CIBC) acquisition of The PrivateBank, the transaction was completed late last month. Karen Case, who previously led The PrivateBank's Commercial Real Estate line of business, has now also taken ownership of CIBC's US Real Estate Finance team based in New York. Together, The PrivateBank and CIBC real estate groups comprise an $11+ billion on-balance sheet loan portfolio and an active CMBS origination platform.
JILL WINE-BANKS JOINS MSNBC/NBC AS CONTRIBUTOR 
After being featured in multiple MSNBC interviews for her expertise, Jill Wine-Banks is now a MSNBC/NBC Contributor.

This week, Jill has appeared on Lawrence O'Donnell, Brian Williams and Chris Hayes. She also spoke at Google ( Karen Sauder) and taped a podcast for Indivisible. Watch Jill's recent contributions on May 16, 2017 and June 15, 2017
Announcements
JULIE COFFMAN ON CHARTING THE COURSE FOR WOMEN TO GET TO THE TOP
In a video published by Bain & Company, Julie Coffman, Partner at Bain & Company, shared the four things companies should do to help women in their organizations reach their full potential at crucial midcareer moments. To watch the video, click here... 
Lisa Madigan LISA MADIGAN ISSUES SEX-CRIMES RESPONSE GUIDE
 
Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan and her office have issued an online booklet of guidelines for law enforcement agencies that spells out the newly enacted law requiring specialized training and polities for police agencies responding to sex crimes.
 
"The law's intent is to help survivors come forward, receive justice and begin the healing process," said Lisa Madigan. Read more...
CHICAGO FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN ANNOUNCES 68 GRANTS
The Chicago Foundation for Women ( K. Sujata and Alysia Tate) announced 68 grants to support women's health and freedom from violence and economic security for women and girls in the Chicago region.

"These latest investments fund innovative solutions to the interpersonal and community violence that impacts women and girls in Chicago on a daily basis, and services to help women and their families live healthy lives," CFW President/CEO K. Sujata said. "In addition, CFW continues to grow women as philanthropic leaders through our Giving Councils and Circles, which made over $128,000 in grants this year." Read more...
BLYTHE MCGARVIE ON THE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE
On July 13, Blythe McGarvie, Director, LKQ Corp., Sonoco, Wawa Inc., served as a speaker during NACD's Workforce of the Future Series Webinar, with support from PwC ( Brittney Saks and Julie Harmon). Over the one-hour program, Directors joined the conversation to provide context on the role of the board in ensuring that talent is prioritized in the organization's overall strategy. For more information, click here!
TCN MEMBERS AT SHARPHEELS CAREER SUMMIT CHICAGO 
Deborah DeHaas, Vice Chairman & Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte, Ana Dutra President & CEO, The Executives' Club of Chicago, and Trish Lukasik, COO, SpotHero, recently spoke at the SharpHeels Career Summit in Chicago. The two-day event was designed to educate women with a passion for advancing their careers. Read more... 
NAVY PIER MARKS COMPLETION OF POLK BROS PARK
Navy Pier (Marilynn Gardner and Michelle Boone) has fulfilled another key element of its Centennial Vision with the completion of the Polk Bros Park (Gillian Darlow and Sandra P. Guthman), a 13-acre green space that serves as the Pier's gateway. On Monday, July 10, Navy Pier officially opened the new Polk Bros Performance Lawns, located at the south end of the Park, which will offer free arts and cultural programming throughout the summer and beyond. Read more...
THANK YOU TO ALL THE TCN MEMBERS WHO SUPPORTED THE 2017 CATHY COUGHLIN STEM SCHOLARS!
The annual Cathy Coughlin STEM Scholarship Luncheon was held on Monday, July 10 at Northwestern University to honor this year's scholarship recipients. Established in memory of Cathy Coughlin (TCN Member and Former SEVP & Global Marketing Officer at AT&T), this program honors Cathy's vision to provide STEM education to young women. This vision lives on, following Cathy's passing two years ago. This year sixteen young women received scholarships, nearly triple the number from last year. Monday's luncheon allowed supporters and guests the opportunity to meet and connect with one another as well as the STEM Scholars.
(Photo: TCN members Phyllis Lockett and Therese Fauerbach enjoy time with the STEM Scholars.)
CORRECTION FROM LAST WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:
ABC7 CHICAGO AND UNIVISON CHICAGO SCORE HIGH RATINGS

ABC7 Chicago (Jennifer Graves) and
Univision Chicago's (Teri Arvesu) WGBO-Channel 66 scored high ratings in June. ABC7 Chicago was No. 1 among all viewers between ages 18 and 49 and the Spanish-language station's 10 p.m. newscast was No. 2.
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