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ILEN E GORDON ON RETAINING TALENT AFTER ACQUISITIONS
Ingredion CEO, Ilene Gordon, was featured in an article in
The Wall Street Journal this week about executive talent retention after an acquisition. Read more... 
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ANNE BIGANE WILSON ON POSSIBLE ZONING CHANGES

Anne Bigane Wilson, President of Bigane Paving Company and Ogden Avenue Materials in the River West neighborhood, was featured in a Chicago Tribune article that highlighted her concerns about possible zoning changes.

"I'm not going to wait untill I have residential next to me and it makes it too hard to stay in business," said Anne Wilson. "It's the frivolous lawsuits that anyone can file for any particular reason, it's the constant complaints that you have to deal with. It's all the little things that can make it really difficult to do business in the city." Read more... 

TONI PRECKWINKLE ANNOUNCES COOK COUNTY'S UPGRADE FOR MAPPING SYSTEM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that Cook County is upgrading its mapping system to better improve efficiency and services to residents and facilitate graphic representations of what would otherwise be available only as statistical data. Since Toni took office, she has prioritized sharing government data with the public.

"The public has already paid for the data once with their tax dollars," said Toni Preckwinkle. "Making it accessible for everyone to download and use creates positive value for everyone in Cook County." Read more...
ANDREA ZOPP ON ABC 7 CHICAGO NEWS
On September 25, City of Chicago Deputy Mayor Andrea Zopp discussed Chicago's current violence crisis along with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on ABC 7 Chicago news. Andrea Zopp explained that hiring new police officers is a significant investment. "Public safety has to be our number one priority because the gun violence is really tearing our city apart," said Andrea Zopp. She also discussed the city's plans for more mentorship programs and more economic opportunities. Read more...
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KAPILA ANAND ON WHAT DIRECTORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CUSTOMER LOYALTY
As companies balance learning the needs of customers with privacy and security concerns, topics surrounding customer loyalty challenges is the focus of a new boardroom briefing from the WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Foundation and KPMG's Board Leadership Center:  What Directors Need to Know about Customer Loyalty and Shared Value.

Kapila Anand
led a panel on customer loyalty at the WCD Foundation Global Institute in May, from which many of the insights in the board briefing were drawn.
"Issues of data collection, data privacy, and customer values can vary dramatically across borders and across generations, and directors can help guide their management teams to ask the right questions and encourage agility," said Kapila Anand. Read more...
CATHY KENWORTHY ELECTED TO METROPOLITAN CHICAGO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Cathy Kenworthy, President and CEO, Interactive Health, has been pointed to the Metropolitan Chicago Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The Metropolitan Chicago Board of Directors of the American Heart Association was recognized by the American Heart Association National Board for being one of the top local boards in the country with the prestigious AHA Gold designation for excellence.

Gail D. Hasbrouck, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary,
Advocate Health Care, serves as the Chairman of the Board, and Sharon O'Keefe, President, University of Chicago Medicine, is a board member. Read more...
MARY DEMPSEY ELECTED TO THE POLK BROS. FOUNDATION'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS   
On September 21, Chicago civic leader Mary Dempsey was chosen to fill one of just eight Board seats for the Polk Bros. Foundation. Mary is an attorney and President of the Philip H. Corboy Foundation.  As Commissioner of the Chicago Public Library from 1994 to 2012, Mary led the construction of 44 neighborhood branch libraries, the introduction of rich book collections and technology system-wide, and the creation of innovative programs such as One Book One Chicago and the YOUMedia digital technology initiatives for teens. Mary is a Trustee and former Chair of the Board of Trustees of DePaul University, a member of Executive Board of the Big Shoulders Fund, a trustee of Frances Xavier Warde School, a member of the Advisory Board of Misericordia, the founding Chair of the Leader Council of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls and, since 2016, President of DePaul College prep.
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JENNIFER SCANLON APPOINTED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF USG CORPORATION
USG Corporation, a leading building products company, announced that Jennifer Scanlon has been appointed President and CEO, effective November 1, 2016. She has led the company through some of its most significant strategic moves in recent history, including establishing the USG Boral Building Products joint venture and the divestiture of L&W Supply Corporation. Read more...
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DELOITTE: MILLENNIALS ARE SHIFTING THE CULTURAL NORMS OF THE WORKPLACE
A new report analyzing three years of data collected by Deloitte (Deborah L. DeHaas, Janet Foutty and Stacy Janiak) discovered that millennials are seeking purpose-driven work in their organizations. The report notes that millennials want to be all in without sacrificing the flexibility to be who they are at work and live a fulfilling life outside of it. With their rising status as leaders combined with their work and development preferences, millennials are shifting the cultural norms for organizations today. Read more...
50TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK LAUNCH
In honor of Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)'s ( Lynn Osmond) 50th anniversary, the organization worked with author Jay Pridmore and former Pentagram designer Jena Sher to write a book documenting and commemorating CAF's 50 years. On September 26, over 100 guests, including trustees, docents, staff, volunteers, partners, and supporters joined CAF for the official launch of CAF's 50th Anniversary book, Seeing the City: Celebrating 50 Years of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The book will be available in CAF's shop.
"PILING ON" TECHNIQUE TO SUPPORT OTHER WOMEN
Al and Andrea Kramer's "piling on" technique, discussed in Chapter 8 of their book, Breaking Through Bias, was noted in their newsletter for being used by female White House staffers. In the book, Andrea discussed how women in male-dominated meetings face "idea theft," where a woman's idea is ignored until a man repeats it as his own, taking credit for her idea. As they set out in Chapter 8 of Breaking Through Bias, women can support each other so that a woman's ideas are acknowledged as her own.

"When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution - and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own." To view the article about Women in the White House using the "piling on" technique, click here!
MARILYNN PRESTON CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF HER COLUMN, ENERGY EXPRESS
Marilynn Preston celebrated 40 years of her column, Energy Express, by writing a column that highlighted her thoughts on the single biggest change in fitness in the last 40 years, the three best fitness trends of the past 40 years, and more.
"I've done other things in my professional life - from winning Emmys for a sports and adventure series to co-hosting a dueling-TV-critics show a la Siskel and Ebert - but no work I've done has the track record of this old thing, the longest-running syndicated fitness column in America," said Marilynn Preston. Read more...
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