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  • Foster meaningful connections among Chicago women business leaders
  • Encourage dialogue on the advancement of women in the workplace
  • Exchange ideas and information on women's leadership
  • Cultivate the next generation of women leaders
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"One thing I've taken away is don't be afraid, ask questions, 

reach out and connect." 


- Thu Nguyen, 

UIC Student & 2015 TCN Future Leader

Our Future Leaders Program

This spring, The Chicago Network selected students from UIC and St. Xavier and exposed them to careers in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. During highly interactive day-long company visits, participants received an overview of organizations and industries, toured workplaces, and discussed what it takes to launch their careers.


Check out ABC7's Future Leaders coverage here!


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Members in the News


  • Andrea Zopp Considering 2016 Illinois U.S. Senate Race  

    Chicago Urban League President and CEO Andrea Zopp (2004) has confirmed to NBC 5 Chicago that she is considering a run in the 2016 Illinois U.S. Senate race. Andy would run against U.S. House Representative Tammy Duckworth (2014) who has already launched a 2016 Senate bid. The candidate who wins the Democratic nomination will go against U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, who is seeking re-election. Read more...  


  • Toni Preckwinkle Delivers Keynote Address to Graduates                          Cook County Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle (2011)  addressed graduates from Chicago's Meadville Lombard Theological Seminary on Criminal Justice last weekend. Following an interview with Toni, the Chicago Tribune noted that she hesitates to call her public service career a ministry. The former high school history teacher, five-term Chicago alderman and Cook County Board president refers to it as her calling. Her lifework is rooted in the Unitarian Universalist Church, in which she was raised. Read more...


  • Laura Washington on The Chicago Newsroom
    Laura Washington (1997), Political Analyst for the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC 7, participated in a discussion with The Chicago Newsroom host Ken Davis and Natasha Korecki of the Chicago Sun-Times on Spike Lee's production of "Chiraq" and the announcement to house the Obama Library on Chicago's South Side. Click here to watch the footage.

  • Anna Rappaport Published in Benefits Quarterly
    Anna Rappaport's article, Impact of Long-Term Care on Retirement Wellness, was published in the second 2015 issue of Benefits Quarterly, published by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.This is part of a special issue on Retirement Wellness. Click here for executive summaries of that issue.




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