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Mellody Hobson Announced as 2016 Women in the Forefront Luncheon Speaker

April 15, 2016

Chicago Hilton & Towers

720 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60605

 

As President of Ariel Investments, Mellody Hobson (TCN member since 2000) is responsible for firm-wide management and strategic planning, overseeing all operations outside of research and portfolio management. Beyond her work at Ariel, Mellody has become a nationally recognized voice on financial literacy and investor education. She is chairman of the board for DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., as well as director of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Starbucks Corporation. In 2015, she was named to Time magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. Please save the date and join us for the 2016 Women in the Forefront Luncheon featuring Mellody! Learn more...

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  • K SUJATA ON THE WEALTH GAP 
    The Chicago Foundation for Women helped fund new research  that looks at the wealth gap through the lens of women. President & CEO of the Chicago Foundation for Women K. Sujata (2011), discussed this issue in an article published by Crain's. Click here to read Sujata's article, "Wage gap may be narrowing, but women still falling through wealth gap."
  • PERKINS & WILL MOVE TO WRIGLEY BUILDING 

    The Wrigley Building, one of Chicago's most iconic office structures, is getting another high-profile tenant, the global architectural firm Perkins + Will (Gina Berndt (2015) and Eva Maddox (1986)). News of the firm's move to the Wrigley Building comes as the firm is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Gina, managing director of P+W's Chicago office noted, "Our new office in the landmark Wrigley Building symbolizes our commitment to staying in downtown Chicago in a vibrant space that will build on our distinctive culture and responsiveness to our clients." Read more...

        • KATE MAEHR ON THE SUMMER MEAL ACT

          Congresswoman and former TCN member Jan Schakowsky visited the Skokie Public Library, a site that hosts a summer meal program sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Schakowsky was joined by Kate Maehr (2008), Executive Director & CEO of the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Richard Kong, Deputy Director of the Skokie Public Library. The Summer Food Service Program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. "During the summer, the top priority of the Greater Chicago Food Depository is to ensure children have the food they need to grow up healthy, smart and strong. In order to do that, it's important to coordinate with public and private partners to raise awareness for summer meal programs. We're pleased to join Congresswoman Schakowsky in that effort," says Kate. Read more...   

        • TCN MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN CHICAGO UNITED'S BUSINESS LEADERS OF COLOR STRATEGY SESSION  
          Chicago United and the Metropolitan Club featured TCN members as panelists in their event, Leveraging Nonprofit Board Service as part of its Business Leaders of Color Strategy Session on June 16. Among the panelists where Gloria Castillo President & CEO, Chicago United (2004), Madeleine Condit Founder & CEO of Madeleine Condit and Associates (1998), and Wendy DuBoe President & CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (2013).  

           

          Click here to read "Writing a resume for a board candidacy" by Madeleine Condit and Christine Edwards Corporate Partner, Winston & Strawn (2001). 

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