Our Purpose:
  • 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
Quote of the Week:

"Most of the people on my staff are young enough to be my children, so it's only appropriate that I should look for opportunities to mentor them."


- Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President

2014 Chicago Network Census


Released December 10, 2014, the annual Chicago
Network Census monitors the progress of women in the boardrooms, executive suites and as top earners in Chicago’s 50 largest publicly reporting companies (The Chicago 50). This year’s data shows us that long-term advancement is not always made in straight lines. Real progress is made step by step. But who says we shouldn’t walk a little faster? To watch the introductory video, click the play button!
To view the 2014 Census, click here!

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Members in the News


  • American Museum of Natural History Plans an Addition

    The American Museum of Natural History is planning an addition along Columbus Avenue in New York City. The addition is designed to foster the institution's expanding role as a center for scientific research and education. The museum has selected Jeanne Gang, a MacArthur Fellow and President and Principal of Studio Gang Architects, to be the architect on the project.


    "She designs on a human scale and has demonstrated an acute sensitivity and sensibility about the relationship of nature to the build environment in an urban setting, " said Ellen V. Futter, the museum's president. Read more...

  • TCN Members Featured in Crain's

    Alison Chung, Kym Hubbard and Toni Preckwinkle were among five minority CEO's featured in a Crain's article about the importance of professional mentoring. Each shared their stories on why mentoring is crucial to their career growth. Read more...

  • The Conservation Center Celebrates 30 Years

    The Conservation Center CEO Heather Becker was featured in Modern Luxury's December 2014 issue, which also highlighted the  Center for celebrating 30 years of giving art a new lease on life.


    "At the core of what we do here is the marriage of art and science," said Heather Becker of the behind-the-scenes work that goes on at the facility's state-of-the-art 28,000-square-foot laboratory designed by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects. Read more...  

  • Chicago Urban League, 1871 and the Push for Diversity in Technology

    Cathy Coughlin, SEVP & Global Marketing Officer at AT&T Inc., shared how she distinguishes between true behavioral and passing fads in an interview with Global Telecoms Business. 


    "As marketers, our job is to ensure that we have a deep understanding of our customers and our company. Our job is to ensure that our brand - what we stand for and deliver on - is relevant, credible and valuable to customers." Read more...



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