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Quote of the Week
"It might not be full of the names everyone already knows, but the point of the show is to expand our understanding of contemporary practice."
- Jeanne Gang (2006)
Principal, Studio Gang Architects
on the Chicago Architecture Biennial, which opens this weekend


Women in the Forefront Speaker 2016: Mellody Hobson

Friday, April 15, 2016

Chicago Hilton & Towers

Grand & International Ballrooms

720 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60605


As President of Ariel Investments, Mellody Hobson (Member of The Chicago Network since 2000) is responsible for firm-wide management and strategic planning, overseeing all operations outside of research and portfolio management. Mellody has become a nationally recognized voice on financial literacy and investor education. In 2015, she was named to Time magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. Save the date and join us for the Women in the Forefront Luncheon featuring Mellody! Learn more...

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Members in the News 
    Sally Blount (2011), Dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, shared her thoughts on Anne-Marie Slaughter's new book, Unfinished Business, with FORTUNE. In the article, Sally outlined what solutions are needed to get more women into leadership positions. Read more...  

    Don't miss Anne-Marie Slaughter at the Union League Club of Chicago's Author's Program and Luncheon on October 12 where Anne-Marie will discuss her new book. For reservations (TCN members will be seated together), contact the Book Stall and note you are a TCN member when reserving: 847.446.8880
    FORTUNE published their inaugural list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women and the Hyatt Hotels Corporation (Rena Reiss (2011)) ranked #38 on the list. Rankings were determined by employee surveys and the representation of women within the organizations. Read more...

  • NINTH TALLEST BUILDING IN U.S. DESIGNED BY JEANNE GANG           Chinese developer Wanda Vista is to build the ninth-tallest building in the US as part of the three-tower scheme designed by Jeanne Gang (2006), President and Principal, Studio Gang Architects. The tallest of the three glass towers will be 335m in height, and all three will contain 400 apartments and a hotel. Jeanne says the massing was inspired by nature - specifically a type of crystal formation called "frustum," which resembles a pyramid without a pointy peak. The interior will also be designed by Studio Gang, pictures are below:

    Advanced Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator Mary Ross sat down with Rohini Dey (2008), Vermillion Founder & Owner, to discuss wine coupling with more eclectic dishes.

    "Food is never immune to the influence of new cultures, neither is wine," said Rohini Dey. Read more...

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