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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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"Putting students first is a good business plan."


- Elaine Maimon, President, Govenors State University 


Sales Close March 27: Women in the Forefront Luncheon 2015


Maurice Lévy, Chairman & CEO, Publicis Groupe in Conversation with Dana Anderson, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Mondelēz International


It's your final week to purchase tickets and join the Chicago business community for the most exciting WIFL yet, where Dana Anderson and Maurice Lévy will engage each other as well as the audience in thought-provoking content ranging from women in leadership to the future of digital marketing. For the 26th Annual WIFL, The Chicago Network will shine a global spotlight on leveling the playing field for women in leadership. Real change only comes when everyone is involved, including men, in the conversation. Click here to read more...



Monday, April 13
11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Chicago Hilton and Towers
Grand and International Ballrooms
720 S. Michigan Ave.



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  • BMO Harris Bank Goes Card-Less

    BMO Harris Bank (Mary Jo Herseth (2008)) will launch the  biggest card-less ATM network in the U.S. on Monday, allowing customers to withdraw cash using their smartphones. The bank says the technology will speed up transactions and reduce fraud. Read more...

  • The University of Chicago Ranks Top 5 in Seed Accelerator Rankings Project  

    The University of Chicago's (Ellen Rudnick (1984)) New Venture Challenge (NVC) is regarded as a prestigious start up accelerator that has helped launch several thriving tech companies. On Tuesday, the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project released its annual list of the best accelerators in the country, and the UChicago NVC placed fourth, making its first appearance on the four-year-old list. The results were announced at SXSW and published first on Techcrunch. Read more... 

  • Oprah Auctioning Chicago Artwork, Furniture, Clothing with Leslie Hindman 

    Oprah Winfrey will auction off more than 500 personal belongings from her Water Tower Place condo on April 25 with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers (Leslie Hindman

    (1989)). The proceeds will go to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.


    "On a more personal level, I have long revered Ms. Winfrey as a collector. I once met with Ms. Winfrey in 2003, and we discussed my perspectives and advice regarding collecting. It was immediately evident that she had extensive market knowledge and had made it a priority to form relationships with dealers, collectors and industry contacts to make informed decisions regarding acquisitions." Read more... 

  • Chicago Architecture Foundation's River Cruise Featured
    Lynn Osmond
    (2004), President & CEO of the Chicago Architecture Foundation,  was quoted in a New York Times article, "3 Day-Cruises Worth the Trip," which put a spotlight on the Foundation's River Cruise that runs April 4 through November 22. Jeanne Gang's (2006) Aqua Tower was also mentioned among the many architectural spots along the trip. Note that TCN will host our annual Fall Dinner at the Radisson Blu, in Aqua Tower on September 8th! Read more...


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