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Recently, The Chicago Network asked people on the street as well as some Network members, "What does success mean to you?" Watch here to find out:

Their answers may surprise you!

Featuring Network members: MarySue Barrett, Therese Fauerbach, Mellody Hobson, and Catherine Odelbo.


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Women in the Forefront Luncheon
The Chicago Network's hallmark event is the Women in the Forefront Luncheon. This highly anticipated annual gathering inspires women through stories of achievement and personal reflection.

Each year, one of the country’s most influential figures shares professional and personal experiences and discusses the importance of diversity in the workplace. It’s also an occasion for members and their guests to create connections and network with members, business colleagues, board members and friends.

Save the Date for the 2015 Women in the Forefront Luncheon: April 13, 2015

Members in the News

 

  • Madigan Fights for Nursing Home Legislation

    Lisa MadiganIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was mentioned in a Crain's article about her fight for new legislation that would let nursing home residents and their families have video or audio recording devices in their rooms to monitor patient treatment. Read more...

     

    The monitoring devices are the "next line of defense in protecting older people. This should give us peace of mind in circumstances when we can't physically go to the nursing homes."

  • "Where is She Now?" Interview with Eva Maddox

    Interior Design magazine released a "Where is She Now" update video interview that provides brief reflections on the 22 years of career developments since Eva Maddox's induction into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1992.

      

    To view the interview, click here.


  • Sylvia Puente's Concern for Detained Children

    Sylvia Puente, Executive Director of Latino Policy Forum, wrote the blog, "What's Being Done to Ease Detained Children's Trauma?", which was featured in The Huffington Post. She discusses how thousands of Central American children have been detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year alone, and how she fears they may be losing the childhood that they deserve to have. Read more... 

      

    "As a mother, as an early child care advocate and as a policy analyst, I think it's time we reflect on the treatment of these children and what it means to their emotional and future well-being."

  • Barbara Gaines Discusses New Production of King Lear

    Barbara Gaines, Artistic Director of the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, explains the genesis of her new production of "King Lear." The decision to create a third production of "King Lear" came through the inspiration of the Frank Sinatra song, "Where Do You Go." She said, "All I could think was: This is Lear's story in a nutshell."  Read more...

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