Women in the Forefront Luncheon

The Premier Event for Leaders Looking to Drive Change

JUNE 12, 2020


2020 Keynote Speaker

Cathy Engelbert

WNBA Commissioner
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Cathy Engelbert, WNBA Commissioner

The Chicago Network is thrilled to welcome Cathy Engelbert, the first-ever Commissioner of the WNBA, as our 2020 Women in the Forefront Luncheon (WIFL) keynote speaker. As Commissioner, Cathy is responsible for setting the WNBA’s vision and overseeing the league’s day-to-day business and basketball operations. We hope you will join us for this rare Chicago appearance!

Previously, Engelbert was the first female CEO of Deloitte from 2015 – 2019, where she led more than 100,000 professionals. A strong supporter of diversity and inclusion, Engelbert was the first woman to serve as chair of the Catalyst Board, a global non-profit organization that promotes inclusive workplaces for women, and was also the first woman chair of the Center for Audit Quality Governing Board.

A veteran of the Fortune Most Powerful Women stage, Engelbert was listed as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women for four consecutive years. She is ranked on Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards honoring the 100 Highest-Rated CEOs, among Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York and just recently, was selected as one of Crain’s Notable Women in the Business of Sports. She has also been recognized as one of Working Mother magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Moms and one of Fast Company magazine’s Most Productive People. Click here to download her full bio…

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