Chicago Women’s Leadership Summit
Chicago Women Leaders is a friendly organization focused on the professional advancement of Metro-Chicago’s women business leaders and rising stars. For safety this year our planning committee decided it would be best to transform the usual yearly in-person event into a 12-month experience beginning with a big opening web conference, then monthly web conferences, leading up to a big finale in-person summit a year from now (likely back to the Ritz or Sheraton Grand Chicago) when we can celebrate in safety and get back to sharing ideas in-person. Registration covers the full year including the finale.
A. THE KICKOFF WEB MEETING (speakers below) will be a little longer than the rest of the monthly web meetings to pack in multiple speakers and again will also be recorded for viewing at your convenience.
Date: Thursday, June 25th at 2 pm until 4:30 pm CT (also recorded for watching later). Speakers/agenda:
2:00 pm – Welcome and Introduction.
by Shelly Fitzgerald, Chicago Women Leaders.
2:05 pm – Panel: Why Aren’t There More Female Leaders?
by Panelists: Deb Sinta of Tyson Foods, Stephanie Giron of Nielsen, Elaine Scales of Hyatt Hotels, Adrienne Schultz of Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
3:00 pm – Keynote: Sponsorship and Mentorship of Future Women Leaders.
by Katherine Gory, Vice President, Charles Schwab.
3:30 pm – Panel: Leading During COVID-19: Keep Your Team Going Through the Chaos.
by Panelists: Julie Zimmerman of Verizon, Andrea Irwin of Gartner, Jennifer Kasmarick of Ogilvy, Angela Ellison of University of IL at Chicago.
4:30 pm – Conclusion and Upcoming Monthly Speakers Schedule (Included).
by Shelly Fitzgerald, Chicago Women Leaders
B. FUTURE MONTHLY WEB DATES (included).
Please mark these future monthly web dates from 1-2 pm CT for an hour each (again all recorded for you to watch at your convenience as well):
Dates: Jul 16, Aug 10, Sep 1, Oct 1, Nov 9, Dec 1, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12 2021 (future dates to be announced).
(speakers will be top women leaders from Southwest Airlines, Symantec, Vanderbilt, Cox, Microsoft, and many more).
C. YEARLY FINALE (included).
Likely back at the Ritz or Sheraton Grand Chicago as usual from 9-4 pm ET (exact June 2021 date to be announced soon once coordinated with the hotels). This will be our big finale in-person summit a year from now when we can celebrate in safety and get back to sharing ideas in-person.
D. ONLINE RESOURCES (included).
You will find past meetings recorded (also completion certificates if you track your development hours), upcoming dates, key articles, book summaries, mentoring resources and more by logging in and your registration includes a full year’s access.
As you can tell, our leadership committee has been working very hard to transform this temporary COVID-19 disruption into a great year-long experience with a series of inspiring and educational women’s leadership topics and success stories. Together we will get past this dark hour in history and rebuild an even greater future.