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2020 Illinois Women in Leadership Symposium

2020 Illinois

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

"Pivoting to new Possibilities"

2019 RECAP

October 15, 2020
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)

Virtual
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Theme
Pivoting to new Possibilities
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#2020PivotPos

Sponsored By

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Comcast

Pivoting To New Possibilities is our theme for this year’s 5th annual IL Women in Leadership symposium and a 2020 mantra. Women at every level of leadership, providing guidance in varying and unique settings have done so with clear intention, consistency and uncompromised commitment, even in uncertain times. As Reese Witherspoon so eloquently said: “Do you know any woman, in any crisis situation who has absolutely no idea what to do?” Amidst navigating through a global health crisis, healthcare disparities, racial inequity and social causes that frame our future, we continue to champion for change. Our voices count and this year our nation commemorated the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. This November, as we exert that right by casting our vote for the Presidential election, despite political party affiliation we celebrate a milestone of the very first female BIPOC as a VP candidate being on the ballot. Through it all, the imperative of diversity, equity and inclusion has remained at the forefront, and women’s roles as leaders have never been more vital. We’re in this together, let’s Pivot to New Possibilities!

This year’s program engages on these compelling topics: Wear Your Crown with Pride (And Help Straighten Hers), Do it for the Gram: The Power of Social Media, Curb Appeal: The Value of Intentional Design, Actually, I Did and Said that First, Keynote: Pivot to New Possibilities

This virtual event offers incredible value to our attendees: Flexible attendance allowing you to come and go as your schedule allows, Fascinating and interactive discussions addressing our corporate and cultural climate, Engaging speakers worth hearing and learning from, Reduced registration cost and to show our appreciation, each attendee will be entered to win extraordinary raffle packages to fuel well-being . We hope to see you all there!


Keynote Speaker

Tammera Holmes
Tammera
Holmes
President & CEO
Aerostar Consulting Corporation

Panelists

Maria Castro
Maria
Castro
Regional External Affairs Manager
Comcast
Louise Cloutier
Louise
Cloutier
Gender Justice Counselor and Feminist Communications Coach
Women's PowerVoice
Jeni Elam
Jeni
Elam
Director of Expansion
BoardReady
Cherita Ellens
Cherita
Ellens
CEO
Women Employed
Celia Garcia
Celia
Garcia
Founder & CEO
Job Skills Institute & Latin Business Institute
Teresa Ging
Teresa
Ging
Owner
Sugar Bliss Cakes
Thaddeus Harrell
Thaddeus
Harrell
Associate Attorney
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Aneesa Muthana
Aneesa
Muthana
President, CEO & Co-Owner
Pioneer Service, Inc.
Tricia Pride
Tricia
Pride
Partner
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Antonette Smith
Antonette
Smith
Executive Director
Just The Beginning - A Pipeline Organization
L’Oreal Thompson Payton
L’Oreal
Thompson Payton
Writer, Editor and Public Speaker
Freelance
Vincent Williams
Vincent
Williams
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council

Planning Committees

Cheryl Hillman
Cheryl
Hillman
Human Resource Talent Acquisition Strategist
Self-Employed
Veronica Johnson
Veronica
Johnson
Supplier Diversity Specialist
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Crystal Odom McKinley
Crystal
Odom McKinley
National Director, Senior Community Service Employment Program
Easter Seals Inc.
Brian Rhinehart
Brian
Rhinehart
Specialist, Exhibits & Co-Chair, Inclusion & Diversity Council 
True Value
Tarah Smith
Tarah
Smith
Associate Events Planner
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Sophie Todd
Sophie
Todd
Membership Co-Chair
Illinois Diversity Council

Agenda

12:00pm Welcome to the Illinois Diversity Council – Run of Show
12:15 – 1:00 pm Wear Your Crown with Pride (And Help Straighten Hers) – Guest Gifting
1:15 – 2:00 pm Do it for the Gram: The Power of Social Media – Guest Gifting
2:15 -2:45 pm Keynote: Pivoting to new Possibilities
3:00 – 3:45 pm Curb Appeal: The Value of Intentional Design – Guest Gifting
4:00 – 4:45 pm Actually, I Did and Said that First – Guest Gifting
5:00 pm Adjourn


Guest Gifting Raffle

We want to pour into your wellbeing; mind, body and spirit! Each registered attendee upon entering the Zoom room for each session throughout the virtual symposium will be entered into a raffle to win an extraordinary gift (valued at $100 or higher).

Don’t miss your chance to attend, register today!

$3 Transaction Fee Will Be Added

 

For more information, please contact Cherie Coleman at [email protected].

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