Past Events

Sustainable Chicago 2015: Making Chicago the Most Livable, Competitive, and Sustainable City.
West Monroe Partners and the Senior Businesswomen's Forum are pleased to sponsor an exclusive opportunity to meet Karen Weigert, Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chicago. Learn about the City of Chicago’s commitment to sustainability, the innovations Karen is leading to achieve these critical investments, and how you can benefit from and contribute to making Chicago a healthier, more livable and more prosperous area.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

5:00 - 6:00 pm Networking
6:00 - 7:00 pm Discussion
7:00 - 8:00 pm Networking

West Monroe Partners
222 W. Adams, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60606

Karen Weigert
As Chief Sustainability Officer, Karen works to guide the City’s sustainability strategy and implementation, bringing innovative, practical solutions throughout the work of the City. Karen Weigert was appointed to her role in 2011.

Prior to her appointment Karen served as Senior Vice President of ShoreBank (later Urban Partnership Bank) where she built a national consumer group that generated deposits to support environmental sustainability and community development in low to moderate income urban neighborhoods. Before her work in community banking Karen was a strategy consultant at McKinsey where she served clients on topics including transportation, finance, energy and land use. Karen began her career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and later served as an appointee in the Clinton administration focused on global environmental issues and agriculture.

Karen is a producer and writer for the documentary film Carbon Nation which is focused on solutions to climate change. She is also a former board member of CNT, Foresight Design Initiative and Earth School Educational Foundation. Karen graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Phi Beta Kappa) and Harvard Business School.

The 2015 Sustainable Chicago Action Agenda was published in September 2012 and covers a number of topics affecting Chicago proper and the surrounding communities, including Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Transportation, and the effects of Climate Change.

For further information on this report visit:

Sponsored by True Partners Consulting LLC

October 4th, 2012
5:30PM – 8:00 PM

True Partners Consulting LLC
225 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Ever wonder what issues ultimately guide most women's choice of a candidate? Join The Senior Businesswomen's Forum and our talented guest speakers for some insights. Find out what is driving the woman's vote today and why women can have the greatest influence on the outcome of this election. Justice Aurelia Pucinksi and Janel Landon, former Producer and Host of Women Today on WLUP-AM, will lead our discussion and share their expertise.

Sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP

June 28, 2012
5:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Foley & Lardner LLP

321 N. Clark
Suite 2800

Please join Foley and the Senior Businesswomen's Forum for this exclusive opportunity to meet Lori T. Healy, Chicago NATO Summitt Host Committee Executive Director and Principal of the John Buck Company. Hear her observations regarding the NATO Summit and business trends in Chicago.

Lori T. Healey joined The John Buck Company as a Principal in 2009. As the Principal in Charge of the Development Group, she is leading the firm's new business efforts, focusing on private real estate and infrastructure-related public-private partnership (PPP) opportunities. She is also assisting in raising capital for the JBC Fund IV and expanding the firm's scope of development management projects for corporations, institutions and public entities.

Lori is Executive Director of the Chicago NATO Summit Host Committee. Lori most recently served as President of Chicago 2016, the city's Olympic bid organization, a position she assumed in January 2009 after serving as Mayor Richard M. Daley's Chief of Staff. As Chief of Staff, Lori managed over 35,000 employees through 47 agencies and directed a $6 billion budget.

Sponsored by Huron Consulting Group and True Partners Consulting

Thursday, April 19, 2012
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

True Partners Consulting, LLP

225 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1600

Join Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for a discussion on the winner of this year's Best Documentary Short, SAVING FACE. Each year in Pakistan, there are instances of brutal acid attacks, the majority of these on women, with many cases remaining unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred, while assailants—typically a husband or someone close to the victim—are let go with minimal punishment from the state. SAVING FACE tells the poignant stories of two acid-attack survivors: Zakia and Rukhsana, their arduous attempts to bring their assailants to justice, and the charitable work of London-based, Pakistani-born plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who strives to help these women rebuild their image and move forward. The film provides an intimate look inside Pakistani society and the on-going efforts of reformers and advocates.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's films include IRAQ: THE LOST GENERATION and PAKISTAN'S TALIBAN GENERATION, which was the recipient of the Alfred I Dupont Award. Sharmeen has made over a dozen-multi award winning films in over 10 countries around the world and is the first non-American to be awarded the Livingston Award for best international reporting.

Sharmeen's work centers around human rights and women's issues and she has worked with refugees and marginalized communities from Saudi Arabia to Syria and from Timor Leste to the Philippines. In Pakistan, she has founded, and continues to head the Citizen's Archive of Pakistan, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural and historic preservation, using education and media as a means to build awareness and empower future generations.

Sharmeen was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and received a bachelors degree from Smith College and two masters degree from Stanford University.

Sponsored by COUNTRY Financial

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Networking Reception: 5:15 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m

True Partners Consulting, LLP

225 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1600

Please join The Senior Businesswomen's Forum on Tuesday, September 27th for a special opportunity to hear from two COUNTRY Financial womenís finance specialists: Victoria Nygren, Agency Manager, and Elissa Tuttle, Advanced Planner. They will discuss retirement essentials and sophisticated principles to help you create the retirement you envision. This exceptional event is sponsored by COUNTRY Financial.

Victoria Nygren, Agency Manager, COUNTRY Financial
Vicki has 19 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

Elissa Tuttle, Advanced Planner, COUNTRY Financial
Elissa is a Certified Financial Planner(R) and Chartered Financial Consultant in the financial and brokerage division at COUNTRY Financial, with extensive experience in banking and financial advising.

Sponsored by Fol
ey & Lardner, LLP and True Partners Consulting, LLP

Thursday, June 23, 2011
Networking Reception: 5:15 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m.

Foley & Lardner LLP
321 N Clark, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL  60654

Please join The Senior Businesswomen's Forum on Thursday, June 23rd for an exclusive opportunity to hear from Lois Scott, newly appointed Chief Financial Officer, City of Chicago, and member of the City's Council on Budget, Business Development and Economic Issues, to discuss the financial landscape and recent progress at the City. This special event is sponsored by Foley & Lardner, LLP and True Partners Consulting, LLP.

A Look At Our Financial Landscape and Recent Progress

Speaker: Lois Scott, Chief Financial Officer, City of Chicago, and member of the City's Council on Budget, Business Development and Economic Issues.

Sponsored by Huron Consulting Group and Foley & Lardner LLP

June 3, 2010
5:15pm - 7:30pm

Foley & Lardner LLP
321 N Clark, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL

Join us on Thursday, June 3rd to hear from award-winning journalist Anne Kavanagh and award-winning producer Maria Dugandzic on how to make yourself heard in a world consumed with noise.

The event will begin with networking time, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a 6:00pm program.

For further information on our speakers visit:

Sponsored by the Union League Club

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Union League Club

65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL

Join The Senior Businesswomen's Forum and the Union League Club for an evening to highlight Women Artists. The Union League Club's art collection is one of the most important private collections in the Midwest. Since the Club began collecting art nearly 125 years ago, works by women artists have been featured prominently throughout the Club.

During the cocktail hour, please join a docent tour to see and enjoy art by some of Chicago's most important women artists. There will be docents set up to do tours at 5:35 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 5:55 p.m. The tours will last approximately 25 minutes. A short program will begin at 6:30 p.m., with additional time following for networking.

Sponsored by Huron Consulting Group

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago's Water Tower Campus

51 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL

Tracey Cantarutti

Tracey Cantarutti, Ph.D. is Regional Vice President, Midwest of The Leader's Edge/Leaders By Design and has over 20 years of global business experience in leadership development, executive coaching, change management, and global strategy. Tracey counsels executives on the development of transformational leadership skills and effective talent management practices.

Rosemary Geisler

Rosemary Geisler is a Senior Consultant for The Leader's Edge/Leaders By Design and advises women on how to develop strategies for career advancement, and coaches them on how to implement those strategies. She has more than 30 years of experience in leadership development and executive coaching with demonstrable success in maximizing people potential. The power of this technique is exemplified by her experience as President of the core business of a Fortune 500 company.

Sponsored by Huron Consulting Group

Thursday, June 25, 2009
5:15 - 7:15 p.m.

Foley & Lardner LLP

321 N Clark, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL

Lori Healey

President, Chicago 2016

Meet Lori T. Healey, President of Chicago 2016 and former Chief of Staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley, as she shares her insight regarding the City of Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Lori T. Healey is president of Chicago 2016. As president of Chicago 2016, Healey will oversee the bid's community outreach and government relations activities, Olympic Village development and implementation of legacy programs.

Prior to this role she was appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley as his chief of staff on April 23, 2007, after serving as commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development since October 2005.

Healey currently serves as a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Urban Land Institute and the board of trustees of the Chicago Architectural Foundation (CAF). In 1999, Crain's Chicago Business included Healey in its "Forty Under Forty" annual publication. In 1994, Healey received the "Distinguished Economic Developer of the Year" Award for the Illinois Development Council, a statewide association of economic development professionals of which she also served as President. During her tenure with the State, she was a founding member of the Illinois Executive Women in State Government and served as a board member of the Illinois Development Finance Authority.

Sponsored by Huron Consulting Group

Reception: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Presentation: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Q & A and Networking

The Chicago Club

81 E. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Jeff Willinger
Director of Business Development and Marketing, RightPoint Consulting
Making Money and Building Relationships Using the NEW Social Media Tools

Many of us built our careers before new tools and technologies of today's world existed. Social media is taking the world by storm. Learn new ways to incorporate this exciting phenomenon into your business. Join us to learn what you should know about the impact of social media tools on today’s business environment.

Jeff Willinger received his MBA from Kellogg School of Management after his undergrad at University of Rhode Island. Jeff has been a frequent lecturer and speaker on Social Media and Social Media tools throughout the United States. He has turned Facebook and Twitter into money making applications building a pipeline of one million dollars through networking and building business relationships online.

The Kirkland & Ellis LLP Leadership Forum for Women in conjunction with
The Senior Businesswomen’s Forum

Tuesday, October 7, 2008
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Willard InterContinental Hotel
The Crystal Ballroom (main level)
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

Beth A. Wilkinson

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Fannie Mae

Looking at the Business, Financial and Legal/Regulatory Landscape during a New Administration and an Uncertain Economy

Thursday, June 19, 2008
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

The Chicago Club

81 E. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D.

Thomas J. Watkins Memorial Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Executive Director, Institute for Women’s Health Research
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Gender plays an important role in health research and historically these factors have not been considered. Certain health conditions manifest themselves differently in men and women and it is time for health research to reflect these differences and give women the guidance they need to live longer healthier lives and to respond appropriately to issues that arise.

Under Dr. Teresa Woodruff’s leadership, Chicago will make the difference. Come hear what is happening and how you can get involved.

Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D. is a Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. She is the Chief of a newly created Division of Fertility Preservation and the Executive Director of the Institute for Women’s Health Research. She is the immediate past Director of the Basic Science Programs for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center (2000-2007). She is the basic science Deputy Editor for Fertility and Sterility (2008-present) and member of several editorial boards including Molecular Cellular Endocrinology, Journal of Molecular Endocrinology and Endocrine Reviews. Her awards include the Distinguished Teaching Award from Northwestern University and the Endocrine Society’s Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award given to an exceptionally promising investigator who has not reached the age of 40 by the time of the award.

Dr. Woodruff has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers as well as 40 editorials and book chapters. She is the PI on 3 NIH grants as well as PI and director of two NIH funded center grants (The Center for Reproductive Research (U54) and the Oncofertility Consortium (UL1). The major goals of her laboratory are to identify the mechanisms underlying ovarian follicle development, selection and recruitment and to provide new angles on ovarian disease and fertility conserving options for women. Of singular importance, Dr. Woodruff has established a team of oncologists, fertility specialists, social scientists, and education and policy makers to translate this work to women who will lose their fertility due to cancer treatment. She coined the term oncofertility to describe this work, a word which is now officially recognized as a new 'slang' term in the English language. She edited the first book on this topic called Oncofertility (Springer, 2007) where the scope of the problem and current technology, clinical practice tables, procedural guidelines and patient stories are collected. Hallmarks of Woodruff career include a strong focus on ovarian biology, on interdisciplinary approaches to problems and application of the work to the human.

Sponsored by The Morrin Group

Monday, February 18, 2008
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

The Tower Club

20 North Wacker Drive, 39th Floor

Dr. David Edelberg M.D.
Expert on Women’s Health Issues

The Chemistry of Stress
Deb Morrin

Hidden Orchard-A New Luxury Destination Spa Retreat
Dr. Edelberg is an expert on women’s health issues. He is board certified in Internal Medicine in 1974, began incorporating alternative therapies into his practice during the 1980’s. Since founding the parent company of WholeHealth Chicago in 1993, he has become nationally recognized as one of the pioneers of integrative medicine, a specialty combining conventional medicine with alternative therapies. Author of numerous articles and editor of five books on integrative medicine;his latest book is “The Triple Whammy Cure” (Free Press, January, 2006).

Ms. Morrin is a successful financial executive,CPA and Kellogg MBA. She worked as a Mayo Clinic-trained registered dietitian prior to her 25-year business career. Ms. Morrin will also discuss self-directed IRAs as vehicles for investing in private placements


Wednesday, September 12, 2007
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Mid-Day Club
21 S. Clark Street, 56th Floor
Main Dining Room

Fall Network Session

Monday, March 19, 2007
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

JPMorgan Chase

21 S. Clark Street, 57th Floor
Main Dining Room

Raising Financially Astute Kids

Pamela Lucina
Regional Wealth Advisor

Thursday, November 9, 2006
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

The Mid-Day Club

21 S. Clark Street, 56th Floor

A Book Reading and Informal Q&A with
Debra Snider

Author of Fiction and Non-Fiction


Liz Connelly and Susan Gallagher

Wednesday, August 2nd
5 - 7:30 pm

Saddle & Cycle Club

900 West Foster Avenue, Chicago

Thursday, September 15th , 5 - 7 pm
Kirkland & Ellis
200 East Randolph Drive, 54th Floor

Guest Speaker: Marti Barletta, internationally recognized expert in gender communication.

We are thrilled to have Marti join us in a lively and fascinating discussion. Marti Barletta is an internationally recognized expert and consultant in the field of marketing to women, selling to women and women in the workplace. She has been featured in The San Francisco Examiner, The London Free Press, Dagens Industri (Sweden), The Toronto Star, Brandweek, Strategy, Marketing, PROMO, Yahoo! Business Journal and other publications. Marti Barletta's book, Marketing to Women: How to Understand, Reach and Increase Your Share of the Largest Market Segment, was released by Dearborn Publishing in January 2003.

To read more about Marti, please visit

August 18th, 4 - 7 pm

Kathleen Ameche
Vice President and CIO of Enterprise Solutions, Chicago


Debra Snider
Author of Fiction and Non-Fiction, Nevada

Both women will discuss their published books and their motivations and processes in writing them.

Kathleen Ameche is Vice President and CIO of Enterprise Solutions, a division of West Monroe Partners, a Chicago-based provider of business and technology solutions of which she is a member of the executive team. Ms. Ameche has amassed more than 20 years' worth of experience in consulting, business and executive management. She has a proven track record for creating and leading technology initiatives to support organizations' strategic and tactical goals. Prior to joining West Monroe Partners, Ms. Ameche was Chief Information Officer of the Tribune Company. Her first book, The Woman Road Warrior, was released in May by Agate Press.

Debra Snider has been a full-time writer of fiction and non-fiction since 2001. Her published books include Working Easier (Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation, 2005) and The Productive Culture Blueprint (American Bar Association Career Resource Center, 2003). Ms. Snider has nearly completed her second novel, which is set in the workplace and explores the disparate impacts on men and women of brains, work, ambition, excellence, sex, love, and marriage. Before devoting herself to writing, Ms. Snider was EVP, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer at Heller Financial, Inc. (1995-2000) and a partner at Katten Muchin & Zavis

This program will be held at the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago's
beautiful new facility, The Rauner Center at 2200 W. Harrison Street,
just off Damen Ave. and I-290; a 4-minute cab ride from the loop.
For those who prefer to drive, there is ample parking.


March 10th, 5-7pm
The Mid-America Club,
200 E Randolph St., Chicago

Co-sponsored by
The Canadian Consulate General of Chicago and
Heidrick & Struggles

Cross Border Business Women's Trade Mission to Chicago

Meet and network with Canadian business women as we welcome Wendy Hart, Professional Coach to engage us in a stimulating and lively presentation entitled: Ramp Up Your Business Mental Game: How to Boost Effectiveness, and Get What You Want, in Business

Would you like to work smarter, not harder, and reach your goals more quickly? What if you produced greater results with less effort and more ease, and had more confidence as a result? These are the promises that Professional Coach Wendy Hart makes. This lively presentation includes cutting-edge mental tools that "are the difference that makes the difference in business." In this presentation you'll learn techniques that you can use immediately to make a positive impact in your professional life. In her practice, Wendy has successfully coached over 200 clients to achieve the results that they want. She currently has a specialty working with execs who golf, which leads them to success in both golf, and business. To learn more about Wendy, visit

Canadian Consulate General of Chicago

February 24th, 5 - 7 pm
The Mid-Day Club, Bank One Plaza, 56th Floor, 21 S. Clark

Karen Patton Seymour
Former Chief, Criminal Division U.S. Attorney's Office,
Southern District of New York

Ms. Seymour is one of New York's fifty most powerful women as listed by the New York Post. In her most recent case, she served as lead trial counsel in the criminal trial, U.S. v. Martha Stewart. Ms. Seymour also has impressive public service credentials where she served as chief legal counsel.

Ms. Seymour supervised 165 federal prosecutors and all criminal investigations
and prosecutions in the Southern District of New York including the investigations of WorldCom, Adelphia, and ImClone.

Join us to hear her amazing story.

(On a personal note: she also has two children and a husband and is absolutely delightful! - Susan Gallagher)

The Senior Businesswomen's Forum is proud to present
Connie K. Duckworth
with an incredibly uplifting note to begin the holiday season

Wednesday, December 8, 2004
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (speaker begins at 5:30)
The Mid-Day Club - Main Dining Room
21 S. Clark, Chicago, Illinois

Connie K. Duckworth is a retired partner and managing director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. During her 20 years with the firm, she served as co-head of the Municipal Bond Department from 1997-1999 and co-head of the firm’s Chicago office from 1995-1997, and she was the first female sales and trading partner in the firm’s history. She is currently a founding partner of 8Wings Enterprises, a Boston firm that advises and provides early-stage investment to women-led companies. She is also a founding partner of Circle Financial Group, a New York investment firm and co-author of The Old Girls' Network: Insider Advice for Women Building Businesses in a Man's World.

Connie has been active in promoting economic opportunity for women in the US and overseas and has received numerous awards. She is a member of the US-Afghan Women’s Council, a public-private partnership established by the presidents of the US and Afghanistan. She is immediate past chair of The Committee of 200, an organization of leading women entrepreneurs and executives, and this year was named one of 21 Women Leaders for the 21st Century by Women’s eNews.
Connie is a member of the board of Northwestern Mutual, the board of overseers of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Board of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Foundation. She was recently elected to the board of the Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Texas.

Connie will speak to us about the results of The C200 Business Leadership Index 2004; Annual Report on Women's Clout in Business, a report published by the Committee of 200 and her new work with the US-Afghan Women’s Council. Please join us to begin the holidays on an incredibly uplifting note and for some holiday cheer!

Program generously sponsored by


The Senior Businesswomen's Forum joined by The Chicago Network and Chicago Foundation for Women are proud to present

Marie C. Wilson
Co-founder and President of the White House Project

Thursday, March 18, 2004
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Chicago Club - The Daniel Burnham Room
81 E. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL

Marie has been a visionary on women's leadership issues for over two decades. As President of the Ms. Foundation for Women, she counts the "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" among her many accomplishments. In her provocative new publication Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World, Marie makes a compelling case for the urgency of women's leadership. She argues that now more than ever - at a time when the U.S. is at its most vulnerable - we must stop and make changes to strengthen our democracy so that women have the authority and voice to help run the world. Marie will explain how we can take steps to make women a greater force in all spheres, from the campaign trail to the corporate corridor to The White House.

Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World by The White House Project President and Founder Marie C. Wilson will be available March 8th and we will have copies available for purchase at the event.

Program generously sponsored by

The Senior Businesswomen's Forum is proud to be an organizational co-sponsor of
The Executive's Club of Chicago Women in Leadership Breakfast Series.

The second program “The Reality of the Corporate Boardroom" will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 and will feature:

Chairman of the meeting:
Miles D. White
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Abbott Laboratories

Terry Savage
Financial Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times

Barbara L. Bowles
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Kenwood Group, Inc.

Madeleine K.B. Condit
Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International

Sheli Z. Rosenberg
Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, Equity Group Investments, LLC

The Senior Businesswomen's Forum and Bank One Private Client Services
are pleased to invite you to a discussion with

Victoria Husted Medvec
Adeline Barry Davee Associate Professor of Management
and Organizations - Kellogg School of Management

and an esteemed panel of board members including:
Sheli Rosenberg
Retired Vice-Chairman - Equity Group Investments, Inc.
Linda Bammann
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Management Officer, Bank One

to discuss The Current Trends and Reality of Women on Boards

Jane DiRenzo Pigott
will begin our discussion with a debrief on the recent census findings of The Chicago Network.

Monday, November 24th
5:00 - 7:30 pm

The Bank One Building
Clark and Madison Streets Entrance
57th Floor - Corporate Dining Room


Come join us for an evening of art, wine and great conversation.

The Senior Businesswomen's Forum is pleased to invite you to a night at the

Zolla Lieberman Gallery
featuring artist
Buzz Spector

Thursday, September 25th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Zola Lieberman Gallery, 325 W. Huron, Chicago

Informed Women Finish Rich
The framework needed to be successful in building a solid financial plan and investment strategies during a bear market.

Tuesday, May 6, 2003
5:00 pm reception
5:30 pm program begins

Kathleen Roeser, Lincoln National Corporation
Kim Suchy, LaSalle Bank

Kirkland & Ellis
200 E. Randolph Street
54th Floor - Courtroom, Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday, September 17, 2002
3-5 pm

Daniel W. Hynes
Illinois Comptroller

Discuss current state fiscal issues and understand why this is critical to
Chicago business leaders. Learn why Dan Hynes is referred to as the
"watchdog for taxpayers."

The Mid-Day Club
Bank One Plaza, 56th Floor
10 S. Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois


The Joffrey Ballet's Spring Repertory

The Senior Businesswomen's Forum has been invited to attend a private pre-performance reception on the opening night of the Joffrey's Spring Repertory on Wednesday, April 17th. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to meet with individuals involved in leading Chicago women's organizations around the city and we are also honored to have the opportunity to support Pam Strobel. Pam is the Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Energy Delivery Company and newly elected Chair of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.

This is going to be a great evening! I look forward to seeing you all there. Further details are below. If you have any questions please let me know.


Susan G. Gallagher
(312) 507-6231

Please Save the Date for the Joffrey Ballet's Spring Event for Leading Chicago Women "Breaking through Barriers"
Members of the Senior Businesswomen's Forum are invited to join the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago and fellow professional women for a complimentary reception for the opening night performance on Wednesday, April 17. Ballet is performed by women who regularly break through barriers, drawing upon their internal strength to confound the boundaries of what is physically possible. In their honor and in yours, the theme for this evening's event is "Breaking through Barriers".


Wednesday, April 17, 2002.
Reception 5:30-7:00 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m.

Reception at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave.
Performance at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway

To bring together women leaders in Chicago for an evening of socializing and the ballet

Tickets to the performance are $69, and you are invited to bring one guest for half price. Preferred seating will be set aside for this event.


The Senior Businesswomen's Forum is pleased to invite you to a discussion with
Janet Froetscher
Chief Operating Officer, The Aspen Institute

Tuesday, December 4, 2001
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (luncheon)

Kirkland & Ellis
200 East Randolph 54th Floor-Courtroom
Chicago, Illinois

The Senior Businesswomen's Forum is pleased to present a panel discussion regarding the upcoming November election, women in the race and boards and commissions in which you will want to participate. Panelists include:

Valerie Jarrett
Executive Vice President of The Habitat Company and Chairman of the Chicago Transit Authority
Tina Tchen
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Aaron Morse
Assistant to the Governor, The Office of Boards & Commissions

Thursday, September 6, 2001, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Mid-Day Club
Bank One Plaza, 56th Floor
10 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago

The Senior Businesswomen's Forum featuring
Robert K. Cooper, Ph.D.

leadership advisor and independent scholar.
Cooper serves as chair of Advanced Excellence
Systems and chair of the board at Q-Metrics.

Wednesday, May 30, 2001, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Lt. Governor Corinne Wood
Monday, January 29, 2001
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


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