Past Event – March 20, 2015: Women’s Empowerment Summit

Past Event – March 20, 2015: Women’s Empowerment Summit

Women’s Empowerment Summit: Diversity & Inclusion in the 21st Century Workplace.

This summit will be a day filled with keynote addresses and panel discussions featuring national, regional, and local women leaders. The summit will bring together seasoned professional and emerging leaders in one place to interact and share career-expanding advice.

Register today!

Friday, March 20, 2015 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Registration and Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.)

Marriott Oak Brook Hotel
1401 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Opening Keynote Speaker

Beth Reese
president, Nicor Gas

Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Amy Hilliard
president, Fashion Fair Cosmetics

Workplace Diversity Panel

Defining strategies for career success and “shattering the glass ceiling” with Moderator,

Dr. Tanesha Pittman
president, United Kingdom Enterprises


Kate Bensen
president and chief executive officer, The Chicago Network

Cindy Burrell
president, Diversity in Boardrooms

Janice Parks
senior director of inclusion and community engagement, McDonald’s Corporation

Dr. Rebecca Sherrick
president, Aurora University

Women Can Have It All Panel
A discussion on work/life balance with  Moderator

Danielle Langford


Eva Brownvice, president, government and community relations, US Bank

Patty Greenemanager, community affairs & grassroots, Southwest Airlines

Valerie Corr Hanserd, director of government and public affairs, BP

Tonia Khouriowner, Green T Lawn Care /DuPage County Board Member

Nicole Johnson-Scales, senior vice president community development, Fifth Third Bank

Dr. Toyah Wilson, licensed clinical psychologist, Enlightened Journeys Counseling Services


Women of Power Panel

Honorees share their journeys to success


Kim Hatchettvice, president, individual market operations, Health Care Service Corporation

Cheryle Jackson, vice president of government affairs and corporate development, AAR Corporation

Gloria Kazanova, chief operating officer, Kazanova Management

Senator Karen McConnaughay, 33 District – Illinois

Beth Reese, president, Nicor Gas

Loretta Rosenmayer, founder and chief executive officer, Intren


Dolly McCarthy
WGN Radio 720 Chicago

Regina Waldroup
NBC 5 Chicago

To register click the link below: 

 Women’s Empowerment Summit

Organized by Quad County Urban League