May 7, 2018

Hear Me Roar: Amplifying Women’s Voices in Leadership

Spring Event – March 12, 2018 (click the title above to see photos and videos from the event)

Over 100 Ambassadors, Advocates and Sponsors gathered at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago to explore the concept of “leading from every seat” to leverage each individual’s voice and maximize their contribution.  In addition to a networking reception, attendees heard from a panel of musicians, composers and conductors as they discussed how authentic leadership, leading out-of-the-box and other concepts from the Leading Women Executives program apply to their work.  Following the panel discussion, guests attended the Chicago Sinfonietta’s Hear Me Roar […]
December 13, 2017

Leading With Purpose: Business as a Force for Good

Fall Symposium – November 7, 2017 (click the title above to see photos and videos from the event)

Penny Pritzker, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 2013-2017, Founder & Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group and Founder of The Pritzker Traubert Foundation, served as the keynote speaker at the 2017 Fall Symposium. Penny discussed her views on ‘business as a force for good’ as part of a fireside chat, moderated by Leading Women Executives Co-Founder Sheila Penrose. The afternoon portion of the Symposium began with a panel discussion on ‘leading with purpose’, led by Dorri McWhorter, CEO, […]
May 5, 2017

Ulta Beauty’s Success is More Than Skin-Deep: Leveraging Culture to Create Business Results

Spring networking event – April 27, 2017 (click the title above to see photos from the event)

Chief Executive Officer Mary Dillon and Chief Human Resources Officer Jeff Childs discussed how they have built Ulta Beauty’s culture and core values as part of their success model. The fireside chat was moderated by Leading Women Executives Co-Founder Sheila Penrose. In addition to the program, attendees enjoyed a networking reception, which included the Spring 2017 class of participants. The event was held at the Ulta Beauty offices in downtown Chicago.
January 9, 2017