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WDE16 Women Driving Excellence

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We are lucky enough to be sharing with you another opportunity!  Women Driving Excellence is in its fourth year at the Chicago Auto Show.  Started by MJ Tam and Beth Rosen this event has grown even better.  Women Driving Excellence which celebrates women who start, accelerate, fuel and steer others to excellence.  Not only will you meet amazing women but you will also have a great time.  Beth and MJ know how to make you feel welcome and comfortable!

All registration is free which you can do with this link.  The first 100 will have reserved seats and Chicago Auto Show tickets.  Join us for a whole day (February 16th) of celebrating women in the best way we know how!  Women Driving Excellence is a full day 10 AM-4 PM filled with networking opportunities and a taping of ChicagonistaLIVE!  

#WDE16 is going to be big day.  Lots of great people including yours truly, who all have similar goals.  We want to do great things locally with our expertise.  Whether you are starting a business or looking to build on your own Women Driving Excellence is a great day to learn and exchange ideas.  There are opportunities to learn from industry leaders and technology.  

Five local women will be honored this year for their brilliance in business.  Lisa Madigan is the first female Illinois Attorney General currently serving her fourth term!  Marilynn Gardner is the President and CEO of Navy Pier, Inc. and currently leading the Navy Pier redevelopment project, $115 million dollars to make the Chicago waterfront the destination in time for the 2016 Centennial!  Dominique Jordan Turner is the President and CEO of Chicago Scholars which aims to help create the next group of leaders by providing ambitious students with the resources they need.  Kathleen Henson is the Founder and CEO of Henson Consulting which creates lasting impressions for brands and companies while still making time to give back to her community.  Dee Alexander is a song stylist with the great talent in music which allows her to provide part of our local culture through a wide range of genres with a focus on jazz!

There is a power hour to boost your jumpstart your network!  A panel with leading women that will discuss how you can use technology to help your business from trends to startups.  Plus new this year a GPS Pitch Engine competition where 5 aspiring entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas!  

All in all this day will filled with women who are gathered together to learn from each other and help each other succeed.  There are some days at McCormick Place where you are not certain what you will experience, but with Women Driving Excellence you can expect a great networking event filled with women like you.  We recommend bringing your business cards so you don’t miss out during this great event! Sponsors include Nissan, Chicago Tribune and Jewel-Osco.  To keep up to date on everything going on with Women Driving Excellence follow them on Facebook!  You can also tweet along and follow @WoDrEx on Twitter during the event! 


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