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International Women's Day - March 8

Thank you for joining us for a special International Women’s Day celebration!

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  • Jo Christophersen, Australian Consul General 

  • Michelle Mekky, PR Guru & Chief Storyteller

  • Karla Mina, Real Estate Broker Consultant

  • Lisa App, Co-founder, The LISA App

  • Martina Matthews, Sr. Director of Customer Service, Nectar

  • Bridgette Ferraro, Executive Director, Holiday Heroes Foundation

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to Oct 11

International Day of the Girl

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Ever since 2012, October 11 is International Day of the Girl. This day spotlights the ongoing challenges and needs girls face as they mature and navigate towards a successful future.

Even in 2018, according to the United Nations, of the 1 billion young people – including 600 million adolescent girls – that will enter the workforce in the next decade, more than 90% of those living in developing countries will work in the informal sector, being subjected to low pay or no pay, abuse and exploitation often.

On this special day and always, the Exceptional Women’s Network seeks to promote girls' empowerment and here is how:

In alignment with both the United Nations and Girl Scouts of America’s theme of career exploration and a skilled girlforce, Exceptional Women’s Network is co-partnering with Motorola Solutions Inc. Foundation and the Women’s Business Council to host a “Faces of Bravery” event on Nov. 11. The goal is to honor those female veterans and public safety officers who serve as extraordinary role models to the younger generation of girls.

We are proud and honored to invite sixty girls to this  event to chart new career pathways that will best prepare them for a successful transition into the workforce.

"Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world."                                                                                                   — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Additional Resources:
UN International Day of the Girl
UN Women

Please note that this is a private event. Thank you for your continued support.

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"Women & Wealth"

Thank you for those who joined us at the "Women & Wealth" event!

"The Women & Wealth presentation was truly educational and inspiring! I learned the importance of saving and how maximizing savings over time can make a huge difference. I learned tools on how to create a life of wealth with more choices and the freedom to do what I want."                                                                                                                                                                                        - Patty Luchsinger

"Thank you for the invite to the luncheon which was delicious and the seminar was incredibly informative. Glad I went!"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Brikena Alitibecovic                                  

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Second City Film Screening of "The Empowerment Project"

The Empowerment Project contradicts everything that mass media has taught us about the capability of women. The eye-opening documentary sheds light on inspirational women who have established themselves in male dominated industries. I am thankful to the producers of the Empowerment Project and to the Exceptional Women’s Network for encouraging female empowerment through this film.
— Sinclaire Fonville
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Thank you for joining us on International Women's Day for our EWN Inaugural Event

These amazing panelists shared profound insights on Female Leadership: How to Get What You Want Out of Life!

Thank you for the privilege of attending a fantastic conference tonight. The panel and networking afterwards were terrific, food was great, and the perks abundant, and it was my great delight to be in attendance.
— Adriana
What a gorgeous event and meaningful opportunity. I couldn’t believe how fantastic the speakers were! It was AMAZING! What a fantastic experience! Great advice and great stories. The whole thing was amazing!
— Jennifer
I wanted you to know that last night at your networking meeting, I felt empowered to be around such powerful, wonderful, and positive women.
— Joan
What a superb evening of Exceptional Women’s Network last night was! I had a wonderful time, came away with insights, and ideas and had a wonderful fun filled time doing it.
— Pattie

Guest Speaker Panelists Below:

Erica Swerdlow,  Executive VP of Burson-Marsteller

Erica Swerdlow, Executive VP of Burson-Marsteller

Shelia Morgan ,  President & CEO of Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council

Shelia Morgan, President & CEO of Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council

Teri Arvesu,   News Director for Univision Communications Inc.

Teri Arvesu, News Director for Univision Communications Inc.

Barbara Burgess ,  Chief Operating Officer & Chief Vision Realization Officer for the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential

Barbara Burgess, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Vision Realization Officer for the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential

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