2017 NLOL Masthead

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
11:30 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Macy’s State Street
Narcissus Room

YWCA Chicago’s 5th Annual New Look of Leadership Fashion Event spotlights some of Chicago’s top business leaders who, through their professional work and community impact, support racial equality and the advancement of women. Watch as these influencers help reinforce the YWCA’s mission while modeling some of the hottest trends in fashion.

The event will be emceed by the dynamic duo of Mika Stambaugh, Vice President of C-Strategies LLC and Brad Edwards, Investigative Reporter at CBS 2 News Chicago!

This year’s models include:

Duke Alden    Commissioner    Illinois Human Rights Commission
Ellie Bahrmasel    Co-founder    RISE Movement
Kendra Chaplin (and daughter, Paloma)    Founder    Chicago Woman Magazine
Chanel Coney    Director of Marketing    Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners, LLC
Tim Cunningham    VP, Associate Market Manager    Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Melissa Donaldson    VP and Chief Diversity Officer    Wintrust Financial Corporation
Dima Elissa    Founder & CEO   VisMed3D
Fabian Elliott    Founder & CEO    Black Tech Mecca
Bridget Gainer    Commissioner – Chairwoman    Cook County Land Bank Authority Cook County/Aon
Shakila Grigler    CEO    Walk This Way Movement, Inc.
Lisa Harris    Founder & Creative Director    Fashion Meets Poetry, LLC
Robert Hilliard, Jr. MD, MBA    President    Illinois Harmony/Wellcare
Dana L. Homes    Sr. Director, Communications and Positioning    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Spencer Leak, Jr.    VP/Funeral Director    Leak & Sons Funeral Homes
Christine Lewandowski    Finance Director    Conagra Brands
Dr. Suzet McKinney    Executive Director/CEO    Illinois Medical District
Ann-Marie Rosser    Partner    VSA Partners
Lakshimi Shenoy    VP, Strategy & Business Development    1871
Sam Toia    President & CEO    Illinois Restaurant Association
Val Warner    Co-Host    Windy City LIVE

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

  • Premiere Individual Ticket—Seating along Runway $150
  • Standard Individual Ticket $125
About New Look of Leadership

The New Look of Leadership (NLOL) is an annual fashion event presented by the YWCA Ambassadors Council and Future Leaders Council. Attendees get a sneak-peek at the latest styles from Macy’s worn by the best and brightest in the Chicagoland business scene.

Thank you to this year’s generous sponsors:

Arcelor Mittal Logo    Fifth Third Bank Logo

Event Sponsorship is available. If interested, please contact Brian Starr at brian.starr@ywcachicago.org or 312-762-2710.

Show us the looks that help you lead! Post photos of your business looks and tag @YWCAChicago with the hashtag #NLOL2017.