Leader Luncheon 2017

October 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
Molly SIlverman

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The YWCA’s annual Leader Luncheon honors women and mentors for outstanding achievement in their chosen career fields and one woman for her commitment to racial justice. The YWCA’s Leader Luncheon is one of Chicago’s most prestigious salutes to exceptional leaders. When YWCA Metropolitan Chicago launched Leader Luncheon in 1972, honoring women for their career achievements was a bold, pioneering concept. Today, the life stories of the honorees continue to captivate those who attend the luncheon each year.

October 31, 2017

10:30 am -11:15 am  Private Honoree Reception
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Luncheon Program
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm    YShop Pop Up

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

2017 Outstanding Leader Honorees:

Corporate Social Innovation — Loretta Rosenmayer, Founder and Chairwoman of the Board, Intren

Entrepreneurship — Kimberly Jung, CEO and Co-Founder, Rumi Spice

Health — Lauren F. Streicher, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Promise — Nicole Yeary, CEO & Founder, Ms.Tech Co. and WiSTEM Partner & CoFacilitator, 1871

Racial Justice — Lori E. Lightfoot, Partner, Mayer Brown & President, Chicago Police Board

Social Influencer — Luvvie Ajayi, NY Times best-selling author of ‘I’m Judging You‘, & Executive Director, The Red Pump Project

2017 Event Chair:

Gilda Spencer, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Allstate Insurance Company

Angela T. Ingram, Senior Vice President, Communications, iHeartMedia Chicago

Julie Scott, President, CEO, and Founder, CTS Impact

Join us in celebrating the work of the YWCA and these pioneers who continue to demonstrate a willingness to take leadership positions on issues impacting women’s lives.

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Tickets are $300 each. Table Sponsorship starts at $3,000.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

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Host Committee Sponsors

Allstate Logo BMO Harris Logo CTS Logo
iHeart Media Chicago Logo ITW-Logo


Benefactor Sponsors


Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation


 Chapman and Cutler LLP Color Logo  
Fifth Third Bank Logo Hill-Rom Logo
 INTREN Logo     Northern Trust Logo
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 UL Logo 2016  Veeam Logo  VMware Logo
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Table Sponsors

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         Carol C. Werner CA Ventures Logo CBS2 Chicago Logo
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Exelon   Holland & Knight Logo             JoAnn S. Lilek
 JP Morgan Chase Logo  JW Advisors Logo  KPMG Logo
 Lifeway Logo             Lisa Sandquist  Magnolia Custom Homes Logo
 Merrill Lynch  Metropolitan Capital Bank Logo  psc-logo-wtag-transparent
 United of Chicago Logo  US Bank Logo  USG Corporation
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Entrepreneur Sponsors

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Julie Womack



Dr. Lauren Streicher



Molly Louthan


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Media Sponsor

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