New Look of Leadership

May 5, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Loews Chicago Hotel
455 N Park Dr
IL 60611
Brian Starr

Join YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Ambassadors Council as they present the 7th Annual New Look of Leadership Fashion Show and Brunch. The fashion show will once again be emceed by YWCA board members Mika Stambaugh of TMI, and Brad Edwards of CBS2 Chicago, along with this year’s special guest emcee, Jamie-Clare Flaherty of the Obama Foundation.

Mingle with friends over brunch while watching 20 of Chicago’s best and brightest leaders take to the runway modeling fashions from some of Chicago’s leading fashion designers.

Purchase Your Tickets Today!
  • Premier brunch seating along the runway ticket $200
  • Premier brunch seating ticket $150
About New Look of Leadership

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

Meet this year’s models below!

Model Name      Title and Company
Alicia Gonzalez Executive Director, Chicago Cubs Charities
Xavier Ramey Chief Executive Officer, Justice Informed
Cam Davis Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Audra Wilson Executive Director, League of Women Voters
Nicole Childers President, Chicago Sky
Andy Simnick Senior VP of Finance Strategy and Operations, The Art Institue of Chicago
Mercedes Garcia VP Community Relations, Global Policy Affairs, Mastercard
Jacqui Roberston Global Head of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion, William Blair
Kim Carlton Channel Marketing Director, Intel
Seth Green Founding Director, Baumhart Center, Loyola University Chicago
Maryam Saleh Vice President Sales and Partnerships, Machinify 
Julian DeShazier Senior Pastor, University Church
Candice Payne Founder and CEO, Action for a Cause
Starr Marcello Executive Director, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation University of Chicago & Adjunct Assitant Professor, University of Chicago
Stephanie and Samantha Co-Founders and Lead Designers, SASS-E Todds
Rochelle Trotter Executive Director, Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation
Jennifer Ballard Croft Chief of Staff and Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx
E.R. Spaulding Founder and CEO, ER Spaulding LLC & BlackWoman Startup
Joyce Winnecke Chief Marketing and Experience Officer, PCMA/Convene


Meet this year’s designers!

Designer  Company
Robin Harris Model Atelier
Laura Kofoid Laudi-Vidni
Chelsea Jones Chelsea Jones Shoes
Nicci Pain-Weitz KOLUNTU
Ann Andrews Ann Catherine
Kahindo Mateene KAHINDO
Mark Roscoe Mark Roscoe Design
Megan Maloney Stella & Dot
Myla Patterson SASS-E Todds
DeShawn Murray ChiBoys
Tina Sweeney Dimitra’s Bridal
Rachael Hooker Dandy World
Lagi Nadeau Nadeau LLC
Kaleb Sullivan Dearborn Denim
Silvana Favaretto The Tulle Project
Maria Pinto M2057


Hair and Makeup provided by:

Gift In-Kind Sponsors

A special thank you to this year’s sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

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Lead Sponsors


Participating Sponsor