NLOL Masthead FY18

Purchase Your Tickets!

Sunday, March 25, 2018
11:30 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Macy’s State Street
Narcissus Room

The 6th Annual New Look of Leadership brings together Chicago’s top business leaders and executives to walk the runway modeling some of the hottest trends in professional styles that are making a big impact on Chicagoland workplaces.

Chicago’s business community demonstrates a great sense of fashion and shares the YWCA’s values: to empower women and eliminate racism.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation to YWCA Chicago please click here.

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

  • Premiere Individual Ticket—Seating along Runway $150
  • Standard Individual Ticket $125

This year’s models include:

Tom Alexander    COO, 1871
Judson Todd Allen    CEO and Executive Chef, Healthy Infused Cuisine, LLC
Terri Brax    Founder/CEO, Women Tech Founders
Dr. Sonat Birnecker    President, Koval
Merri Dee    President/CEO, MD Communications
Jennifer Dieas    Founder, Glowout
Raquel Graham    CEO, Roq Innovation & Founder, NEKZ™ & HEADLIGHTZ™
Sara Granack    VP, Corporate Communication, CDW
Amy Guth    Host, WGN Radio
Syreeta Harris Strickland    Director of Investment Banking Marketing, William Blair
Deidra Jenkins    SVP and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer-Americas, Northern Trust
Carolyn Leonard    Founder & CEO, DyMynd
Annie Logue    President, League of Women Voters of Chicago
Lamell McMorris    Founding Principal, Greenlining Realty
Michelle Morales    CEO, Mikva Challenge
Victoria Elena Nones    Founder & Executive Director, Women in Comedy
Jeff Rosset    Co-Founder & CEO, The Chicago Leadership Alliance
Vernicka Shaw    Director & Counsel-Commercial, United Airlines
Jessica Sarowitz    Managing Partner & Managing Family Director, Sarowitz Family LLC &
   Julian Grace Foundation
Adrian Talbott    Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement, University of Chicago School of Social
   Service Administration
Marcy Twete   Executive Director of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Americas
  Region, ArcelorMittal
Anna Valencia   City Clerk of Chicago, City of Chicago
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 from Macy’s worn by the best and brightest in the Chicagoland business scene.

Thank you to this year’s generous sponsors:

Lead Sponsor

Fifth Third Bank Logo

Participating Sponsor


CDW Logo

North Trust AM Logo



Amazon Logo


Media Sponsor

Chicago Woman Magazine Logo


Event Sponsorship is available. If interested, please contact Brian Starr at or 312-762-2710.

Show us the looks that help you lead! Post photos of your business looks and tag @YWCAChicago with the hashtag #NLOL2018.