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Read the 2013 TCN Census

The Chicago Network Census monitors the progress of women in the boardrooms, executive suites and as top earners in Chicago’s 50 largest publicly reporting companies (The Chicago 50). This year’s edition features an interactive Infographic on page 3 to help you navigate through some key statistics within the report.

Click here to visit the 2013 TCN Census Page.


In conjunction with its 2013 Census, The Chicago Network interviewed corporate leaders including TCN members Sue Bettman and Sheila Penrose.

Click here to watch the videos.


2014 Women in the Forefront Luncheon

On Monday, April 28th, Arianna Huffington addressed a crowd of more than 1,700 guests at The Chicago Network's sold-out 2014 Women in the Forefront Luncheon. Arianna urged the crowd that it was time to redefine the meaning of success a metric that was "designed by men." How to define success was the central theme of the luncheon – from a video featuring people-on-the-street interviews to the speakers’ comments.

Visit the 2014 WIFL page, for more information!


Women on Boards

Carol Adams, President and CEO of DuSable Museum, and Andrea Zopp, President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, have been appointed to a community advisory board that will guide the process of bidding for the Obama presidential library. Read more... 

About The Chicago Network

The Chicago Network (TCN) is an organization of Chicago’s most distinguished professional women. TCN creates empowering relationships for women leaders that enable its members to increase their impact on their organizations and the community at large.

Network News 

  • Lauralee Martin, HCP's President and CEO, presented a general overview of HCP at REITWeek 2014: NAREIT's Investor Forum in New York, New York on Wednesday, June 4. To listen to the live webcast of the presentation, click here! Read more..
  • Anne Pramaggiore, CEO and President of ComEd, joined Scott Lang, Chairman, President and CEO of Silver Spring Networks, to officially open Silver Spring's new Chicago office in the Willis Tower. Read more...
  • Sally Blount, Dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an Abbott Laboratories Board member, wrote an op-ed in Forbes about Activist Investors, who some directors and chief executives call "economic predators," while others see them as a driving force in maintaining the competitiveness of the American economy. Read more...
  • Ventas Chairman and CEO Debra Cafaro was quoted in a BusinessWeek article about Ventas' agreement to buy American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Inc. for $2.6 billion in cash and shares. Read more...
  • Debra Cafaro joined for a CEO Spotlight video interview during REITWeek 2014: NAREIT's Investor Forum, held in New York. Debra discussed Ventas' ability to grow its funds from operations (FFO) and its approach to growing internationally. Read more...
  • UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares is featured on the cover of Crain's this week in an article entitled, "UIC's Pitch to Obama". Read more...
  • Rohini Dey, Founder & Owner of Vermilion Restaurant (NYC & Chicago), wrote an op-ed in Crain's that offers two ways Chicago can become a world-class gastrohub. Read more...
  • Carrie Nahabedian's Naha made Crain's list of the best private dining rooms in Chicago. Read more..
  • Deborah Sawyer, President and CEO of Environmental Design International Inc., was pictured in a Chicago Tribune article about the lack of minority- and female- owned firms and general contractors. Read more...
  • Laura Washington, Columnist and Political Analyst for the Chicago Sun-Times, wrote an article in the Sun-Times about Clinton's upcoming speech and book signing in Chicago, June 10-11. Read more...

TCN Members on YouTube

View TCN Members in featured videos on the TCN YouTube channel. Watch here...

Also, check out a WIFL 2014 YouTube video: What does success mean to you? 


The Chicago Network, in conjunction with its 25th Annual Women in the Forefront Luncheon, asked people on the street as well as a few Network members, "What does success mean to you?" Their answers may surprise you! Join the conversation on Twitter: #WIFL2014.



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