February 13, 2016

Women Driving Excellence #WDE16 #CAS16 #Chicago

4 years ago, I had the honor and privilege of being a part of the very first Women Driving Excellence at the 2013 #Chicago #Auto #Show. Created by my two mentors and Chicago's social media mavens, MJ Tam and Beth Rosen of the popular #ChicagonistaLIVE online, streaming talk show, Women Driving Excellence began as a pathway for Chicago Auto Show attendees to mix, mingle and partake in a local, extraordinary ceremony celebrating the women of our community during a special program that recognizes those who exemplify unique vision and talent, fueled by the fire and passion that can be made only in Chicago.


Fast-forward 3 years and we are on the eve of #WDE16!!!

I have had true admiration for all of our honorees, but this year is special because it is number 4!

Beginning at 10 am, Tuesday February 16th at the McCormick Place, 108th #Chicago Auto Show, the Women Driving Excellence team will celebrate 5 women by lifting them up through the use of our powerful social networks. We hope this event will inspire all women to continue empowering and engaging other women to do greatness with and for each other. 

Tuesday's event will include a full day program honoring and celebrating innovative, entrepreneurial, accomplished, businesswomen in Chicagoland. New this year is the Leading Women in Tech panel lead by Katy Lynch, CEO at Techweek, with Elisa All Founder & CEO of 30Second Mobile, and Yana Nirshberg of ParadigmNEXT. In addition, there will be a GPS Pitch Engine Competition built in partnership with Inventorz Network Co-Founder Dhana Cohen and will be judged by Jimmy Lee, CEO of Goodcity Chicago, Dahlia Saper of Saper Law and Debi Lilly of A  Perfect Event.

We want to provide as much value to the women who join us and come out to The Chicago Auto Show for Women’s Day and building on the success of our event programming over these past 3 years, our attendees were looking to learn more about the women in the tech industry and how to grow their own brand, business, product and services.” Beth & MJ
Event Schedule:
10:00 a.m.: Jumpstart Your Network – A power hour hosted by Chicago’s top Networkers
11:00 a.m.: Honoring Trailblazing Women Presentation emceed by Janet Davies-ABC7 News. This year’s honorees include Lisa Madigan-Illinois Attorney General, Marilynn Gardner-Navy Pier President & CEO, Dominique Jordan Turner– Chicago Scholars President & CEO, Kathleen Henson-Henson Consulting Founder & CEO, Dee Alexander– Song Stylist
1:00 p.m.: Leading Women in Tech sharing their thoughts on trends, collaborating, startups, and how to foster relationships for business growth.
2:00 p.m.: Join MJ Tam, Beth Rosen,and Nancy Loo host the #ChicagonistaLIVE! Talk Show, Chicago’s first social talk show.
3:00 p.m.: GPS Pitch Engine Contest 5 aspiring entrepreneurs will make presentations to a panel of experts who are in search for rising businesses.

I REALLY hope to see YOU there!!!

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