Honoring women who start, accelerate, fuel, and steer others to excellence


#WDE15 – 3rd Annual Women Driving Excellence [Video & Photos]

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The 3rd Annual Women Driving Excellence at the Chicago Auto Show was a full day event held on February 17, 2015 title sponsored by Nissan. This year’s #WDE15 honored six trailblazing women who start, accelerate, fuel and steer others to excellence: Anita Alvarez, State’s Attorney, Cook County; Debi Lilly, Chief Eventeur, A Perfect Event; Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Chicago; Janet Davies, Host, ABC-7; Lucy Moy-Bartosik, Commander, Chicago Police Department and Dr. SuzetRead more…


WCIU & ABC at #WDE15 [Videos]

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We were excited that Aly Bockler of You & Me – In The Morning came by right before the #WDE15 started and we went live on air to feature the day’s festivities. and ABC7 news also came by and featured Women Driving Excellence on their Women’s Day coverage at the Chicago Auto Show Also, check out ABC7 compiled some picturesRead more…


Honoring Trailblazing Women Presentation at Women Driving Excellence #WDE15

Women Driving Excellence celebrates women who start, accelerate, fuel and steer others to excellence! These women are beautiful inside and out and shared their hearts today. #WDE15 is about sharing their stories and honoring them at the Chicago Auto Show on this special day. Here are just a few thoughts from our Honorees today: “Saying yes, is the #1 thingRead more…


Announcing #WDE15 – 2015 Women Driving Excellence on Feb. 17, 2015

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Register online: http://womendrivingexcellence.com/wde15 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Women Driving Excellence Event to Honor Innovative  Chicago Women in Business on 2/17 (Chicago) – On February 17 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at McCormick Place: 2301 S. Lakeshore Drive) Women Driving Excellence (WDE) will return to the Chicago Auto Show for the third year in celebration of women who help start, accelerate, fuel, andRead more…


Networking Power Hour for Women Driving Excellence 2015 Facilitated by EPWNG & NAWBO #WDE15

The day’s festivities are in full swing and Networking Power Hour is a huge hit. Meet new friends and connections in a matter of minutes! Facilitated by Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group (EPWNG) and National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – this morning is sure to be productive. We also heard a few words from sponsor, Verizon courtesy of AndreaRead more…


Women Driving Excellence 2015 :: Preparation in Full Swing

Preparation for Women Driving Excellence 2015 #WDE15 is in full swing complete with a beautiful backdrop of shiny automobiles, awards awaiting our beautiful Honorees, bags of goodies from our sponsors and even a space for photographs and social media shares! We can’t wait to see you soon!


#WDE14 | The 2nd Annual Women Driving Excellence [Videos & Photos]

#WDE14 Women Driving Excellence at the Chicago Auto Show

The 2nd Annual Women Driving Excellence at the Chicago Auto Show was a full day event held on February 11, 2014 sponsored by Nissan. #WDE14 honored trailblazing women who start, accelerate, fuel and steer others to excellence. This year, eight amazing women – Karyn Calabrese (restaurateur and author), Mary Couzin (CEO and Founder of Chicago Toy and Game), Jory DesJardins,Read more…


Sponsors of Women Driving Excellence 2015 #WDE15

Women Driving Excellence is possible in large part because of the assistance from sponsors and this year is no exception! Here are major sponsors of this year’s Women Driving Excellence event on February 17th, 2015. #WDE15 #WDE15 Title Sponsor: Nissan: Innovation that Excites Many thanks to Nissan as our Title Sponsor for supporting Women Driving Excellence – Celebrating Women who start, accelerate, fuel and steer othersRead more…


Lucy May-Bartosik [Bio] – Women Driving Excellence 2015 Honoree

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  One of Chicago’s finest, Chicago Police Department Commander Lucy Moy-Bartosik broke Chinese tradition and chose a career against her parents’ expectations. Since then, she now wants more Asian women to follow in her footsteps and continues to lead the way for women everywhere to pursue their dreams regardless of their background or circumstances. Ms. Moy-Bartosik, the child of Chinese immigrants,Read more…


Debi Lilly [Bio] – Women Driving Excellence 2015 Honoree

Entertaining & design expert and author, Debi Lilly believes in elegant and easy design ideas for all. She is on a one woman mission to inspire, educate, and share her twenty years of celebrity party planning and stylist tips, tricks and DIY designs to elevate celebrations for any occasion, everywhere, coast to coast. These and more of her stylist secrets areRead more…


"There are two ways of spreading light ... To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it" ~ Edith Wharton, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist