Announcing Women Driving Excellence 2014

Honoring Women Who Start, Accelerate, Fuel, and Steer Others To Excellence

CHICAGO – Jan. 31, 2014 – Join ChicagonistaLIVE!’s MJ Tam and Beth Rosen, the Chicago Tribune and Nissan at McCormick Place North (2301 South Lake Shore Drive) on Feb. 11, 2014 to kick off the 2014 Chicago Auto Show’s Women’s Day with the second annual Women Driving Excellence (WDE) event.

WDE honors 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, Elisa Camahort Page and Lisa Stone (BlogHer founders), Susanna Jung (president and CEO of Price Futures Group), Sherren Leigh (CEO of Today’s Chicago Woman magazine) and Natalie Martinez (NBC Chicago reporter) – will receive recognition for their outstanding efforts.

2013 WDE honoree Anupy Singla (celebrity author and entrepreneur) will emcee this event and guests will enjoy a free gift (while supplies last) and several live performances from Broadway in Chicago, St. Therese Chinese Catholic School, Miss Lori, Andrea Metcalf and more. For more information or to register for this event online, visit


About Women Driving Excellence

Women Driving Excellence is a program created by social media mavens and ChicagonistaLIVE! social talk show hosts MJ Tam and Beth Rosen to inspire women to accomplish greatness by empowering and engaging other women. This program discovers and recognizes women that exemplify unique vision and talent and celebrates them via Tam’s and Rosen’s powerful social networks.

About MJ Tam

Social media producer and multimedia storyteller MJ Tam is the editor of, creator of City Connect Media, Inc. and creator and co-host of ChicagonistaLIVE! – a monthly talk show that is streamed worldwide. Tam’s extensive experience working with major brands like Google, Microsoft, Nintendo, etc. has made her an in-demand expert on blogger-brand relationships.

About Beth Rosen

Beth Rosen is a leading-edge social media strategist whose versatility and expertise in media and promotional arts allows individuals and companies to realize their full potential on Twitter, Facebook, podcasting, blogging and more. Rosen is also a ChicagonistaLIVE! co-host and draws upon her vast experience as a radio, film and commercial producer to structure, implement and maintain highly focused and beneficial social media campaigns for businesses.

4 Comments to Announcing Women Driving Excellence 2014

  1. Wendy Irwin says:

    Fantastic. We look forward to this 2nd annual event. Can’t wait. MJ Tam, Beth Rosen, Lori Holton-Nash and Andrea Metcalf: Women entrepreneurs at the top of their game. Leadership.

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