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#WDE16 – 4TH ANNUAL WOMEN DRIVING EXCELLENCE [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

The 4th Annual Women Driving Excellence at the Chicago Auto Show was a full day event held on February 16,2016 title sponsored by Nissan. This year’s #WDE16 honored five trailblazing women who start, accelerate, fuel and steer others to excellence:  Kathleen Henson, Founder of Henson Consulting, Dominique Jordan Turner, President and CEO of Chicago Scholars, Lisa Madigan, Attorney GeneralRead More …

Lisa Madigan [Bio] – Women Driving Excellence 2016 Honoree

Lisa Madigan’s public service record is one of many “firsts.” The first woman elected to serve as Attorney General of Illinois, Madigan is now the senior most female Attorney General in the country. She is also the first Illinois Attorney General to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme CourtRead More …

Dee Alexander [Bio] – Women Driving Excellence 2016 Honoree

Dee Alexander is one of Chicago’s most gifted and respected female vocalist/songwriters. Her talents span every music genre, from Gospel to R&B, from Blues to Neo­Soul. Yet her true heart and soul are experienced in their purest form through her performance of Jazz music. From a soft, sultry traditional ballad, to aRead More …

Kathleen Henson [Bio] – Women Driving Excellence 2016 Honoree

For more than two decades, Kathleen Henson has enjoyed a diverse career in public relations and communications, working with some of the country’s most recognizable companies and brands. With unequaled energy, charisma and drive, Kathleen expertly and instinctually connects people, events and ideas to create big media moments that generate impactful, lasting buzz. Owner of her own PRRead More …

Marilynn Kelly Gardner [Bio] – Women Driving Excellence 2016 Honoree

A visionary, strategist and passionate advocate of our city – that’s how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Governor Bruce Rauner and many others describe Marilynn Gardner. As President and CEO of Navy Pier, Inc., one of Chicago’s most visible non-profits and the Midwest’s leading leisure destination, Gardner has built a strong reputation as oneRead More …

Dominique Jordan Turner [Bio] – Women Driving Excellence 2016 Honoree

Dominique Jordan Turner is currently the President and CEO of Chicago Scholars, an organization whose mission is to uniquely select, train, and mentor academically ambitious students from under-resourced communities to complete college and become the next generation of leaders who will transform their neighborhoods and Chicago. Dominique is passionate about creating equal education opportunitiesRead 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 thoughtsRead 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. WeRead 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!

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 ExcellenceRead More …