ARA Chicago: Women in Business & Tech: Celebrating Breakthroughs

June 18, 2014

There is still a long way to go, but there is much to celebrate for women in the business and tech community. Join ARA Chicago for a night of celebration as we honor the breakthroughs and successes made on this front by women in the Chicago area. The night will feature one-on-one conversations with women who have broken through barriers, innovated, and leaned on the support of mentors and organizations to achieve their goals. With time for questions and candid dialogue throughout, take this opportunity to learn from innovators and leaders in our space–and consider how you can get involved to inspire others.

Luke Tanen, Executive Director of the Chicago Innovation Awards will moderate a discussion with Sharon Schneider, Co-founder and CEO of Moxie Jean

Holly Copeland, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology at the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity will lead a conversation with Nancy Sullivan, CEO and Senior Managing Director of IllinoisVENTURES, LLC

Sandee Kastrul, President and Co-founder of i.c.stars will discuss attracting, retaining and advancing women in tech with Harper Reed, Founder of Modest and former CTO for Obama for America

Acclaimed Chicago DJ Megan Taylor will be performing throughout the night!

A summary of the event logistics follows:

Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Studio Paris at Paris Club, 59 West Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60654
Cost: $10, early-bird registration until May 30, 2014; $15, starting June 1, 2014

NOTE: 50% of your registration fee will be donated to ARA’s non-profit partners, Chicago Tech Academy and i.c.stars. Registration fee includes wine, beer, and light appetizers during the networking reception. You must be 21 to attend.

Use the PayPal link below to register. Please fill in your company name and job title for your name badge at the event. You will then be prompted to share your full name and email throughout the PayPal process. Please email with any questions.

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This ARA event is sponsored by the Chicago Innovation Awards and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO). Thank you for supporting women in technology!

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