Saturday, May 30, 2009

Event of Interest: LATINA Style Business Series Thursday, June 18

We are a proud partner to the LATINA Style Business Series -- the most successful ongoing business development for LATINA entrepreneurs in the nation since 1998.

Join us Thursday, June 18th from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

To learn more and to register, visit here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Event of Interest: Sixth Annual ATHENA PowerLink "S.H.E." Reception 6/4

As a proud partner, join us Thursday, June 4 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, as we celebrate the value that business advisors provide to entrepreneurs. The S.H.E. Reception connects successful women business owners with seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals. Both men and women are encouraged to attend.

This year, three companies are candidates for the award:

· LawyerLink (; Owner: Jennifer Bertoglio
· Patient Impact (; Owner: Patty Riskind
· Noggin Labs (; Owners: Traci & Brian Knudson

Register today to find out who the 2009 Business of the Year and Advisory Panel of the Year awards go to.

Learn more about ATHENA Power Link, here.

See you there!

Added 6/8/09: Patient Impact takes home the ATHENA Power Link award. Congratulations to WPO Chicago member Patty Riskind! And we also extend our heartfelt congratulations to both Jennifer Bertoglio and Traci Knudson for their amazing work too! Much success to all in the future.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Event of Interest: WIPP Regional Conference in Chicago 5/21

Join WIPP and small business river guides to navigate the federal contracting rapids.

Thursday, May 21, 2009
9:00 - 5:00 p.m.

University Center
525 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Event Chairs

• Barbara Kasoff, WIPP President
• Terri McNally-Beals, President, Global Capital, Ltd.
• Francine Manilow, CEO and Founder, Manilow Suites
• Hedy Ratner, Co-President and Founder, Women's Business Development Center

Register here.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Event of Interest: Women's Leadership Breakfast 5/29/09

The Executives' Club of Chicago Women's Leadership Breakfast, "I Wish I Would Have Known That: Lessons for New Leaders," will be held Friday, May 29, 2009 at the The Fairmont Chicago (Imperial Ballroom, B2 Level, 200 N Columbus Drive) from 7:00-9:00 a.m.

WPO Chicago is a proud partner of this empowering high-level women's program (look for our tabletop with brochures).

Registration is 7:00 a.m. Seated Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Panel Discussion, 8:00 a.m.


Judy Hsu
Morning Anchor
ABC 7 Chicago


Dolores Kunda

President & CEO
Lápiz and Leo Burnett Puerto Rico

Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Kara Walsh
Metromix LLC

Registration Deadline:


For more information and to register, visit here.

I hope to see you there! Feel free to contact me to pre-arrange a meeting (ldelaney(at)

Saturday, May 02, 2009