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Mother’s Day Initiatives

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Leading Ladies Luncheon

Focusing on tomorrow’s educators, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, and community leaders, this annual Pre-Derby Luncheon serves to inspire women by introducing them to the work of our Leading Ladies Honorees and the latest fashion trends for professional women. Featuring a VIP Discussion Panel moderated by Tia Ewing, Anchor and Reporter of Fox 32 Chicago, a keynote address by EVEREVE Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Megan Tamte, and a fashion show hosted by Univision’s Erika Maldonado, this 2019 event delivered insights, camaraderie and newfound confidence to women pursuing their passions. We wish to thank our event sponsor, Swissȏtel Chicago, whose support made this event possible.

Mother’s Day Makeovers

During our 2019 Mother’s Day Makeover Event we provided transformational makeovers to more than 700 mothers in Chicago and Milwaukee. We truly doubled the number of single mothers, military veterans & spouses, cancer survivors, and working women than we were able to serve the previous year. In addition to full makeup and hair services donated by local stylists and makeup artists, participating mothers also received a new outfit and accessories from our sponsors. By the end of the event, each woman was ready for her next job interview, along with a professional headshot for LinkedIn and other job boards.

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2019 Leading Ladies Luncheon by Rachel Bires Photography

2019 Leading Ladies Luncheon by Rachel Bires Photography

2019 Leading Ladies Luncheon by Soda Fountain Photography
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2019 Leading Ladies Luncheon by Soda Fountain Photography

2019 Mother’s Day Makeover Event in Chicago

2019 Mother’s Day Makeover Event in Chicago

2019 Mother’s Day Makeover Event in Milwaukee

2019 Mother’s Day Makeover Event in Milwaukee

Leading Ladies Luncheon 2019
Event Recap Video

Mother’s Day Makeover (Chicago)
Event Recap Video

Mother’s Day Makeover (Milwaukee)
Event Recap Video


2019 Luncheon Sponsors

Our Partners:

The sponsors for our 2019 event included SWISSÔTEL CHICAGO, Banana Republic – Michigan Avenue, Benefit Cosmetics, Blue Light ABA Consultants, Chicago Liposuction, Gap Foundation, Eloquii, Evereve, Kirkland & Ellis Matilda Jane, Pangea Real Estate, Pink Pewter, Shiraleah, Walter E. Smithe Wells Fargo, Cage + Aquarium, Citygirl Events, Chicago Eco House, Gather As You Go – by Carol Lavin Bernick, Greenstar Paperie, Inspire All Media, Marketing Queen Consulting, Marquee Events, PSAV, Rachel Bires Photography, Soda Fountain Photography, Sonya Martin Photography, Vale of Enna, Vanille Patisserie, Banana Republic, Evereve, Generation Bliss, Kristie Jorfald, Salon V, Style Room 326, and A Better Day With Julie.

Event Spotlight

Event Emcee
Tia Ewing, Anchor and Reporter of FOX 32 Chicago

Keynote Speaker
Megan Tamte, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of EVEREVE

Fashion Show Host
Érika Maldonado, Lead Anchor of Univision Chicago News

Awards Presented to:

Leading Lady in Law
Linda K. Myers, Partner of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

Leading Lady in Community
Jamila Trimuel, Founder of Ladies of Virtue

Leading Lady in Education
Carolyn L. Jones, Principal of Perkins Bass Elementary School

Leading Lady in Culinary
Sophie Evanoff, President of Vanille Patisserie

Corporate Partner Award

Corporate Partner Award
Shiraleah Chicago

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