Young Women's Giving Council


4th Annual YWGC Speed Mentoring Event
Grant Thornton, LLP

171 N. Clark - Chicago, IL 60601
showup-event-calendar Thursday April 06, 2017 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm




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The Young Women’s Giving Council (YWGC) of the Chicago Foundation for Women is hosting its 4th Annual Speed Mentoring Event, Thursday, April 6, 2017.

We have invited 25 high- achieving women across many industries to "speed mentor" friends and council members. Similar to speed dating, the night will consist of 8-10 rounds of short conversations between female mentors and female mentees.

Mentors will be able to share some of the key lessons they have learned throughout their career and provide insight to the next generation of powerful women. We hope that mentors and mentees will make valuable connections that may even lead to continued communication and long-term mentoring relationships.

The Chicago Foundation for Women is a Chicago-based grant-making organization focused on improving the lives of women and girls. We strive to make sure that all women and girls have adequate access to healthcare, are free from violence and are economically secure. The Young Women’s Giving Council (YWGC) an extension of the work of CFW, achieving these goals by raising and granting funds to impactful organizations across the city.

Our Speed Mentoring Event will take place at the offices of Grant Thornton, LLP, 171 N. Clark, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $45 and include speed mentoring, hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, a professional headshot and a networking reception. Attire is business casual.







Stephanie Altman, Director of Healthcare Justice, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Executive Director of Patient Engagement, Healthcare
Beth Bond, Founder, Community Start Ups, For Goods
Ann Carstensen, Freeborn
Misty DeBerry, Actor, Playwright, Docent, Block Museum of Art
Adriana Diaz, Communications Director, Chicago Projects and Programs at The Trust for Public Land
Robin Dusek, Freeborn
Torrie Flink, CEO, Social Action Advisors
Bridget Gainer, Cook County Commissioner for the Country’s 10th District
Rita Galowich, President and Founder, Fund Inc.
Victoria Gunn, Real Estate Broker, CONLON/Christie’s
Keisha Howard, Founder, Sugar Gamers & Blaze Breakers
Eileen Lynch, District Director, Office of State Senator Harmon
Olga Masevich, Co-Founder, Ufflux
Mavis Prall, Program Director, Content Marketing, Value-Based Care, IBM Watson Health
Stacey Rago, Director of Development, One Hope United
Laura Souers, AVP Process Redesign, CNA
Kai Tao, Deputy Commissioner, Chief Program Officer, Chicago Department of Public Health
Kelly Wash, Vice President Branch Services, CNA
Carol Zindler, VP Client Experience, Caremerge



Grant Thornton
Thank you to Grant Thornton LLC for hosting the Speed Mentoring event. 



 To speak with someone about the 2017 YWGC Speed Mentoring event, contact Eli Marsh at (312)577-2812 or