2023 Impact Awards

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Join us in honoring the local leaders making a difference in the lives of women and girls
at the 2023 Impact Awards. Presented by Chicago Foundation for Women.

Date

Wednesday
March 29, 2023

Venue

Harold Washington Library
Winter Garden

Address

400 S State St,
Chicago, IL 60605

Program

6 pm: Registration
6:30 pm: Ceremony
7 - 8 pm: Reception

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Meet the 2023 Impact Awards Honorees

Impact Award Honoree

Erika Allen-2023-CFW-Impact-Awards

Erika Allen

Co-Founder & CEO, Operations for Urban Growers Collective
Bio

Impact Award Honoree

Beatris Burgos-2023-CFW-Impact-Awards

Beatris Burgos

Greenhouse Shelter Director, Connections for Abused Women and their Children
Bio

Impact Award Honoree

Cherita Ellens-2023-CFW-Impact-Awards

Cherita Ellens

President and CEO
Women Employed
Bio

The Sophia Award

2023-Impact-Awards-CFW-Marcie-Love

Marcie Love

Founder, Personal PAC
Bio

The Founders Award

Melineh Kano-2023-CFW-Impact-Awards

Melineh Kano

Executive Director, Refugee One
Bio

The Vanguard Award

Azariah Baker-2023-CFW-Impact-Awards

Azariah Baker

Friends Leader, A Long Walk Home
Bio

The Beacon Award

2023-Impact-Awards-CFW-Natalie-Moore

Natalie Moore

Reporter, Race, Class and Communities, WBEZ
Bio

Special Tribute

Patty Murphy-2023-CFW-Impact-Awards

Patty Murphy

Former Sr. Vice President Domestic and Sexual Violence, Pillars Community Health
Bio

Rev. Willie Taplin Barrow Emerging Leaders Award

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Free Root Operation

Outstanding Corporate Citizen Impact Award

Charter-Next-Generation-CFW-Impact-Awards

Charter Next Generation

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Selection Committee

Dr. Suzet M. McKinney
Chair

Principal and Director of Life Sciences, Sterling Bay

Beatrice Barbareschi

Health and wellness advocate, and community activist

Melissa Flores

Chicago HQ and Civic Engagement, McDonalds

Monica George

Development Director, Alternatives, Trustee, Conant Family Foundation

Nikki Hopewell

Director of Multicultural Marketing, Susan G. Komen

Alethia Jackson

Senior Vice President, ESG and Chief DEI Officer, Walgreens Boots-Alliance

Alyssa Knobel

Partner, AM Communications

Seri Lee

National Campaign and Membership Director, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

Kelsey Malnati Howell

Executive Director, Marc and Jeanne Malnati Family Foundation

Erica Rangel

Senior Director of Development, Carole Robertson Center for Learning

Evelyn Rodriguez Estrada

Director of Corporate Relations, ComEd

Interested in joining the Selection Committee? Contact Jessi Moon at jmoon@cfw.org for more info.

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