Chicago Woman of the Year, 8th Annual

April 6, 2021 – 5:30pm

Virtual – Zoom

 

As the world’s first service club, we realized a few years back that we were in a good position to honor people for their service to our community.  In honoring women, we underscore that Rotary has been strengthened immeasurably by women for many years.

Every year we focus on a theme. This year it is “Rotary Opens Opportunities.” Opening Opportunities could not be a more appropriate description of what our three accomplished honorees have been doing on behalf of youth and women for the greater part of their careers.

This will be a special and inspiring evening for us, made even more so by your presence.  Please join us for our 8th Chicago Woman of the Year – via Zoom this year – and so more broad-reaching than ever.

2021 Honorees

Trish Atha
Founder and Board President, Ignition Community Glass

Barbara Best
Principal and Co-Founder, Capital Strategies Investment Group

Hedy Ratner
Founder and President Emeritus, Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)

There is no charge to attend this year’s virtual Woman of the Year Award Ceremony, however, during the registration process, guests may make a monetary contribution in honor of a registrant, one of the Woman of the Year honorees or to support Rotary/One’s many service projects.

Please click HERE to register.

Please email office@rotaryone.club if you have any questions.

 

Chicago Woman of the Year – May 2019

Table Sponsors: Bruning & Associates; The Coleman Foundation; Revolution

Rosa Berardi, The Coleman Foundation
Cindy Housner, Great Kajes Adaptive Sports
Terry Savage, Terry Savage Productions

Keynote: Kate Bensen, CEO, The Chicago Network

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Chicago Woman of the Year – May 2018

​Event Sponsor: Michael Best
​Table Sponsors Included: Bruning & Associates; Latham & Watkins; Illinois College of Optometry; John Wilhelm

Yvonne Jones, Jesse White Scholars and Tutoring Program
Amanda Lannert, Jellyvision Lab
Deborah Steiner, RR Donnelley
Public Service Special Recognition: Dr. Janice K. Jackson, Chicago Public Schools

Keynote: Randy Fifield, Fifield Companies

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Honorees – June 2016

Table Sponsors included Illinois College of Optometry, Ascend Consulting

Paula Fasseas, PAWS Evelyn Jones, Saint Bernard Hospital Maria Paz Salas, Sacred Heart Chicago

Keynote: Jennifer Jones, Media Street Publications

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​Honorees – June 2015

Table Sponsors included Easter Seals, Illinois College of Optometry, Primera Engineers, Ascend Consulting

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​Theresa Mintle, Chamber of Commerce Marcenia Richards, Fierce Women of Faith
​Barbara Zawacki, Easter Seals Chicago

Keynote: Evelyn Sanguinetti, LT. Governor

​Honorees – June 2014

Table Sponsors included Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Latham & Watkins, Quarles & Brady

Toni Preckwinkle, County Board President Deborah Rickert, Support Our Troops Janice Rogers, Quarles & Brady

Keynote: Theresa Mintle, Chamber of Commerce

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Honorees – June 2013

Table Sponsors included Latham & Watkins, Victoria Brander, Lisa Russ, Gearhart Design

Victoria Brander, Operation Walk Chicago Patricia Jahn, Chicago 502.org Lisa Madigan, Attorney General

Keynote: Diane Primo, Intralink Gobal

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