I'm taking a mental break from a proposal that I must finish today. It's almost done and I hope my sanity can be regained. Thus in lieu of a real post, today you get invitations to some awesome events in the next week:
- OK, not an event, unless hitting the bookstore is an event (for me it is!), but the Chicago Foundation for Women is Women & Children First's organization of the month. Just print out a coupon and present it when you make a purchase and CFW gets 10% of your purchase total. Easy!
- Thursday, February 28th - T's Bar & Restaurant - Fundraiser
Please support “Revolutionary Expressions: A Celebration Commemorating International Womyn’s Day” by joining Latinas Organizing for Reproductive Equality, Mexican Students of Aztlan, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, F.I.R.E., and Young Women’s Empowerment Project at:
5025 N. Clark St
Thursday February 28th
7:30p – 11p
**Portion of the proceeds from food and drink sales as well as ALL proceeds from purchase of raffle tickets and jello shots go to “Revolutionary Expressions” conference**
Sadly I can't attend as it's my husband's night to be out on the town. Buy a jello shot for me!
- REVOLUTIONARY EXPRESSIONS:
A Celebration Commemorating International Womyn’s Day
Thursday March 6, 2008
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
UIC’s Student Center East
6th Floor (Student Center Tower), Rm 605
750 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60607
For additional information please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 479 – 2464
I am going to try to pop in and out of this, but I have to attend a work training/meeting.
- Status of Women in the Workplace
A symposium sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League and the Chicago
Foundation for Women
Work/Life Balance, Pay Disparity, Equal Opportunity and Other Issues
that Follow Us to Work
Monday, March 3, 2008, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
McDermott Will & Emery
227 West Monroe Street , Chicago
To RSVP, call (312) 577-2801 ext. 229 or follow this link (online registration will open on
Feb. 18) :
Advance RSVPs are required for security reasons.
Speaking at the event:
· Doris Moy
Manager, Equal Opportunity Workforce Division, Illinois Department of Labor
Ms. Moy oversees the administration and enforcement of five of the agency’s 28 labor laws including the Illinois Equal Pay Act, Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA), Displaced Homemakers Assistance Act, Private Employment Agency Act and Nurse Agency Licensing Act.
· Melissa Josephs
Director of Equal Opportunity Policy, Women Employed
Ms. Josephs conducts research, develops recommendations, directs advocacy campaigns, and monitors implementation of policies on a range of employment issues such as paid leave, sexual harassment, fair wages, and enforcement of equal opportunity laws and affirmative action policies and practices. She also conducts federal- and state-level lobbying on workplace issues. Josephs directs WEI’s Job Problems Counseling Service which advises women regarding unfair and illegal workplace issues and currently leads a growing statewide coalition whose goal is to pass paid leave legislation in Illinois.
· Carol M. Sladek
Principal, Talent and Organization, Work-Life Consulting, Hewitt Associates
Ms. Sladek specializes in work/life and time off strategy, issues, and developments. She works with clients around the world helping them to attract, motivate, and retain employees through strategic design of time/work/life solutions. Sladek’s recent publications include Work/Life: It’s All About Time,” “Developing a Work/Life Strategy,” “A Guide to Offering Work/Life Benefits,” and “Integrating Work and Family Needs Into a
Flexible Benefits Plan.”
Moderated by Andrea Kramer
Partner , McDermott Will & Emery
This program is graciously hosted by McDermott Will & Emery’s Women’s Leadership Group & WLMA: Women's Leadership & Mentoring Alliance.
I will be at this one! Please look out for me and say hi.