Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-06-20
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Chicago Foundation for Women names 2017 Impact Awards honorees
From a press release
2017-01-24

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


( January 24, 2017 ) — Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) is proud to announce the 2017 Impact Awards honorees — local leaders who have worked across generations to increase resources and opportunities for women and girls in the Chicago area. The awards will be presented on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the beautiful Venue SIX10 at Spertus Institute.

"This year's honorees represent the progress we have made for women and girls, thanks to the hard work and commitment of a generation of activists and philanthropists," CFW President and CEO K. Sujata said. "They also remind us of the work that remains to ensure that every girl in Chicago has the opportunity to grow up in a safe, just and healthy community. CFW is proud to recognize this remarkable group of women, and their contributions on behalf of Chicago's women and girls."

Chicago Foundation for Women will recognize eight women in three categories: the Founders Award, which recognizes the lifetime achievements of an individual who has made significant contributions toward the advancement of women and girls; the Pioneer Award, which honors young leaders under thirty who are already having an impact on women and girls; and the Impact Awards, which honor leaders working to improve the lives of women and girls by expanding economic security, ensuring freedom from violence, or enhancing access to health services. CFW will also honor Deloitte with the 2017 Outstanding Corporate Citizen Impact Award for their commitment to equitable workplace policies that support working parents.

Meet the 2017 Impact Awards honorees:

Esther Saks will be honored with the Founders Award for her work on behalf of civil rights, women's rights, reproductive rights, and education for girls. Over the course of her career as an activist, Saks has been involved in school integration, the founding of The Young Women's Leadership Charter School, and the Midwest Women's Center job-training program. As founding President of the Northlight Theater, and founder and director of the Esther Saks Gallery, Saks is a strong supporter of women in the arts, and the role of the arts in promoting social justice.

Natalie Braye, Sophia Byrd, Eva Lewis and Maxine Wint will receive the Pioneer Award for their work organizing the Chicago Youth Sit-In and March Against Police Brutality. Last summer, the four high school students used social media to organize more than 1,000 people, largely young adults, to peacefully protest and make their voices heard. These young women have gone on to help organize Youth For Black Lives, an organization committed to amplifying the voices of young black people in Chicago.

Anne Ladky, Executive Director and founding member of Women Employed, will receive an Impact Award for her work advocating for women in the workplace. Under Ladky's leadership, Women Employed led the fight for paid sick time in Chicago and Cook County to ensure nearly 1 million individuals can take earned sick time to care for themselves or a loved one, as well as helped pass a pregnancy fairness protection bill and the Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

Janice Rodgers, Partner in Quarles & Brady LLP, will receive an Impact Award for her work representing and advising nonprofit organizations, including private and public foundations. She has been a champion of women's issues at Chicago Foundation for Women since its inception, serving on the Foundation's first fundraising committee. Rodgers is currently a member of CFW's Finance Committee, audit subcommittee, and Alumnae Council and co-chairs its Professional Advisory Council, in addition to her service as a board member of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

Itedal Shalabi, co-founder and Executive Director of Arab American Family Services ( AAFS ), will receive an Impact Award for her leadership and her work on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Arab American community. Shalabi founded Arab American Family Services in 2001. In addition to providing services to Chicagoland's Arab American community, AAFS encourages cross-cultural exchange and understanding.

Deloitte will receive the 2017 Outstanding Corporate Citizen Impact Award for their focus on developing women leaders, as well as leading the charge on paid leave by offering employees 16 weeks of fully paid maternity and paternity leave. Deloitte's commitment to supporting their employees and families earned them recognition as one of the top 10 best places for working moms according to Working Mother ( 2016 ).

Since the first Impact Awards in 2005, the Foundation has honored more than 60 visionary leaders advancing the wellbeing of women and girls, including trailblazers like Ruth Bader-Ginsburg and Dolores Huerta. The 2017 awards were selected from among dozens of community nominations by an 11 member volunteer committee: Sheli Rosenberg ( chair ), Teri Arvesu, Hemingway Benton, Gwen Cohen, Monica George, Georgina Heard, Anna Lee, Art Moore, Denis Pierce, Melissa Widen, and Claudia Valenzuela.

Additional information is available at www.cfw.org/2017impactawards/ .

About Chicago Foundation for Women

Chicago Foundation for Women invests in women and girls as catalysts, building strong communities for all. CFW funds organizations working to solve the biggest problems facing women and girls: economic insecurity, violence, and access to health care and information. In addition to grantmaking, CFW invests in developing women leaders and advocates, and brings together diverse coalitions to collaborate, share resources and develop solutions. To learn more, visit www.cfw.org


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Emma Gonzalez part of June 15 march 2018-07-14 - Emma Gonzalez and other students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, are scheduled to take part in St. Sabina Church's annual ...


Gay News

Chicago women launch LGBTQ travel companies specializing in same-sex weddings in Italy 2018-06-21 - CHICAGO, IL ( JUNE2018 ) —To Italy lovers, Rome is the most romantic city in Europe — sorry Paris! Amid passionate residents, spectacular ...


Gay News

For the first time, City Club invites Pride inside 2018-06-21 - The first time the City Club of Chicago held an LGBTQ event, it did so with what panel moderator and Equality Illinois CEO ...


Gay News

Peach presents the Water Pride Edition celebrating LGBTQ+ women, femmes 2018-06-21 - Peach!, an event series that celebrates all LGBTQ+ women & femme family, presents the 2018 4-event series…'The Elements' ( Air, Water, Earth, & ...


Gay News

PRIDE Pushing buttons 2018-06-20 - A retrospective of the official buttons from Chicago's Pride Parade going back to 1980, from the collection of Windy City Times assistant publisher ...


Gay News

Remembering Anita Bryant and 'Orange Tuesday' 2018-06-20 - On June 7, 1977, voters in Dade County, Florida overwhelmingly voted to repeal the county's recently passed gay-rights ordinance, concluding a campaign that ...


Gay News

A brief history of LGBTQ students and proms 2018-06-20 - In recent years, many LGBTQ students have attended their high school proms across the country without any "controversy" but that was not always ...


Gay News

Jan Dee looks back on 45+ years as custom jeweler 2018-06-20 - For as far back as Jan Dee can remember she has always been interested in arts and crafts and has parlayed that into ...


Gay News

30 Under 30 to be honored June 20 in 19th annual award ceremony 2018-06-20 - June 20, Polo Cafe, 3322 S. Morgan St. Reception: 5:30pm. Program: 6-7:30pm. Admission: Free Windy City Times is proud to welcome co-sponsors AIDS ...


Gay News

'Queer the Pier' to take guests on aural journey 2018-06-16 - Kristen Kaza is a queer event producer extraordinaire, whose "party-with a purpose" productions have been part of the city's entertainment landscape since 2012. ...


 



Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.