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Chicago Leadership Breakfast, 7:35 am – 11:45 am

Spiaggia Private Dining Rooms (5 Star Dining) 

980 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611  directions & parking

Personal Career Stories and Practical Leadership Tips 
from Successful Women Business Leaders

1 Hour of Facilitated Peer Networking

 

Thank you leadership breakfast corporate sponsors:

  

SOLD OUT - REGISTRATION CLOSED 

Standard registration fee: $225

If you are a member of Boardroom Bound, Diversity Pipeline Alliance, WITI, Madrinas, or NAFE please call 212-937-8413 for the member discount code.

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Keynote Speaker:
Catherine M. Coughlin
President and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Midwest

As President and CEO of AT&T Midwest, Ms. Coughlin recently celebrated her 26th anniversary with the company and is responsible for the leadership of more than 32,000 employees delivering AT&T products and services throughout Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. Previously serving as president of SBC Midwest Business Communication Services, Ms. Coughlin was responsible for a multi-billion dollar portfolio with nearly 500,000 customers and more than 3,500 employees.

Ms. Coughlin serves on the board of directors of several organizations, including the Museum of Science and Industry, the College of DuPage Foundation, Junior Achievement, Civic Consulting Alliance and the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. In addition, she is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, The Civic Committee, The Commercial Club and The Chicago Network.  Ms. Coughlin earned a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University and an M.A. in finance from Saint Louis University.

Featured Speaker:
Joyce E. Tucker
VP Global Diversity and Employee Rights, Boeing Company

Joyce Tucker is a nationally recognized expert with more than twenty-eight years of experience in equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action in both the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining The Boeing Company, Ms. Tucker was president of Tucker Spearman & Associates, a consulting company that specializes in EEO and diversity management, where her clients included Fortune 500 companies.

In 2001, Tucker was appointed to serve on the White House Initiative Advisory Board for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She currently serves on the board of directors for the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) Chicago & Northern Illinois Region and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. She is also a member of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. A native of Illinois, Tucker received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School and is a member of the Illinois Bar.

WHO ATTENDS:  Executives responsible for leading teams, responsible for development and retention of key employees, responsible for strategic planning, responsible for board director nomination or selection, or responsible for executive succession planning, AND who are interested in advancing to, or helping others to advance to, top executive levels (including board director) are encouraged to attend.  55% of participants are VP level or above, 70% of participants are Director level or above, over one-third of participants represent Fortune 500 companies.

AGENDA/SCHEDULE*:

7:35 Doors open/ Breakfast served/ Informal peer networking

8:05 Introductions

8:25 Keynote Speaker

9:10 Coffee & Informal Networking Break

9:30 Facilitated Peer Networking

10:30 Coffee & Informal Networking Break

10:45 Featured Speaker

11:30 Closing Remarks

11:45 Conference Ends

 

* schedule and speakers subject to change

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: For sponsorship information please call Bill Shulman at 203-291-9944


Catherine M. Coughlin
President and Chief Executive Officer
AT&T Midwest

Cathy Coughlin, appointed president and CEO of AT&T Midwest in June 2005, is responsible for the leadership of more than 32,000 employees delivering AT&T products and services throughout Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.

A career telecommunications industry executive who recently celebrated her 26th service anniversary with the company, Ms. Coughlin has held several top positions in the organization including senior vice president of Marketing for Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages; and vice president of Consumer and Business Marketing for SBC Operations.

Most recently, Ms. Coughlin served as president of SBC Midwest Business Communication Services, where she was responsible for a multi-billion dollar portfolio with nearly 500,000 customers and more than 3,500 employees. Ms. Coughlin and her team provided communications products ranging from basic telephone service to complex data and transport services to both small and mid-size businesses and larger government, education and medical customers.

Ms. Coughlin also previously served as president of Ameritech Consumer Services, where she was responsible for communications sales to more than 11 million residential customers across five states.

Ms. Coughlin earned a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University and an M.A. in finance from Saint Louis University. She serves on the board of directors of several organizations, including the Museum of Science and Industry, the College of DuPage Foundation, Junior Achievement, Civic Consulting Alliance and the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. In addition, she is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, The Civic Committee, The Commercial Club and The Chicago Network.

A St. Louis native, Ms. Coughlin resides in Chicago's northwest suburbs, where she enjoys partaking in many of Chicago's cultural experiences including the theater, museums and the art scene.

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Joyce E. Tucker
Vice President
Global Diversity and Employee Rights
The Boeing Company

Joyce E. Tucker is the vice president of Global Diversity and Employee Rights for The Boeing Company.  In that role Ms. Tucker is responsible for developing and implementing innovative cultural diversity initiatives; establishing and implementing Boeing’s affirmative action plans; investigating and resolving internal and external EEO complaints; ensuring compliance with federal, state and local EEO mandates; enhancing the effectiveness of Boeing’s Alternative Dispute Resolution and Corrective Action Programs; creating and building relationships with internal and external diversity stakeholders; as well as analyzing and building upon the company’s existing diversity and EEO compliance performance.

Ms. Tucker is a nationally recognized expert with more than twenty-eight years of experience in equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action in both the public and private sectors.  Former President George H. W. Bush appointed Ms. Tucker as Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where she served from 1990 to 1996.  Prior to her appointment as an EEOC Commissioner, she served for ten years in the Illinois Governor’s cabinet as the first Director of the State of Illinois Department of Human Rights.  Ms. Tucker was also a court appointed consent decree monitor for the landmark $34 million dollar consent decree between the EEOC and Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America.  Prior to joining The Boeing Company, Ms. Tucker was president of Tucker Spearman & Associates, a consulting company that specializes in EEO and diversity management, where her clients included Fortune 500 companies.

In 2001, Joyce Tucker was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the White House Initiative Advisory Board for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

Ms. Tucker currently serves on the board of directors for the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) Chicago & Northern Illinois Region and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boys and Girls Club of Chicago.  Ms. Tucker is also a member of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations.  A native of Illinois , Ms. Tucker received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School and is a member of the Illinois Bar.

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