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Women Making Waves


This year will be the 3rd Annual Women Making Waves Brunch and Panel Discussion. This year’s keynote address will be from Lori Gold Patterson. Lori is a dynamic, successful entrepreneur in a male-dominated field. She will share with us what drives her, her path to success, and how she’s using her position to help more women climb the ladder.

You can read more about Lori here and here.

Right now women account for only 19% of Congress but are 51% of the population. Let’s change this.


2017 Honored Guest:

Distinguished Woman Making Waves In Our Community: To Be Announced

Panel Members:

To Be Announced


2016 Honored Guest:

Distinguished Woman Making Waves In Our Community: Linda Abernathy

Panel Members:

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth, State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez, State Representative Cynthia Soto, and Comptroller Susana Mendoza.


2015 Honored Guest:

Former Senator and Ambassador Carol Moseley-Braun

Panel Members:

State Senator Toi Hutchison, Former State Representative Helen Satterthwaite, Cunningham Township Supervisor Danielle Chynoweth, Former Urbana City Mayor Laurel Prussing, Champaign City Mayor Deb Feinen.