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The Power of the Purse Networking Event
The Professional Women’s Network (PWN) premier networking event, Smart Chicks, is focusing on how women can change the world by using their buying power. Make plans now to attend, “The Power of the Purse: How Women Can Change the World Through Conscious Consumerism” featuring Dorri C. McWhorter, C.P.A. chief executive officer YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

McWhorter will be speaking on how women can make a difference by purchasing from companies that have inclusive leadership and women-friendly-policies, and include women-friendly businesses in their procurement processes.

Looking forward to another successful event in 2016!

To register for Smart Chicks, Power of the Purse, visit www.pwncentral.com. Member price is $40; non-member is $55. Pre-registration for the event is required. Tables of 10 are available for $250.00.

There are New Member as well as Membership Renewal Specials that include the Smart Chicks event at a discount.

Since March 2013 McWhorter has been the CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. During her tenure, she has embarked on a journey into transform the 140-year-old social service agency to a 21st century social enterprise. She is re-launching the TechGYRLS program, which focuses on developing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) awareness for girls ages 9-14 and introducing 3D: Developing Digital Diversity, providing web and mobile application development training for adult women. In addition, McWhorter was featured in the inaugural list of “The Blue Network” which included the 100 innovators in Chicago, by The Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Innovation.

Balagio Ristorante is located at 17501 Dixie Hwy, Homewood, Illinois 60430- near 294 Dixie Highway exit.  Free parking is available.  If you are taking Metra Electric from Millennium Station, the restaurant is across the street from the Calumet Train station.