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Launch Pad for Women Senior Leaders
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One of the Chicago Network’s cornerstone initiatives in paying it forward to the next generation is the Launch Pad for Women Senior Leaders conference. Created in 2014, Launch Pad provides emerging women leaders with robust content and actionable leadership tools to help them achieve their career objectives. This annual conference continues to be a key pillar of our mission.

TCN members and the high potential women in their networks annually convene for this event featuring the foremost industry and thought leaders in dynamic sessions, discussions, and workshops. Launch Pad precedes the Network’s Women in the Forefront Luncheon, which draws more than 1,600 members of the Chicago business and civic communities.

The 2017 Launch Pad conference and Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. Attendance is by invitation only and educational materials, videos, and key takeaways will be shared publicly following the event.

Highlights from the 2016 Conference

Moderator: Tonise Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer, Energy BBDO


  • Sidney Dillard, Partner, Corporate Investment Banking Division, Loop Capital
  • Trish Lukasik, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, PepsiCo North America Nutrition Sales
  • Jennifer Scanlon, Executive Vice President, USG Corporation; President, International and President L&W Supply Corporation



To view highlights from the 2015 conference, click here!