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How diverse is management at your workplace?

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Check out a recent survey by Chicago United, Ernst & Young LLP and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. They found that racial diversity across the senior level positions of Chicago’s top 50 companies (based on revenue) is stagnant.

Listen to Stacey Baca’s ABC News interview with Gloria Castillo, president and CEO of Chicago United, and Warren Smith, Central Region talent leader at Ernst & Young LLP.



Here are some of the results:

    • 11 companies have no ethnic diversity on their boards of directors.
    • Six companies have more than 25 percent minority representation on their boards of directors.
    • 17 Chicago companies have no ethnic diversity within their executive ranks.
    • Two companies have more than 25 percent representation of ethnic minorities in top executive positions.

As Chicago United promotes multiracial leadership in Chicago’s business community, they are inviting everyone to its Leadership Conference & Bridge Awards Dinner.

CU_full_logo__cropped_Gloria Castillo, president and CEO of Chicago United, and Warren Smith, Central Region talent leader at Ernst & Young LLP, came into our ABC 7 Eyewitness News studio to tell us about the organization’s work and the event.

Chicago United Leadership Conference & Bridge Awards Dinner
Tuesday, Nov. 18
11 a.m.-9 p.m. (includes conference and dinner)

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago

Ticket Prices:
Luncheon and Plenary Sessions: $300
Full event package: $500

Deadline to register:
Online at www.chicago-united.com/conference through Monday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m.
After that, please call 312-553-2000.

SNEAK PEAK AT THE Chicago United Leadership Conference & Bridge Awards Dinner


Schedule of Events

11:00 am

12:00 pm 1:45 pm
Diversity Leadership Luncheon

Diversity Leadership
Lunch Keynote Speaker

Michele J. Hooper
President and CEO
The Directors’ Council

The Diversity Leadership Luncheon will explore the roles diversity and inclusion play
in driving innovation, competitive advantage, and business objectives. Successful
managers must skillfully oversee diverse teams, execute on project objectives, and
meet organizational goals. Their influence and value as leaders are exponentially
increased as they set strategic visions that inspire others and create cultures of
excellence and inclusion. Gain insights on analyzing and diagnosing diversity
and inclusion issues to lead and support strategic, long term, and sustainable
inclusion in your organization.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Plenary Session

The 2014 Corporate Diversity Profile
Chicago United’s nationally recognized Corporate Diversity Profile (CDP) is a biennial
study that measures racial diversity specifically in leadership ranks of large
corporations, on corporate boards, and in executive level management. It is one
of the leading benchmarks for corporations to measure their progress in this area.

The 2014 Corporate Diversity Profile was developed under the guidance and in-kind
support of Warren Smith, Central Region Talent Leader, Americas Talent Team, EY,
and the EY research team. Demographic and statistical data were captured on the
presence of racial diversity on the boards and in the executive ranks of the top 50
Chicago companies. Smith also served as committee chair of the Corporate
Diversity Profile Task Force.

EY executives will present the results of the study outlining the link between
organizational culture and business outcomes, how organizations create their
own cultures, and how to conduct a cultural audit to identify your
organization’s culture.

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Session Break
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
CID Talks

Inspiring Culture, Inclusion and Diversity
CID Talks was launched in 2013 to present thought-provoking and innovative ideas
from transformational leaders. Chicago United has assembled a diverse group of
leaders from the boardroom to C-suite, as well as leading entrepreneurs, to provide
you with their perspectives on culture, inclusion, and diversity. The format is
designed to motivate and inspire others to look at their own personal and
professional journeys to help create a systemic flow of “big ideas.” Presenters will
share with you what inspired them to challenge their own leadership capacity on
subjects such as surviving corporate acquisitions, minority entrepreneurs doing
business in a global economy, and effective influence.


Caroline Tsai
SVP, Chief Legal Officer,
U.S. Personal & Commercial Banking Legal, Corporate & Compliance Group BMO Financial Group

Louis Carr
President, Media Sales
BET Networks

Martin R. Castro
President and CEO
Castro Synergies, LLC

Teresa Cordova, Ph.D.
Great Cities Institute
University of Illinois
at Chicago

Connie Lindsey
Executive Vice President,
Global Head of Corporate
Social Responsibility
Northern Trust

Ulice Payne, Jr.
Managing Member
Addison-Clifton LLC

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Pre-Dinner Reception
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bridge Awards Dinner

2014 Chicago Bridge Award Recipient:

Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Baxter International Inc. 

2014 National Bridge Award Recipient:

Jonas Prising, Chief Executive Officer, ManpowerGroup

Schedule and content subject to change.

300 East Randolph Street, Suite CL920, Chicago, IL 60601-5075
Phone: 312-977-3060 Fax: 312-977-3089 http://www.chicago-united.org

ÁmateAhora says Mil Gracias! Por patrocinar tu servicos ItzamGraphics

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Coming Soon to Pilsen on 23rd and Damen, 60608!

Thank you Itzam Graphics! for your sponsorship!! Mil gracias! Thanks for your support we were are able to print and deliver our special invitation to several local ZUMBA classes for our monthly ÁmateAhora’s 90Day Free Fall Challenge, happening Thursday Aug 28th at 630pm.

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August 2 Weekend ÁmateAhora w Verde Wellness & Massage at Fiesta Del Sol Over 1.3 million Attendees

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Verde and Amate Fiesta Del Sol

Join us this Saturday as the Fiesta Del Sol Fun begins!!!
2122 S Ashland Ave- Pilsen Chicago, Illinois- (312) 243-4530
We are so close to the fest 21 & Ashland stopby.

You will experience our Verde Essentials product line (organic, vegan, 100% natural)!

And complimentary hand scrubs, chair massages. We will be taking reservations for massage on Saturday from 10am-2pm and will be closed on Sunday so call to take advantage of our Summer Special soon. We have limited availability.

ÁmateAhora will be collaborating w/ us to discuss health, wellness, and fitness with you. AmateAhoraCHALLENGE

Are you in DanceMode ask about Joe Veras Bachata Concert tickets. We have limited supply $30. Joe Veras

About Fiesta del Sol-
Its the largest premier Latino festival in the country, organized by Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, a grassroots community organization. Fiesta del Sol is the largest non-alcohol family oriented event of its kind in the Midwest, providing an ideal direct marketing opportunity to over 1.3 million attendees for four days. Fiesta del Sol’s increasing diversity and popularity make it an ideal vehicle for reinforcing or exposing your brand.

Connect with the Spanish speaking or first and second generation, bi-cultural Mexican American community who attend Fiesta del Sol as a traditional home grown Chicago event. When you become a sponsor at Fiesta del Sol, you will target thousands of customers. This is a unique opportunity to take part in a fun, healthy event, reach the Hispanic market in Chicago, and help support a great community in the process!

Fiesta Del Sol

Fiesta del Sol, the largest Premier Latino Festival in the country is coming to Chicago’s Pilsen community this July. Fiesta del Sol is a four day, free, family-friendly summer festival organized by Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC).

Art and Culture Pavilion
Children’s Area
Civil Rights of Immigrants Booth
College Fair
Health Booth (Keeping Healthy Campaign)
Copa Fiesta del Sol
Music (Rock, pop, Mexican regiona, Banda, Norteño, Cumbia and more!
School Expo
Señorita Fiesta del Sol
Food Vendors

Funds from the festival go toward an annual scholarship program, community organizing and educational programs for PNCC.

For more information about PNCC, visit: pilsenneighbors.org

For more information about Fiesta del Sol, visit: fiestadelsol.org.
General Information
Fiesta del Sol 2013
July 31st – August 3rd

Thursday July 31: 5PM- 10PM
Friday August 1: 11AM – 11PM
Saturday August 2: 11AM – 11PM
Sunday August 3 11AM -10PM

1400 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago, IL 60608

ÁMATEAHORA thanks Eighteenth Street Development Corporation’s Uber Generous Board!

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ÁMATEAHORA says thank you Eighteenth Street Development Corporation. And a heartfelt GRACIAS to an uber amazing Executive Board! for providing capacity building services, guidance and advocacy resulting in the creation of the ÁMATEAHORA Movement! Composed of an Annual Health Expo, Monthly Health Challenges, and Running For Causes. We also launched http://www.joinAmate.org! Thank you for endorsing our idea and your most generous support for a successful launch.

ÁMATEAHORA collaborates with sponsors, community leaders, advocates, caregivers, panelists, exhibitors, stakeholders, entrepreneurs, startups, chamber of commerce, media, TV, radio, health aficionados and our social media family committed to mobilizing communities to Live Healthy.