Career Resources

Women 4 Women Committee

Who we are:  In June 2011, FACC-Chicago launched its Women 4 Women Committee (W4W), a network of women attached to the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago, eager to help other women think through their career advancement and identify professional opportunities. The committee's vision is to create a strong network aimed at sponsorship and active support for women to help open the door to growth opportunities through career peaks and valleys. Current W4W committee members include:

Chair:
Myriam Le Cannellier | CFR Global Executive Search - Co-Founder and Director at DSML Executive Search
[ view bio]
Co-chair:
Aurelie Richard |
Senior Vice President - Human Resources Strategy at Schneider Electric
[ view bio]
Panel Discussion Co-chair:
Heather LaBelle |
 Lead Marketing Manager at AT&T
[ view bio]
Members of the Committee:
Axelle Brand |
 Director of Ecommerce at Entertainment Cruises Inc.
[ view bio]
Sarah Cuthill |
Principal, Deloitte Tax - Global Employer Services
[ view bio]
Bo Golovan |
Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Executive Coach, Business Coach, Cross Cultural Consultant
[ view bio]
Christina Immelman |
Tax Partner at WeiserMazars
[ view bio]
Anne Pansard  |
General Counsel at Chromatin, Inc.
[ view bio]
Jenny Partouche |
US Sales Manager at FP Bois Inc.
[ view bio]

MENTORING PROGRAM

Objective:  To help candidates articulate and implement a job search strategy in the U.S. More specifically, the W4W committee of volunteers can help with the following: 

·         Networking opportunities in the US

·         Job searches in the US

·         Resume & interview preparation

·         French-American cross cultural differences

·         Specific industry information, when

How to become a W4W Mentoring Candidate:
Candidates interested in participating in the mentoring program must complete and submit an application (see link below).  The application provides the committee with an understanding of the candidate’s background and career objectives.  Candidates accepted into the program will be paired with a W4W Committee member who will help with a U.S. job search strategy.  

In order to participate in the program, candidates must have the following:

·         Valid US working authorization

·         Bachelor's degree or higher

·         Minimum of 2 years professional experience

·         Membership with the FACC-Chicago  [ click here to become a member ]

Download the application form here. 

We are not a recruitment agency, nor a relocation agency. We are not selling a service; this is entirely non-for-profit and all of our members are volunteers.

Mentoring Success stories:
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Testimonials form Mentees:
‘’I was lucky enough to be selected by the W2W partnership program. I really appreciate the support Axelle Brand provided me at a difficult time for me. I followed my husband in Chicago and was looking for a job for 2 months. She overcame the same challenges and succeeded. She gave me hope. After each of our meeting I felt filled with energy all over again and confident that I will find the right opportunity.

The biggest challenge for me was to get my Resume read by the right people, people who are able to understand my path and ready to meet me. The keys are good preparation and resilience.

After 6 months of intensive job search, I am now Program Manager at Motorola Mobility (part of Google Group). My position at Motorola perfectly fit into my career plan. I feel now that our experience in Chicago as a family is complete. With the balance restored, we can now make our move to Chicago a long term living.

More than a Mentor, Axelle is now a friend and I am eager to share with new Mentee my experience, my connections and what I learned in the process.” Mrs. Murielle C.

- Testimonial from Committee member & mentor:
I totally enjoyed this first opportunity to contribute to the W4W Committee. I find that a rewarding aspect of this process is when such a synergy develops between mentee and mentor and we can then watch the mentee make great strides toward their goals!’ Mrs. Bo Golovan

EVENTS: ATTEND A PANEL DISCUSSION
Each year, the committee organizes a panel discussion designed to cover topics of interest to today’s professional women.  Previous panel discussion topics include:

·         2013: Best Practices for gender compositions on Corporate Boards in France and the US - Learn more about the event [click here]

·         2015: Women, Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Learn more about the event [click here]

·         2016: Work/life balance:  date  TBD

If you are interested in joining the Women for Women Committee, please click here.

Contact us for more information.

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FACC-Chicago Board Members

    • AXA Assistance USA
    • AbbVie
    • Alliant Mesirow
    • BPI group
    • Baid & Warner
    • Bolloré Logistics
    • DSML Executive Search, Inc.
    • Deloitte Tax, LLP
    • First American Bank
    • Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
    • Gerflor
    • Griffith Laboratories
    • International Management Solutions
    • Mayer Brown LLP
    • Mazars USA LLP
    • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
    • Numalliance / Numamerica, Inc.
    • Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson
    • ShubertCollin & Associés
    • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
    • Square D/Schneider Electric
    • Strategic Solutions Associates
    • Thorelli & Associates

Contact us

French-American Chamber of Commerce
Chicago Chapter
205 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601 - USA
Phone: (312) 578-0444
Email: information@facc-chicago.com

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