Women4Women Annual Event


Bold Moves. Career Change & Reinvention | 04.06.2016

Keynote speaker: Lesley Seymour

Lesley Jane Seymour is a new Media Entrepreneur and founder of the new media platform http://www.coveyclub.com/ meant to help women lead their most authentic lives.   In January 2008, she was named Editor-In-Chief of More Magazine, the leading lifestyle magazine for women over forty with a readership of 1.5 million and Editor-in-Chief and Social Media director of More.com. In July of 2015, Seymour created history by having the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, guest edit an entire issue—leading to 8.5 billion media impressions worldwide.  In 2008, Seymour led More to its first National Magazine Award nomination. In 2012, Seymour was named Executive Director of Meredith’s Beauty Center of Excellence; in 2009 she was named number four on the 2009 Most Powerful Fashion Editors List by Forbes magazine.  View full bio. LinkedIn profile. 


This event is organized by the FACC-Chicago Women for Women event committee. 

It seems more common these days for people to deliberately change careers looking for a better fit. They search for a new direction that resonates better with who they are, their passion, talents and strengths. Many aspire to reinvent their careers while others are forced to do so as a result of the changing world, economies and technologies.

In France and the U.S, changing careers, whether by choice or due to external circumstances, can be daunting, or very exciting. In addition to the financial drivers for work, today’s job changers value meaning, fulfilment and satisfaction much more than any other previous generation. People search for ways to make their work resonate with who they are and align with their strengths and passions. Sometimes, the end result is not just a career transition but a complete career reinvention. This panel will explore the role transition/reinvention plans in an evolving career looking at it from both a French and American perspective.


DATE: Thursday April 6th, 2017
TIME: 8:00 - 10:00 am 
WHERE: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 
191 N Upper Wacker Dr #3700, Chicago, IL 60606


Seating is limited. No walk-ins


More information about the Women for Women Committee (W4W)

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. More information

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2016: Work-life balance in a hyper-connected world. How different generations shape perspectives and choices. | Event page | Photos

2015: Women, Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Event pagePhotos

2013: Women on Corporate Boards | Event pagePhotos

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