2017 Bold Moves, Career Change & Reinvention | Keynote speaker: Lesley Seymour


Bold Moves

Career Change & Reinvention

Keynote speaker: Lesley Seymour

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, fulfillment 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. The FACC-Chicago's Women for Women Committee (W4W) is pleased to host an event to explore the role transition/reinvention plays in an evolving career in both France and the U.S. whether by choice or necessity. 



Lesley Jane Seymour
Editor in Chief, Brand Reinventor and Builder, Connector, Advocate, Sustainability Expert.

Lesley Jane Seymour is a new Media Entrepreneur and founder of the new media platform www.coveyclub.com meant to help women lead their most authentic lives.   In January 2008, she was named Editor-In-Chief of More Magazine, 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 2009 she was named number four on the 2009 Most Powerful Fashion Editors List by Forbes magazine. Read full bio.


Ana Dutra
President & CEO at The Executives' Club of Chicago.

Ana Dutra is the CEO of The Executives' Club of Chicago, a 106 year-old world-class senior executives organization focused on innovation, technology, Diversity & Inclusion and leadership development for current and future top leaders. Prior to that, as the CEO of Korn/ Ferry Consulting and a Proxy Officer for 7 years,  Ana created a $350+ MM new global business. In addition to her corporate and civic leadership roles, Ana is a Director in the Boards of the CME Group (CME-NASDAQ), a fin-tech global futures exchange; Greeley and Hansen, a global engineering and manufacturing company and is a senior advisers for technology firmsRead full bio.


DATE: Thursday April 6th, 2017
TIME: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am- 8:30 am: Network & Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:20 am: Event starts
9:20 am - 10:00 am: Q&A
WHERE: Drinker Biddle | 191 North Wacker Dr., Suite 3700 | Chicago, IL 60606
Seating is limited 

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While this event is organized by the Women for Women Committee (W4W), whose aim is to support women in career transition, anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Thank you to our sponsors



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

Past events

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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    • DLA Piper
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    • Deloitte Tax, LLP
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    • Newport Board Group
    • Numalliance / Numamerica, Inc.
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    • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
    • Square D/Schneider Electric
    • Thorelli & Associates

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