Event Recap: SheSays Chicago International Women's Day 2018

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On Thursday, March 8, 2018—International Women’s Day—over 200 women and men gathered at Leo Burnett in Chicago for SheSays Chicago’s 4th annual International Women’s Day event. The panel was made up of women working in the nonprofit, startup and corporate sectors and the overall message was one of discussing how we can collectively press forward and progress gender parity; how we can motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. The event began with Melissa Healy (SVP Group Creative Director at ‎Leo Burnett) presenting a powerful new campaign called We Are Unstoppable. Developed here in Chicago, the campaign aims to eliminate sexual harassment in the advertising industry. (Learn more and add your name in solidarity here) The panel was was moderated by Jessica Papilla, Data Analyst at Leo Burnett, and included the following local female business and nonprofit leaders: The conversation was lively, genuine, and inspiring and revolved around lifting up and speaking up for fellow women, instead of competing with or bringing them down. This is a topic near and dear to my heart, as I just had a similar conversation as a guest on the Feminest podcast. Read my entire event recap on the SheSays Chicago blog.