Tuesday, January 08 2013
Cheryle R. Jackson is a leader. She was the first female president and CEO of the 100-year-old Chicago Urban League. In 2009, she ran for President Barack Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate of the State of Illinois, and today she is vice president of government affairs and corporate diversity with AAR Corp. Jackson urges, "We need women to lead, to step up and lead now. We can't afford to ignore the potential of half our population."
More encouragement from women leaders:
Laurel Bellows, president of the American Bar Association, is using her power to chip away at the glass ceiling in the legal profession.
Maryann Waryjas wishes you would forget about your "good girl" mentality and instead focus on building your business and your network.
A collective of Chicago's powerhouse business women share their best pieces of advice for young women hoping to emulate their success.