Spring Diplomacy Luncheon Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Join us for WorldChicago’s largest fundraiser of the year! At our 2014 Spring Diplomacy Luncheon, Ms. Ratner will address her international work for women’s economic independence, as well as her personal experiences with citizen diplomacy through WorldChicago. In recognition of her lifetime support of women’s achievement in Chicago and abroad, Ms. Ratner will also be presented the 2014 WorldChicago Gold Medallion Citizen Diplomacy Award. The Gold Medallion Award, a long-time WorldChicago tradition, is presented to an individual or Chicago-based organization that has made a distinguished contribution to promoting citizen diplomacy within the international arena.

Featuring Keynote Speaker and 2014 Gold Medallion Citizen Diplomacy Award Recipient Ms. Hedy Ratner, she is founder and co-president emeritus of and currently consultant with the Women’s Business Development Center.

An advocate and activist for women’s empowerment issues, civil and human rights and women’s business development for more than four decades, Hedy was appointed by President Clinton to the National Women’s Business Council; by Illinois Governor Quinn to the Illinois Economic Recovery Commission, the Illinois Business Enterprise Council and the Governor’s Women’s Advisory Council; by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the Mayor’s Affirmative Action Advisory Council; and, by Cook County Board President Preckwinkle to the Cook County Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Council.

Hedy is the recipient of numerous awards honoring her impactful efforts, a few of which include: the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by Enterprising Women Magazine, the 2013 Advocate Award from Entrepreneurs Experience, and the 2012 Lifetime Advocacy Award from the Federation of Women Contractors.

In this new phase of her professional life, she dedicates herself to social justice and advocacy for the further empowerment of women.

Reception: 11:30 am

Luncheon : 12:00 – 1:30 pm

University Club Cathedral Hall

76 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

$125 Individual Ticket

Sponsorship opportunities: For more information call Abbey Jennings at 312-254-1800 x103 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

$5,000 Gold Sponsor - Luncheon Table with premier seating (seats 10)

$2500 Silver Sponsor - Luncheon Table (seats 10)

$1800 Bronze Sponsor - Luncheon Table (seats 10)

Silver Sponsors: Boeing I Hampton Inn & Suites I Homewood Suites I Hotel Indigo I Leo Burnett I Louis & Joyce Vitullo

Bronze Sponsors: AKPD I Perkins Coie I Joan Miller I Southwest Airlines I Anonymous

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Coffee Conversations
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Higher Education Reform in Serbia
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St.
Chicago, IL
5th Floor Garland Room

We invite you to join us for lunch!
Non-members click  to pay register for $15

WorldChicago members are free!
To register, contact Abbey Jennings at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

During this conversation series, WorldChicago attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the topic of Higher Education Reform and the teaching of technology to result in job creation.  Five University professors from Serbia will be the discussion leaders.  These higher education decision-makers in Serbia, both faculty and administrators, are focusing on America's Information and Communication Technology educational system and how education can stimulate job creation through innovation.The program will begin with a brief introduction by each delegate, followed by a Q& A session.

Attendees will be encouraged to ask delegates questions about Higher Education Reform and technology in Serbia, and the delegates will also have the opportunity to ask WorldChicago attendees questions about Higher Education and reform in the United States.

Young Professional International Music Festival Night


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

6:30 pm Happy Hour at Grafton Pub

8:00 pm World Music Wednesday featuring Hadar Noiberg Trio

Part of the Israeli and World Music Festival

Old Town School

4544 N Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL


Limited number tickets available. You must register here to secure your ticket(s)


There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door of the Old Town School the night of the performance.

Hadar Noiberg has established herself as a major force in the Cuban, Jazz and World music scenes. With a language that transcends her Middle Eastern roots, she fuses styles seamlessly, distinguishing her as both innovative and highly skilled. The tremendous success the Hadar Noiberg Trio has had at various recent festivals and performances globally is a reflection of Hadar's brilliant tone, energy, charisma, and her flair for engrossing musical compositions and arrangements. It is her worldliness and fearless improvisational adventures that make Hadar Noiberg a rising Jazz and world music star. To learn more about Hadar Noiberg click here

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For more details on World Music Wednesday click here


The Young Professionals Committee has planned at Happy Hour at the Grafton Pub, 4530 N. Lincoln Ave. 6:30 pm prior to the 8:00 pm performance.


For more information please contact Abbey Jennings at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at (312) 254-1800 ext. 103.

Young Professionals International Trivia Night at The Globe Pub

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

1934 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

6:00 - 8:30 pm

Join WorldChicago for our 2014 Young Professionals International Trivia Night - graduate students, young professionals and those young at heart (open to those 21+ years old)! Join us for appetizers, drinks, and a fabulous international trivia game!

Register with a team or register alone (and we'll make sure to team you up!).  Join us for a fun, interactive and international night!

Price includes appetizers and 2 drink tickets.

Individual Tickets: $20 Team of 5 tickets: $80

For more information on any upcoming events please contact Abbey Jennings at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 312.254.1800 ext. 103.



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