The Executives' Club Of Chicago


The Executives Club of Chicago and I Choose the Ladder localize #ShareTheMicNow

WHAT: Local executives Penny Pritzker, Jennifer Scanlon, Stephanie Izard and eight other powerful women will turn their social channels over to a female Black business leader, including Phyllis Lockett, Karla Davis and Kim Lewis, plus eight others, the week of July 6 as part of #ShareTheMicNowChicago.

WHY: #ShareTheMicNow was created by New York Times best-selling authors Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Glennon Doyle, Netflix CMO Bozoma Saint John and Alice + Olivia CEO Stacey Bendet to amplify the voices of Black women and to broaden awareness and understanding of their stories and experiences.

In Chicago, the Executives’ Club has enlisted White local female executives to turn over their social networks to expand the reach of Black female executives so others can get to know them and learn from their experiences.

WHO: The 11 pairs of White and Black Chicago executives listed below. In addition to the Black women posting articles and comments in the White women’s feeds, the pair also will record a  conversation about their respective experiences that will be posted on both the White and Black women’s social channels.

To participate, please follow the White executive below at the specific time indicated.

Chicago pairings/Conversation timing

  • Watchen Nyanue,Founder of I Choose the Ladder and SVP of Corporate Partnerships at Chicago Sky, will take over the LinkedIn feed of Executives’ Club of Chicago Margaret Mueller (7/6/20, 9 a.m.) 

  • Tarrah Cooper Wright, Partner at Rise Strategy Group, will take over the Instagram feed of Stephanie Izard, Executive Chef at Girl and the Goat (7/6/20, noon)

  • Kim Lewis, CEO, Curlmix , will take over the LinkedIn feed of Jessica Malkin, Executive Vice President at Cresset and founding CEO, Chicago Ideas (7/6/20, afternoon)

  • Jasmine Shells, Co-Founder and CEO at Five to Nine, will take over the LinkedIn feed of Jellyvision CEO Amanda Lannert (7/7/20, morning)

  • Karla Davis, Senior Director, Integrated marketing and Media, Ulta Beauty, will take over the Linkedin feed of Jane Hirt, Strategic Communications Consultant and former Chicago Tribune Managing Editor (7/7/20, afternoon)

  • Nicole White, Principal, Global Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Avison Young, will take over the LinkedIn feed of Teresa Harmon, Managing Partner of Chicago office, Global Finance Partner at Sidley Austin LLP (7/8/20, morning)

  • Kara Wright, Principal at Envisioning Equity, will take over the LinkedIn feed of Suzanne Muchin, co-founder Bonfire and Principal at Mind + Matter brand consultancy (7/8/20, afternoon)

  • Phyllis Lockett, CEO at Leap Innovations, will take over the LinkedIn feed of Penny Pritzker, Entrepreneur, Founder and Chairman of PSP Partners (7/9/20, morning)

  • Sherina Maye Edwards, Partner at Quarles and Brady LLP, will take over the LinkedIn feed of  Linda Imonti, Office Managing Principal at KPMG (7/10/20, morning)

  • Dorothy Capers, Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel at National Express Group, will take over the LinkedIn feed of Jennifer Scanlon, UL president and CEO(7/10/20, morning)