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May Networking Luncheon - "Don’t Brace for Change; Embrace It Wholeheartedly"
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May Networking Luncheon -

When: Wednesday, May, 11, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 
United States
Presenter: Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman of Johnson Publishing Company
Contact: PWCC
(312) 263-1808

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This luncheon is sold out, please do not use this service to register.  There are a limited number of tickets available for sale, please reserve your ticket by calling the PWCC office at (312) 263-1808 by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, or paying on site at the Union League Club.    Thank you. 


As Chairman of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), the largest African-American owned publishing firm in the United States, Linda Johnson Rice will take us through the choices she made to implement bold changes at her iconic company during a pivotal moment in its history. Learn how Rice made the critical business decisions to transition from CEO to Chairman, hire female senior executive talent, and navigate the changing media landscape to maintain relevancy and market share.  Leave the meeting inspired to embrace change in your professional life!


JPC, founded in 1942, publishes EBONY and JET magazines and is the parent company to Fashion Fair Cosmetics, a pioneering line of beauty products catering to millions of African-American consumers. Under Rice's leadership, JPC has remained the number one African- American owned publishing company in the world.  As a second-generation leader of the company, Rice is the steward of its original vision and she remains committed to ensuring the legacy of her parents, the founders of JPC.


Rice serves on the boards of the United Negro College Fund, Omnicom Group, Inc., Northwestern Memorial Corporation, the Women’s and Trustee boards of The Art Institute of Chicago; After School Matters; the Founding Council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and as President of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors.


In recognition of her leadership and achievements, the Chicago Sun-Times named Rice among Chicago’s “100 Most Powerful Women” and one of the “Top 10 Women In Media.” She also received the Women of Power Award from the National Urban League, the Trumpet Award from Turner Broadcasting, the Alumni Merit Award from the University of Southern California, and the Alumni of the Year Award from the Black Management Association at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Rice holds a BA in Journalism from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.



Grilled Breast of Chicken
Spring Vegetables and Rice Salad
Greens and Garnishes
Red Pepper & Basil Vinaigrette

Vegetarian Selection:

White Bean, Fennel and Tomato Salad
Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper & Basil Vinaigrette

Strawberry Shortcake Tart
Strawberry Coulis