Economic Empowerment

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Brenna Berman is working to make cities happier, healthier and more productive. She currently serves as the CEO & Executive Director of City Tech Collaborative in Chicago, Illinois, an urban solutions accelerator looking to improve cities and turn them into places where technology helps drive innovation, inclusion, and collaboration for all. Before joining City Tech, she worked in the administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, where she served as the Chief Information Officer for the City and Commissioner for the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) from 2012 to 2017. Brenna began her career at IBM where she worked to promote government innovation. We sat down with her to learn more about what has influenced her career, her work at City Tech and other projects she enjoys.

Angela Fuentes

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Angela Fuentes is the Co-Founder & CEO of FortyTwentyAM, a Flat Pattern Maker, and a pattern-making instructor at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). She’s been in the fashion industry for 12+ years and has owned her company since 2012.

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. One of these leaders is Alisha Ramos, Founder and CEO of Girls' Night In (GNI), a company helping people unwind, take care, and cultivate community.

JENNIFER GAMBOA-COPELAND

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Jennifer Gamboa-Copeland, Diversity & Inclusion - Women & Black-African American Segments, AT&T, leads efforts to promote an inclusive work environment.

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Vildan Kehr, Divisional Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition at Abbott, talked to us about the biggest issues facing women today and how we can address them.

Kate Glantz Graphic IWD Forum

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Kate Glantz, Senior Director, Economic Opportunity and Empowerment at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, works in partnership with the private sector to advance women’s economic empowerment, foster inclusive entrepreneurship, and champion equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Y-Vonne Hutchinson

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Y-Vonne Hutchinson is the founder of Ready Set, a diversity solutions firm based in Oakland, CA, and a co-founder/adviser of Project Include.

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Afdhel Aziz, Founder and Chief Purpose Officer, Conspiracy of Love, and Author, Good is the New Cool, is an expert in brand purpose and social impact. 

Sherrie Westin

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Sherrie Westin, President of Social Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, leads the Workshop’s efforts to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. 

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