Category Archives: Current Events

Sixth Annual Illinois Women’s Conference

Panel discussions with extraordinary leaders in Illinois, networking with top company leaders, and celebrating women in leadership – doesn’t get much better than that. The 2015 conference is a statewide event focusing on professional development, community, networking, entrepreneurship and women’s … Continue reading

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Executive Director and Vice President – National Diversity Council

Terri Mayes to be Named Executive Director of Illinois Diversity Council and serve as Vice President of the National Diversity Council CHICAGO, IL – – Terri Mayes has been appointed Executive Director of the Illinois “Diversity Council (ILDC) and Vice … Continue reading

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Google’s High-Priced Nest

In January, Google paid 3.2 billion cash for Nest. Nest is a company that designs and manufactures sensor-driven, Wi-Fi-enabled, self-learning, programmable thermostats and smoke detectors.  Marcus Wohlsen of Wired wrote,  “The value Google sells its customers—that is, advertisers—lies in its peerless … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Disrupter is At It Again

Fortune magazine called Amazon.com founder, Jeff Bezos, the ultimate disrupter when he was chosen as its 2012 Businessperson of the Year. Last week, Bezos bought The Washington Postnewspaper, a premier brand in the content world, for $250 million. In a memo to Post employees, Bezos wrote … Continue reading

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