About the Event
Business Mind: Body & Soul
Can young, successful women have it all in today’s chaotic world? Most would say sure, but the real question is at what price? For some it means making some hard choices and making sacrifices in both their personal and family life. So, what price tag do you put on a thriving business or career?
Dateless Saturday Nights $
Drive through Dinner Diet $$
Daycare, Sitters & Nannies $$$
Divorce & Shared Custody $$$$
Dream Job/Career PRICELE$$
Where would you spend your “having it all” dollars? Do you just shop-till-you-drop, hit the clearance rack to stay within your budget or are you a max-out-your-credit-card kind of gal?
Hear from our panelists about their spending habits and lessons learned about trying to have it all, all the time. What compromises have they made to get to the top of their game?
Setting aside your fashion sense for a moment, what gives you a sense of purpose?
Other than your favorite pair of “broken in” shoes, what do you appreciate the most?
Knowing that there are some jeans that just make your butt look BIGGER than it really is, what is the BIGGEST hurdle you have had to overcome in maintaining an optimistic outlook on life?
Just like finding the perfect outfit in the 75% off section, how do you live in the moment?
Outside of a pair of sweats or flannel PJ’s, what do you find comfort in knowing or doing?
When you are out of Calgon or don’t have time to soak in a hot bath, where else do you go or what do you do to find your inner peace, unwind, mediate or contemplate getting way form it all?
About the Panelists
National Director of Diversity and Corporate Responsibility
Latoria J. Farmer is the National Director of Diversity and Corporate Responsibility for KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory services firm. As National Director, Tori is responsible for aligning diversity and community investment with the firm’s commercial strategy. Her areas of focus include supporting employee resource groups, executing key diversity initiatives for maximum engagement and ROI, managing external partnerships and sponsorships, and leveraging best practices to impact talent retention and development. Tori’s previous experience in higher education, operations, workplace solutions, and human resources ensures that she is well-positioned to oversee a wide range of programs.
As a member of the Society for Human Resource Management she serves on several task forces and boards including Athena International and the Chicago Public Schools National Academy Foundation Business and Finance Cluster. She is a graduate of Illinois State University, a 2011-2012 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and received the 2010 Anti-Defamation League Rising Star Award.
Chyanne Husar AIA, LEED AP
Holabird & Root
Chyanne Husar is a Project Architect with Holabird & Root, LLC where she works on a variety of building typologies including higher education science facilities, sports complexes, theater renovations and multi-family housing. She is responsible for developing the documents needed to convey the client’s needs to a contractor. Chyanne is also Holabird & Root’s in-house expert in sustainable practices and has been involved with three LEED certified projects ranging from gold to platinum.
Chyanne earned her Masters in Architecture in 2005 from Columbia University in New York City where she earned the School Service award. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and was the twice recipient of the Earl Award for Design and a member of the Gargoyle Society. She is involved in numerous professional organizations including the American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter and enjoys mentoring other young professionals.
Director of Marketing Communications
Sarah Partin began her career in advertising at Leo Burnett in Chicago. In 2002, Sarah joined DePaul University—transitioning her career to the higher education arena. In her current role as director of marketing communications, she oversees the planning, creation and implementation of integrated communication campaigns with a focus on prospective student recruitment, brand and university communication initiatives.
She has 13 years of experience in marketing, including campaign strategy and implementation, advertising and media placement. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master’s degree in communications from DePaul. She also is a member of the American Marketing Association. A proud mother of a 17 month old daughter, Sarah resides in Oak Park, IL with her husband of nine years, Mark an attorney.
Senior Account Executive
As a passionate marketing practitioner, Georgia has been involved in the development and execution of strategic marketing initiatives for the past six years, gaining insight and capabilities across a broad range of disciplines. For more than four of those years, Georgia has leveraged her marketing capabilities with TRIS3CT Marketing, managing and growing relationships for its power sports, hair care, skin care, water treatment, wireless telecommunication and market-funded education clients. A broad-based skill set has enabled Georgia to offer clients expertise and guidance in a variety of consumer promotions channels, including mobile, digital, social, retail, sweeps and games, on- and off-site events and web video production.
For the past three years Georgia has been involved with the PMA Chicago Chapter as the event co-chair for the Marketing Food Fights panel discussion series. With an eye for detail and enthusiasm for hard work, Georgia facilitates both pre-event preparations and day-of details to maximize the experience of both top-tier presenters and valued guests alike.
The meeting is held at the Carlton Hotel 1110 Pleasant Street Oak Park, IL 60302-3093.
The cost is $35 in advance for members with guest pricing of $35 through 12:00PM, November 4, 2011. Late registrations will be accepted through 8:00AM, November 11, 2011 for a cost of $40 for members and guests. Online payment options include CREDIT CARD and PAYPAL Payment is not accepted at this event.