TABLE & EVENT SPONSORS
Bruning & Associates; Illinois College of Optometry; Latham & Watkins; Michael Best; and John Wilhelm
Randy Fifield, Keynote Address
Randy Fifield is Chairwoman of Fifield Realty Corp., overseeing design, marketing and execution of Fifield apartment projects in Chicago and for Century West Partners in Los Angeles. Those companies have 3,000 apartment units in development. Randy did neighborhood residential development in the 90's, then partnered up with her husband Steve beginning in 1999 and 2001 with loft condos (Gotham and Clinton Complex: 461 units) then the 28 story apartment tower at 180 North Jefferson in 2004 (283 units). This led to the $800 million K Station development with 2145 units in 5 apartment towers between 2006-2010 and the recently opened K2 (2013). A Northwestern University grad, Fifield is on the boards of Prentice Hospital and Children's Memorial hospitals. In 2012 Randy was honored by the LA Lakers and Comerica Bank as Business Woman of the Year in LA where she was appropriately named a "Lakers Girl". Randy is the proud and involved mother of five children and was named Today's Chicago Women's "Mother of the Year" in 2003.
Yvonne C. Jones, Jesse White Scholars and Tutoring Program
Executive Director, Jesse White Scholars and Tutoring Program - For long-time service on behalf of at-risk youths by providing education assistance, resources and college opportunities.
Amanda Lannert, Jellyvision Lab
CEO, Jellyvision Lab - For making a difference for women in the field of technology by leading by example and supporting efforts to hire more women in the technology field.
Deborah Steiner, RR Donnelley
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, RR Donnelley. For long-standing service in Chicago’s business and government communities, and enriching the lives of vulnerable women and children in Uganda, Rwanda and Ukraine through Pure & Faultless, a nonprofit she founded.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION - PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD -
Dr. Janice K. Jackson, Chicago Public Schools
CEO, Chicago Public Schools, for her efforts to improve the education and opportunities for Chicago Public School students.
Honorees from prior years, please click here.