Celebrating Intersectionality: Queer Women Entrepreneurs

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Hinshaw and Culbertson

151 N Franklin St #2500

Chicago, IL 60606

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StartOut Chicago and the LGBT chamber are celebrating Women’s History Month with an inspiring panel of dynamic queer women entrepreneurs. Join us as we dig into their journeys for a compelling conversation about how their identities shaped their path, leading to lessons from which we can all learn.

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5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Check-in and networking over food and drinks

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Panel discussion and questions

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Post-panel networking and event wrap-up


A special thank you to our evening's sponsor Hinshaw & Culbertson.

Meet Your Panel:


Moderator: Zara Espinoza, Leadership Board, Out in Tech Chicago



Panelist: Jackie Richter, Co-Founder of Heels and Hardhats Contracting

Heels and Hardhats Contracting was built on a dream of equality for women in the trades by Jackie and Cyndi Richter. The company was formed in 2010 when Jackie, a general manager of a construction company, suddenly couldn’t find work. Jackie had undergone gender correction and believes the lack of work was due to her unique diversity. Cyndi grew up with her family in the bricklayers union. From growing up in a union home, Cyndi has always felt passionate about the work that the union can provide. With this new employment obstacle being faced, Jackie and her partner Cyndi formed Heels & Hardhats.



Panelist: LaTonya Wilkins, Founder of The Change Coaches

LaTonya Wilkins, founder of The Change Coaches™, is a uniquely innovative leadership, business and change coach that helps people and organizations reach new heights. LaTonya partners with leaders and organizations to navigate growth, difficult decisions, change and other large organizational initiatives. She focuses on mindset, behavioral and culture change so organizations can evolve and thrive, while maintaining purpose in their work. LaTonya’s career has been shaped by roles she has held working for highly admired companies in innovative, newly created, global talent management roles. She is particularly passionate about helping underrepresented leaders succeed as leaders and entrepreneurs.

LaTonya is currently the President of the True Star Youth Foundation board, a digital marketing organization that is run by youth of color. She regularly writes and speaks on topics such as organizational culture, inclusion, leadership, diversity and coaching.



Panelist: Marisa Gora, Founder of Kemora Landscape Designs

Marisa is founder of Kemora Landscape Designs, a company that was founded in 2002 and specializes in the design and creation of unique living spaces for the urban residential market. We take pride in implementing our designs to create a personalized outdoor space that is not only beautiful, but is also functional and compatible with the natural environment of the living space.

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151 N Franklin St #2500

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