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SUMMIT: 50 ACTION 50 - Chicago Leading America For Women's Economic Equity

50 ACTION 50 - by WE Design Think

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:45 AM - Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:45 AM (CDT)

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How Might Gender Economic Equity Start In Chicago & Lead the Nation?




We invite all those who were unable to purchase tickets to attend our Capstone Breakfast on June 6th at 1871. Details to come.
Chicago can lead America in gender equality. Become part of a network of Chicago companies and people driving this change. Do you want to participate in this action design workshop? Apply to be part of a design team and experience the power of women and men working together.
We achieve a 50% female, 50% male gender representation at 50 ACTION 50 events. We know that having women and men working together creates actionable solutions. Just think how wage inequity impacts your family: the gender wage gap results, on average, a household income loss of $1 million over a woman's lifetime.
Learn more about 50 ACTION 50 here.


Lets Make Gender Economic Equity in the Workforce Start in Chicago. And Never End.

We keep hearing about gender imbalance in our organizations, in the degrees pursued, lack of pay equity. At 50 ACTION 50 we have moved to action. Join us as we hack actions that will a

chieve gender economic equality in Chicago that can inspire America.

Let’s make gender economic equality in the workforce start in Chicago. And never end.


SPEAKER - Michele Wucker, Author of The Gray Rhino

A global thought leader in strategy, public policy, and geo-economics, Michele Wucker draws on three decades of experience in media and non-profit management and content creation and turnarounds. Michele is author, most recently, of THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore. She has been recognized as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Guggenheim Fellow, among other honors. Her past leadership positions include Vice President for Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; President of the World Policy Institute, which she re-launched in a dramatic turnaround; and Latin America Bureau Chief at International Financing Review.



11:45 Arrival

12:00 LUNCH

12:45  Welcome. Backstory to 50 ACTION 50

  1:00 Interview: Google in conversation around Pay Equity. 

  1:30 Panel discussion: How Might Chicago Lead in Gender Equality as an Economic Force?

  2:45 Workshop Part I: Define the Issues

  2:50 Break

  3:10 Workshop Part II: Solutions & Actions

  4:30 Break

  4:45 Workshop Part III: Presentation Prep 

  5:10 Workshop Part IV: Presentations

  6:00 Networking and Cocktails on Google's outdoor deck

  7:00 Thank You and Act!


1. Learn Human-Centered Design Principles

2. Leave with a Plan of Action 

3. Find A Place in a Community of Leaders


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Google (our Summit host)
320 North Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:45 AM - Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:45 AM (CDT)

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50 ACTION 50 - by WE Design Think

What is 50 ACTION 50?

WE Design Think, bi-anually, selects an issue that has been at the forefront of private and public discussions and moves a willing coalition of change makers to action. In 2016/17 the 50 ACTION 50 program focus is:


50 ACTION 50 is a commitment made by 50 organizations to bring a team of a woman and man to move to action. These 50 Women and 50 Men bring back their learnings and experiences to their organizations, their communities, and their families.


What is WE Design Think?

WE Design Think is a community of leaders and innovators who believe that human-centered design can positively impact organizations,communities, and families by helping them adapt and remain competitive in a rapidly shifting global economy. Visit the website here

WE Design Think works with organizations to train employees in innovation: mindset and skillset.


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