Women’s Initiative Luncheon

2017 Women’s Initiative Luncheon


Thursday, June 29th, 2017 @ 11:30AM -1:30PM








Location: The Union League Club -65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604


This Years Honorees:

Senator Kimberly Lightford

We proudly announce that for our 2nd W.I.L Honoree will be State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford! Senator Kimberly A. Lightford has been a vocal champion for her strongest passions: promoting quality education, advocating for quality healthcare and providing support for working families. She is a major advocate for education reform and has helped re-enroll high school dropouts by establishing the Illinois Hope and Opportunity Pathways through Education Program. We are so honored to have Senator Lightford come speak to our young ladies about the importance of education 💯

Maya-Camille Broussard

Maya is a creative entrepreneur, culinary artist, and culturist. She established Justice of the Pies a bakery specializing in sweet and savory pies, quiches and tarts. Funds raised on Seed Chicago’s Kickstarter page, an Accion Chicago, City of Chicago and World Business Chicago program, helped launch the business. Her determination and hard work led to her products being sold at Whole Foods and other retailers. In 2016, she was invited to share her story in a TEDx Talk. She also partners with local non-profit organizations to provide culinary and cultural enrichment workshops for at-risk youths.


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