Chicago may be called the ‘Second City’ but we’re second to none when it comes to the outstanding women in our community.  

Our honorees are changemakers and pioneers who are opening and creating doors of opportunity for generations of girls to come. It is with great pleasure that we announce our 2019-2020 She Shines Honorees.

Honorees from left to right:

Susan Sadlowski Garza (City of Chicago 10th Ward Alderwoman), Phaedra Leslie (Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership), Lindrea Reynolds (LR Brand Consulting), Karen Foley (Juvenile Protective Association), Whitney Morrison (Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center), Leslie A. McKinney (Black Women in Science and Engineering), Veronica Johnson (McCormick Theological Seminary), and Angela Esposito (Chicago Architecture Center).

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