Kellogg Magazine  |  Fall/Winter 2015



Kellogg Executive Women’s Network (KEWN)

Dee Slaughter EMP-24

KEWN has continued its partnership with the Union League Club of Chicago for its Authors Luncheon Program. Recently, KEWN members and guests were thrilled to hear a wide array of prominent authors from many disciplines discuss their new books, as evidenced by the recent lineup: David Axelrod, James Carville and Mary Matalin, Tim Gunn, Erick Larson, Hank Paulson, Cokie Roberts, Jack and Suzy Welch and Michael Morell (as well as many others).

KEWN members have attended many lectures and events together. On February 17, 2015, 30 KEWN members and guests attended a presentation by Kellogg’s own Adam Waytz, associate professor of management and organizations, on “Why Good People Do Bad Things (And What to Do About It).”

In April, 80 KEWN members and guests, including members of the Family Enterprise Club and the Women’s Business Association, attended “Leadership Lessons From the Top: A Fireside Chat with Powerful Female Business Leaders,” a panel with Ann Drake ’84, CEO of DSC Logistics, and Wendy Carlson Nelson ’99, vice president of operations, Carlson Hotels Worldwide. The panel was moderated by Linda Darragh, clinical professor of entrepreneurial practice and executive director of the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. Ms. Drake and Ms. Nelson shared with attendees their career progressions, how they created their own successes, and the challenges they face as female leaders in male-dominated industries.

On May 14, 2015, 75 KEWN members and guests attended the 7th Annual Wine Tasting/Epicurean/Networking Evening in the GE Monogram Design Center space at the Merchandise Mart. GE Monogram Executive Chef Jon Liddell prepared savory pairings for the wines offered at the Artisan Cellar. This annual event is one of KEWN’s most popular and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. While everyone loved the food and wine, networking was also a top priority.