Kellogg Executive Women's Network members came together again this holiday season to provide extraordinary support for people in our community who are struggling in these challenging economic times. KEWN members teamed with Community Alternatives Unlimited, a not-for-profit case management agency that provides services to individuals with disabilities, to help meet the holiday needs of the children and families that CAU serves. Approximately 40 KEWN members attended a holiday breakfast, bringing gifts to wrap for babies and children, gift cards for families, and other essentials that families would otherwise not have for the holidays. Several of our members offered exceptional help and support by sponsoring 10 families and providing all of the gifts on their "wish lists" for the holidays and by donating several new winter coats for babies and children in need. This is the second year that KEWN has hosted this event, and the turnout and response has been outstanding.
In February, KEWN co-hosted an event with the Executive MBA program that featured Professor Daniel Diermeier discussing "Doing Well and Doing Good" and the challenges and strategic value that corporate social responsibility efforts can bring to a firm. The evening was very well attended and alumni and guests also had the opportunity to learn more about the Executive MBA program at Kellogg.
The KEWN leadership team gathered for the Kellogg Centennial Event at Chicago Hilton and Towers Hotel on Feb. 20. McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner and Dean Jain discussed what it takes to succeed in an increasingly globalized economy. Sheryl Cox EMP-30, Leslye Sandberg EMP-30, Dolores Slaughter EMP-24, Julie Kanak EMP-59 and Teresa Prahl '06 joined guests Kim Reome EMP-47, Linda Balkin '88 and John Fitch '06 for the very well attended event celebrating Kellogg's Centennial.