Kellogg Magazine  |  Spring/Summer 2015



Kellogg Club of Kellogg Executive Women’s Network (KEWN)

Marilyn Cleeff ’92

KEWN continued its partnership with the Union League Club of Chicago for its Author’s Luncheon Program. This program continues to provide KEWN members and guests with a venue to meet and hear prominent authors from a wide array of disciplines discuss their new books. In the past six months, we’ve heard, among others, Stanley McChrystal, Robert Reich, Cindy Crawford, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Clair McCaskill, Peggy Noonan, Robert Gates and Amy Cuddy. We are thrilled to have this opportunity!

Other recent KEWN events that provided opportunities for learning, giving back to the community and networking include:

On Oct. 19, KEWN co-hosted a luncheon with the Alliance for Women of the Chicago Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and the Black Women Lawyers Association, followed by a discussion with Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli, co-founders of Seneca Women, of their new book, Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose.

On Oct. 20, Dr. Marianne Cooper of Stanford joined KEWN members, guests and a contingent of Women’s Business Association students for a presentation on Women’s Growing Economic Power and Business Implications.

On Dec. 5, KEWN members, guests and a number of their children participated in our 9th Annual Holiday Brunch/Gift Wrapping. At this event, the group provided and wrapped gifts for children and families who are supported by Community Alternatives Unlimited, an Illinois-based social services organization. This annual event is one of KEWN’s most well-attended and ensures a happy holiday for many.

On Dec. 10, KEWN hosted its second annual holiday networking event at the Allen Center aptly titled “A Glass of Wine, Good Company and a Thoughtful Discussion.” Dr. Alice Eagly joined us for the thoughtful discussion, “The Good News and Bad News for Women as Leaders,” a topic somewhat driven by the 2016 presidential election.