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Polished Pebbles girls mentoring program & Women’s Board of Chicago Urban League host Mommy & Me Career Conference

WHO: More than 150 girls who participate in Polished Pebbles’ Saturday program and after-school programming along with their mothers or mother-like figures will be in attendance. Local entrepreneurs, school officials, philanthropists, and businesswomen. will participate in workshops and panels. Guest speakers include: Dr. Donna Leak, Superintendent of District 168 Schools; Dawn Milhouse, Executive Director of Milhouse Charities; Heather Williams, founder of Glam Luxe and star of the Lifetime series, “Bringing Up Ballers”; celebrity hairstylist Chris Curse of Chris Curse & Co.; and Nikki Hayes, proprietor of Pier 31.

WHAT: Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program’s first Mommy & Me Career Conference in partnership with the Women’s Board of Chicago Urban League. The conference will advance the career prospects of girls and their moms through a variety of workshops and panels. The half-day seminar provides girls and their mothers with the exposure and initial skills to succeed in the workplace and business. The conference workshops cover topics such as “Dressing for Career Success,” “Beauty and Self-Care to Win a Job and Keep It,” “Entrepreneurship for Girls and Moms,” and “Taking Advantage of Lucrative Non-Traditional Careers”. There is also a fashion show presented by Ann Taylor employee mentors teaching the girls how to dress for success in the workplace. The event is free. To attend the conference, register here:

WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 8 A.M. to 3 P.M.

WHERE: New Sullivan Elementary School 8331 S. Mackinaw Ave., Chicago, IL 60617

BACKGROUND: The Women’s Board of the Chicago Urban League is a dynamic group of women who raise funds for the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship Fund. Women’s Board members play an active role in advancing the growth of the Chicago Urban League through direct service and fundraising.

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AVAILABILITY: Kelly Fair, Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program, Jasmine Guy, Women’s Board, Chicago Urban League


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