THE 5th ANNUAL SOUL OF A POWERFUL WOMAN is a fundraising performance for the theater started by Ms. Taylor in 2013 because she understands and believes in the Power of Women. She asked a few other powerful women to help in her efforts and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, feminist activist Hedy Ratner, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and many, many great women leaders of the community joined in to help make this woman lead, woman sponsored and woman united campaign be the success that it has become.

Sunday May 20, 2018 
6:00PM Performance 

Black Ensemble Theater
Tickets $150 – $250

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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

State’s Attorney Kim Foxx

Activist Hedy Ratner
Women’s Business Development Center

Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Dr. Suzet McKinney
CEO & Executive Director, Illinois Medical District

Kimberly McCullough-Starks
President & CEO, Platinum Public Strategies, LLC

Tarrah Cooper
Partner, Rise Strategy Group

Justine Fedak
Head Social and Sponsorship Marketing North America,
BMO Harris Bank

Star Jones
Attorney, Author & Advocate, President,
Professional Diversity Network, Inc.

Leah Hope
Reporter ABC 7 News

Sandra Reynolds

Sol Flores
Executive Director of La Casa Norte

Robin Robinson
Reporter and Entrepreneur


Sandra Abrevaya
President and Chief Impact Officer, Thrive Chicago

Jeannie L. Adams
Northern Trust, Vice President (Retired)

Michelle Boone
Chief Program & Civic Engagement Officer, Navy Pier, Inc.

Carole Brown
Chief Financial Officer, City of Chicago

Ellen-Blair Chube
Managing Director, Investment Banking
William Blair

Anne Edwards

Rona Fourte
Director, D&I Education and Supplier Diversity
Walgreen Co.

Jeanne Gang
Studio Gang

Tulsi Gaonkar 
Barlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

Deborah Higginbottom 
East Lake Management

Denise Hoeflich

Rebeca Nieves Huffman
Executive Director, City Year Chicago

Cara Hughes
Senior Director of Sales, Baldwin Richardson Foods Co.

Cheryle Jackson
AAR Corp.

Nicole Johnson-Scales
Sr. VP and Head of Community Development, Fifth Third Bank

Adrienne King
Sr. Director, Americas Human Capital, Bain & Company, Inc.

Lynn Lockwood
Civic Leader

William (Bill) Marovitz

Anne Olaimey
Civic Leader

Gigi Pucker 
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation

Eileen Rhodes
President, East Lake Management

Shawnelle Ritchie
Director, Communications and Public Affairs, CBS 2 Chicago

Michelle A. Robinson 
Vice President-Government Affairs, Verizon

Desiree Rogers
Chair, Choose Chicago

Loretta Rosenmayer
Founder, INTREN Inc.

Amy Rule

Smita Shah
President and CEO
SPAAN Tech, Inc.

Jenni Sorenson

Sharon Stanciel
Manager, Executive and Government Relations, Cboe Global Markets

Desiree Tate
President, Tate & Associates 

Ashley Tate-Gilmore
CEO, Fortis Global LLC

Liz Thompson
Cleveland Avenue Foundation

Amanda Vallejo
Comcast Cable

Mary Ann Weprin

Andy Zopp
President & CEO, World Business Chicago