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Chicago: International Women's Day: Pledge for Parity


Free tickets will be available on 2/23 at 10am. Get them on Eventbrite!

In 2014, the World Economic Forum predicted it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. In 2015, the news worsened: estimated gender gap “progress” wouldn't close entirely until 2133. As women in creative fields, we simply cannot let opportunities bypass us because of our gender. In accordance with International Women’s Day, we’re making it our mission to pledge for parity.

On Tuesday March 8, we invite you to join us at Frequency 540 to celebrate International Women’s Day with an insightful panel discussion about achieving gender parity, creating inclusive communities and eliminating workplace bias. Join the conversation on Twitterusing #SheSaysChi and #PledgeforParity and let us know what you plan to do to close the gender gap.


Dan Fietsam: Adjunct Faculty, IMC Graduate Program, the Medill School at Northwestern. Founder, The Fietsam Group, LLC. Previous creative leadership roles at FCB, BBDO, DDB, Y&R and Leo Burnett. Follow on twitter: @fietstweets.

Melissa Healy: Group Creative Director, Frequency540.

Chester Lantin: HR Manager, Zeno Group. ?Follow Chester on Twitter @ChesterLantin.

Tereasa Surratt: SVP Global Group Creative Director, Ogilvy. Ad Week’s “Women To Watch 2013.” Author (Random House, Hearst, Crown) / PROPRIETOR of National Historic Landmark hotel 'Camp Wandawega'. Follow on Instagram @campwandawega.

Cher Vincent: Co-host of Open Ended podcast, freelance non-profit social media producer, photographer, audio production producer, DJ, writer, and accountant. Follow Cher on Twitter@chermusings and Instagram @cherphotos.

Arrive at 6pm to kickoff with drinks and snacks provided by our host and sponsor, Frequency 540 - a digital agency dedicated to helping brands matter more. We graciously thank them for their support! The panel will start promptly at 6:30pm.


Shout out to Beckie O'Connor for the event design! See her work here.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST) - Add to Calendar


Frequency 540 - 111 East Wacker Drive. Suite 300. Chicago, IL 60601 - View Map



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