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Fierce Women Feature – Chicago Innovation

“This Friday, on the (high) heels of last night’s Chicago Innovation event Celebrating Women in Innovation, I want to spotlight the four Fierce Women we honored for their impact and inspiration in the sector. I have previously featured Christine Sandman Stone as a Fierce Woman for her dogged commitment to advancing women and excellence in her leadership roles in business and community.

Equally Fierce Women who were recognized were:

*Megan McCann, CEO of McCann Partners and Co-Founder of ARA which supports women in technology careers through mentorship and programming

*Janice Jackson, EdD, CEO of Hope Chicago, is transforming access to postsecondary education for CPS youth. Hope Chicago’s dual-generation scholarship program to provide debt-free education to high school graduates AND THEIR PARENTS is genuinely innovative and their traction to impact 4,000 students in less than 2 years blows my mind!

*Maria Wynne, CEO of Leadership Greater Chicago, where she has brought innovation and transformation to the professional development organization’s agenda with a focus on educating and engaging professional leaders in how they can help advance equity and workforce development in all they do.

Thank you to Chicago Innovation for inviting NextGroup to be a featured partner in this program. We met so many wonderful women and changemakers with similar passions and missions to NextGroup. Let’s keep shining for each other and all women!”

-Candance Chow, CoFounder, NextGroup