Staff Management | SMX Proud Sponsor of Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network Women of Influence Luncheon
I had the pleasure of representing Staff Management | SMX at the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network Women of Influence Luncheon that was held at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in downtown Chicago September 14th. Joining me at this event were other Staff Management | SMX women of excellence: Patti Ayala, Human Resources Manager; Jessica Lewis, Director of Business Solutions; Teri Saga, Supplier Contracts Manager; and Jessica Testwuide, Director of Business Solutions.
The event honored history-maker Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake of the landmark Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first piece of legislation signed by President Barack Obama upon taking office. Ms. Ledbetter is also a 2011 inductee into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
Lilly Ledbetter joined a list of extraordinary women recognized by the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network as “Women of Influence”. In addition to hearing Ms. Ledbetter speak, we also heard from honorary hosts Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and Illinois Dept. of Family and Healthcare Services Director Julie Hamos. It was beyond inspiring to personally hear Ms. Ledbetter speak concerning her continuous fight for equal pay rights.
This event will help The Network continue their education efforts, public policy initiatives and operation of the State of Illinois Domestic Violence Help Line to help end the lives lost, pain caused and families destroyed by domestic violence. Everyone at Staff Management | SMX is extremely proud to have been a sponsor of such a great event!