We celebrated the hard work of the first Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce x 1871 Hispanic Tech Cohort. Right before the event kicked off we rolled a video that shed light on how the program impacted each member. Food and drink were provided by Felix's Famous Cookies, Amanecer Breakfast Tacos, Atzimba - Catering & Event Services and Dulcelandia/Yogolandia Sweet & Savory. All Hispanic owned businesses.
Check out this Polar Plunge recap video! Wondering where the GoPro footage came from? Our very own COO, Tom Alexander, strapped on a headband GoPro rig for a first person look at ALL the fun. BRRRRRR!!! The water was so cold, but it didn't phase us! We're proud of our team for sticking it out and taking the plunge for a great cause.
It was a Fight Club…but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the Feminist Fight Club was born. Author Jessica Bennett shared with our community the bruises, scrapes, and scars that mark their experience – and ultimately their victories – in battling office sexism.
Check out this video for a look at Impact Engine, the winner of the 2016 Chicagoness Award, featuring CEO Jessica Droste-Yagan. Impact Engine. Impact Engine is a venture fund that invests financial and human capital in early-stage, for-profit technology businesses improving education, health, economic empowerment, and resource efficiency.