On Monday, October 14, 2019, Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC) along with sponsors, Associated Bank, and The Chicago Community Trust will host “Women+Commerce+Community” in recognition of National Women’s Small Business Month.

“Women+Commerce+Community” is the inaugural session of QCDC’s newly launched business master class series. “Women+Commerce+Community” is a half-day master class aimed at educating, connecting, and inspiring women business owners and young women seeking to start a business or advance their careers. The participating leaders include a broad spectrum of women that have achieved “real success” and are open to candidly sharing their stories and tips with others.

“Women+Commerce+Community” will be held at Little Black Pearl, 1060 E. 47th Street. The master class will feature three insightful and engaging moderated panels opening at 12:30 PM with registration, refreshments, and mindful networking.

The conversations will commence at 1:00 PM with topics including “You, Inc…Mind-Body-Spirit”; “Succeeding…At the Local Level”; “Connecting the Dots…Ultimate Relationship Management”; and “Success…What It Takes to Achieve It”.

A networking reception will close the afternoon. Featured panelist and moderators include the following leaders: Chicago Media Personality, Robin Robinson; President and CEO of the Chicago Defender Charities and Publisher of Bronzeville Life Magazine,Myiti  Sengstacke; CEO, Founder of the I Am That Woman Retreat, Twyler Jenkins; CEO, 37 Oaks Consulting, Strategic Events Solutions and Terrand Smith, CEO and Founder, the PowHer Network, Chauntel McKenzie; CEO and Founder, Sib’s Breakfast Club, Sibyl Holloway; Principal, The Griffin Company, Terry R. Griffin; President and CEO, the Integrated Brand Marketing (I.B.M.) Company, Tracey V. Bell; SVP – Director of Multicultural Affordable Lending, Associated Bank, Denise Smith; Owner, Essential Elements Chicago, Melanie Whaley; Certified Yoga Instructor and Social Worker, Necole Muhammad; CEO and Founder, Prosperity Coaching Academy, Michelle Thibodeaux; President and CEO, the Balton Corporation and Reggio’s Pizza, Shari Wilson; SVP – Director of Community Accountability, Associated Bank, LaDonna Reed; President, WDB Marketing, Keeana Barber; and Executive Director, QCDC, Rhonda McFarland.

To download the press release, click here: 10-14 QCDC press release fin