With special thanks to our event sponsor, Fieldglass, and in partnership with Illinois Technology Association (ITA), ARA Chicago is pleased to share the details of our next event.

ARA aspires to Attract women to the field of information technology; Retain relationships with women in the information technology industry; and Advance the role of women in the information technology community.

Our next event will feature a panel discussion comprised of current female executives in IT, those who started in IT and worked their way up to the C-Suite in an operations role outside of IT, and someone who is at the Chief Marketing Officer level who works in technology/partners with technology.

In our hyper-digital world, business and IT increasingly have to work together, from product and marketing to sales and finance. The evening is designed to help attendees learn and understand what career options exist within IT, as well as in these other areas that directly impact IT, and will offer ample opportunity for questions, learning, and networking.

Confirmed panelists include:

• Julianna Cole, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
• Leigh Segall, Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President, Leapfrog Online
• Kay Vicino, Chief Data Officer, Northern Trust
• Emily Winters, Chief Information Officer, American Access Casualty Company

Anna Frazzetto, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of International Technology Solutions for Harvey Nash, will moderate.

A summary of the event logistics follows:

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Time: 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Location: Law Offices of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP (225 West Wacker Drive, 30th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606)

Cost: Free thanks to ITA securing the space for us, as well as event sponsor Fieldglass providing refreshments.

We hope to see you there and thank you, in advance, for support of our mission.

All our best,

Jane Gilligan Hamner

Megan McCann

Leslie Vickrey