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Please join the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity as they present “Owning Their Future: Women Business Leaders Pave the Way Forward”. We know women business owners and entrepreneurs have been disproportionately impacted by the effects of the pandemic, which is layered on top of existing barriers to entry and growth. Hear from women business leaders who have broken the glass ceiling and want to help you get your business to the next level.

Lotika Pai: managing director of access to capital, Women’s Business Development Center


  • Genevieve Thiers: disruptor, entrepreneur, speaker, and investor
  • Jessica Taylor: national director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
  • Rohini Dey, Ph.D: founder of Vermilion & founder of Let’s Talk Womxn
  • Samara Mejia Hernandez: founding partner, Chingona Ventures and co-founder, Latinx Founders Collective

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