2021 Dawn Clark Netsch Policy Forum
Thank you to the experts and guests who joined us for our Annual Dawn Clark Netsch Policy Forum where we discussed “Public Health Disparities: COVID-19 and Beyond”. The insightful discussion featured the perspectives of a public policy expert in Cook County – Cook County Health Director of Policy Kathy Chan, a statewide leader in public health oversight – Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health Dr. Ngozi Ezike, and an infectious disease expert and practicing physician downstate – Dr. Vidya Sundareshan. If you missed it, don’t worry. You can watch the full conversation HERE.
2021 Trailblazers Award Reception
Huge thank you to everyone who joined us to honor former Attorney General & IWIL Founding Mother Lisa Madigan at this year’s annual Trailblazers Award Reception. We had very meaningful conversations with Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Senator Dick Durbin, and many of Attorney General Madigan’s friends, colleagues, and supporters about the difference she has made in Illinois. We are so grateful for Attorney General Madigan’s trailblazing leadership and for all who support IWIL Training Academy.
2021 Alumnae Dinner
This summer, we had the opportunity to host our annual alumnae dinner again. It was wonderful to see so many IWIL/TA sisters in-person at Maggiano’s. Plus, a very special thank you to Senator Durbin for joining us.
Alumnae Event Event – Keeping Illinois Blue
As Democratic Party of Illinois Chair Robin Kelly and Executive Director Abby Witt traveled from stop to stop on their statewide listening tour, they made a virtual stop with IWIL Training Academy to listen to our questions & suggestions for the Party. We are excited to work w/ Chair Kelly to Keep Illinois Blue this cycle & beyond!
2021 Annual Spring Fundraiser: When Women Lead
Our second virtual fundraiser was a hit! Because of all those who helped make this event successful, we can propel more women into elected office. Thank you to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IWIL Founding Mother) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi for providing us with candid insights into what it means to be a woman in office. Thank you also to Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth for their steadfast support of IWILTA, and to our alumnae, Congresswomen Cheri Bustos (IWIL Class of ’06) and Marie Newman (IWIL Class of ’17), for continuing to give back to the IWILTA community. This discussion served to reinforce all of our desires to help women succeed in elected office. Thank you to everyone who made the event possible!