Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Women in Family Business


Special guest: Mary Burke
Current CEO and Founder, Building Brave
Former Director of Forecasting and Strategic Planning, Trek Bicycle Corp.

About this event:

Women within our Membership Community continue to ask for opportunities to connect with other women in family business. Our past three women’s events have provided this opportunity for them so we're continuing the tradition! Our goal is to create personal connections in a meaningful way.  Join us, get inspired, and meet women from various family businesses while enjoying an elegant evening of dinner, cocktails, and conversation.

Deisgned for:
Women stakeholders at any age and stage of family business (owner, married-in, Next Gen).  All are welcome.

Event details:
Thursday, February 16, 2017
London House Chicago • 85 E. Upper Wacker Dr.

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This event is open to Members of the Loyola Family Business Center and their guests (pre-approval needed).

Mary Burke is the CEO and founder of Building Brave, a non-profit organization dedicated to women and girls discovering and being their most confident selves.  She is on the Board of the Burke Foundation, Madison Board of Education, Morgridge Institute of Research and Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation.  She co-founded the AVID/TOPS college preparation program which supports over 1,000 students as they aspire to earn a college degree.  In 2014, she became the first woman to win the nomination for Governor of Wisconsin from a major party.  She has held leadership positions in private, public and nonprofit sectors as Vice President of Finance for Intrepid Corporation, Director of European Operations for Trek Bicycle, and Wisconsin’s Secretary of Commerce.  Mary earned her BS in Business Administration at Georgetown University and her MBA from Harvard University.