Loretto Kennedy to speak at Congressman Rodney Davis’ inaugural women’s event

July 8, 2014

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Loretto Kennedy, a principal with Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., will serve as a keynote speaker for Congressman Rodney Davis’ women’s conference titled “Investing in Women” on Saturday, July 19. The free program is dedicated to helping women connect with each other and achieve success personally and professionally.

The conference will take place at the I-Hotel, located on the University of Illinois campus, with the keynote session scheduled from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Other keynote speakers include Congresswoman Susan Brooks, representative for the 5th District of Indiana; Cynthia Bruno, morning news anchor for WCIA-3; and Phyllis Wise, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The conference will showcase how women help drive the success of the nation. According to Davis, who represents the 13th District of Illinois, more than half of the 72 million women in the workforce are primary income earners and are also starting two of every three new businesses. Nearly 50 percent of women make the majority of financial decisions for their home, while 85 percent make all family healthcare decisions.

“This event is about helping women connect and invest in each other through shared stories of finding and embracing their passions, overcoming life’s challenges and achieving success in their various fields,” Davis said.

Kennedy, who focuses her practice on litigation, as well as helping corporations and startups with business planning, risk management, corporate formation and contract negotiation, is a staunch supporter of women’s leadership and empowerment. She is a founding member of Chuhak & Tecson’s Women Helping Women initiative, which integrates business development, networking and philanthropy into events that benefit not only the attendees, but the Chicagoland community as well.

Investing in Women

Saturday, July 19, 2014

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

I-Hotel, University of Illinois

1900 S. 1st Street

Champaign, IL 61820