You are cordially invited to our annual Fall Exchange series.


20 North Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois

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Event Details

Our topic for this year's Fall Exchange is Leadership! It is an opportunity to explore our viewpoints on what is leadership, and more precisely, what it takes to lead. Innovative Female Empowerment - Rethink Leadership. Hear from Liem Le, an entrepreneur who wants us to reimagine social innovation and employee & community engagement, and alumni Laura Kempf, author of Inspiring Bold and Champion for leadership change. Relax with fellow Booth women for a fun evening at the Fall Exchange! Enjoy scintillating conversation, share laughter, strengthen old bonds and make new connections at this informal gathering in your hometown. All Booth women are welcome. Come by yourself or bring a friend along. Hope to see you there.


$20 Includes appetizers and drinks.


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Deadline: 10/16/2019

Speaker Profiles

Liam Le (Panelist)
Founder, Little Lion

An advocate for social good and champion for work-life purpose, Liem reached a career turning point where she now redirects her efforts to advancing investments in people and communities around the world. Liem founded Little Lion to help organizations improve social impact outcomes at scale via its growth platform, social innovation, and engagement workshops. She brings a wealth of experience in marketing, analytics, and research from startup and corporate environments, including Fortune 500 companies. Her work has taken her to the global stage to present as a thought leader, game changer, purposeful leader, and keynote speaker. Most recently, she was invited to keynote Heineken Women's Leadership Forum, lead a Fortune 500 Executive panel on building purpose at Converge, address a global audience on impact investing at Wealth and Society, chair the ALI Diversity and Inclusion Summit, and speak on social innovation as the next frontier at Wonder Women Tech. She received the 2018 Best of Best Leader Award from the Network of Executive Women and serves on several non-profit committees including The Field Museum Board of Trustees' Marketing Committee.

Laura Kempf (Speaker) '04
Founder, Inspiring Bold

Laura Kempf authored her journey to servant leadership in a book titled “Inspiring Bold” and teaches Lean Leadership as an adjunct professor at Oakland University. After a successful career in Finance, Laura decided to take a different role as a Lean Champion. Little did she know at the time, that the new position would set her on a path for not only looking for process improvement but also improving her leadership style. Inspiring Bold was born from this journey and while she shares many experiences and learnings, her focus on self-awareness and servant leadership have been key in changing her leadership, changing her life and changing the world around her.


Kate Khazin, '12 

Other Information

Since 2002, the Chicago Booth Women's Network (formerly known as the Chicago Women in Business Alumnae Network) is the worldwide organization of women graduates of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Our mission is to support our alma mater, facilitate a global alumnae network online and in person, and support women in business worldwide. Visit our web site:>