The question of our time, “Can we have it all?” is asked by corporate executives, entrepreneurs, academics, and room moms alike. The discussion around women finding balance between their careers and personal lives is ubiquitous and decades old. An increasingly important trend in this discussion is the desire to make a difference in the world while juggling the demands of our already busy lives. We care deeply about issues like poverty, climate change, education, the arts, criminal justice, and the list goes on and on. But where is the time to impact change when we are trying to carve successful careers, pay off our loans, support our partners, support a family, and take a rare time-out to breathe?
UChicago trustee Elizabeth Thompson and a veteran panel of social impactors will address this broader question and also dig deeper for more nuanced perspectives like how to get the other stakeholders in your life on board; how to find meaning and motivation in your day job; and how to determine if it’s time to make ‘social impact’ your full time career. Join us for this discussion and hear the stories of truly inspiring women.
||Deepa Garg, ’16, Founder and CEO, EnerLet
Jasmine Kwong, AB ’06, Current Chicago Booth Student, Lab Manager, Chicago Booth
||Jessica Malkin, CEO, Chicago Ideas
Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Chicago
Elizabeth Thompson, President, Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education
Jessica Droste Yagan, CEO, Impact Engine