SWC Midwest Region Women of Valor Luncheon

October 1, 2019

Second Annual Women Of Valor Luncheon Honoring Passionate Women Who Are Making A Difference

NOVEMBER 21, 2019
11:30 am: Reception 
12:00 pm: Lunch
The Standard Club
320 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604


Panel discussion led by
LIEBE GEFT Director, Museum of Tolerance
Lori E. Lightfoot is the 56th Mayor of Chicago
Since assuming office on May 20, 2019, Mayor Lightfoot has undertaken a program of expanding opportunity and inclusive economic growth across Chicago, with early accomplishments including historic ethics and good governance reforms, as well as key investments in education, public safety and financial stability.
Prior to her election, Mayor Lightfoot most recently served as senior equity partner in the Litigation and Conflict Resolution Group at Mayer Brown. Previously, she served as President of the Chicago Police Board, as well as the Chair of the Police Accountability Task Force.
Mayor Lightfoot also served as Chief of Staff and General Counsel of the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications, interim First Deputy of the Chicago Department of Procurement Services, Chief Administrator of the Office of Professional Standards, and as Assistant United States Attorney.
A native of Massillon, Ohio, and resident of Chicago since 1986, Mayor Lightfoot lives on the Near Northwest side with her wife Amy Eshleman and their daughter.
How a Deathbed Promise to Her Mother Unraveled a Mind-Boggling Historical Secret
A high school English teacher at Proviso Math and Science Academy in Forest Park, Silvia Foti has spent two decades researching her grandfather’s heretofore hidden role in committing war crimes against humanity and the Jewish people in Lithuania during
World War II. After she finished writing her book, she wrote an article for Salon.com in July 2018 about her findings, which led to front page stories in the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, cueing an international inquiry on Holocaust distortion in Eastern Europe.
Prior to teaching, Silvia was a journalist for nearly twenty years, writing articles for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Parent Magazine, Chicago Crain’s, and several trade publications. She lives with her family near Midway Airport.
Israeli television newscaster

Sivan Rahav Meir, was included by Forbes magazine in their list of the 50 most influential women in Israel, and listed by the Jerusalem Post as one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world. She is the World Mizrachi Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Yeshiva University’s Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought and Center for Israel Studies.

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