Chicago Celebrates 2014 Annual International Women’s Day

THE CHICAGO CHAPTER of the Fulbright Association is proud to partner with WorldChicago and the International Trade Club of Chicago to celebrate International Women’s Day and you are cordially invited!

WHEN Friday, March 7, 2014
10:30 am– International Fair
Noon– Keynote Luncheon

WHERE The Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago


M. Ledgerwood

Featuring Keynote Speaker Michèle Ledgerwood, Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a senior speaker in the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy’s Seven Revolutions lecture series. Ledgerwood has more than 25 years of experience in the U.S. and European defense, healthcare, and scientific research environments.

This event will also count with the participation of two Cultural/ International speakers:

C. Vidal-Hallett

C. Vidal-Hallett

Carmen Vidal-Hallett, Principal of Chicago-based Eco Vidal Design Inc. and an acclaimed architect and urban planner who specializes in innovative sustainable design.

Vidal-Hallet founded EcoVidalDesign, Inc. in 2008 and has taken her company to work recently on Chicago parks and affordable housing renovations. She has also worked closely with Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) in projects such as the Chicago UNO Natchez School and Rio de Janeiro’s LEED Neighborhood Development Green Technology District.


Rasha Eldeeb

Dr. Rasha Eldeeb is currently completing her MBA in Healthcare at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago.

Originally from Giza, Egypt, Dr. Eldeeb served as Head of the Donor Care Department at Elabbasia Regional Blood Transfusion Centre in Cairo. Additionally, she was an Assistant Lecturer at the Hematology Laboratories of the National Cancer Institute.


Alison Cuddy

As a mistress of ceremonies and moderator, this International Women’s Day will have Alison Cuddy who covers arts and culture for WBEZ, including co-hosting/producing Changing Channels and Strange Brews.

Previously, Cuddy was the host of WBEZ’s award-winning weekday news magazine Eight Forty-Eight and the creator of Weekender, the weekly guide to events happening in and around Chicago. Cuddy also served as the senior producer of Chicago Matters, the year-long series examining various topics of broad interest to the region.

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