From Selma to Chicago (A Metropolitan Club Event)

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Roger Crockett can always be relied upon to host timely and candid discussions as part of his executive speaker series. The next is planned for Thursday, February 19th at the Metropolitan Club of Chicago from 7:30am to 9:30am. The event features two of my favorite Chicago executives: Dorri McWhorter, CEO of YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago and Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer of Walgreens.

According to Roger, while tensions mount today over incidents from Ferguson to New York, the state of race relations in the business arena has improved substantially since that historic 1965 march in Selma. Or has it? We rarely talk about race when we’re at work. But do the questions, the concerns, the tensions disappear when we’re in the office? The panel of executive experts will engage in candid discussion about black-white progress over the past 50 years.

If you would like to join me at the event, registration is required.  Call 312-876-3200 or email

The forecast says it’s going to be at least -15 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago tomorrow but this talk is sure to be worth venturing out into the frigid temperatures.  Maybe I’ll see you there.


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