For those of you that aren't yet aware, I have really exciting news! I was recently nominated as Chicago's eWomenNetwork's Emerging Leader of the year.
You can read a bit more about the award here:
"The eWomenNetwork Foundation Emerging Leader Program reaches out to young women between the ages of 22-29 who are already demonstrating excellence in the areas of academics, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Our aim is to seek out the “bright and the bright eyed” and recognize them for their accomplishments and commitment, particularly as it relates to an ethic of integrating giving back into their professional pursuits.
Each year, we solicit nominations for an Emerging Leader of the Year Award, and our Finalists participate in a program designed especially for them during the annual eWomenNetwork International Conference and Business Expo. The Foundation sponsors the attendance and participation of the lucky young ladies who are selected as Finalists by flying them to Dallas, providing their lodging and meals, and hosting them at private receptions and workshops just for them."
This recognition is a great honor and will absolutely lead to more amazing opportunities as I get to attend their annual conference in July and remain an active participant in this organization over the next year.
As part of this program, I desperately needed to get updated headshots. My last professional pictures were taken over five years ago, and let's be honest, I'm not that person anymore.
A close friend introduced me to Emilia Schobeiri, who truly works magic with a camera. She was the most delightful and helpful person to work with and I am so thrilled with how the pictures turned out.
You can check a few more of them out here on Emilia's blog:
I certainly don't look this amazing on an average day, so big thanks go out to Shannon O'brien, a masterful makeup artist, and AJ Schulz, who curled my hair perfectly. These ladies are incredible at what they do.
Now if only I could decide which of the 40 pics I want to submit as my headshot for eWomenNetwork. Thoughts?