Press Release: ChiTech’s Young Women’s Leadership Society and CNA Insurance Present 3rd Annual Little Black Dress Night

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Chicago, IL, March13, 2017 — ChiTech’s Young Women’s Leadership Society and CNA Insurance will present the 3rd Annual Little Black Dress Night, taking place at CNA Insurance on Thursday, May 11, 2017, and featuring a panel of five emerging women in tech to be announced later this month via social media.

ChiTech is proud to bring Little Black Dress Night to CNA’s offices for the third year in a row. Featured panelists at the event embody the pioneer spirit, leadership, and grit that ChiTech’s Young Women’s Leadership Society cultivates. These extraordinary stories by a group of diverse women innovators will inspire and expose students and guests to the many routes leading to success.

“At ChiTech, it’s our mission to prepare students for technology-related careers through hands-on courses and connections with Chicago’s leading tech pioneers,” said Tiara Wheatley, co-moderator of YWLS and ChiTech’s Director of School Culture and Climate. “CNA’s commitment to inclusion and diversity in STEM greatly impacts our young women. In fact, the members of YWLS look forward to this event each year and use it as inspiration in mapping out their own ambitions, college, and career goals.”

Tickets to the event are FREE. To learn more, or to reserve your seat, please visit our event page.  To learn more about supporting YWLS please visit the YWLS homepage.

We’re turning the technology industry on its heels and challenging the status quo. Learn more about the 3rd Annual Little Black Dress Night.

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About Chicago Tech Academy’s Young Women’s Leadership Society

The Young Women’s Leadership Society at ChiTech provides support for female students’ professional advancement as future leaders in tech and entrepreneurship. YWLS sponsors events, hosts workshops, plans college campus visits, and facilitates discussion.   All of these activities are designed to examine stereotypes, explore the development of healthy relationships, and fosters the skills necessary for the cultivation of valuable professional networks.  For more info on YWLS visit:

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