Chicago Ideas Week Starts Monday, October 16. It features an impressive array of speakers and events meant to foster creativity and innovation. The schedule can be a little overwhelming, but if you’re planning on attending the events below may be a good starting point for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Saint John has an impressive resume. Before taking on her current role at Uber, she was the Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple Music an iTunes. With Uber issues seeming to pop up on a weekly basis, it will be interesting to hear from the person in charge of maintaining a positive brand image. She’ll take part at the “A Seat at the Table: Finding Equal Footing through Storytelling” event on Thursday, October 19 at 7 pm.
Whole Foods has been at the forefront of the natural and organic grocer movement and is now a $15.7 billion Fortune 500 company. Mackey will be taking part in the “A World With(Out)” event on Tuesday, October 17. It will be interesting to see if he discusses Whole Foods’ recent deal with Amazon during the event about a changing world.
Bobbi Brown launched her make up company in 1991, and it has grown into a hugely successful business. She recently left the company to launch Beauty Evolution, a lifestyle platform celebrating confidence, wellness and beauty through empowerment. Brown will be a part of the “Innovating from Within: When the Entrepreneurial Spirit Never Stops” event on October 17, where she will likely discuss her reasons for leaving her successful company to start a new business.
If you’re concerned about your ability to speak in public or to engage your clients during pitch meetings, Sally Lou Loveman’s event on Saturday, October 21, may be one you don’t want to miss. Entitled “Engaging an Audience with Sally Lou Loveman”, the event is intended to help attendees win an audience over and speak with confidence, no matter the setting.
Learn more about all of the events happening at this year’s Chicago Ideas Week at chicagoideas.com.