Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM CDT
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Courtney Murtaugh 
BABC Chicago 

BABC Chicago Announces
2020-2021 Online Events

What Does the World Look Like in 2021?

October 21, 2020 
12:00 pm CDT – 1:30 pm CDT
The Covid-19 pandemic challenged the world to quickly pivot and adjust to new ways of working, networking, and doing business. In this time of disruption, we navigated turbulent waters to achieve the success that spurred innovation and transformation. At this time, we find ourselves wondering what the future brings.
Join us for a conversation between Moderator, Naomi Kent, and a panel of four thought leaders sharing their vision in these unprecedented times. The discussion will focus on "What Does the World Look Like in 2021?" How has your particular business and industry been impacted? How will 2021 continue to move your company and industry? There will be a time for Q&A from the attendees.
The event is free, but registration is required. A virtual link will be emailed to all registered guests the day before the event.


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Sam Shaw, Panelist
Sam is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Grant Thornton LLP. In that capacity, Shaw leads the efforts to best financially position the firm for long-term success. Shaw is an expert in the professional services industry, having experience in client serving roles, internal operations and leading numerous acquisitions and other strategic programs on behalf of the firm. Prior to this role, Shaw held a number of roles at Grant Thornton, including most recently as Managing Director of Finance and Corporate Development.

Gabrielle Lieberman, Panelist
Gabi joined Mintel in 2012 and brings more than a decade of experience in consumer insights and trend forecasting. In her current role as Director of Trends and Social Media Research for the Americas, Gabi oversees the content team analyzing how demographic and macroeconomic shifts impact consumer behavior and change how consumers interact with brands. Gabi's expert insights have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, Inc, Wired and Marketwatch. 

Shane Colley, Panelist
Shane is the Chief Technology Officer at Tempus. Prior to joining Tempus, Colley was Vice President of Research and Development at R1 RCM (formerly Accretive Health), where he built and led a global organization of over 200 product, architecture, design, and development professionals that were responsible for R1’s technology portfolio. Colley earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Iowa State University. 

Naomi Kent, Moderator
Moderating the BABC panel will be Naomi Kent - President, North America of In Touch Networks, a learning and development business that has won numerous awards as one of the fastest growing companies headquartered in Manchester, UK. In Touch positions and prepares Executives for corporate board service through coaching, courses and branding. It also supports businesses that are looking to build a board and this year has seen an increase in demand for advisors to help steer businesses through uncharted waters. Naomi is half American, half British, resides in Chicago and through her work at In Touch is passionate about the transformation of local and global businesses.

Maya A. Bordeaux, Panelist
Maya recently founded Lead With Love Consulting LLC, a human resources and diversity consultancy. Prior to consulting, she served as Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer at Tribune Publishing. In that role, Maya had leadership oversight for all people strategies and programs, as well as all internal and external communications. She led a national team who provided HR and Communications services to over 4,500 employees across the company’s eight markets. Maya has extensive human resources knowledge, with expertise in strategic leadership, culture transformations and change management, employee engagement, merger/acquisitions, diversity and inclusion, and executive coaching. Before joining Tribune, Maya held the position of Senior Vice President, People & Culture, for Wilton Brands LLC. She has previously held HR leadership positions with other reputable brands, including McDonald’s Corporation, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Maya holds a Juris Doctor degree and Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree from San Diego State University.