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The Women’s Circle

November 11, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 9, 2021

The Women’s Circle brings women together to inspire and encourage one another by sharing experiences, challenges, successes, and lessons learned. Participants will leave feeling energized, motivated, and ready to achieve their professional and personal goals! Led by Nicolle Lamb, CEO of Lane Marketing and Founder of WINGS. Join her and special guests as they explore growth opportunities and learn how to follow your path to new success!

Guest: Kaylin Risvold, President, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce 

The second woman to lead the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, Kaylin was raised in Naperville and is thrilled to be able to serve the community that served her. Kaylin notes District 203 for preparing her for the career she has been able to enjoy. Starting at Kingsley Elementary School, moving to Kennedy Junior High School, and finishing at Naperville Central High School gave her the educational opportunities she needed to be able to pursue a successful career in Broadcast Journalism. She attended the University of Missouri where she received degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science.

Guest:  Anita Knotts, Senior Vice President,  Calamos Wealth Management

Anita oversees the Midwest sales region, Marketing, Wealth Planning, and Operations divisions. Along with the President, she is responsible for developing and executing the growth strategy for the firm. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to her role, having joined the firm in 2002. In 2019 she was recognized by Investment News as a “See It, Be It Role Model” for diversity and inclusion as part of their annual Diversity & Inclusions Awards program. Her recognition was well-deserved, as her passion to educate, encourage, and empower women to take a larger role in their financial lives drove the launch of the successful Women & Wealth initiative at Calamos Wealth Management. Her goal is to recruit and promote more women in the financial industry and promote the growth of female investors. Within the broader Calamos enterprise, Anita formed the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN); a forum for women associates to regularly meet and openly discuss topics pertaining to professional development and personal work/life balance.

Guest:  Kimberly White, Executive Director, Career & Networking Center

The Career & Networking Center is a non-profit organization that provides job search resources to individuals in career transition.  She is passionate about serving the needs of clients including millennials, more “seasoned” workers, and everyone in-between as they look for and ultimately lands their next “success”.  She is actively involved in her community serving as a Director on both the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation Board and the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Board.  She is also a member and President Nominee of the Rotary Club of Naperville and serves as the Chairperson for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.  In recent years, Kim has been recognized as the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Month and Glen Ellyn Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Woman in Leadership award. In 2019, Kim co-authored her “first and more than likely her last” book,  “Adulting Made Easy(er) – Navigating from Campus to Career” a book written for Gen Y and Z and their parents that focuses on getting students on the right path to a successful and fulfilling career.

Pre-registration is required and can be done HERE

FREE for all


November 11, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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