Enlightened…illuminated…brightened with light.

Lelia O’Connor welcomed 147 attendees to the HBA Chicago chapter’s opening fall event. Attendees were invited to participate in an exercise of self-reflection.

Lelia O’Connor“Slow down,
Take a deep breath,
Connect with
your Inner Compass”

Lelia O’Connor welcomed 147 attendees to the HBA Chicago chapter’s opening fall event. Attendees were invited to participate in an exercise of self-reflection. Enlighted leaders own the responsibility of understanding one’s impact on others. Enlightened leadership is value-centered leadership; it is a leadership style which is concerned with the betterment of society. Enlightened leaders fully understand the gains that can be achieved when one works to bring out the good in others.


A phenomenal panel consisting of 3 former HBA Women of the year and one star volunteer offered guidance to the crowd assembled.
Charlotte E. Sibley, Meryl Zausner, Charlene Prounis, Dr. Cathy Sohn
Paraphrased words of wisdom offered up by these phenomenal female leaders.

Charlotte E. Sibley
Be resilient. You will go through tough times in your career; resilience will get you through to the other side.

Merle Zausner
Do not to be afraid of doing what is right. There can be bad people in very good companies. Don’t cave in. Follow your ethical compass.

Charlene Prounis
Believe in yourself. You are as smart and talented as everyone else. Live by the advice of Donny Deutsch of MSNBC’s The Big Idea show, “why not me”?!

Dr. Cathy Sohn
Instead of going for perfection, strive for 80%. This allows you to focus on the positive and be pleased with what you have accomplished. -and- “Never Eat Lunch Alone.”

HBA Chicago Fall Event AudienceBuild a network inside and out. Indirect relationships give you a safety valve and non-traditional growth paths. HBA colleagues make fabulous friends and a powerful network.
Network!!!!

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