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Emerging Leaders Program December 2021 Information Session

Former Emerging Leaders joined this session to share insight on their experience in the program and answer questions from potential applicants.
Former cohort of Emerging Leaders gathered at an event
Jennifer Petersen
Barbara R. Barreno-Paschall
Lauren Bean Buitta
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About This Event

Learn more about the Council's Emerging Leaders Program, selection criteria, and application and selection process for the Emerging Leaders Class of 2023.

Every year the Chicago Council on Global Affairs selects a class of approximately 20 participants with high potential from across Chicago's business, cultural, civic, and academic sectors and provides a robust expansive platform to deepen their fluency and exposure to global affairs and policy. Emerging Leaders will be chosen from corporate, non-profit, and government sectors and are highly accomplished in their careers and expected to rise to the top of their fields in the next five to 10 years. Between the ages of 30 to 42, they have a strong professional or personal interest in international affairs, a commitment to community engagement, and a thirst for knowledge. The Council will intentionally seek exceptional leaders who reflect the rich diversity of Chicago.

About the Speakers
Director, Emerging Leaders Program
Council expert Jennifer Petersen
Jennifer Petersen serves as the director of the Emerging Leaders Program at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Council expert Jennifer Petersen
Commissioner, State of Illinois Human Rights Commission
Headshot for Barbara R. Barreno-Paschall
Barbara Barreno-Paschall is a commissioner with the State of Illinois Human Rights Commission following her appointment by Governor JB Pritzker in 2019. As a commissioner, Barbara adjudicates complaints of discrimination filed under the Illinois Human Rights Act. She also chairs the Commission’s Technology Committee.
Headshot for Barbara R. Barreno-Paschall
Founder and CEO, Girl Security
Headshot of Lauren Bean Buitta
Lauren Bean Buitta is founder and CEO of Girl Security, a nonpartisan, non-profit organization closing the gender gap in national security through learning, training, and mentoring support.
Headshot of Lauren Bean Buitta