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Emerging Leaders Program February Information Session

Attendees learned more about the Council's Emerging Leaders Program, the selection criteria, and the application and selection process for the EL class of 2022.
Emerging Leaders Class of 2020 laugh together during a meeting
Jennifer Petersen
Garvin G. Ambrose
Shima Rayej
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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 2022. Former Emerging Leaders Program participants will join for this session, sharing their insight on their experience in the program and answering questions from potential applicants.

Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program and apply to the Class of 2022.

About the Speakers
Assistant Director, Next Generation
Council expert Jennifer Petersen
Jennifer Petersen serves as the assistant director of next generation at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Council expert Jennifer Petersen
Chief, Bureau of Administrative Services, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
Garvin Ambrose is an alumnus of the Council’s Emerging Leaders Program (class of 2019) and leads union and non-union administrative professionals in operating the second largest Prosecutor's office in the country. Prior to this role, he served as both Chief of Staff to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Assistant State's Attorney.
Cofounder and Chief Investment Officer, Safe Rate
Headshot of Shima Rayej
In addition to her role at Safe Rate, Shima Rayej is a managing partner at Persee Ventures, a venture technology firm. She previously served as a venture capital associate at OCA Ventures and a summer associate at Deutsche Bank's structured products group. From 2004 to 2010, she developed autonomous vehicle technology for the US Army's Future Combat System program.
Headshot of Shima Rayej
A member of the Emerging Leaders Program asks a question during an event
Emerging Leaders Program Each year, we select 20 high performing, mid-career professionals from across Chicago's business, civic, and academic sectors to participate in this leadership development program and deepen their skills and experience analyzing global issues and policies.