One of the most important benefits of FWC membership is the organization’s strong advocacy. Staying engaged with our community partners and public officials provides FWC a strong voice in the actions and policies that impact our members’ businesses. FWC’s Executive Director and members of its Board of Directors currently serve, or have served, on numerous important boards, commissions, committees, advisory groups, and task forces to ensure our voices are heard and issues specific to our members are addressed. Among them:
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY – FWC members are well represented on legislative initiatives on all levels of government by local, state and national lobbyists.
Regarded as a strong voice on business issues, FWC works diligently with local, state and national elected officials to initiate and/or pass legislation favorable to its members. In the past few years alone, FWC has successfully helped create and pass 10 significant pieces of state legislation that have created greater opportunities for our members.
FWC Members - did you miss the October 8th program, Unconscious Bias and How if Affects Us? A recording of the program is available here.
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Congratulations to the 50 amazing women who made the Chicago Magazine’s “The 50 Most Powerful Women in Chicago” list! See the full list of honorees: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2020/Women-Power-50/?linkId=86552506