Date and Time
Thursday Mar 23, 2023
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Join Us for LeaderHER Speaker Series!
5:30 PM Doors Open, Registration
6:00 PM Networking & Dinner Appetizers
6:30 PM Speaker Begins
7:30 PM Breakout Discussion Groups
8 PM Event Conclusion
100 S. River St.
Aurora, IL 60506
$35 for Members
$45 for Non-Members
$150 for Booth Exhibitor
Thank you to our Title Sponsor:
Aurora Women's Empowerment Foundation
Introducing... LeadHER Speaker Series!
The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring talented speakers to the Aurora area through our new female and femme-leaning leadership development series: LeadHER.
The purpose of LeadHER is to bring female and femme-leaning business professionals together to educate, engage, and inspire one another in a supportive environment. LeadHER seeks to help women overcome barriers that stand between them and leadership positions and to help women feel empowered to lead in the Aurora region.
Join us for our March LeadHER Speaker Series: LEAVING YOUR MARK
March is Women's History Month, and we are celebrating remarkable women who have shaped our society. Their courage, resilience, and determination have opened doors for future generations of female leaders. Join us for a powerful presentation with Kristen Ziman, Aurora's former Chief of Police, and learn lessons from past female trailblazers who have set the stage for women to follow.
Meet the Speaker
Kristen is the former Police Chief of the Aurora IL Police Department (Ret.). In Kristen's 30-year career in law enforcement, she blazed trails: she became the first woman Lieutenant in 2008, first woman Commander in 2010, and eventually the first woman Chief in her department's history in January of 2016. Kristen was also the Chief on watch during a mass shooting in her hometown Aurora, IL.
Former Police Chief of the Aurora IL Police Department (Ret.)
Speaker | Author | Leader | Change Agent
Since retiring from the department, Kristen has now stepped into her new career as a professional speaker and consultant for organizations and police departments focused on the areas of leadership, women empowerment, positive psychology, and mass shooting prevention.
Kristen is also the author of Reimaging Blue: Thoughts on Life, Leadership and New Way Forward in Policing, a passionate and personal memoir of a misunderstood profession through the vantage point of a female police chief.
Learn more about Kristen Ziman here. Her book, Reimaging Blue, will be available for purchase at the event.
Booths AvailableExhibitor booths can be purchased through the event registration portal. Booths are $150 and come with 2 registrations. SPACE IS LIMITED, so register now to reach this incredible group of attendees!