The moderator of a lively discussion was ABC7's Linda Yu.
Panelists who brought their interesting life stories and experiences included Connie Lindsey, the first African-American executive vice president at Northern Trust.
Also Wendy Morse, A United Airlines captain who was also head of the air line pilot's union.
And federal Judge Ilana Rovner, appointed to judgeships by two presidents, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.