Our Chicago: Town hall examines city's women in leadership roles amid Women's History Month

CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7, Chicago's No. 1 station for news, will present a virtual town hall celebrating the stories of influential Chicago women during Women's History Month. ABC 7's Stacey Baca will moderate this hour-long event available on abc7chicago.com, Thursday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m.

As ABC 7 continues to recognize women who have made significant contributions to our community, ABC 7's Stacey Baca will lead an engaging conversation with women holding leadership roles in Chicago, some who have only recently taken on their roles. They will share their journey and the challenges they faced on the road to success. They will talk about the importance of role models for women and young girls, and how they have incorporated mentorship and guidance within their organizations to guide and help women thrive. We'll also hear about how they serve their communities and the adjustments they have made during the pandemic to continue services.

Guest panelists confirmed to date:
Linda Tortolero, Mujeres Latinas en Acción
Verneé Green, The Mikva Challenge
Neha Gill, Apna Ghar, Inc.
Maria Kim, Cara
Sandy T. Williams, Between Friends

The virtual town hall was also exclusively streamed live on ABC 7's Facebook Live, YouTube, ABC 7's app and ABC 7's connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Roku.

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About ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago
ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago is the No. 1 local news source and most-watched television station in Chicago. With top-rated daily newscasts spanning decades and the largest social media presence in the market with more than 2.3 million Facebook followers, ABC7 Eyewitness News provides breaking news, investigative reporting, weather, politics, traffic and sports in the multiplatform space to Chicago, the suburbs and northwest Indiana. Named Best News Operation by the Associated Press for four consecutive years, the station produces 41 hours of local news weekly and Chicago's only local weekday entertainment talk show, "Windy City LIVE," as well as its highest-rated New Year's Eve special. ABC7's award-winning programs such as "Heart and Soul," "The Ñ Beat" and "Asian Influences" showcase the city's diversity, while being the only Chicago station producing and broadcasting parades representing Chicago's rich cultural history. In addition to producing town halls focused on current social issues, the station has a long and proud tradition of broadcasting political candidate debates keeping Chicago's electorate informed. ABC7's outreach efforts include annual partnerships with the Red Cross for life-saving blood drives and, most recently, spearheading an effort to raise more than $1.5 million for area food pantries.
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