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Women's Initiative Committee hosts 7th Annual Woman of Vision luncheon

Event Dates: July 24, 2013

Arnstein & Lehr attorneys with honoree, Leslie Hindman

On July 16, Arnstein & Lehr’s Women’s Initiative Committee, along with support from the Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, hosted its 7th Annual Woman of Vision Award Luncheon at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton Hotel. This year, the firm honored Ms. Leslie Hindman and supported the Back on My Feet organization. Gathering in the iconic Empire Room, the event’s 160 female guests (largest to date), were given the opportunity to meet and mingle with other professional women through the city, while enjoying live music by Chicago pianist, Steve Thomas. The women then enjoyed a three course meal, while being inspired by presentations from both the honoree and the charity. Arnstein & Lehr’s Laura Lau Marinelli, Katelyn Letizia, Jenifer Caracciolo and Colleen Chinlund also spoke, noting their gratitude towards the firm for its continual support of the well-received yearly luncheon.

Ms. Hindman is the founder/owner of Chicago’s Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, which is one of the top ten auction houses in the world. She has been a host of two Home & Garden Television programs, wrote a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune and volunteers at countless charitable organizations. And, despite all of these accomplishments, Leslie Hindman’s character is perhaps her greatest asset, which was evident in her witty yet inspiring speech.

Representatives from Back on My Feet accept donation from Arnstein & Lehr’s Jenifer Caracciolo

The firm also highlighted the Back on My Feet charity, which is dedicated to using running to help the homeless change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living. Arnstein & Lehr presented a $1,000 check, in support of their efforts. Jenifer Caracciolo’s husband serves on the organization’s Chicago Advisory Board.

Arnstein & Lehr’s Woman of Vision initiative was established in 2007 with the aspiration of promoting and empowering the professional women within the firm and throughout all of Chicago. This year’s event has received a lot of positive feedback and has already recieved media attention.

Click here to view a July 17 post in Crain’s Chicago Business Journal.