MADE Maven to Host Meet-Up and Celebration for Women Professionals of Color at the St. Jane Hotel
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Women-Focused Publication Hosts A Networking Experience to Exchange, Empower, and Elevate Professional Women

CHICAGO - May 22, 2019 - illiNews -- MADE Maven, a women-focused media and events platform dedicated to the advancement of ambitious women of color, is excited to announce that they will be hosting the 2019 MADE Maven Meet-Up, the ultimate networking experience designed to exchange resources, empower, and elevate women across professional sectors, on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the St. Jane Hotel.

MADE Maven Meet-Up will feature a cocktail reception sponsored by SOCIAL Sparkling Wine, professional headshot and bio doctoring station sponsored by BumbleBizz, a Beauty Bar servicing hair and makeup touch-ups, a Vendor Lounge and a host of women-owned culinary, beauty and lifestyle businesses. The immersive evening will include "Coffee Talks" made up of empowered dialogue over locally roasted Chicago French Press coffee with influential business leaders and entrepreneurs covering topics on cultivating community and collaboration. Speakers include:

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Audrina Bigos - News Reporter, CBS Chicago
• Taylar Barrington ( - CEO, Cliquish
• Kris Christian - Founder, MADE Maven & Chicago French Press
• Jenny LeFlore ( - Founder, Mama Fresh Chicago
• Halleemah Nash ( - Chief Partnerships Officer, The Academy Group

Live entertainment will be led by The Franchiise, Yanna Cello and more. MADE Maven will also release its latest print issue and activate their new event membership program. The event will also recognize and celebrate trailblazers across professional sectors in Chicago.

"My desire to serve and cultivate women of color is rooted in a community of women that has done the same for me early on in my career, personally and professionally. I created the MADE Maven Meetup as a safespace for young professional women to meet up in person to join forces so that we can grow together. There's power in numbers and this is a designated space to harness that power, individually and collectively." explained Kris Christian, the Founder of MADE Maven and Keynote Speaker at the MADE Maven Meetup.

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An exciting, immersive and interactive evening, the MADE Maven Meet-Up will bring together more than 500 of the Midwest's leading professional women to cultivate connections, explore candid conversations, forge collaborations and exchange professional resources with Chicago's career mavens.

This event will be from 2pm-8pm and will be held at Chicago's new modern-luxe, boutique hotel, St. Jane (located at 230 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60601). The MADE Maven Meetup is the precursor to MADE Maven's 2020 Leadership Summit - a destination conference for diverse women across professional sectors.

To learn more about MADE Maven and MADE Maven Meet-Up visit, To purchase tickets visit,

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