Women's Bar Association of Illinois Presents 2009 Women With Vision Awards

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The Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) proudly hosts its 68th Annual Joint Professional Reception and 2009 Women With Vision Awards on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago.

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The Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) proudly hosts its 68th Annual Joint Professional Reception and 2009 Women With Vision Awards on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago. The Women with Vision Awards were first presented in 1997 by the WBAI to honor and recognize women who have demonstrated visionary approaches in their professional endeavors and who have made a contribution to the well-being and empowerment of women. Past recipients include, among others, Michelle Obama, Anita Alvarez and Rep. Julie Hamos, 18th District. WBAI is proud to present this year's winners - - exceptional women, ensuring the education, empowerment and success of women nationwide.

Recipients of the 2009 WBAI "Women With Vision Awards"

Public Office: Carrie Austin - Alderman, Chicago's 34th Ward
Legal: E. Lynn Grayson - Partner, Jenner & Block
Advocacy: Connie L. Lindsey - National President, Girl Scouts of the USA
Business: Vikki L. Pryor, President and CEO, SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company

WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 2009
Reception, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Awards Presentation, 6:00 PM

WHERE: Hotel Allegro's Walnut Room
171 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Individual tickets for the Joint Professional & Awards Reception are available to members at $85 and to non-members at $100. Tickets purchased at the door are $125.

Questions and media requests/interviews may be directed to Eriana Spencer Echols at 312.341.8530.

About Women's Bar Association of Illinois:
WBAI was founded in 1914, by nine women lawyers in the Chicago Metropolitan area, to promote the interests and welfare of women lawyers and also to aid in the enactment of legislation for the common good and in the administration of justice. Its earliest efforts revolved around seeking passage of a constitutional amendment to permit women to vote and serve on juries. This was accomplished by passage of legislation in 1939. For more information visit http://www.wbaillinois.org.

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