Event Sponsored By Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation

AURORA, IL, USA, August 9, 2021. “The atmosphere was abuzz with excitement with women feeling
empowered,” said Rhonda Mont, a founding board member for the nonprofit Aurora Women’s Empowerment
Foundation (AWEF), event sponsor. “The name of the event ‘Leadercast Women Ripple Effect’ is certainly
appropriate as you could sense the positive energy rippling throughout the venue with women enthusiastically
connecting with each other and the content presented.”

Day two of the Leadercast—Wednesday, August 11, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT with check-in and
networking starting at 8:30 AM at Society 57 (100 S. River St. in Aurora)—will feature three globally influential
leaders who share how women can discover and leverage their influence to create positive impacts that will
ripple out beyond their reach. Receive more information and register here. Use discount code RIPPLE-EFFECT to
receive $10 off.

“This idea that we create a ripple effect, that one action or conversation can lead to impactful reactions that
reverberate throughout space and time, is especially true in leadership,” said Jessica Linder Gallo, President &
CEO of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Several attendees, including those who posted on social
media, described how powerful and inspirational they found the content to be. We’re thrilled by their positive
feedback as well as the event turnout, and plan even more women-focused experiences in the future.”

Said Linda Pilmer, AWEF Board Secretary, “This type of women’s event
right here in Aurora is relevant and needed more than ever before. It
spotlights the importance of women coming together to move our
communities forward. It takes leadership in all areas—at home and at
work no matter what positions we hold.”

Leadercast Women Ripple Effect content provides delegates with:
• A revitalized leadership toolkit for honing team strengths
• The blueprint for cultivating and nurturing their community of
• Proven concepts of paving the way for breakthrough
• A master plan for the “new normal” using the “next normal”
• Expert training for how to clarify and prioritize what truly
matters most
Participants will have the opportunity to network with other attendees
and grow together. Attendees will also experience samplings from Society 57 and get to meet local vendors.
Register here.

(L to R) AWEF Board Members
Rhonda Mont and Linda
Pilmer, along with Eva
Serrano (not pictured), enjoy
Day 1 of the Leadercast


The Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation mission is to elevate and empower
Aurora-area women and future women by making grants to tax-exempt nonprofits
engaged in meaningful, measurable work that helps women over the hurdles of inequity
and exclusion, propelling them forward with life-changing programs and services. For
more information about grants made by AWEF, including our grant guidelines and online
application, visit awe-foundation.org


The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is the voice of and the catalyst for business success. We unite
businesses with the community to create economic prosperity while facilitating connections with community
leaders. For more than 100 years, we have served the greater Aurora region across four counties (DuPage, Kane,
Kendall and Will), and currently represent nearly 600 businesses. We have earned the 5-star accreditation from
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an honor bestowed on only 1% of Chambers nationwide. Learn more
at aurorachamber.com