Raven Burke Mackey Selected for the 2018 Chicago Urban League IMPACT Leadership Development Program

October 10, 2017

Hinshaw is proud to celebrate attorney Raven Burke Mackey’s recent selection as a 2018 Fellow in the Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Leadership Development Program, which partners with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mackey was one of 38 professionals chosen for the fellowship who hail from diverse backgrounds and industry sectors – including banking, finance, hospitality, transportation, construction, nonprofit, and talent management.

The mission of IMPACT – a fellowship program first launched in 2014 – is to create a pipeline of "informed, motivated, perceptive, authentic, connected" African American professionals who will "form the next generation of Chicago leaders available to fill critical roles in the business, public, and nonprofit sectors." These emerging business leaders are paired with a mentor, and offered a series of educational modules focused on leadership skills sets, such as negotiation and decision making, power and influence, and ethics and values. Mackey's mentor for the duration of her fellowship is Carole L. Brown, Chief Financial Officer of the City of Chicago.

"It's truly an honor to be selected for this prestigious leadership development program," said Mackey. “I'm looking forward to learning how to grow as a leader to make Chicago better across all sectors, as well as meeting the other Fellows, and taking full advantage of the mentorship and educational opportunities provided by the IMPACT program."

"Leadership development and being impactful in our community is a big part of our focus when it comes to diversity and inclusion initiatives here at Hinshaw," added DL Morriss, the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Partner. "It all starts with hiring bright and talented people; it's our responsibility to ensure they have the support and opportunities they need to be successful."

More information about the IMPACT program is available here: https://www.thechicagourbanleague.org/IMPACT

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