Chicago Innovation Judge

Kate Bensen

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Former President & CEO, The Chicago Network

Kate is an adept CEO well-versed in finance and manufacturing, corporate governance/business concerns.  Her most recent Board interactions were as the President and CEO, THE CHICAGO NETWORK (TCN) where she led over 120 employees, contractors and volunteers with full P&L responsibility for this premier group of Chicago’s highest level women business leaders. Kate began/enhanced relations with major Chicago-headquartered manufacturing/service corporations’ CEOs and boards, plus:
• Built topline revenues 80%, grew operating reserves from 0 to 15 months by elevating Women in the Forefront outreach.
• Launched two rebranding campaigns and introduced professional grade social media and web content marketing.
• Pioneered Virtual Mentoring App to develop TCN network among next generation women leaders.
• Honored with first 2020 Women on Boards “Champion of Women Award” for active role in TCN leaders gaining board seats.