iHeartMedia Chicago Presents Women Who Win Class Of 2023

March 6, 2023

iHeartMedia Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI, Chicago's #1 for Hip-Hop R&B; V103, Today's R&B and Throwbacks; Inspiration 1390, Music of Power & Praise; 93.9 LITE FM, Relaxing Favorites; Rock 95 FIVE, Chicago’s Rock Station; and 103.5 KISS FM, Chicago’s #1 Hit Music Station, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and Chicago Foundation for Women present “Women Who WIN Class of 2023,” an annual celebration of dynamic women leaders who have made a significant impact in the community as a direct result of their exceptional leadership. 

Throughout the month of March, iHeartMedia Chicago, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, and Chicago Foundation for Women will pay tribute to eight incredible women leaders who have shaped Chicago’s history through dedication and perseverance. The spirit of strength shines through each of these women as their unique leadership journey has brought them to this pivotal point in our nation’s history. The enormity of their impact, vision, hope, and advancement of women in our city, state and country is unparalleled. The personal winning secret of these extraordinary women earned each of them a rightful place in the “Women Who WIN Class of 2023.” 

iHeartMedia Chicago “Women Who WIN Class of 2023” Honorees

  • Holly Buckendahl, Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI)  
  • Rita Sola Cook, President, Bank of America Chicago  
  • The Honorable U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, State of Illinois   
  • Dr. Janice K. Jackson, CEO, Hope Chicago  
  • Dorri C. McWhorter, President and Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago  
  • Jamell Meeks, First Lady Emeritus, Salem Baptist Church of Chicago  
  • Sylvia Puente, President and CEO, Latino Policy Forum  
  • Dorothy Tucker, Investigative Reporter, CBS2 Chicago and President, National Association of Black Journalists  

“Since its inception in 2021, iHeartMedia Chicago’s ‘Women Who WIN’ Initiative has honored 25 extraordinary women leaders in our city and community,” said Matt Scarano, President of iHeartMedia Chicago. “It is an honor and a privilege to share the leadership legacy of eight more extraordinary women leaders with our listeners during Women’s History Month in 2023.” 

The tributes will include a series of on-air and digital vignettes on iHeartMedia Chicago’s six radio stations, websites and social media. The “Women Who WIN Class of 2023” is featured on each station’s website: 107.5 WGCIV103Inspiration 139093.9 LITE FMRock 95 FIVE; and 103.5 KISS FM

iHeartMedia Chicago, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and Chicago Foundation for Women will also host a Facebook Live “Women Who WIN Class of 2023 Virtual Exchange” on April 26, 2022 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. The honorees will share insights and answer questions from the radio stations' listeners and the community.   

“YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is proud to partner with iHeartMedia Chicago for the third year to honor some of the most impactful women leaders in our community,” said Nicole Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. “This annual celebration continues to provide a tremendous opportunity to showcase the leadership and contributions of women in our community.” 

“Chicago Foundation for Women is proud to partner with iHeartMedia Chicago and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago again this year to celebrate the talent and accomplishments of women leaders in Chicago,” said Felicia Davis Blakley, President and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women. “The ‘Women Who WIN Class of 2023’ represent a powerful blueprint of leadership.” 

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