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SPA Event - A Conversation with Emilia DiMenco, President & CEO, Women’s Business Development Center


Monday, February 29, 2016 | 7:30am – 9:00am  

The Metropolitan Club, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago Breakfast will be served Free to FEI Chicago Chapter Members; $40 Guests


In keeping with our theme of “thinking outside of the box” by hosting Financial Women Executives whose careers have led them to a “non-traditional” path, SPA welcomes Emilia DiMenco, President & CEO, Women’s Business Development Center. Emilia DiMenco was named President and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) in August 2013, a transition from co-founders.


Emilia joined the WBDC as chief operating officer in July 2010 after completing a 30-year career as an Executive Vice President with BMO Harris N.A. Emilia had P&L responsibility for 80% of her career and managed budgets in excess of $200 million with revenues multiples greater. Her responsibility included leadership and management for 600 commercial banking employees.


FEI's Strategic Professional Alliance (SPA) builds strategic relationships and social capital across FEI's women members, draws upon FEI's women members' collective knowledge, and explores areas of interest to women in financial leadership roles. Our meetings are open to ALL FEI members. The 2015-16 SPA speaker theme will be "Leading Outside of the Box."