Chicago Emerging Leader

A dear friend recently nominated me as one of Chicago’s Emerging Leaders for an upcoming award ceremony conducted by eWomenNetwork. Much to my surprise, I’ve been named the Chicago finalist and one of the top 10 across the nation.

eWomenNetwork Emerging Leader Lisa Russell

As part of the eWomenNetwork’s annual conference, they conduct the Femtor Awards. With my nomination, I had the opportunity to not only attend the conference but to take the stage and introduce myself as part of the awards ceremony.

Lisa Russell speaking at ewomennetwork


Throughout the conference, I was able to meet so many inspirational women in business, including the others nominated as an Emerging Leader.

The eWomenNetwork Foundation Emerging Leader Program reaches out to young women between the ages of 22-29 who are already demonstrating excellence in the areas of academics, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Our aim is to seek out the bright and the bright eyed and recognize them for their accomplishments and commitment, particularly as it relates to an ethic of integrating giving back into their professional pursuits.

It was a great honor to receive this award and I’ll forever be grateful for the opportunity.