Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League | Monthly General Body Meeting
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Monthly General Body Meeting

January General Body Meeting

Thursday, January 9, 2019
The Chicago Urban League
4510 S. Michigan Ave


In this engaging talk, spirited speaker and leadership consultant Candace D. Washington will provide key insights and tools that allow you to take the lead & navigate to a place of greater personal and professional success, fulfillment, and impact in 2020 – and beyond!

About the Speaker

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Candace D. Washington, MBA
Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Pivotal Impact, LLC

Candace’s Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

Leadership and professional development guru Candace D. Washington equips emerging leaders with real-world skills to navigate real-world challenges and hit the ground running in life and career. As a diverse leader, having learned the hard way from years struggling post undergrad to succeed in the marketplace, Candace teaches skills beyond book smarts pivotal to leadership success like how to build winning relationships, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, effectively communicate, influence up, and cope with culture shock in non-diverse environments, among others. Organizations partner with Pivotal Impact to accelerate success of emerging leader’s by building capacity for individual and organizational effectiveness. She has lived the lessons she teaches and is committed to demystify the workplace helping future leaders navigate smarter, farther, and faster.

Before launching Pivotal Impact, Candace served as Senior Lead of Training and Development at the University of Chicago. She holds over 15 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies, not-for- profit organizations, and higher education institutions.


Candace is an alum of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Advertising communications and received her MBA, with emphasis in Learning and Development from Roosevelt University. She is known for her passion and exceptional record of bridging skill gaps with performance driven solutions that accelerate leadership and elevate outcomes. She is on the Board of Directors of a not-for-profit that develops urban leaders for global impact and volunteers as an advisor for several national youth development organizations.


When not immersed in her work, Candace loves spending time traveling with friends/ family, connecting with different cultures, mentoring, dancing (although not good at it) and most importantly, playing with her adorable niece and nephew! She lives in and LOVES Chicago! Go BEARS!


What are your leadership and/or career building questions for this month’s speaker? Use the link below to submit your question(s)!

Questions will be chosen for the Q&A portion of  this month’s meeting. And one additional question will be chosen for the #MetroBoardMinute social media spotlight after the meeting.  

Question Submission Link