Valerie Jarrett: Finding My Voice (A Leadership Greater Chicago Event)

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) is proud to present an intimate conversation and book signing with Valerie Jarrett, author of Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward on Thursday, April 18th, starting at 7:30 AM. This will be one of only a few Chicago stops on Ms. Jarrett's national book tour, and it is not too be missed! Note: this is a ticketed event. Ticket information follows!

In Finding My Voice, Valerie Jarrett, beloved LGC Fellow since 1986 and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House, shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at an historic moment in American history. “The ultimate Obama insider” (New York Times), Jarrett was born in Iran and raised in 1960s Chicago. She originally practiced corporate law and left to enter local politics, where in 1991 she interviewed an up-and-coming lawyer named Michelle Robinson (LGC Fellow since 1993). The rest is history, as told in this memoir of Jarrett’s rise to become one of the most consequential women in the United States.

There are ONLY 40 seats left, so reserve your spot today! Tickets are $75 each and include a plated breakfast and a copy of Ms. Jarrett’s book. 

The event begins with a networking reception at 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast service at 7:50 a.m., author conversation at 8:00 a.m., and audience Q&A at 9:00 a.m. Additional books will be available from The Book Stall for purchase, and book signing will occur after the program.

Dress code: business attire recommended
Venue: For directions, parking, public transportation, and accessibility information, click here

7:30 to 8:00 am: Networking
8:00 to 9:00 am: Ms. Jarrett speaks (moderated conversation)
9:00 to 9:30 am: Audience Q&A
9:30 to 10:15 am: Book signing

Tickets are $75 per person. A plated breakfast and a copy of Ms. Jarrett’s book are included with each ticket purchase.

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Please include any dietary restrictions/preferences and accessibility needs in your reservation.

Event date: 

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:30am to 9:00am

Event address: 

The Chicago Club
81 E Van Buren St
Chicago, IL 60605
Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525558132
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - April 2nd, 2019

Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Literary Work"

"Valerie has been one of Barack and my closest confidantes for decades... the world would feel a lot better if there were more people like Valerie blazing the trail for the rest of us."--Michelle Obama