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U.S. Chamber of Foundation hosts new events for military spouses

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is again expanding the programming it offers to military spouses.

The chamber has long hosted military spouse focused job fairs around the nation. Now, it is not just helping spouses and potential employers to connect but is also helping spouses and veterans preparing for a changing job market and prepare to become leaders in their community.

Check out the fantastic offerings below and be sure to go online and register. For a full list of programs for the rest of 2018, visit

Age of Agility Summit

Aug. 9, Chicago, Il.

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Aug. 23, Memphis, Tenn.

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We are living in a time of extreme and rapid innovation in technology, causing radical shifts in the workforce and, consequently, drastic changes are needed in how we educate students. Technologists, futurists, and business leaders alike are referring to this fundamental shift as the next Industrial Revolution. We call it the Age of Agility, and we are calling for changes in education that match the forces of change in the economy.

Please join Empower Illinois and America Succeeds for the Age of Agility Summit Illinois on Thursday, August 9. This event will present insights and perspectives from business, education, and policy leaders on what the Future of Work means for restructuring the way we deliver education – helping us crowdsource strategies and solutions to take action within our state and across the country.

Children only get one chance at a quality education. We must do everything we can to ensure that they get the education they need and deserve to succeed in the future.


Minneapolis Community Engagement Event-A Call to Lead: Creating Lasting Impact through Innovative Solutions

Aug. 27, Minneapolis, Minn.

As a leading veteran-friendly city, Minneapolis provides the perfect backdrop to host an engaging discussion focused on public-private partnerships and community engagement around military family support—especially from the employment and career support angles. To that end, on August 27th, 2018, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal will host “A Call to Lead: Creating Lasting Impact through Innovative Solutions".

This half-day event intends to highlight Minneapolis's military community and support, provide best practices for businesses to engage the military community and move from veteran friendly to veteran ready, and highlight pathways to career fields identified as promising options for veterans.

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Sept. 17, Washington D.C.

The second annual SPORTS FORWARD summit will explore the future of women in sports.

Join us as we hear from athletes, business leaders, and champions of equality who will discuss the value of sports in preparing women for leadership roles. 

Speakers will address societal attitudes about women in sports and ideas and solutions to boost participation, access, and fan engagement.

Speakers include: 

  • Abby Wambach, Soccer Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, World Cup Champion, American Soccer Icon
  • Brenda Andress, Commissioner, Canadian Women’s National Hockey League; and Founder and President, SheIS
  • Caiti Donovan, Co-Founder and Executive Director, SheIS
  • Dan Black, Global Recruiting Leader, EY
  • Heather Garozzo, Director of Fan Engagement, Team Dignitas
  • Joanna Lohman, American Professional Soccer Player, Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League
  • Katie Warner Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO, Carbon38
  • Sasha DiGiulian, Professional Rock Climber


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