Calling all Chicago BOSS ladies!

Hola!  I just wanted to share that The BOSS Network is having their 2nd Annual “Inspired by Influencers” Tour in Chicago on April 27th!  It is deemed to be a great event for networking, honoring great women and of course all for charity.  Not familiar with The BOSS Network?  Well, you must get acquainted.  They are all about supporting women, entrepreneurs and connecting folks with like minds.  I am proud to be a member and you should consider it as well.  I wish that I could attend but NYC has got its claws deep in me **haha**, so if you are local then check out the press release with detailed info below.  Enjoy BOSS ladies!

The BOSS Network Returns Home for its 2nd Annual “Inspired by Influencers” TourA Fundraiser and Charity Event for HIV/AIDS

April 12, 2011 (Chicago)- After ending an amazing 2010 tour with stops in New York City, Washington, DC., Atlanta, GA., and of course Chicago, IL. The BOSS Network is ready to return with an extraordinary new group of female influencers, power networking and fabulous surprises give-aways.

On Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 6pm – 10pm, The BOSS Network will kick-start its 2nd annual highly acclaimed “Inspired by Influencers Tour” at Chicago’s exclusive venue- Room 43; located in the heart of historic Bronzeville neighborhood (1039 E. 43rd street).

Honoring thirteen (13) of the most prominent professional women in Chicago, the 2011 honorees will include Fashion Designer and Stylist, Barbara Bates; Artist, Educator, & Media Consultant, Claudette Roper; Entrepreneur and Principal of WiteGold PR, Deanna Morales; Founder of Dr. Katherine and Associates CPR Courses, Dr. Katherine Brown; Physician, Sexologist, and Media Expert, Dr. Rachael Ross; Entrepreneur and Holistic Health Expert, Karyn Calabrese; President of the Chicago Public Schools, Karen Lewis; Co-founders of The Red Pump Project, Karyn Watkins and Lovette Ajayi; Attorney and Democratic Fundraiser, Lora Whitticker; Founder of A-Line Style Services, Tamika Martell. Hosting the evening will be Editor, Author and Feminista, Zondra Hughes and Chicago Broadcast Legend, Merri Dee will serve as the evenings keynote speaker.

Guest will enjoy Creative Turkey Cuisine’s complimentary treats; hor d’oeuvres, exclusive mini makeup and minx nail services provided by All That Glam for an entry fee of $40. Tickets may be purchase in advance only at

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated directly to charity partner, Chicago House: the first HIV/AIDS housing provider in the Midwest and Project BOSS: a new mentoring initiative dedicated to creating future female leaders.

What: The BOSS Network “Inspired by Influencers Tour”- Chicago

When: Wednesday, April 27th 2011 6pm- 10pm

Where: Room 43 (1039 E. 43rd Chicago, IL)

Entry: $40 Advance ONLY

Media check-in: 6pm



About The BOSS Network- BOSS (Bringing Out Successful Sisters) is a women’s networking organization dedicated to highlighting, connecting, and empowering professional women and entrepreneurs while creating opportunities for growth through networking beyond events. In 2010, named BOSS amongst the Top 100 Websites and one of the 10 Best Career Sites for Women. For more details, please visit

About the Chicago House– Chicago House provides permanent, community-based housing, supportive services, and prevention outreach to individuals and families struggling with HIV and AIDS. Many come to us with the added burdens of poverty, homelessness, few if any job skills, substance abuse and mental illness. Through our housing, prevention and medication adherence programs, and case management and employment program, Chicago House enables them to return to a life of dignity and hope. For more details, please

For more information on The BOSS Network, please contact:

The BOSS Network: Cameka Smith, Founder

Phone: 312-772-6770



For all media/press inquires, please contact:

A Brand Called U! Public Relations: Rachel Green-Walker,

Phone: 708-244-0256



Watch the “Inspired By Influencers Tour” 2010 recap from all the cities:

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