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Women's Power Lunch set for Sept. 19

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Submitted by Mutual Ground

The Women's Power Lunch Committee recently renamed its group to SHARE Fox Valley, which stands for being committed to Supporting individuals, Giving Hope and Respecting Everyone. This year, SHARE Fox Valley is hosting the fifth annual Women's Power Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The speaker for the event is IMSA visionary and education activist Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall. All the proceeds will go to Mutual Ground Inc.

Marshall is the founding president and president emerita of the Illinois Math and Science Academy, the nation's first three-year public residential institution for high school age students academically talented in science, mathematics and technology. She was the founding president of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools in Mathematics, Science and Technology, and a president of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, one of the world's largest international education associations. She is internationally recognized as a pioneer and innovative leader and teacher and an inspiring speaker and writer on leadership, learning and schooling, STEM education and talent development, innovation, and the design of generative and life-affirming learning environments and institutions.

Marshall has worked in leadership roles in every level of education; superintendent of schools, district curriculum administrator, a graduate school faculty member, and an elementary and middle school teacher. She earned a B.A. from Queens College (New York), M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago, and she received four honorary doctorates in science and in the arts and letters. For a complete biography, you can visit her website at

Mutual Ground Inc. was founded in 1975, with the goal of providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families. Mutual Ground is one of the largest and oldest domestic violence shelters in the state. All services are victim-centered and focus on advocacy that empowers each individual to make her/his own decisions.

Ticket donations are $50, $60 at the door for the luncheon. Checks are to be made payable to Mutual Ground Inc., a 501(c) 3 organization. For sponsorship information or to reserve your seat at by Thursday, Sept. 12. For more information, call Mutual Ground at (630) 897-0084 or email