Two Glenview women chosen for 2021 professional fellowship through JCC
Two Glenview natives were announced as part of JCC Chicago's 2021 Women inPower cohort, a 9-month fellowship pairing local business leader mentors with ambitious women looking to advance their professional careers and pursue senior leadership positions.
Women inPower is fueled by an impressive group of mentors and steering committee members, including Glenview's Alissa Luck, Chief People Officer at Q-Centrix, Northbrook's Carol Atkins, President of A.M. Real Estate Communications, and Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Honorary Co-Chair of the Women inPower Steering Committee.
Born and raised in Glenview, Jaimie Korelitz taught English in Mexico before returning to Chicago, where she has risen through the ranks at Getty Images over 17 years to the position of Director of National Accounts.
"Being chosen for this fellowship will allow me to break out of my comfort zone, be challenged with new ways of thinking, meet and learn from an inspiring and diverse group of women, and increase my confidence. Combined, this will help guide me to the next level in my career, and to becoming the type of woman and role model I aspire to be," Korelitz said.
After guiding Glenview-based Valley Lo Club through two renovations and significant growth, Sandy Gregerman joined JCC Chicago in 2018. Since then, she has leveraged her experience in customer relations and program development to help establish JCC Chicago as a location of choice for community celebrations and rentals.
"Being selected as a mentee for Women inPower affirms the choices I've made along my career path are measured as valuable," Gregerman said. "It is an honor to be selected and called out as one who can bring value and is worthy of the investment to grow as a female leader in our community."
This year's cohort brings together 10 Chicago-area women from the legal, insurance, real estate, teaching, and nonprofit fields. They will be paired with mentors who bring decades of success in similar fields to help fellows meet challenges and strive to attain the next level of leadership within their current organization or to move on to a new endeavor, or maybe start their own business.
"I am thrilled to welcome our second cohort of Women InPower fellows who have raised their hands for a seat at the table. Their experience and drive were evident in their applications, and there is no doubt that the next year of learning and leading will continue to elevate female leadership," said Addie Goodman, the first female President and CEO of JCC Chicago.
Throughout the course of the nine-month program, fellows and mentors will meet with thought leaders from around our area to gain insight into many leadership topics including systematic organizational changes, women in nontraditional industries, advancing their careers and creating their own network of supporters, to name a few.
The cohort will meet virtually with the hope that they will be able to safely transition to in person gatherings by 2022.
For more information on the program and to learn about our fellows and mentors, visit jccchicago.org/WomenInPower.