Join IABC/Chicago on January 21 to start 2016 with a fresh approach to work-life balance shared by two dynamic and successful professionals.
Kathleen Henson, founder of Henson Consulting, will be guided through a Q & A by agency veteran Catherine Merritt, from MSLGroup, on how to have a lasting, positive outlook on work and life.
Date: January 21, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Registration and networking 11:30 a.m. to noon; program noon to 1:00 p.m.)
159 West Erie
Street and valet parking
Members at the Door: $40
RSVP: Register now!
About Our Presenters:
Kathleen Henson, Founder and CEO, Henson Consulting
For more than two decades, Kathleen Henson has enjoyed a diverse career in public relations and communications, working with some of the country’s most recognizable companies and brands, Kathleen expertly connects people, events and ideas to create big media moments that generate impactful, lasting buzz. Owner of her own PR firm, Kathleen is constantly and organically growing her infinite, personal arsenal of contacts — which reaches deep into America’s top newsrooms all the way to Hollywood’s elite — to creatively tell her clients’ stories.
In July 2015, Kathleen was featured on NBC’s Today Show as part of its “Happiness” series to discuss her positive outlook on work and life and personal decision to leave the big agency world to found her own agency. She has also been featured in a number of other media outlets including ABC’s Windy City Live, WGN-AM and has been a frequent contributor to industry outlets including PR News, PRWeek and The Holmes Report.
In June 2015, Kathleen was included among nine Chicago “Women of Influence” in Michigan Avenue Magazine. She was also named the 2014 PR Professional of the Year in Chicago by the Public Relations Society of America and her firm was also named PR Firm of the Year nationwide by PR News in 2014. HC was also recognized as a national finalist for “boutique agency of the year” by both PRWeek and The Holmes Report that same year.
Catherine Merritt, Senior Vice President, MSLGROUP; Co-founder and CEO of MUMZY
Catherine is the senior vice president at MSLGROUP Chicago and co-founder and CEO of MUMZY, a crowdfunding platform specifically for moms.
Catherine brings 10+ years’ experience of award-winning marketing and an expertise within the CPG and mom-consumer space. Catherine is a blend of account, creative and strategy leadership and excels at delivering strategic work to answer client challenges and business objectives.
Catherine has appeared on the Katie Couric show, hosted panels through 1871 and been a speaker about the subject of work life balance and why she thinks moms especially make for strong leaders.