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2018 IWA Woman Extraordinaire Award Celebration Honoring Shermin Kruse

  • 10/19/2018
  • 11:30 AM (CDT)
  • The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago

Registration

  • Includes:
    -Table for 10
  • IWA Member Only (25 tickets available at this level)
    Includes:
    -One event ticket
    -Recognition in the printed program guide
    -Invitation to pre-event VIP reception with the honoree
  • Includes:
    -One event ticket
    -Recognition in the printed program guide
    -Invitation to pre-event VIP reception with the honoree
  • Includes:
    -Two event tickets
    -Recognition in the printed program guide
    -Invitation for two to pre-event VIP reception with the honoree
    -Premium event seating
  • Includes:
    -Table for 10
    -Recognition in the printed program guide
    -Invitation for 10 to pre-event VIP reception with the honoree
  • Includes:
    -Table for 10
    -Recognition in the printed program guide
    -Invitation for 10 to pre-event VIP reception with the honoree
    -Premium table placement at event
    -1/2 page color AD in the program guide
    -Recognition in event publicity
    -Recognition at the event
  • Includes:
    -Table for 10
    -Recognition in the printed program guide -Invitation for 10 to pre-event VIP reception with the honoree
    -Premium table placement at event
    -FULL page color AD in the program guide
    -Recognition in event publicity
    -Recognition at the event
    -Company logo in WEX invitation and on IWA website (if secured by the Aug 31st.)
  • Includes:
    -2 Tables for 10 each (20 attendees)
    -Recognition in the printed program guide
    -Invitation for 20 to pre-event VIP reception with the honoree
    -Deluxe table placement at event
    -Prominent placement of FULL page color ad in the program guide
    -Recognition in event publicity, recognition at the event
    -Company logo in WEX invitation and on IWA website (if secured by the Aug 31st),
    -Special recognition as Presenting Sponsor on event invitation and at the event

Register


The IWA 2018 Woman Extraordinaire Award Celebration

will be held on Friday, October 19th

We are proud to announce Shermin Kruse will be our recipient


Ms. Kruse is being honored for her many accomplishments as an international human rights activist focusing on women and children and for her dedication to cross-cultural peace dialogue and negotiation, diversity, and women in leadership.  Ms. Kruse is a director of RefuSHE, the international refugee center formerly known as Heshima Kenya, and co-founder and director of the Pasfarda Arts and Culture Exchange, which promotes understanding between Iran and the United States through the arts. She has worked to strengthen cross-cultural understanding and to empower refugee women, even traveling to the Turkey-Syria border. Additionally, she is an Emerging Leader Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a director of the ACLU of Illinois, and a partner in the law firm of Barack Ferrazzano.


Ms. Kruse is the epitome of a global renaissance woman. She moved from childhood in Iran, to teenage years in Canada, to adult life in the United States as a lawyer and author, obtaining her law degree cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. Her semi-autobiographical novel, Butterfly Stitching, is set in Iran where she lived until age 11, dodging rockets and the morality police. Ms. Kruse is also a 2017 TEDx speaker, a commentator on foreign policy issues for NPR’s Worldview, and a contributing writer to publications such as Huffington Post and Fete Lifestyle. She is married to Stuart Kruse, and they have four children.


Ms. Kruse’s 2017 TEDx talk, "How to Change the World" aligns with IWA’s recently deceased founder Doe Thornburg’s charge to its members, “Always see the sacred in others.”  


   The Award Celebration will be held at 

The Standard Club

320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago

11 a.m. VIP Ticket Reception with the Honoree 

11:30 a.m. Main Reception

12 p.m. Luncheon and Program

1:30 p.m. Adjournment



CLICK HERE for Tickets and Sponsorship 


CLICK HERE for the Sponsorship Form and Benefits


CLICK HERE To learn more about IWA Award Events



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