|Yesterday, accounting firm Shepard Schwartz & Harris brought together its women-owned clients at the University Club for its sixth annual women's networking luncheon. The 200 guests was a handsome gain from the handful that attended in year one.|
Shepard's Mary Fuller and Kathy Garlow flank the day's speaker, Akina Corp.'s Deborah Knupp, who described different styles, from "driver" to "expressive leader" and how each could work together. SSH applies that, Kathy says, by assigning multiple accountants to each client to help match up leadership styles.
John Buck Co.'s Susan Hammersley and Jennifer Dupras surround The Private Bank's Karen Case and Colliers Bennett & Kahnweiler's Lynn Reich. John Buck is busy leasing its 155 N. Wacker building. Here, Lynn must be demonstrating the sort of forward-looking she's planning, having been sworn in as president of SIOR last week.