Schaumburg Business Association

Women In Business

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Name: Women In Business
Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Join us for networking, lunch, and a presentation from dynamite Women in Business!

 Colonel Jill Morgenthaler 
Retired Colonel Jill Morgenthaler is a woman of many firsts. Jill was in the experimental class where the Army tested to see if women could lead men. She was a 22-year-old commander along the border of North and South Korea. She was the first woman battalion commander in the 88th Division; and she was the first woman brigade commander in the 84th Division, leading hundreds of Soldiers across six states. In 1980, Jill spoiled a Soviet plot to kidnap an American satellite engineer. In Iraq, she faced off with Saddam Hussein.  After five years on active duty, she served for 25 years in the Army Reserves. Her operations included military intelligence in South Korea and West Berlin, disaster recovery during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, peacekeeping in Bosnia, evacuation of Kosovar refugees, and public affairs for Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to two Humanitarian Service Medals, Colonel Morgenthaler received the Bronze Star for her leadership in Iraq in 2004 and the Legion of Merit for 30 years of extraordinary leadership performance upon her retirement in 2006.  Back in Illinois, Colonel Morgenthaler was the first woman to run homeland security for the office of the Governor.


Colonel Jill Morgenthaler captivates international audiences with her courageous leadership experiences during wartime and peace with military units of men and women. A dynamic and masterful speaker, Jill shows audiences how to lead with confidence through her content rich, high-energy keynotes and seminars. Her unique experiences, ranging from a showdown with Saddam Hussein to saving an American engineer from a Soviet kidnapping, translate into universal lessons.

Now, after 30 years of success in fast moving environments, Colonel Jill is sharing her leadership secrets with the world. She doesn’t simply tell audiences what to do. Her tailored speeches leave them with proven action steps so they can start leading the very next day with humor, respect and confidence.

Colonel Jill is fiercely committed to guiding women and men to achieve success as they take their organizations forward in the best and worst of times. Jill’s ability to inspire, educate and entertain have made her a sought after and unforgettable leadership speaker.

Learn More About Jill!

A quick message from Jill!



Westwood Tavern

1385 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg
$30 for Members
$50 for non-members
$250 display tables available
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