This past weekend, JT was honored to have had the opportunity to host our annual media training for the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) – an organization working to successfully prepare and propel women to take on elected and appointed positions to advance Democratic ideals through an eight-month fellowship. JT has provided this training for IWIL classes since 2004. IWIL was founded by Loretta Durbin, wife of Senator Dick Durbin, after discussions at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. In 2002, the organization graduated its first class of Fellows.
The two-day training included a Friday session dedicated to social media best practices, channel management and the importance of social listening. Our time on Saturday focused on media interview preparation and skills-building training.
The IWIL Fellows are truly inspiring and ready to change the world. JT is proud to play a small part in their work.
JT was retained by a group of six nonprofit agencies in Illinois that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The General Assembly had passed a DSP wage increase in 2016 only to see it vetoed by the Governor. JT’s goal: Avoid the same fate in 2017.
More than 200 Chicagoans attended including longtime customers, Mayor Emanuel, politicians and other Chicago notables.
We thank our clients the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Sinai Health System and Gilda's Club Chicago, for their partnership on these important projects.