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Bringing Influencers, Decision Makers and Leaders Together


At an average age of 31, Latinas are entering their prime earning years and have made impressive educational and entrepreneurship gains, which have contributed to their economic power according to Nielsen.

In 2015, Hispanics controlled $1.3 trillion in buying power, an amount larger than the GDP of Australia or Spain, according the Selig Center for Economic Growth, up 167% since the turn of the century. The increase is more than twice the 76% growth in non-Hispanic buying power during the same period. The center’s projections show U.S. Hispanic buying power continuing this trend, reaching $1.7 trillion by 2020.


African-American women's consumer preferences and brand affinities are resonating across the U.S. mainstream, driving total Black spending power toward a record $1.5 trillion by 2021, according to African-American Women:  Our Science, her Magic, a Nielsen report.

The latest U.S. Census figures show African-American women have majority ownership in more than 1.5 million businesses with over $42 billion in sales.


The Color Us Women Series is an interactive forum designed specifically for professional women and entrepreneurs.  These invitation-only, exclusive events gather Chicago's best and brightest influencers representing two of the city's most dynamic market sectors.

Join us in creating a powerful network to move Chicago forward civically, economically and politically.

Our 2019 Color Us Women Series plans to have the following events:

  • Leading the Change - June 2019

  • The X Talks - October 2019

  • Women's Retreat - Date TBD

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