Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Women in Family Business

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About this event:
Join us, get inspired, and meet women from various family businesses while enjoying an elegant evening of dinner, cocktails, and conversation.  Special guest Mitzi Perdue will share business, family, and personal success tips from her father (co-founder of the Sheraton Hotel Chain), her husband Frank Perdue (the poultry magnate), and her own career in radio, television, rice farming and wine-grape growing. You’ll leave with not only practical insider tips but also with an abundance of inspiration.


Special Guest: Mitzi Perdue
Author and Professional Speaker

Mitzi Perdue has I’ve-lived-it experience as part of two long-lasting family enterprises. Her family of origin began in 1890 with the Henderson Estate Company, forerunner of the Sheraton Hotels which her father co-founded.  Perdue Farms (she’s Frank Perdue’s widow) began in 1920.  Mitzi will share her special success tips, which include:

  • How to Redefine Failure -- The only real failure is not giving your all.
  • How to Be an Informavore -- One good idea can change your life; many can lead to undreamed of success.
  • How to Create a Positive Family Culture -- Families that don't do this don't last.

Designed for:
Women stakeholders at any age and stage of family business (owner, married-in, Next Gen).  All are welcome.


About the venue:
The Langham Hotel boasts majestic views of the cityscape, the Chicago River, and Lake Michigan, all housed in a skyscraper designed by renowned architect Mies van der Rohe. Situated in downtown Chicago, the Langham is mere minutes from the Loop, Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier.


Event details:
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Location: Langham Hotel
5:30-8:30pm

This event is open to Members of the Loyola Family Business Center and their guests (pre-approval needed).