Put On for Your City - Thanks to Global 1000 Chicago, We Won!

Sweet Home Chicago! I had the pleasure of attending one of many empowerment events hosted by the Chicago 1000 and I'm Black in Tech! Chicago is a mecca full of talent and inspiration, unfortunately positive news isn't always news worthy.  Positive news exists here in Chicago, it's been here all along. The only difference now is the world is starting to recognize it. Being a Chicago native, I love my city through the good and the bad, the ups and the downs until death does up part.  One thing I truly enjoy seeing is positive press that shows how great my city is. 

This past week the Global 1000 and Super Bowl Champion Ray Lewis brought all of the passion and energy we are use to seeing on the field to Chicago! He showed us love in the form of:

J.O.B.S! Hiring on the spot! Another way, another option, another choice. Although I don't have any children yet, Chicago is my baby! Anyone that loves and nurtures my baby, my love for them is eternal!

R.E.S.O.U.R.C.E.S! New partnerships were forged between existing organizations that are already flourishing in Chicago. In this context Global 1000 Chicago hosted power talks with talented innovators and entrepreneurs right here in Chicago! 

The W.O.R.D! We even got our very own personalized motivational speech directly from Ray! It felt like I was in Super Bowl XLVII getting ready to take out San Fran! His words will always stay with me "I promise you! You are blessed! We cannot stop moving, the only thing that goes on cruise control is a car! If you go up and down a hill that will change!"  Onward and upward! 

So a very special thank you to Ray Lewis and Global 1000. Chicago won!