In her book, Finding My Voice, the daughter of Erikson’s beloved co-founder Barbara Bowman and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at an historic moment in American history.
President’s Council members are invited to attend this special event as guests of President Nagle. To reserve your seat, please RSVP by March 15 using the form below or email Allison Rickard at [email protected].
About the Author
Valerie Jarrett was the longest serving senior adviser to President Barack Obama. She oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls. Before joining the White House, she served as the chief executive officer of The Habitat Company in Chicago, chairman of the Chicago Transit Board, commissioner of Planning and Development, and deputy chief of staff for Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley. Jarrett has received numerous awards and honorary degrees, including Time’s “100 Most Influential People.” She received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1978 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981. She is currently a senior adviser to the Obama Foundation and a senior distinguished fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.
In conversation with John Washington Rogers Jr.
John Rogers is an investor, philanthropist and founder of Ariel Capital Management (now Ariel Investments). He is chairman and CEO of the company, which is the United States’ largest minority-run mutual fund firm. He has been a regular contributor to Forbes magazine for most of the last decade. Active in the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign, Rogers was a leader of the 2009 Inauguration committee.
Finding My Voice
Jarrett joined the White House team on January 20, 2009 and departed with the First Family on January 20, 2017, and she was in the room–in the Oval Office, on Air Force One, and everywhere else–when it all happened. No one has as intimate a view of the Obama Years, nor one that reaches back as many decades, as Jarrett shares in Finding My Voice. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families, to the real stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century, inspiring readers to lift their own voices.
About the Event
The event begins with a reception at 11:30 a.m., with lunch service at noon and conversation at 12:20. Books will be provided by The Book Stall for purchase and book signing will occur before and after the program.
The Union League Club adheres to a no denim or athletic wear dress code.
For more information about the Union League Club’s Author Series visit: www.ulcc.org/culture/authors-programs